Recent Blog Posts
The Truth About Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Loans
You have a strong lawsuit, but you are pre-settlement. The money will be forthcoming as soon as you make it through the various phases of your personal injury claim. But that could take months or even years! The problem is you need cash, and you need it now to pay bills and stay afloat…. Read More »
Can an Employer Be Liable for Their Employee Drinking and Driving?
When you hire someone to work for you in Alabama, it’s essential to do a thorough background check. Workers can lie on an application, and unless there is a deep dive into their background, you can find you’ve hired someone with a spotty driving record and even someone with multiple DUIs. As a result,… Read More »
What Are my Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident?
Alabama law, Section 32-1-2 states that when you are a passenger in a car and are injured in a car accident, you will not be compensated. This may sound unbelievable. You rode with a friend to go to the movies and were broadsided at an intersection. You suffered life-altering injuries, which may be permanent…. Read More »
Should Accept a Settlement from Another Driver’s Insurance?
You’re driving home from work, minding your own business, when suddenly someone slams into your car from behind. The other driver blames you, which is unlikely, but here is what you should do. Exit your vehicle after getting to a safe location. Exchange paperwork such as insurance, name, license, and VIN number, etc. Do… Read More »
Car Accidents During Road Construction
Typically, an Alabama driver has a greater than one-in-three chance of being involved in a serious car accident over their lifetime. Safe Alabama reported that in 2019, there were more than 159,000 crashes in our state that took the lives of 930 people. Among those crashes, 19 fatalities and 589 injury crashes occurred at… Read More »
Hazards Drivers Face at Railroad Crossings
Drivers may assume that if they come upon a railroad crossing and the lights are not blinking, there is no train coming. Think again. With 136,000 highway-rail crossing intersections in the U.S., it’s likely a driver will come upon one of these intersections and all drivers need to understand how to stay safe. Some… Read More »
Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you will want to understand the term “statute of limitations.” This is the time frame within which you must file your common-law action. The limitations are set so someone does not have an unfinished legal issue hanging over their head indefinitely. At the same time, the injured… Read More »
What Makes Someone a Credible Witness for a Car Crash Claim?
You are in a car accident. In order to recover the cost of the accident – the damage to your car and your medical expenses- you will have to recount exactly what happened? Who was the at-fault party who should pay? But the question must be asked, are you the best witness to what… Read More »
Why You Should Stay Off Social Media During a Personal Injury Claim
It’s almost hard to imagine that social media is a recent phenomenon and has only been with us for less than 20 years. Today, almost everyone has a multitude of social media accounts, from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram, TikTok; the list goes on and on. Some people are seriously addicted to their accounts where… Read More »
Who is Responsible if my Child is Injured at Summer Camp?
With summer camp season just around the corner, many kids and their parents are anxious to have some outdoor fun to put behind the restrictions posed by the COVID lockdown. Camps are readying for the surge of new youngsters by preparing cabins, bunks, the dining room and kitchens, and equipment. Staff is being hired… Read More »