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Trampoline Safety- How Dangerous Are They?

By Chip Nix |

There is no doubt about it, jumping on a trampoline high into the air is just plain fun.  Trampolines have exploded in popularity from a small backyard eight-foot size, to a larger 16-foot model for teens to practice their gymnastics moves. The springy bounce from a quality trampoline with a heavy, sturdy base encourages… Read More »

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What Damages can you Sue for in an Alabama Wrongful Death Claim?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

To determine what types of damages you can sue for in a wrongful death claim, let’s first define “wrongful death”. Wrongful death is a death that occurs as a result of someone’s negligence. See Section 6-5-410 of the Alabama Code. Whether it is a car accident, a defective product or drug, a texting driver,… Read More »

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Preparing for an Independent Medical Exam (IME)

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

You’ve had an accident on-the-job and now it is time to get the insurance carriers involved.  The insurer for the other party wants to ascertain just how injured you really are. Whether a workers’ compensation case or personal injury claim, you would be well-advised to have an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney advising you… Read More »

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How Do the Alabama Negligence Laws Affect my Personal Injury Claim?

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

A personal injury claim is a civil action filed in the court to seek financial reimbursement for your injury. Unlike criminal court, civil court has financial reimbursement as its only remedy. You could be injured by a dog bite, in a car accident, or by falling in a big box store. If you have… Read More »

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5 Common Chemical Exposure Injuries

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top five chemicals that are associated with injury are carbon monoxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid. The CDC took a ten-year look at chemical exposure in nine states, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.   Because… Read More »

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I Was in an Accident with a Commercial Truck – Who Can I Sue?

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

An accident with any type of commercial vehicle is serious business. Because of the size differential, it is most likely that the driver of the automobile will be the most seriously, even catastrophically injured. Commercial vehicles run the range from a 15-passenger van to a tractor-trailer. The one thing they have in common is… Read More »

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Who Pays my Medical Bills After I’ve been Injured in a Car Accident?

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

You remember that last moment before the crash. It is frozen forever in your brain. You will never forget. You are not alone. According to state statistics, in his lifetime, the typical Alabama driver has a greater than one-in-three chance of being in a crash that involves injury or death.   And now comes… Read More »

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Medication Errors – Do They Qualify as Medical Malpractice?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

When a health care professional gives you a prescription or administers medication as part of a medical treatment, you trust that it will have the desired effect and you will be safe from harm. Unfortunately, some drugs cause more harm than good. When a person is hurt or becomes ill due to a medication… Read More »

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5 Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

By Chip Nix |

It can happen in the blink of an eye. An accident on-the-job from a fall, from machinery, or any accident while you were technically on the clock. Some workers develop an occupational disease from their exposure at work. They all count as a claim against your workers’ compensation benefits. Alabama employers, with five or… Read More »

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Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?

By Chip Nix |

The damages that are suffered by a victim of a car accident are often obvious. To be sure, when a car is totaled and a person is taken away by ambulance, there are few who would doubt that the individual will face property damage and vehicle loss expenses, medical expenses, and, likely, other expenses… Read More »

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