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Category Archives: Automobile Accidents

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All About Red Light Running Accidents

By J. Allan Brown |

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 »

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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Traffic Accident?

By J. Allan Brown |

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 »

head-on collision

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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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

By J. Allan Brown |

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 »

Uninsured Motorist Insurance

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 »

car accident lawyers in Mobile, Alabama

Where Do Most Accidents in Alabama Occur – Interstates or Rural Roadways?

By J. Allan Brown |

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 »

Alabama’s Mandatory Liability 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 »

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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 »

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