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Truck Accidents and Sleep Apnea

The Connection Between Trucking Accidents and Sleep Apnea

By Chip Nix |

When a commercial truck is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle or even another truck, the potential for serious injuries or death is very high.  In Alabama, from 2017 to 2021, an average of 130 people lost their lives in Alabama truck collisions, according to TRIP, the National Transportation Research Group. Nationwide… Read More »

Personal Injury Settlement vs. Verdict

How Personal Injury Settlements Are Different from Jury Verdicts in Alabama

By Chip Nix |

Going to court is never fun, but you are in it to right a wrong. Ultimately, you seek compensation for someone else’s negligence that has harmed you or someone you love. Whether you are injured, out of work, or have mounting medical bills with no transportation at this time, it’s imperative that you understand… Read More »

Truck accident effects on victims and families

The Psychological Impact of Truck Accidents on Victims and Their Families

By Chip Nix |

When you look at a personal injury claim, it’s easy to think about your lost income and the physical injuries you’ve endured. But many people forget about the mental and psychological trauma they have also been put through because of their accident. Consider truck accidents—these are more likely than other types of collisions to… Read More »

Personal Injury claims

What to Expect at Each Stage of a Personal Injury Claim

By Chip Nix |

You are lucky if you have never had to file a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, many of us may have to file one when we suffer injury or harm in an accident caused by a negligent person. The cause could be a car or truck accident, a motorcycle or bicycle accident, a dog bite,… Read More »

Road Rage in AL

The Impact of Road Rage on Car Accidents 

By Chip Nix |

Get behind the wheel, and don’t be surprised if you encounter problems on the road. Some drivers are exceedingly slow. Others pass between cars and cut you off. For most of us, it’s an annoyance and just part of driving. But for others, when you combine heightened annoyance with aggression, road rage incidents can… Read More »

Who's at fault in AL for an car accident

How is Fault Determined in an Alabama Auto Accident?

By Chip Nix |

In Alabama, they determine who is at fault for an auto accident when they decide who is negligent. When asking what a responsible person would do in a circumstance, say driving, the negligent individual did not do that. They did not act reasonably but rather with reckless disregard for the safety of others. Fault… Read More »

Head on collisions in Alabama

What Are the Most Common Causes of Head-On Collisions?

By Chip Nix |

Any day you get behind the wheel can be your last.  That sounds dramatic, but the average Alabama driver has a 90% chance of being involved in a car accident in their lifetime, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ADOT). That is why it’s a very good idea to take driving seriously. Attorney… Read More »

senior citizens and accidents

Understanding the Impact of Car Accidents on Senior Drivers

By Chip Nix |

No matter your age, a car accident is something to avoid. While younger drivers tend to get in accidents due to speeding and general reckless driving, older or senior drivers, defined as anyone older than 65, may have some physical or cognitive decline that affects reaction time and contributes to a car accident. The… Read More »

Getting a lawyer involved in a truck accident

The Importance of Getting a Lawyer Involved Early in a Trucking Accident

By Chip Nix |

The unfortunate reality is that if you are in a passenger vehicle and collide with a truck, a big rig, an 18-wheeler, a semi, or a tractor-trailer, devastating injuries will likely happen to those riding in the much smaller passenger vehicle.  A tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds, or even a delivery truck, delivers a far… Read More »

Speeding and Fatal Accidents

The Connection Between Speeding and Fatal Accidents

By Chip Nix |

How many among us have caught ourselves speeding? You are likely lying if you say you have never put the pedal to the metal when you left late and have to make up time. Maybe you are not paying attention to the speed limit, or it suddenly drops through a more congested area.  The… Read More »

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