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My Spouse Died in a Workplace Accident, Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

You say goodbye to your spouse as he heads off to work. You had no idea that would be the last time you’d see him alive. The death of a loved one is not only shocking, but it can devastate a family. Your children will lose their father, your household may lose its breadwinner,… Read More »


Caring for a Loved One with TBI

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

The phone rings and you get the worst news of your life. A loved one has been injured in an accident and is in a coma. You are not sure they will survive. The coma results from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which happens when the head receives a jolt, a blow, or a… Read More »


5 Common Causes of Brain Injuries

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating and permanent for the sufferer and his family. Every year, approximately 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 80% end up in an emergency room. In Alabama, more than 10,000 are impacted by brain injury annually. One-third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S…. Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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