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What Does Maximum Medical Improvement Mean in a Car Crash Claim?

By David Matine |

If you are injured in an Alabama serious car crash, you likely have a long road of recovery ahead. Your injuries will not heal overnight. You will have numerous appointments with doctors and therapists. You may need physical therapy and equipment to help you walk again. You may need to undergo extensive treatment for… Read More »

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Are Auto Accidents More Common in Rural or Urban Areas?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Alabama’s crash statistics give us a good picture of how drivers are affected by auto accidents in Alabama. The most recent statistics from Drive Safe Alabama, part of the state Department of Transportation, reports that in 2020, 932 people were killed in 853 fatal crashes. For each one of those fatalities, there were about… Read More »

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The Role of Mediation in Personal Injury Cases

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Whether an auto accident, a big-rig collision, a motorcycle mishap, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or a workplace accident, your personal injury claim against a person or company can be resolved in several different ways. Negotiations generally involve lawyers for both sides, but the insurance company for the at-fault party often wants… Read More »

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What Makes Sideswipe Collisions So Dangerous?

By Chip Nix |

We hope you are never in a car accident in Alabama, but there is a one-in-three chance you will be at some point in your life. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Alabama ranks second in traffic deaths per 100,000 people, topped only by Mississippi. The Alabama Department of Transportation reports almost 900… Read More »

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What is a Duty of Care in a Personal Injury Claim?

By Chip Nix |

A personal injury claim may be filed when a negligent or reckless individual injures someone through no fault of their own. Throughout our day, we all have a responsibility to act in a way that does not injure others. When driving on the highway, for example, we need to follow the speed limit and stay… Read More »

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Accidents Caused by Not Using Turn Signals

By H. E. Chip Nix, Attorneys at Law |

We certainly hope it doesn’t happen to you. Still, according to Drive Safe Alabama, drivers in our state have a greater than two in five chance of being involved in a traffic crash resulting in injury or death over their lifetimes. Those are not great odds. In fact, in Alabama in 2020, 932 people… Read More »

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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 »

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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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