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Getting a lawyer involved in a truck accident

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

By Patrick Genco |

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 »

The Importance of Knowing the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

The Importance of Knowing the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

By Chip Nix |

We’ve all heard of personal injury cases resulting in multimillion verdicts for the injured individual. Many assume that filing a personal injury case will result in a huge payday. But those cases are not the norm. The compensation you receive in any personal injury lawsuit depends on the type of injury, your suffering, and… Read More »

Common Causes of Delivery Vehicle Accidents in Alabama

Common Causes of Delivery Vehicle Accidents in Alabama

By Chip Nix |

Most of us enjoy the convenience of having heavy bags of dog food or the latest electronics delivered to our doorstep. Whether FedEx, UPS, an Amazon truck, or a large semi-truck, because of the growth of the supply chain movement of goods, we save on gas and don’t have to spend time-fighting traffic just… Read More »

Truck Accident Lawyer

The Importance of Preserving Evidence in Truck Accident Cases 

By Chip Nix |

It is the last vehicle you ever want to collide with. Big rigs can weigh up to 20 or 30 times more than passenger vehicles or SUVs. Because cars and SUVs weigh between 2,500 and 6,000 pounds, the mass differential increases the risk of moderate and severe injuries, even death, to those riding in… Read More »

Watch out for Deer on Alabama Roads

Watch Out for Deer on Alabama Roads: How to Stay Safe as the Days Get Shorter

By Chip Nix |

When the weather changes, the days are shorter, and the leaves turn; it is the beginning of fall and deer season. In Alabama, deer season opens on November 18th and runs through February 10th.    With 200,000 licensed deer hunters in Alabama going after the whitetail deer, approximately 300,000 deer are hunted annually in Alabama.  … Read More »

School Zone

Car Accidents in School Zones: Legal Responsibilities and Safety Precautions

By Chip Nix |

More than 700-thousand children are enrolled in Alabama public schools, and many depend on school buses for their daily commute to and from school. Others walk or bike to school or depend on a parent or caretaker to drive them.  School zones have been established to keep these children safe. Even though Alabama law… Read More »

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Can Returning to Work Too Soon Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim?

By Chip Nix |

You are injured following an accident that wasn’t your fault. You have filed a lawsuit, and while your lawyer is busy seeking compensation, you might wonder if you can return to work. Can it hurt if you are returning to a desk job?  The short answer is yes. Know that failing to follow the… Read More »

How Dashcam Evidence Helps Car Accident Claims

How Dashcam Evidence Helps Car Accident Claims

By Chip Nix |

Assuming you are a safe driver, there may be a low-cost technology that assures another driver won’t blame you for causing an accident when behind the wheel. A dash camera is an onboard recorder, also known as a dash cam, event data recorder (EDR), or digital video recorder (DVR). You can mount the camera… Read More »

The Differences Between a Settlement and a Verdict in Personal Injury Cases

The Differences Between a Settlement and a Verdict in Personal Injury Cases

By Chip Nix |

Unless you’ve been involved in a lawsuit, you may not fully understand the difference between a case that ends with a settlement and a case where the jurors award financial compensation following a verdict in your favor.  A civil suit can be filed when the actions of a negligent person have injured you. Unlike… Read More »

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