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62-year-old Florence man dies after truck crashes into home

An early morning car crash at 7:30 on Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Florence man on Lauderdale County Road 14. Jerry Wayne Jones was pronounced dead at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital after the 7:30 a.m. crash, a state trooper spokesman said. Jones was driving a 1978 GMC pickup on Lauderdale County Road 14 when the accident happened. The truck was in a curve about five miles west of Florence when it left the road and struck a home. No otherContinue reading

Toxic Mold and Premises Liability In Campus Dorms

Students in Tuscaloosa recently informed a local news station that the health conditions in off-campus apartments are “deplorable.” Several new residents mentioned that bathrooms were “unusable” and bedrooms were “un-liveable.” Although the residents did their best to clean the dirty, moldy apartments to the best of their ability, the amount of dirt and mold was overwhelming. Toxic mold could be dangerous to the residents’ health. Mold-removal isn’t a task that any new resident, or his or her family, should attempt.Continue reading

Texting & Driving Liability – What you need to know!

Everyone knows you should never drink and drive, and we know that talking on the phone while driving can be just as dangerous.  In 2017, now that technology has expanded and progressed our methods of electronic communication, a new danger has become even more common on the roads: texting and driving.  Many states have already passed laws against texting and driving, and countrywide media certainly campaigns against it.  But, there may be a whole other layer to this potentially deadlyContinue reading

Kids of one Carl Cannon fire victim files wrongful death lawsuit

The surviving children of a 39-year-old Jasper, Alabama, man have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man’s employer and the manufacturer of the equipment that he was using when he suffered his fatal injuries. The married father of two was reportedly using a unilube system within the service shop at the car dealership where he worked when it came in contact with a flammable material, causing a massive fire. As for the family’s lawsuit, it was filed on Wednesday,Continue reading

Four tips for staying awake while driving

Life is tiring. The sad truth is that you may have to get behind the wheel when you’re tried. Maybe you have to work late and you need to go home for the day, or maybe you’re on a road trip, so far from your destination that you have to push on as it grows late. This does increase the risks for you and other drivers. To stay awake while you drive, use these four tips: 1. Don’t be afraidContinue reading

A car accident can cause serious issues with your vision

If you suffer a head injury in a car accident, you could wind up with lasting vision problems. The most catastrophic injuries could lead to blindness, a permanent disability, but even more “minor” injuries could be very problematic. Some experts even warn that whiplash can lead to vision problems. People often joke about whiplash, but it’s no joke to those suffering from neck pain and all manner of related complications. Experts also note that the exact symptoms can vary dependingContinue reading

Common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents

Now that the weather is warmer, you probably couldn’t wait to get back on your motorcycle. The thrill of riding never gets old, and riding is one of the many things you look forward to when summer comes around. Nevertheless, not everyone appreciates when motorcycles share the road with them. Some motorists simply don’t take the time to look out for you, and others may be openly hostile, even using their vehicles to express their disapproval of motorcycles on theContinue reading

Will you ever be able to walk again?

You have an incomplete spinal cord injury. It’s very severe, even though it’s not complete, and a little feeling remains. Will you be able to walk again? The answer is different for everyone, and experts warn that it’s hard to know for certain. There are definitely cases that looked hopeful at the beginning, but in which the person never regained that skill, and there are cases that looked hopeless where the person was eventually able to walk again. One thingContinue reading

Truckers’ wages encourage speeding

Did you always assume that truckers were paid by the hour? It’s a common misconception; in many cases, truckers are actually paid by the mile. This is done, in theory, to encourage production. The problem, though, is that it may encourage speeding. If a trucker knows that he or she can earn more by breaking the speed limit, risks may be taken when the trucker would just set the cruise control at a safe limit if he or she wereContinue reading

What are the medical expenses I can claim in a car accident case?

The last thing you want to think about when you get hurt in a car accident is money. You just want to get better and get past your injuries as soon as possible. However, eventually your doctor’s bills and other medical expenses will need to get paid. If your car accident and associated injuries were the direct result of another party’s negligence, reckless or unlawful activity, you might be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recoup your medicalContinue reading