Car Accident Witness Responsibility

You might know what to do if you get in a car accident – remain at the scene, exchange information, call the police – but what about when you are a witness? If you are one of the first people to the scene of an auto accident, be a Good Samaritan. Render aid to crash… read more

Alabama Car Seat Laws

Children are extremely vulnerable in car accidents. They have softer bones and weaker muscles that can more easily sustain serious injuries in crashes than adults. Car accidents are a top cause of child death in the U.S. According to the CDC, in 2017, 675 children 12 years and younger died in motor vehicle accidents. Another… read more

What Happens if You Fail Your Interlock Test

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in Alabama can come with severe penalties that impact your life in multiple ways. You could lose your job and have to pay thousands of dollars in fines. You may have to spend time behind bars. A judge may also order you to install an ignition interlock device… read more

Alabama Move Over Law

Everyone must do his or her part to help prevent automobile accidents in Alabama. Drivers and lawmakers alike must work together to make the roadways safer. Like most states, Alabama has a Move Over Law that aims to improve the safety of workers such as emergency first responders and law enforcement officers. The Move Over… read more

What to Do After a Dog Bite

A dog bite can be significantly painful and frightening for a victim. If a dog attacks you in Alabama, you may not know where to turn for assistance. The pet owner might dispute liability and refuse to pay for your medical care, or the animal that bit you might be a stray running at large… read more

Alabama Bicycle Laws

One of the main causes of bicycle accidents in Alabama is people disobeying the state’s bicycle laws. Bicycle laws are in place to protect vulnerable road users and prevent harmful collisions. Breaking the law as a driver or bicyclist could cause accidents and life-altering injuries, including traumatic brain damage. The best way to enjoy a… read more

New Road Safety Laws in Alabama

More than one in three drivers will get into injury or fatal car accidents in Alabama in their lifetimes, according to 2017 crash data. The Alabama Department of Transportation reported 156,993 total traffic accidents in Alabama in 2017, with 47,771 injuries and 948 deaths. Lawmakers in the state strive to bring down these numbers with… read more

What Is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury?

Alabama state laws allow personal injury accident victims to go up against the negligent, reckless or criminal parties that caused their damages. An injured party can pursue a compensation award, often starting with a claim sent to the at-fault party’s insurance provider. Then, negotiations will ensue to reach a fair settlement amount for the victim…. read more

Pedestrian Safety in Alabama

Pedestrian safety should be a top priority in every city. Protecting the road’s most vulnerable users takes constant vigilance, innovations in pedestrian safety and awareness of the daily threats pedestrians face. Alabama is the second-deadliest state for pedestrians, according to a new report by Smart Growth America. The number of pedestrian deaths in Alabama has… read more

How To Prevent Construction Site Accidents

Construction is a dangerous and often deadly job. It is a construction company’s responsibility to keep its workers reasonably safe at construction sites through adequate safety measures and protocols. Unfortunately, some construction companies and site supervisors cut corners to save money…allowing worker safety to fall through the cracks. As a construction worker in Alabama, take… read more

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