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Car Accident

Are you Required to Provide a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company After an Accident?

By Chip Nix |

If you are in an auto accident, you will usually be dealing with an insurance company representative. And if you sustained injuries, you may need to file a claim against the other party’s insurer.   In order to make your case, whether an auto accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, even a… Read More »

rideshare and uber accidents

Who is Liable for a Ridesharing Accident?

By Chip Nix |

You might jump in the back of an Uber and not give it a second thought. You can now go out and not worry about drinking and driving or a lack of parking options. The huge growth of rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft offer an easy alternative to driving with a couple… Read More »

multi-car accident

Who is At Fault for a Multi-Car Accident?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Often following a multi-car accident it is difficult to determine the at-fault party. What any investigator is left with is a jumble of entangled vehicles. It requires some detective work to unravel the contribution each vehicle made to the multi-car accident. Regardless of who is at fault, you have only two years to file… Read More »

motorcycle lane splitting in Alabama

What to Know About Motorcycles and Lane Splitting

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Ask anyone who chooses a motorcycle as a form of transportation, taking to the road on a motorcycle is one of the most fun forms of travel. Feeling the freedom of the road with the agility to move within traffic draws many, but with that freedom comes responsibility. Occasionally a biker might decide to… Read More »

distracted driving

How Common are Distracted Driving Accidents?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

Unfortunately, the answer to the above is that distracted driving accidents are quite common. Whether you are distracted by a smart phone, by someone in the back seat, because you are reaching for something or tuning the radio, even daydreaming because you are tired, it’s estimated about one-quarter of all auto accidents in the… Read More »

spinal injuries lawyer montgomery alabama

How Catastrophic Injuries Impact Families

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

When a catastrophic injury happens and the victim is a close loved one, the entire family suffers. Not only are the injuries severe and life-threatening, requiring immediate medical intervention, but the injured might also be the primary breadwinner for the family. Understand that life will not return to normal anytime soon following a catastrophic… Read More »

pedestrian accident

Why Are Pedestrian Accidents Increasing?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

It’s a dubious distinction. Alabama ranks eighth in the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S., according to a 2018 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Nationally, the group finds there were more than 6,000 pedestrians killed on our roads in 2018, the latest year for which there is data. This is… Read More »

types of medical malpractice

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

A medical malpractice claim is filed in civil court to seek financial redress when there has been an error that caused a patient injury or death. You have two years from the incident to file a medical malpractice (med mal) claim in Alabama under the statute of limitations.  If you file outside of that… Read More »

spinal injuries lawyer montgomery alabama

Can Spinal Cord Injuries be Cured?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

One in 50 people in the U.S. lives with paralysis. That statistic comes from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The actor lost his ability to walk in 1995 when he fell off a horse, broke his first and second vertebrae, and became completely paralyzed from the neck down. He always dreamed of a… Read More »

can my personal injury case be reopened?

Can My Personal Injury Claim be Reopened After it is Settled?

By Chip Nix, Attorney at Law |

This question underscores the importance of reading what you sign in any contractual relationship. Let’s say you were injured by someone or a corporation through no fault of your own. Maybe the manufacturer had a poorly designed medical device or the driver of a big-rig fell asleep behind the wheel because he violated the… Read More »

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