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Establishing fault in vehicle accidents can get complicated

In our last post, we highlighted how a manufacturer’s defect in equipment can become the cause for a legal claim after a truck accident. As a matter of fact, defective equipment is one of the more common reasons for truck and 18-wheeler collisions in Alabama. But it is only one in a fairly long list of possible factors. The level to which any particular factor may have contributed to a motor vehicle collision is something that can be difficult to figureContinue reading

Can a truck maker be sued for a product defect?

We live in a complicated world. The homes we live in are not simply wood frame shelters. Most of us in Alabama enjoy the benefits of modern technology supported by gas and electricity. The cars and trucks we drive are no less complex. The vehicles on the road today are engineering marvels in many ways. But no matter how well engineered they may be, if a vehicle isn’t put together the right way, the chance of a crash that resultsContinue reading

Alabama still seen as worst state for loss of limb compensation

Catastrophe, like beauty, might be said to be in the eye of the beholder. A pianist might think the loss of a finger or hand as the worst thing that could happen. A runner might say the loss of a leg would be the end of all hopes and dreams. The one thing that binds all who have suffered catastrophic injury together, whether they are in Alabama or somewhere else, is that the damage they have endured has created aContinue reading

The higher risk of highway deaths when trucks are involved

Larger motor vehicles, especially trucks can create a greater safety risk for other drivers on the highway. Especially for passenger cars, sedans and other smaller motor vehicles. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2014 FARS (“Fatality Analysis Reporting System”) report, one out of every ten highway deaths were involved in a truck-related accident. This means that when a truck is part of a car crash, the risk of death for drivers and passengers goes up. A troubling statistic butContinue reading

Are there jobs not covered by Alabama workers’ compensation law?

Workers’ compensation is one of those conventions that many may take for granted. But in Alabama, workers’ compensation is not always a guaranteed benefit. Sometimes, even those who are entitled to full coverage don’t get it because the employer or the insurance company has denied the claim. These individuals need all the help they can get from reliable and experienced professionals to ensure that their rights are protected and they receive all the resources they deserve to achieve the bestContinue reading

Drivers should be extra cautious as traffic fatalities are on the rise

Motor vehicle drivers throughout Alabama should be extra careful this year. While data is not yet out for this new year, the trend in 2015 showed an increase in traffic fatalities. According to the NHTSA (“National Highway Transportation Safety Administration”), a January 2016 official report declared a startling increase in traffic fatalities in the first nine months of 2015. Approximately 26,000 people died in the U.S. during that time period in a traffic-related incident. What does this translate into whenContinue reading

High denial rates on SSDI claims doesn’t mean claims aren’t valid

No two claims for Social Security Disability Insurance are the same. One thing that often proves to be common with many, however, is that the initial claim is denied. The reasons why can be many. Very often, it comes down to paperwork — or rather a lack of it. Filing a claim for SSDI in Alabama or anywhere else in the country isn’t as simple as just filling out a form, signing it and sending it in. You have toContinue reading

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