Injury and Violence Identified as the 11th Greatest Health Concern in Alabama

Public health officials in the state of Alabama routinely assess threats to community health and make recommendations for action that help prevent the occurrence of injury, illness, and death to its citizens. In 2014, members of the Alabama Department of Health sourced 19 experts in the field of public health to complete a community health… read more

Alabama Boating Laws in 2018

Boating is a fantastic leisure activity that many Alabama residents enjoy, but it is vital to know the state’s boating laws to avoid dangerous accidents, legal penalties and having to deal with a personal injury attorney. Prohibited Actions While Boating It is illegal to create a wake while boating in Alabama waters when approaching or… read more

What Is Contributory Negligence in Alabama Law?

Every state has unique laws when it comes to negligence in personal injury cases. Unfortunately, Alabama’s contributory negligence law can prevent a plaintiff from recovering compensation in a personal injury claim, if the plaintiff was at all responsible for the claimed damages. Most other states operate under comparative negligence laws that allow a plaintiff to… read more

Alabama Driving Laws in 2018

It is essential for all Alabama drivers to know the state’s laws in order to drive legally on Alabama roads. Vehicle owners have several obligations, including meeting the state’s minimum auto insurance coverage requirements, vehicle maintenance, and proper conduct behind the wheel. If you ever have any questions about your state law, feel free to… read more

Alabama Vehicle Rollover Accidents

In 2016, an overturning vehicle was the first harmful event in 1,720 car crashes in Alabama. Vehicle overturns caused around 1,180 non-fatal injuries and 50 deaths in 2016. Vehicle rollovers are serious accidents that often cause permanent or fatal injuries. Identifying who or what caused your rollover could lead to financial compensation for your medical… read more

Intersection Accidents  

Intersection accidents aren’t only common; they’re also extremely dangerous. Intersection collisions often happen when one driver runs a red light or ignores a stop sign. At intersections with traffic signals, drivers may speed up before entering the intersection to “beat the light.” This can result in high-speed head-on collisions or T-bone accidents. Intersection crashes also… read more

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of accidents on Alabama’s roads. They are the number one type of collision in Alabama work zones, according to data from Drive Safe Alabama. Vehicles striking other vehicles caused 32,222 injuries in 2016 and 456 deaths. Although rear-end collisions can be deadly (especially when they involve… read more

Alabama Car Accident Statistics

Keeping track of car accident statistics is an important part of avoiding and preventing collisions. Federal and state organizations gather and analyze car accident stats each year to track the prevalence of motor vehicle collisions, injuries, and deaths, as well as to pinpoint what’s causing most crashes. As a driver in Alabama, knowing what the… read more

Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company After an Accident?

Alabama is a fault, or “tort,” car accident state. The driver or other party the most at fault for the car accident will be the one responsible for paying damages – usually through his or her insurance company. For the most part, insurance companies often try to avoid paying claimants. They strive to reduce their… read more

Are Roundabouts a Safe Option for Huntsville Drivers?

New traffic patterns always make drivers wary, but roundabouts have proven safety and efficiency benefits for everyone in the community. Still, it’s always a good idea to be cautious. If you or a loved one gets into a car accident on a new roundabout in Huntsville, explore your legal options with help from a local… read more

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