Over the past decade, the United States as a whole has seen an astounding increase in the number of automobile accidents that resulted in pedestrian fatalities. While the combined number of other motor vehicle accident deaths not involving pedestrians rose just two percent, pedestrian fatalities spiked 53% during the 10-year period from 2009-2018! During this [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Common Injury Causes in Bicycle Accidents Every state in America has what is known as “side of the road” laws. These laws require bicycles to stay to the far right of the road or in a bike lane when they are not operating at the same speed as the rest of traffic. [...]
How Helmet Laws Affect Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Claims There are currently 28 states that have laws that require motorcyclists to wear helmets. 19 of these states require that every operator and passenger of a motorcycle have a helmet on at all times. The other 9 states with motorcycle laws state that [...]
What are Liens and How Will They Affect My Settlement? First of all, what is a lien? A lien is a hold placed on money that has been or will be awarded at the end of a settlement or judgment. The money that is held aside is to pay a third party for a debt [...]
Alabama dram shop law is basis of lawsuit in fatal accident On behalf of Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C. posted in wrongful death on Thursday, September 22, 2016. In May, an 18-year-old male was killed when he was walking from a Hooters to his hotel across the street. That teen's family has [...]
Alabama summers offer a rich variety of outdoor activities for families, nature enthusiasts and travelers alike. However, certain hazards increase during the summer, particularly for those traveling to outdoor events...
An Alabama woman has opted to exercise her right to seek compensation after she was injured when a vehicle crashed through a Dollar General store's front door. The lawsuit,...
After you're hit by a motorist, you typically have a civil lawsuit and potentially a criminal lawsuit filed. A civil lawsuit is how you or family members claim for...