Personal Injury Blog

Rear End-Collision Injuries and How You Can Recover

A rear-end collision happens when the front of a vehicle slams into the rear of a vehicle. Rear-end crashes are often referred to as “fender benders” because the front fender strikes the other car’s rear fender. Calling the crash a fender bender makes it sound as if a rear-end collision is not a serious car… read more

What is Post-Accident Vehophobia? How Can It Be Treated?

There are millions of Americans on the road every day, but that doesn’t mean all of them are comfortable behind the wheel. Car accidents can be traumatizing to drivers of all ages, no matter the severity of the collision.  Whether you are driving at the time of the accident or witness a life-threatening incident, the… read more

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Wear to Court

As any litigant, defendant, plaintiff, or lawyer can tell you, how you present yourself in court matters a great deal. Both the judge and members of the jury will take notice of your clothing, shoes, how you style your hair, and whether or not you have tattoos showing.  While your attire might not decide your… read more

What is Popcorn Lung and How is it Treated?

We have all heard the term “popcorn lung,” but most don’t really know what it is or how it is caused. Popcorn lung, or more properly, bronchiolitis obliterans, is a lung condition that can be caused in a number of different ways, including e-cigarette use. Popcorn lung gets its name from a chemical called diacetyl,… read more

The 6 Most Important Safety Features for Cars

For years Detroit, Silicon Valley, and tech futurists around the country have been promising self-driving cars that are safer and more reliable than cars driven by people. While it might seem to some as though the pace of progress toward such a future has been slower than expected, a number of impressive safety features have… read more

What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

In everyday language, people use the terms lawyer and attorney as if they mean the same thing. While there are certainly similarities between these two words, there is also an important distinction. If you’ve been injured in a car accident or suffered an injury due to medical negligence, this distinction could be really important should… read more

Back and Neck Injuries: A Common Consequence of Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. These types of crashes occur 1.7 million times and result in around 1,700 deaths and 500,000 injuries annually. These are tragic numbers and a sobering wake-up call, as many rear-end collisions are the result of distracted driving.  Because they are so common, there… read more

Is it Legal to Own Your Own Pet Sloth in Alabama?

Alabama’s laws on exotic pets are exceptionally lax. Although Alabama law does not explicitly state that sloth ownership is legal, it is generally not a problem.  The challenging part is obtaining the sloth in the first place. They can be difficult to come by and can cost upwards of $6,000. Sloths are native to Central… read more

Two Injured, One Killed in Satsuma Lake Boating Accident

On September 8, 2020, two boats crashed on Satsuma Lake, according to a press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division. The boat crash occurred around noon south of Gunnison Creek in Bayou Sara. Upon arriving, troopers discovered a person had died, and two other individuals were injured. There were a man… read more

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Alabama Neurosurgeon in Mobile Medical Student’s DUI Crash Death

The family of a Mobile medical student filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Alabama neurosurgeon, who allegedly caused her death. Samantha Alison Thomas was 24-years-old when she died in an automobile accident on August 1, 2020. She was a medical student at the USA College of Medicine. The driver of the vehicle was 36-year-old… read more