Personal Injury Blog

3 Elements of Standing to Sue

The standing to sue is a legal principle. In basic terms, it is the right to file a lawsuit against another party. Standing does not have anything to do with the disputed issues or the facts of the case. It is merely a determination of who has the right to file a lawsuit in court. … read more

Where Are the Four Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

Getting into an accident with a semi-truck is one of the greatest fears for many drivers, and rightly so. Because of their massive size and weight, an accident with a tractor-trailer is often fatal. As recently as 2019, over 4,000 individuals lost their lives in accidents with tractor-trailers. The overwhelming majority (67 percent) were passengers… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How To Stop It

Tailgating is an aggressive driving behavior that causes thousands of accidents each year. The reasons for tailgating vary, but they are all related to human error and negligence. If we could stop tailgating from happening, thousands of accidents could be avoided each year. How Common Are Tailgating Accidents? Tailgating results in rear-end collisions. A driver… read more

Brain Stem Injuries: Causes, Short-Term Effects, and Long-Term Consequences

Brain injuries are complicated. Each region of the brain is responsible for controlling various parts of your body. Some regions of the brain allow you to process sensations, while others can contribute to different aspects of your personality. The brain stem lies at the base of the brain. It connects the brain to the spinal… read more

Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Non-lawyers use the phrase “slip and fall” to describe accidents that happen in businesses and other public places. If someone sustains an injury in a fall after stepping on a grape in a grocery store, they might say the injured person was involved in a slip-and-fall accident. But slip and fall has another, more narrow… read more

Pregnancy and Car Accidents: What You Need to Know After a Crash

Victims in car accidents can sustain traumatic injuries. In some cases, those injuries can result in disabilities or long-term impairments. However, when an accident victim is pregnant, the potential for injury impacts both the mother and her unborn child. Pregnant Women Need Immediate Medical Attention After a Car Accident Prompt medical care after a car… read more

What is MCS-90?

In 2019 alone, there were at least 180,000 commercial auto accidents. In these situations, nearly 100,000 people sustained injury. This should be relatively unsurprising, as commercial drivers handle large machinery, work long hours, and often carry hazardous material. Given these statistics, it’s easy to understand why most commercial auto companies are mandated to have MCS-90… read more

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

Legal representation shouldn’t be reserved solely for dramatic situations worthy of their own HBO miniseries. It’s very possible that you will find yourself in need of legal representation at some point in your life. Car accidents, divorce negotiations, traffic violations, estate planning, slip & fall injuries, company mergers, and wrongful termination are just a few… read more

Causes & Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

Birth injuries cause pain and suffering for the infant and the parents. Some birth injuries are caused by negligence and medical errors. Other injuries are due to conditions beyond anyone’s control. Understanding birth injuries to the head can help parents evaluate their legal options for medical malpractice claims. Cephalohematoma is a birth injury that occurs… read more

Types Of Car Accidents Injuries in Alabama

Recent statistics show that a car accident was reported in Alabama every three to four minutes. With stats like that, it’s not surprising that a person gets injured in a traffic crash in Alabama every 11 minutes and 5 seconds.  No two accidents are the same and the types of injuries naturally vary, but there… read more