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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2018-06-22T16:38:41-05:00March 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 [...]