Category Archives: Automobile Accidents
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 »
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 »
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 »
What are the Most Common Causes of Head-On Collisions?
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 »
Why do Most Car Accidents Occur?
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 »
FAQs Accidents with Commercial Vehicles
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 »
Avoiding Accidents with School Buses and at Bus Stops
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. Even though it is true that a child is much safer riding to school on a school bus than in a passenger car,… Read More »
Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Alabama?
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 »
Where Do Most Accidents in Alabama Occur – Interstates or Rural Roadways?
According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the fatality rate for crashes that occur on rural roads is twice that of fatalities on the interstate. The number consistently remains between 55 and 60 percent nationwide. This is despite the fact that only 23 percent of the population lives in what would… Read More »