An auto accident in a parking lot is no fun. Even though speeds might be slow, they can still cause serious damage and be a serious hassle. The Alabama Justice Center is the place to go for car accident lawyers in Alabama. Auto accident attorneys can help you figure out who pays in the case of an accident in a parking lot. When an accident happens on private property such as a parking lot, there are four different parties whoContinue reading
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the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer received a “Poor” rating, the lowest possible safety score.
The most recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test results for midsize SUVs are in, and both the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer received a “Poor” rating, the lowest possible, in front-end collisions involving the right side of the vehicle. Officially called an “overlap crash,” the front-end crash tests found that injuries were more likely from collisions occurring at speeds of 40 mph or higher with both cars, specifically to the lower leg andContinue reading
Insurance Companies and Personal Injury Claims
Have you been the victim in a personal injury accident and are now looking at negotiating with the insurance company involved to attempt to secure compensation? If so, you should take a moment and seriously consider hiring professional help. The fact of the matter is that insurance companies will exhaust any and all possible angles to reduce the amount of money they have to pay you. In order to understand exactly why this is the case, and why legal counselContinue reading
Out-of-State Automobile Accidents
Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence in today’s society. More and more people rely on their vehicles to get them where they need to go, including on local trips as well as those out of state. As you might imagine, this only increases the likelihood of ending up in a car accident at some point in your life. And while the basic steps to take after ending up in an in-state car accident might be obvious, what happens ifContinue reading
Proving Fault in Texting and Driving Cases
The state of Alabama makes it illegal to text and drive at the same time. This is a particularly deadly habit that leads to a decreased focus on the roads and an increased likelihood of dangerous and inattentive driving. Because of this, there has been a renewed push in drawing attention to the issue and educating drivers about the potential danger before they get behind the wheel. Some phones even attempt to lock the screen while someone is driving. DespiteContinue reading
Underinsured in Alabama: New Fines Affect Drivers
Do you have liability insurance on your car? If not, you could find yourself facing some steep new fines should you be in an accident. Passed in 2016, a new law enforced by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) requires all drivers to carry liability insurance. The law, which went into effect on November 1, 2017, is designed to impact uninsured motorists in Alabama – almost 13% of all drivers in the state! Mandatory Liability Insurance The new law isContinue reading
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
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
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
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