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Category Archives: Automobile Accidents

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What are the Most Common Causes of Head-On Collisions?

By J. Allan Brown |

They are some of the deadliest auto accidents. A head-on collision, also called a “frontal” crash, occurs when two vehicles hit each other while traveling facing toward each other. This type of collision usually happens when one vehicle travels out of its lane and into the oncoming car. If both vehicles are going 30… Read More »

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What Are my Rights as a Passenger in an Auto Accident?

By J. Allan Brown |

Whenever you get in someone else’s car as a passenger, do you think about how they drive? What if you find out they are a terrible driver, speeding, running through stop signs, and tailgating? You are held captive unless you tell them to stop the car and you get out. Then they get into… Read More »

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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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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

By J. Allan Brown |

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

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 »

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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