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Exercising your right to file a wrongful death claim

Nothing can bring back a loved one after an unexpected death, but there are steps that you can take as a surviving family member to hold liable parties accountable for pain and suffering, as well as financial losses. In fact, you have the right to seek compensation if the death of your loved was the result of the negligence or harmful actions of another person. The unexpected death of a family member can result not only in emotional and mentalContinue reading

Premises liability includes more than just slips and falls

Premises liability law covers a wide variety of circumstances. Most Alabama residents think of slips and falls when they think of premises liability claims. While slip-and-fall incidents do make up a large percentage of these types of claims, this category of the law is not merely limited to people slipping on a floor that was negligently left wet at the supermarket. Two types of premises liability lawsuits you may not have considered: — Firearm accidents: We’ve all heard the horrorContinue reading

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Did you get into a car accident and head home thinking that everything was okay, but the next day you felt a horrible pain and stiffness in your neck? This might be the symptoms of whiplash, one of the most common car accident injuries that Alabama residents can suffer from. Let’s take a moment to look at what whiplash is exactly. Whiplash is known as a “soft tissue injury” in the medical field. A soft tissue injury isn’t one thatContinue reading

Retreaded tires: The good and the bad

We’ve all seen those giant pieces of rubber on the side of the interstate. That rubber used to be a piece of retread glued to the outside of a semitruck tire. However, this retreaded rubber can eventually wear out and detach, creating a dangerous obstacle on the road. Due to these unsightly “road gators,” retreaded tires have long received a bad reputation. The reputation is now even worse due to competition from Chinese tire manufacturers that can build and sellContinue reading

Loss of affection claims in Alabama

The legal term “loss of consortium” refers to the loss of spousal benefits that have happened as a result of your spouse’s injuries. Loss of consortium may also be referred to as “loss of affection,” or “loss of companionship.” These claims relate to how an uninjured spouse’s life was negatively affected by his or her spouse’s serious and debilitating injuries. When a spouse files a loss of consortium claim, the claims are usually included in the injured spouse’s personal injuryContinue reading

4 reasons why a seatbelt could save your life

When it comes to car accidents and car accident prevention, following the law and being an attentive — as well as a defensive — driver are not always enough. Some Alabama drivers will get into an accident no matter how excellent they are at driving. It’s in these car accident circumstances that you definitely want to be wearing seatbelt to try and avoid or minimize your injuries. Here are several reasons why a seatbelt could save your life: — WhenContinue reading

Toxic exposure at work can be bad for your wallet and your health

Some Alabama workers have jobs that require then to be in close proximity or close contact with dangerous substances and toxic chemicals. Whether it is in a one-time accident or it occurred slowly over time, exposure to dangerous substances can have a detrimental impact on your health and your wallet. If you became ill or suffered physical injuries because you came into contact with something at work, you may have grounds to seek benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation benefits.Continue reading

Workers’ compensation death benefits in Alabama

Most Alabama workers know that if they suffer a serious on-the-job injury, they can seek workers’ compensation benefits to pay for their medical care. This applies to all manner of job-related injuries caused by accidents, repetitive use, chemical exposure and more. It also applies to work-caused diseases. What many workers don’t realize, however, is that if they suffer a job-related death, their family members may also be entitled to death benefits. Workers’ compensation death benefits are meant to assist familiesContinue reading

25 percent of drivers used a cellphone before crashing

A technology company reports that nearly 25 percent of drivers were using their cellphones just before getting into an accident. The study was published by a technology firm that built an app to curb cellphone use while driving. The technology company, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, also reported that 52 percent of vehicle trips that resulted in crashes involved distracted driving. The chief technology officer for CMT said that that being distracted by smartphones has proved to be a serious problem forContinue reading

Fatal motorcycle crash in Autauga may result in criminal charges

A fatal motorcycle accident in Autauga, Alabama, could result in criminal charges against the surviving motorcycle driver. The accident happened last Saturday at approximately 10 p.m., on Alabama Highway 14. A 24-year-old Florida woman was killed in the incident. She was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the crash site. The woman was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 29-year-old man. He survived the crash and required hospital care. The accident happened after he lost controlContinue reading

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