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open and obvious defense

What Does “Open & Obvious” Mean in Premises Liability Cases?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

“Open and Obvious” is a defense term in premises liability litigation and it describes exactly what it says. Say you were visiting someone’s property or you are in a parking lot, the landowner or property owner will claim that he is not liable for your injury because the cracked sidewalk you tripped on or… Read More »

the discovery process in a personal injury case

Understanding the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

You’ve been in an accident through no fault of your own. Estimates are that in your lifetime in Alabama, you have a one-in-three chance of being in an auto accident. While we hope it doesn’t happen to you, if it does, it pays to understand the process you’ll be going through to get the… Read More »

children in pedestrian accident

What Should a Parent Do When a Child Is Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Pedestrian injuries involving cars are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,283 pedestrian deaths in 2018, which represents a 3 percent increase from the previous year.  These numbers do not include bicycles, electric scooters, or a skateboard that a child may be riding. While adults are… Read More »

can the auto repair shop be held liable for my car accident?

Can Auto Repair Shops Be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

It may seem counterintuitive. You go to a car shop to have your vehicle repaired but what if the business actually contributed to you getting into an accident?  It can happen.  Have you ever been to a mechanic and left with the problem not resolved? Or another problem happens that wasn’t there before you… Read More »

can the insurance company follow me?

Can Insurance Companies Follow Me after an Accident Injury?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

The last thing you thought about this morning when you got into your car heading for work was getting into an accident. The statistics say more than 2 million people will be injured in a car accident his year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports there were more than 22-thousand passengers who… Read More »

Parking Lot Accidents

Who is At Fault in a Parking Lot or Garage Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Parking garages and parking lots are places where there is a lot of potential for car accidents. Everyone is in a hurry, there is limited visibility, and spaces are cramped. During holidays or weekends, even the work week, at a sporting event, concert, or college campus, there are many people trying to do the… Read More »

Car Accident

Are you Required to Provide a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company After an Accident?

By Chip Nix |

If you are in an auto accident, you will usually be dealing with an insurance company representative. And if you sustained injuries, you may need to file a claim against the other party’s insurer.   In order to make your case, whether an auto accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, even a… Read More »

rideshare and uber accidents

Who is Liable for a Ridesharing Accident?

By Chip Nix |

You might jump in the back of an Uber and not give it a second thought. You can now go out and not worry about drinking and driving or a lack of parking options. The huge growth of rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft offer an easy alternative to driving with a couple… Read More »

multi-car accident

Who is At Fault for a Multi-Car Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Often following a multi-car accident it is difficult to determine the at-fault party. What any investigator is left with is a jumble of entangled vehicles. It requires some detective work to unravel the contribution each vehicle made to the multi-car accident. Regardless of who is at fault, you have only two years to file… Read More »

motorcycle lane splitting in Alabama

What to Know About Motorcycles and Lane Splitting

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Ask anyone who chooses a motorcycle as a form of transportation, taking to the road on a motorcycle is one of the most fun forms of travel. Feeling the freedom of the road with the agility to move within traffic draws many, but with that freedom comes responsibility. Occasionally a biker might decide to… Read More »

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