Scooter Accidents on the Rise

With all the beautiful Spring weather, we are seeing folks out enjoying bicycles and electric scooters. They are common rentals in many cities, and emergency room doctors are reporting more injuries from accidents on these scooters. Just recently, a class-action...

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Cracking Down on Distracted Driving

States across the country are cracking down on distracted driving. Just last week, Alabama cleared another hurdle towards passing a law that would criminalize driving while holding a cell phone.  But have you ever thought about the liability you may cause if you are...

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Alabama One Step Closer to Hands-Free Driving Law

An Alabama House committee has this week cleared a bill that would ban driving while holding a cell phone. It is already illegal to text and drive in many states, Alabama included, and this makes the state one step closer to hands-free driving. The statistics are...

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slipping on a patch of ice, or a puddle of water that hasn’t been cleaned up, or tripping over a defective floor mat, and then falling are all common accidents. But what should you do if you’re the victim of a fall in which you are injured? The difference between duty...

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Should Courts Get a Second Bite at the Apple?

Suppose you committed a crime, you were caught and, at trial, you pleaded guilty. You were then sentenced to serve a sixteen month prison sentence, which you did, and then you were released, having been rehabilitated. This is what happened to a Philadelphia man who...

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What to Do About Storm Chasers: Liable, or Not?

The weather is getting stormy, and predicted by your local weather man to be severe. Cue The Weather Channel and its intrepid cast of what we know as storm chasers. If you have ever watched the breathless and dangerous way in which they appear to operate, it will not...

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DUI and the Law

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only a serious offense that can land you in jail, but it also kills people. The trend in the late 70’s and 80’s focused on drinking and driving. MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers brought a lot of attention to...

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Beer Wars and a Lawsuit

A huge legal battle is brewing between two of the biggest beer makers - MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch. You may remember the commercial that started the battle. It aired during this year’s Super Bowl, and it has rubbed one company the wrong way. The ad, pushing Bud...

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Filing for Social Security Benefits: Things to Know

Filing for Social Security benefits can seem a daunting task. Whether you’ve been injured in a car wreck, or you’re suffering from an ailment that constitutes long-term disability, you will have to know how to deal with the SSA to get your benefits. What qualifies you...

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Car Wrecks and Insurance Companies

People are in car accidents every day. Many are minor accidents in which you may not feel you were injured other than the damage to your automobile. However, sometimes the adrenaline that accompanies such accidents can mask, for a short time anyway, minor injuries you...

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