Category Archives: Car Accidents

Why Motorcyclists Need to be Aware of the Drivers Around Them

Memorial Day and the weekend preceding is a popular time for people to get on their motorcycles and enjoy the freedom to ride. It’s also a time where the roads become more congested due to more people enjoying the festivities, and are much less likely to pay attention to what they’re doing when driving. Motorcyclists need to exercise extra caution at this time of year or risk life and limb. The Alabama Department of Transportation counted 1,251 injuries and 64Continue reading

Driver crashes into Alabama dance school

Police in Mobile, Alabama, are still investigating what caused a 48-year-old man to drive his SUV off the road and into a dance school on May 13. However, it’s been reported that he suffered a medical emergency. Authorities haven’t disclosed the nature of his medical condition. A 71-year-old woman was killed in the crash, and several of the young children attending the dance school were injured. However, none of them were seriously hurt. Authorities are calling that a “miracle” sinceContinue reading

Legal counsel needed after car accident related spinal cord injury

One of the most devastating injuries that can result after a motor vehicle accident is damage to the spinal cord. While back injuries are serious they can often be rehabilitated and reversed. However, spinal cord damage is irreversible. Even after years of physical rehabilitation and therapy, a full return to pre-accident functionality is almost always unattainable. This is a life-changing diagnosis and requires experienced legal counsel. Rollovers, head-on collisions and other high impact car crashes often lead to very seriousContinue reading

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

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