Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

2018-08-16T12:06:35+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Nursing Home Accidents, Personal Injury Law|

  Sweet Home Alabama may not be so sweet for some of the approximately 25,000 residents of the 225 nursing homes in the state. According to a recent study, Alabama ranked 49th in long-term care provided for older adults. Only Kentucky and Indiana did a poorer job. This ranking raises serious questions about whether the [...]

Protecting Auto Accident Claims

2018-08-09T11:35:16+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Truck Accidents|

  The Alabama DOT estimates about a 98% chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident in your lifetime. And based on 2016 accident data, typical drivers in Alabama, over their lifetimes, have greater than a one in three chance of involvement in an injury or fatal crash. If you have injuries or expenses [...]

Recall On Popular Blood Pressure Medicine

2018-07-16T16:13:32+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Defective Products|

A known carcinogen found in a common blood pressure medication has prompted the FDA to announce a nationwide recall from several distributors of the popular drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. What Falls Under The Recall? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a [...]

Uninsured Motorist Coverage 101

2018-06-23T17:22:55+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Truck Accidents|

After meeting with yet another client today and giving her the news that the driver who caused her car accident had no liability insurance, I felt compelled to get some information out there about the most important automobile insurance coverage that no one is talking about. That coverage is called Uninsured Motorist coverage, or UM [...]

Holding Phones While Driving Now Illegal In Georgia

2018-06-22T16:38:37+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Car Accidents, Causes of Truck Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Truck Accidents|

Beginning July 1, 2018, it will be illegal for anyone to hold a phone in their hands - or support the phone with any other part of their body - while operating a motor vehicle. Passed by the Georgia legislature as H.B. 673, and signed by Governor Nathan Deal, the law known as the "Hands [...]

RECALL ALERT: Fiat Chrysler Cruise Control May Not Turn Off

2018-06-22T16:38:38+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Car Accidents, Defective Products, Personal Injury Law|

Fiat Chrysler announced it is recalling approximately 5 million vehicles due to a defect which could make it possible for drivers to be unable to turn off the cruise control. The identified issue could also cause the vehicle to speed up unexpectedly. Do Not Use Cruise Control On Affected Models Fiat Chrysler advises that drivers [...]

Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

2018-06-22T16:38:39+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Bike and Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury Law|

As spring turns into summer, more Alabamians will hike and bike along an increasing number of popular bicycle and pedestrian lanes and paths. Birmingham and Huntsville already have bike-sharing services, and a similar service in Mobile will add at least 500 bikes to the traffic mix this summer. Alabama Bicyclists At Greater Risk Unfortunately, Alabama [...]

Motorcycle Safety on Alabama Roads

2018-06-22T16:38:40+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Motorcycle Accidents|

Per mile driven, fatality rates for motorcyclists are 26 times that of passenger vehicle occupants. Safety demands greater preparation and increased vigilance on the road. Motorcycling can often be categorized with other exhilarating motorized activities like flying a small plane or taking a boat wide open across a large lake. This is because the motorcyclist, [...]