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Category Archives: Automobile Accidents

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Why do Most Car Accidents Occur?

By J. Allan Brown |

You know you are a safe driver and have an excellent record of safety for all of the years you’ve been driving. That is until you have a car accident. It can happen to anyone. In Alabama, in your lifetime, you have a more than one-in-three chance of being in a car accident that… Read More »

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Dangers of Fatigued Driving

By J. Allan Brown |

Fatigued driving has been a problem for as long as we’ve had cars on the road. It has become more prevalent in recent years, however, as people’s schedules have become much busier. Parents are taking kids to multiple sports practices and games, after school activities, working multiple jobs, working overnight jobs and more. Fatigued… Read More »

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FAQs Accidents with Commercial Vehicles

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Statistically, commercial vehicles cause a lot of accidents each year. In fact, commercial trucks like tractor trailers and 18-wheelers are involved in 12% of traffic-related deaths and 4% of injuries nationwide. Because of their size, these accidents can be severe and have lasting consequences for the victims. If you have been involved in a… Read More »

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Avoiding Accidents with School Buses and at Bus Stops

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While a small percentage of all accidents involve school transportation vehicles, any school bus-related accident is a tragedy. Nationwide, there are about 131 fatalities each year resulting from school bus crashes. More than 374,000 Alabama students ride school buses each day to and from school, putting more than 66 million miles on our state’s… Read More »

Catastrophic Accident

Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Alabama?

By J. Allan Brown |

Imagine you and your family get in the car to go out for a nice dinner. You approach an intersection and have a green light, but another vehicle decides to run through their red light and crashes into the side of your car. Because of this crash, you now have a totaled vehicle and… Read More »

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Alabama’s Mandatory Liability Insurance Law

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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

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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 »

Alabama’s Guest Passenger Law

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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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