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One in Six Semi Trucks on the Road Have Bad Brakes, According to Recent Surprise Roadside Inspections

By J. Allan Brown |

A day-long unannounced inspection event conducted across North America last May resulted in roughly one of every six or seven commercial trucks inspected being pulled from service for brake system violations. The Spring Brake Check, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is… Read More »

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Summer Trucking Safety Inspections Uncover Alarming Results

By J. Allan Brown |

For the 27th year in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), conducted Roadcheck, a 72-hour truck safety enforcement blitz held in June. This year, inspectors at over 2,500 locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada inspected 73,475 trucks and buses. As a result,… Read More »

Defective Products

Defective Mesh Costs Boston Scientific $73 Million

By J. Allan Brown |

More than 12,000 lawsuits have been filed against Boston Scientific for producing and selling a defectively designed vaginal mesh implant. After the company won the first two cases to reach trial over its incontinence slings, it has now been defeated by a Texas woman who was awarded $73 million in damages earlier this month…. Read More »

Mobile Personal Injury Attorneys, J. Allan Brown, Ty Brown and Roger Lucas Win a $4.5 Million Jury Verdict

By J. Allan Brown |

A Mobile County jury awarded a family $4,500,000 in a medical malpractice case late yesterday. The case was tried by Law Office of J. Allan Brown attorneys, Allan Brown and Joseph McGowin and Marsh, Rickard & Bryan attorneys, Ty Brown and Roger Lucas. The case grew out of the death of 56-year-old Cecil Thomas… Read More »

Alabama Insurance Law

Alabama’s Mandatory Liability Insurance Law

By J. Allan Brown |

In order to protect drivers when they are involved in an accident, the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance (MLI) Law provides that no person shall operate, register, or maintain registration of a motor vehicle designed to be used on a public road or highway unless it is covered by a liability insurance policy. Insurers licensed… Read More »

Alabama’s Ban on Texting While Driving

By J. Allan Brown |

On August 1, 2012, the state of Alabama joined the vast majority of other states in banning the potentially deadly combination of driving and text messaging. According to data provided by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving without distraction. The goal of the… Read More »

Two Unique Aspects of Wrongful Death Liability in Alabama

By J. Allan Brown |

Wrongful death lawsuits can lead to very different conclusions depending on the state in which a claim is being litigated. Two particular aspects of Alabama law concerning wrongful death liability set it apart from other states. Alabama Law Concerning the Acceptance Doctrine In a very recent judicial decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed… Read More »

U.S. Government Tackles Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemic

By J. Allan Brown |

Recently, President Obama announced plans for a $100 million research project called the BRAIN Initiative, an acronym for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. The goal of the initiative is to assist in the acceleration of technology development to better study the brain and nerve cell function. Scientists hope that the funding allows… Read More »

Alabama’s Guest Passenger Law

By J. Allan Brown |

Under Alabama law, if you are a guest passenger in a motor vehicle and are injured or killed, you or your loved ones cannot successfully sue the driver unless one of the following exceptions apply: You compensated the driver for the ride. The injury or death was caused by the willful or wanton misconduct… Read More »

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