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Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

What is My Case Worth?

In the early stages of a case, it is just about impossible for a personal injury lawyer to answer that question with any certainty because there are too many unknowns: What were the circumstances leading up to the accident? How were you involved in the accident? What is the extent of your injuries? How will your […]

How Adjusters Reduce Your Settlement

 1. USING AN ATTORNEY The claims representative may use an attorney to write an opinion letter stating that the claim is worth very little, if anything, when the claims representative has not submitted all the known facts to the attorney for the opinion letter. The adjuster can then share this letter with you to encourage […]

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING CAR INSURANCE

UNDERSTAND THE COVERAGE AVAILABLE Without sufficient research you risk getting the wrong coverage. Paying for a plan you don’t need can cost you big money in the long run. The first step is to know what types of coverage are available. LIABILITY Liability coverage is one of the most basic types of auto insurance and […]

What is “phantom vehicle” coverage?

Often, the identities of culprits in motor vehicle collisions are unknown. These situations often occur when a vehicle fails to stop and return to the scene after running an individual off the road. Another scenario is when an individual is struck by a vehicle that flees the scene. This usually leave victims confused as to how […]

The basics on Alabama’s Mandatory Insurance Laws

Get the details on what drivers need to do to comply with the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance law, plus other basics on auto insurance in Alabama. Like most states, Alabama has legislation requiring vehicle owners to carry certain minimum amounts of liability car insurance, in the event that they cause a traffic accident on the […]

Alabama Car Insurance Laws

Get the details on what drivers need to do to comply with the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance law, plus other basics on auto insurance in Alabama. Like most states, Alabama has legislation requiring vehicle owners to carry certain minimum amounts of liability car insurance, in the event that they cause a traffic accident on the […]

Reckless Teen Driving can have BIG consequences

  Recently, there have been two cases where individuals were charged with a crime due to injuries to passengers in their own cars when they drove recklessly without being intoxicated and drove while intoxicated.  Let’s address the legal ramifications of one-vehicle accidents. In South Alabama, a 16 old girl was charged in the death of two […]

Does the trucking company have a REAL safety program?

The November 2018 TRIAL Magazine discusses a tragic eighteen wheeler crash. What happened in that crash? Around 1:30 am, a large commercial truck slammed into the rear of a pickup truck on a rural stretch of western Interstate. The crash killed a young mother and one of her children. Another child was left severely injured. […]

Call a lawyer before you let an insurance company record anything!

My girlfriend had a car wreck in March.  The guy who caused the wreck’s insurance company wants to record her over the phone telling them about what happened, should she do it? NO. While you are obligated to cooperate with your own insurance company and give your own insurance company a statement, this does NOT require you to […]

Do Car Accidents Increase During The Holiday Season?

The holiday season can be very busy. For many of us, our work year is coming to a close. Our children may have many holiday-related programs at school. Add to that already busy schedule — shopping for Christmas gifts, holiday parties, travel for family gatherings. It equals a very busy time. We spend much of […]

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