Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

2019-05-10T12:30:30-05:00May 1st, 2019|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 [...]

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 [...]

Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

2019-03-28T15:02:21-05:00March 28th, 2019|Bike and Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury Law|

As spring begins and with summer right around the corner, more Alabamians will walk and bike along an increasing number of popular bicycle and pedestrian lanes and paths. Alabama Bicyclists At Greater Risk Unfortunately, Alabama gets poor grades as a place to ride a bike. The League of American Bicyclists, a bicycle advocacy group since [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Maritime & Offshore Injury Laws

2019-02-01T16:14:05-05:00February 1st, 2019|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 [...]

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 [...]

Recall: Ground Beef E.Coli Contamination

2018-09-24T11:06:53-05:00September 24th, 2018|Defective Products|

  On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 17 illnesses [...]

Recall On Popular Blood Pressure Medicine

2018-07-16T16:13:32-05:00July 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 [...]

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 [...]