Personal Injury Blog

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

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

What Should I Do If Someone Sues Me After a Car Accident in Alabama?

Car accidents are scary, and in worse-case-scenarios, they can produce serious injuries or even death. Alabama has the third-highest fatality rate of all fifty states, making it one of the most dangerous states for drivers and passengers. In most cases, a motorist who sustains injuries or property damage in an accident may sue the other… read more

What Does Alabama Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover

Workplace injuries are common. When they happen, it can be devastating for the injured employee if they are forced to take time off of work to heal. Before Alabama instituted workers’ compensation laws, employees had to sue employees for their injuries. The Alabama laws governing the amount of weekly coverage available to those who are… read more

Fatal Vehicle Crash Reported on Old Government Street, Mobile, AL

Initially, there was some confusion about the car accident that occurred on July 24, 2020, on Old Government Street. According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, a two-vehicle crash had occurred on Old Government Street. They said two people were taken to the hospital, but a police officer on the scene said one person was dead. In an… read more

Annular Tear Injury Claims

Accidents cause a variety of injuries to the back, neck, and spine. Some injuries are minor and heal with time and rest. Other spinal cord injuries may require extensive medical treatment, including surgery and physical therapy. An annular tear injury is one of those injuries. A person with a small annular tear may not even… read more

Alabama Car and Booster Seat Laws

Alabama seat belt laws require all passengers in a vehicle to be appropriately restrained by a safety belt. However, there are special laws that apply to children and infants. Young children must ride in a car seat or booster seat. Why Do Children Need to Ride in Safety Seats? According to the Centers for Disease… read more

COVID 19 Business Interruption Insurance

Most businesses have sustained losses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some businesses closed and will not reopen. Other companies managed to survive mandatory shutdowns and loss of revenue as people stayed at home or cut expenses to make ends meet. If you lost money during the pandemic, you may want to review your business insurance policies…. read more