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are self-driving cars safe?

Are Self-Driving Cars Really Safe?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

The likelihood of human error is one of the reasons proponents of autonomous vehicles (AVs)or self-driving cars cite as a reason to move from human drivers to autonomous. But does the potential for human error make autonomous or self-driving cars a safer alternative for their occupants? How Self-Driving Vehicles Work Self-driving vehicles have been… Read More »

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Personal Injury Depositions – Questions to Prepare

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

If you have been injured through no fault of your own and have decided to file a personal injury claim, understand that taking your deposition will be part of the process. What is a deposition? In fairness, the other side gets to ask you questions about how the accident happened and what role you… Read More »

how can dashcam footage affect a car accident?

How Dashcam Footage Can Impact a Car Accident Case

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

If you don’t have a dashboard camera (aka “dashcam”), you may consider purchasing one. A dashcam is an onboard recording device mounted inside the windshield. As you drive, it records video and audio. It even records when you are parked. Some dashcams record both what is ahead of your vehicle and what is going… Read More »

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What if my Auto Accident Claim is Denied?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

If you drive a vehicle in Alabama, you should know that you have a one-in-three chance of getting into an auto accident in your lifetime. Your chances of having a crash in your lifetime are over 90 percent. That’s one of the reasons we are required to carry auto insurance in Alabama, to cover… Read More »

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The Truth About Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Loans

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

You have a strong lawsuit, but you are pre-settlement. The money will be forthcoming as soon as you make it through the various phases of your personal injury claim.  But that could take months or even years! The problem is you need cash, and you need it now to pay bills and stay afloat…. Read More »

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Can an Employer Be Liable for Their Employee Drinking and Driving?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

When you hire someone to work for you in Alabama, it’s essential to do a thorough background check. Workers can lie on an application, and unless there is a deep dive into their background, you can find you’ve hired someone with a spotty driving record and even someone with multiple DUIs. As a result,… Read More »

what are my rights as a passenger in a car accident?

What Are my Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Alabama law, Section 32-1-2 states that when you are a passenger in a car and are injured in a car accident, you will not be compensated. This may sound unbelievable. You rode with a friend to go to the movies and were broadsided at an intersection. You suffered life-altering injuries, which may be permanent…. Read More »

should I accept the insurance settlement offer

Should Accept a Settlement from Another Driver’s Insurance?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

You’re driving home from work, minding your own business, when suddenly someone slams into your car from behind. The other driver blames you, which is unlikely, but here is what you should do. Exit your vehicle after getting to a safe location. Exchange paperwork such as insurance, name, license, and VIN number, etc.  Do… Read More »

road construction accidents in Montgomery, Alabama

Car Accidents During Road Construction

By Chip Nix |

Typically, an Alabama driver has a greater than one-in-three chance of being involved in a serious car accident over their lifetime. Safe Alabama reported that in 2019, there were more than 159,000 crashes in our state that took the lives of 930 people. Among those crashes, 19 fatalities and 589 injury crashes occurred at… Read More »

railroad crossing accidents

Hazards Drivers Face at Railroad Crossings

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Drivers may assume that if they come upon a railroad crossing and the lights are not blinking, there is no train coming. Think again. With 136,000 highway-rail crossing intersections in the U.S., it’s likely a driver will come upon one of these intersections and all drivers need to understand how to stay safe. Some… Read More »

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