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Causes of Industrial Accidents

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Industrial occupations create some of the most dangerous work conditions and can lead to life-altering accidents. When these accidents occur, they can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the injured worker. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2016, a 7% increase… Read More »

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Common Electrocution Injuries

By Chip Nix |

We’ve all felt that uncomfortable “zap” that happens when you get too close to an electrical outlet or touch an exposed wire. But, a true electrocution injury can be both painful and life-altering. Electrocution injuries are the cause of approximately 3,000 burn center admissions and 1,000 deaths each year. The most frequent victims of… Read More »

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Can I Sue For My Spinal Cord Injury?

By Chip Nix |

There are roughly 250,000 spinal cord injury victims each year in this country. Your body’s spinal cord is an extended bundle of nerves that runs from your brain through your entire spinal column. Together with your brain, this makes up your body’s central nervous system, so an injury to your spinal cord can result… Read More »

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Do I Have a Slip & Fall Case?

By Chip Nix |

There are many ways to get injured on another person’s property, but the most common is through a slip and fall, or trip and fall, accident. These are referred to as “premises liability” cases, and they are some the hardest cases to prove under Alabama law. That doesn’t mean that they are impossible, and… Read More »

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Can I Be My Own Lawyer?

By Chip Nix |

Most accident cases are settled out of court, without having to present a case to a jury, however, you may or may not benefit from trying to self-represent depending on a variety of factors. If your case is minor, you may not need an attorney to reach a fair resolution. But, before you decide… Read More »

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How Spinal Cord Injuries Can Affect You

By Chip Nix |

When you live through a spinal cord injury you learn that there are many things you used to take for granted that have become either painful or no longer possible after. The things we do each day, such as rolling out of bed, kissing a family member, or driving to work, could be distant… Read More »

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Kids and Concussions

By Chip Nix |

Any parent of a child can tell you that frequent falls, scrapes, and bruises are all part of the job, and that parents should be prepared with bandages and plenty of kisses at all times. What most parents aren’t prepared for, though, are child concussions. Weill Cornell Medicine reports that about 500,000 children visit… Read More »

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Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit on the Job?

By Chip Nix |

While most of us cannot say that we personally know someone who has been killed while on the job in Alabama, statistics show that in 2015 alone, there were 70 workplace fatalities recorded in the state. For those who have lost a loved one on the job, coping with the death and knowing what steps to… Read More »

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Do I Need an Attorney if I’ve Been in a Car Accident?

By Chip Nix |

Car accidents are common. Indeed, car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, and chances are that you will be involved in at least one car accident–if not more than one–throughout the course of your life. What is less common than car accidents, though, is knowing what to do after a car… Read More »

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Who Pays My Medical Bills if I’ve Been Injured in an Accident with a Commercial Vehicle?

By Chip Nix |

The majority of commercial vehicles are vehicles that are much larger than are average passenger cars, and as such, when they collide with standard vehicles, can cause large amounts of damages. Indeed, large trucks and buses involved in crashes are often unscathed, and their drivers rarely suffer serious injuries. On the other hand, the… Read More »

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