May 2019

How to Avoid the Most Common Types of Car Accidents

2019-05-24T12:54:31-05:00May 24th, 2019|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Personal Injury Law|

If you live and work in Mobile or the Gulf Coast area, there is a good chance you commute in an automobile. There is also a good chance you have been involved in a car accident, or you most likely know people who have been in an accident. One of the most dangerous things you [...]

Do Minor Vehicle Accidents Need To Be Reported?

2019-05-16T11:40:01-05:00May 16th, 2019|Car Accidents|

Should I report my minor car accident? Car accidents are rarely pleasant experiences. A car accident could leave drivers with massive amounts of property damage and major injuries if the wreck was severe enough. However, most car accidents are small fender benders that usually do not involve any person getting hurt. Minor accidents [...]

April 2019

Alabama Anti-Road Rage Act

2019-04-23T20:51:49-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Car Accidents, Causes of Truck Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Truck Accidents|

Rep. Phillip Pettus from Lauderdale County retired in 2013 as a captain in the Alabama State Troopers, after a career spanning 25 years. Now he's applying his knowledge and experience to help push a bill he's calling the "Anti-Road Rage Act." The Bill's Details The bill's aim would be to prohibit drivers from staying in [...]

March 2019

Time Change Effects On Injuries & Car Wrecks

2019-03-08T16:00:18-05:00March 8th, 2019|Car Accidents, Causes of Truck Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Truck Accidents, Workers' Compensation|

  It’s time once again to give the clocks an hour’s nudge! Daylight Saving Time was implemented nationwide and standardized in 1966 as a means to save energy used in lighting. However its usefulness is now being called into question more and more as cultural shifts have changed the way we use energy, particularly with [...]

February 2019

Protecting Auto Accident Claims

2019-02-21T10:58:35-05:00February 20th, 2019|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 [...]

October 2018

Halloween Scary Facts & Safety Tips

2018-10-26T11:41:37-05:00October 26th, 2018|Bike and Pedestrian Accidents, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents|

  Halloween brings about sights and thoughts of haunted houses, ghosts & goblins, and spooky stories around the campfire. Celebrated every October 31st, it’s one of the most popular holidays with an estimated 41 million potential trick-or-treaters participating in 2017 alone. While most of the day is full of make-believe characters, and most of the [...]

June 2018

Uninsured Motorist Coverage 101

2018-06-23T17:22:55-05:00June 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

2018-06-22T16:38:37-05:00June 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 [...]

May 2018

RECALL ALERT: Fiat Chrysler Cruise Control May Not Turn Off

2018-06-22T16:38:38-05:00May 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 [...]

March 2018

Distracted Driving Accidents in Alabama

2018-06-22T16:38:42-05:00March 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 [...]