Automobile accidents in and around Huntsville and Alabama are a daily occurence. Just a few days ago, a teen girl was killed on I-65 in a crash with an 18-wheeler. The Shelby County coroner said that she was texting at the time of the crash. Across the country, there are millions of accidents every year. In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash statistics show that that there were over 6 million accidents with over 1.6 million involving injury and death.
A great many of those accidents involved “distracted driving.” That is a term describing any activity that “… diverts attention from driving —anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.”
When your loved ones pass away, it can be devastating. It can be even more overwhelming when they pass away due to the actions or inactions of another person. Not only do you have to come to terms with the fact that your loved one is gone, but you also have to deal with the medical and funeral costs of their death. When the death occurs because of the negligent or intentional actions of another, your family deserves to be compensated. Because of this, if you believe you have a wrongful death action, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County wrongful death attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.
Earlier this year, the Alabama Supreme Court released an opinion called Barnwell v. CLP Corporation. The case concerned a slip and fall incident at a McDonald’s. This is one of the latest cases where the Alabama Supreme Court refreshes our memories on some of the law surrounding slip and falls, which makes this case worthwhile to review.
Mr. Barnwell was visiting a McDonald’s on April 25, 2013. He explained that after he went to use the restroom and while he was walking to the food counter, he slipped and fell.
When you are involved in a personal injury accident, you may experience not only serious injuries, but also mental injury in the form of emotional distress. Your mental anguish is just as comensable as your pysical injuries, but harder to prove. Your non-physical injury cannot be seen from the outside, nor can a price for medical treatment easily be put on it. In emotional distress cases, there are certain elements that must be proven before you are able to recover monetary damages. Because emotional distress cases can be extremely difficult to prove, if you or a loved one have an emotional distress claim, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney to help strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.
Just recently, USA Today and other news outlets reported a story about Rene Flores. Mr. Flores was a truck driver who spoke about his practice of operating his vehicle for 20 or more hours at a time. Mr. Flores also alleged that his managers at Morgan Southern were aware that he and other drivers regularly operated their vehicles for such extended periods of time, which is against the law. As briefly explained below, such operation is in violation of motor carrier rules. While the facts of the story are still in dispute, the harsh reality is that sometimes, the drivers of tractor-trailers and similar vehicles may not have the proper rest or energy to drive responsibly.
An accident can happen at any time. Whether you are on your way to the grocery store or on a road trip, accidents can happen. When you are involved in an accident, you as well as your vehicle can sustain serious injury, and for these injuries you should be compensated. Unfortunately, victims are not always compensated as they should be after an accident. This is especially so when the person with whom you have been involved in an accident does not have insurance. In these cases, what recourse is available to you for any injuries sustained?
Car accidents happen every day in Alabama. Many studies report that driving is one of the most dangerous activities that people participate in. While driving during daytime comes with a significant risk of an accident, driving at night is even more dangerous. All motorists should understand how nighttime motor vehicle accidents commonly occur and what steps motorists can take to avoid being involved in a night driving accident.
Whether it is a grandparent, great aunt, cousin, or adopted grandparent, our elders play an important part in our lives. You love them and cherish them and do not want any harm to fall upon them. When you make the decision to put your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you trust that the nursing home is going to do everything possible to ensure that your loved one is well taken care of. However, this is not always the case and there are times when your loved one may be abused while living in a nursing home. Because of this, if you or a loved one have been involved in nursing home abuse, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.
There is no mistake that technology is becoming much more impressive over time. Many technological advances are put forth to make everyone’s life more convenient, but convenience does not mean perfection, and some of the best technological advances, such as self-driving cars, can still injure or kill while trying to protect. According to Business Insider, the issues with these vehicles is that they are unable to answer moral and ethical questions, such as whose life should be sacrificed in an unavoidable crash, which are questions humans would be able to answer based on the use of intuition. Because of this, analysts at Morgan Stanley have looked more into this issue.
When you are working, you do not expect to get hurt on the job. After all, working is how you make money to take care of yourself and your family. Unfortunately, thousands of construction workers in the United States are injured or killed in accidents each year. When a construction worker sustains injuries on the job, he or she may lose the physical ability to continue working or experience mental anguish. Injured construction workers deserve to be compensated for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a construction accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney to strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.