Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

2018-06-22T16:38:39+00:00May 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+00:00April 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, [...]

RECALL ALERT: Dr. Brown’s “Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holder”

2018-06-22T16:38:41+00:00March 27th, 2018|Defective Products|

This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders due to a potential choking hazard. The affected products came in eight different styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer, and Bunny. U.S. Consumer Protection Agency Details Recall The United States Consumer Product Safety [...]

RECALL ALERT: Kidde Smoke Detectors

2018-06-22T16:38:42+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Defective Products|

Multiple models of the popular Kidde brand smoke detector alarms are being recalled due to a manufacturing problem which caused one of the sensors to remain capped and compromised their ability to properly detect smoke. U.S. Consumer Protection Agency Announces Recall The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall, which affects nearly [...]

Distracted Driving Accidents in Alabama

2018-06-22T16:38:42+00:00March 8th, 2018|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Truck Accidents|

In 2017, the Legislature made it illegal to text while driving. The schedule of fines shows how serious the lawmakers are about this deadly epidemic: First offense, $25; second offense, $50; third and subsequent offenses, $75. Compare these fines to the $300 fine for littering. Litter does not kill, but distracted drivers do. It is [...]

Uninsured Motorists Coverage – Are You Protected?

2018-10-23T15:41:35+00:00March 1st, 2018|Car Accidents, Truck Accidents|

A bad accident could become a lot worse if the at-fault driver is one of the 18.4% of Alabamians who don’t have liability insurance. You may need money to repair or replace the car, pay medical expenses, and pay for lost time at work. If the other driver can’t pay, you’ll be very glad you [...]

Protect Your Rights After A Car Accident

2018-06-22T16:38:43+00:00February 12th, 2018|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Truck Accidents|

Car accidents disrupt lives, whether temporarily or for the duration of the injured person’s life. Residents and non-residents involved in an automobile accident in Alabama must follow state rules and regulations. This article contains important requirements and also helpful hints based on our experience representing people involved in automobile accidents in Alabama. Safety First After [...]

Workers’ Compensation for Construction Site Injuries

2018-06-22T16:38:44+00:00February 8th, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Workers' Compensation|

Injured on a construction job site? Maybe a co-worker accidentally hit you with a tool. Or maybe it was caused by a piece of dangerous equipment. Whatever the cause, you may have an injury that needs medical care. And you may need some time off work to recover. You will likely have medical bills and [...]

Maritime & Offshore Injury Laws

2018-06-22T16:38:45+00:00January 31st, 2018|Maritime Accidents|

The phrase “be careful out there” applies doubly to Alabama’s offshore or maritime workers, including seamen, commercial fishermen, and offshore workers in the oil industry. Their workspace contains many of the elements of an accident – wild weather; slippery surfaces; heavy, moving equipment; toxic material exposure, and extreme temperatures. Five Laws Provide Coverage for Injured [...]