As the driver of a vehicle, there’s isn’t a way to completely avoid large commercial trucks. No matter where you go, you’ll always find yourself in close proximity to these vehicles. While there is no reason to believe you will be part of a truck accident in the future, you should never rule this out. Even if you follow the rules of the road, one mistake by a trucker could put you in a compromising position. Below are things youContinue reading
Category Archives: Catastrophic Injuries
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is the recovery process for brain injury victims?
A traumatic brain injury involves the death of brain cells, so it’s miraculous that those who suffer from a brain injury can recover at all. The fact that brain cells do not appear to regenerate makes the recovery from brain injuries especially miraculous. In fact, scientists and research physicians are still unclear on the manner by which the brain is able to recover. There are, however, theories as to why the brain can recover. One possibility is that sometimes neuronsContinue reading
How can I stay safe on an all-terrain vehicle?
All-terrain vehicles — such as four-wheelers, for example — are so much fun. They’re an excellent way to spend a weekend afternoon with family and friends, exploring the mountains, the countryside, the beach or your big backyard. However, it’s vital that all Alabama residents remember that ATVs are dangerous. To minimize the hazards associated with all-terrain vehicle use, Alabama outdoor sports enthusiasts should: — Use an approved safety helmet, proper footwear and use other kinds of protective gear when operatingContinue reading