Author Archives: David Matine
What Should I do to Maximize My Car Accident Settlement?
If you are involved in an Alabama car accident, from our perspective, first, you should hire an attorney or speak to one to get a game plan. More than 90 percent of accidents result in a negotiation with the insurer for the other side, the party who was reckless and caused the accident. You… Read More »
Understanding the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case
You do everything in your power to avoid being involved in a car accident. You drive according to the speed limit and signal when you change lanes. You watch where you walk to avoid slipping on a store floor. You stay away from vicious dogs. Yet somehow, you have been injured by another person’s… Read More »
How Insurance Companies Use Independent Medical Examinations to Their Advantage
We all have automobile insurance to protect us from the unexpected. In the case of a car crash, the policy of the at-fault driver should provide you with the compensation you will need to recover your medical bills, the cost of treatment and rehabilitation, lost property, and lost wages. But never lose sight of… Read More »
How Are Pain & Suffering Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?
Pain and suffering are what you feel when you’ve been injured in a horrific car accident and your medical condition is fragile, or the anguish you suffer when a loved one dies. Pain and suffering are either physical or mental anguish resulting from an accident that wasn’t your fault. You can’t see the emotions… Read More »
Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know After a Car Accident
There is a good news/bad news story about auto insurance in Alabama. For one thing, the average insurance cost in our state is almost five percent less than the national average. On the other hand, when you deal with an insurance company, they will be sure to pressure you to take as little compensation… Read More »
Why Texting While Driving is so Dangerous
Every day in the United States, it’s estimated more than 1.3 million car crashes involve cell phone use. Drive Safe Alabama says a texting driver is 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash than a driver not texting. At least 3,331 were killed and 387,000 injured in car crashes involving texting… Read More »
How Social Media Can Impact a Personal Injury Claim
If we decide to represent you in a personal injury claim, one of the first things we will ask is how much time you spend on social media. Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever way you talk to your friends online can negatively impact our goal of gaining compensation from the at-fault party…. Read More »
It is unfortunate, but knee injuries are very likely to occur during an accident. Alabama personal injury attorney, J. Allan Brown, is available for a complimentary consultation if you feel the accident that injured your knee was not your fault. Types of Knee Damage Kneecap – The kneecap or patella is the protective shield… Read More »
All About Red Light Running Accidents
Have you ever been behind the wheel at an intersection and seen someone run the red light? Most of us have, and you can’t help but think – what if I had been in that intersection as the light allowed? While most of us follow the rules, there is always someone who is in… Read More »
Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Traffic Accident?
If you are involved in a minor car accident, say a fender bender or an impact with another car resulting in minor damage, you might ask yourself, should you hire a lawyer or try and resolve it on your own? Alabama is one of a handful of states that follow the “contributory negligence” doctrine…. Read More »