Personal Injury Blog

  • Read the full article, Malpractice in Alabama; Tough Laws Protect Doctors, Penalize Injured Patients, on While the rate of medical malpractice payments are down across the country, patients in Alabama may have the hardest time when seeking restitution. Data from the National Practitioner Data Bank suggests that approximately 9 out of 10 patients who file medical malpractice suits ...
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  • Attorneys Joey Morris and Mark Andrews of Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC have been able to secure an $850,000 verdict for their clients, who sued a nursing home for neglect that led to a patient’s death. The verdict amount marks the largest arbitration award in Alabama for a nursing home abuse case of this kind. It is also an amount that is more than double what the ...
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  • A Jemison woman suffered burns on her hands and legs after her e-cigarette device, sometimes called a vaporizer, exploded while she was changing its internal battery. After feeling a painful electric shock, the woman threw it away from her as it was consumed in flames. The intensity of the device’s fire was enough to immediately ignite the bed it landed on. Her husband was able to throw the ...
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  • Concussion Injury FAQ

    || 23-Jun-2016

    Concussion injuries are severe and may cause serious complications. They are also fairly common consequences to head injuries, a condition that no one is immune to. In order to help prevent concussion injuries, or treat them after they occur, it is important for everyone to know a few key things about them. Please refer to our concussion FAQ below for useful information. If you have already ...
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  • Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps most famous for his roles in the rebooted Star Trek movies, was killed in front of his home on June 19 th, 2016 after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee reportedly rolled away and pinned him against a brick post and a fence. Investigators believe it was a “freak accident” but that does not necessarily mean it was not preventable, as a problematic part ...
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  • Has a product caused you to suffer an injury or become ill from normal use? If so, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your suffering by filing a product liability lawsuit against the responsible parties. If you have been harmed by a consumer product or prescription drug, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and strengthen your case in court. 1. Seek medical ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson’s popular Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powders have been linked to certain serious forms of ovarian cancer. Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a mineral composite containing magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and has been used in powder form for feminine hygiene purposes for decades. Since 1971, however, more than 20 different scientific studies of ...
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  • According to an article covering the event, in 2014, Jonathan Raynes looked away from a stretch of road in Alabama for an instant, looked up to see a stopped car in the street, and swerved left into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision that took the life of Miranda Hamilton. Mr. Raynes would later claim that he was not on his cellphone at the time of the accident but a digital forensic ...
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  • In a decision that really comes as no surprise to most of us, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially declared that hoverboards are intrinsically unsafe as long as they do not have independent certification. Due to the fact that all hoverboards that are being sold right now and were sold recently during the 2015 holiday season have no certification or in-depth safety review of ...
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  • Attorney Mark Andrews Secures $1.272M Verdict

    || 10-Feb-2016

    Mark Andrews of Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, in a collaborative effort with attorneys Myron Penn and Shane Seaborn from Penn & Seaborn, LLC, has successfully recovered a $1,272,000.00 verdict on behalf of a man injured in a collision with a distracted driver in Montgomery County on US Highway 231 south in 2013. After nine days of trial and deliberations, a jury returned ...
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  • Five Tips to Avoid a Holiday Car Accident

    || 7-Dec-2015

    Nothing can ruin the holiday season quite like an unexpected car accident. As snow and sleet begin to accumulate on the roads, the risk of being involved in a crash can increase tremendously, making it vital that drivers take certain precautions to maintain their safety. Our firm has put together a list of tips to help you avoid a collision this holiday season. Watch Your Speed As always, driving ...
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  • A Geneva County jury returned a verdict of $3.8 million in a case involving a client who was severely injured in an alcohol-related car crash. The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Mark Andrews and Tracy Cary. The accident took place at the intersection of Alabama Highway 167 and Geneva County road 41. A Geneva County resident was found under the influence of alcohol when discovered at the ...
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  • According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), an estimated 7.6% to 10% of elders in America experience some form of abuse, whether it be intentional harm or neglect that causes injury. (The full report by the NCEA can be seen here: ) Although the problem seems to be upsettingly common, not too many people know how to handle it, or are even ...
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  • GM Recalls Millions of Vehicles for Dangerous Flaw

    || 28-Oct-2014

    GM Recalls Tens of Millions of Vehicles In the past year, a design defect in the ignition switch of General Motors vehicles has led to the recall of nearly 30 million vehicles. There have been more than 40 rounds of recalls stemming from this problem. The defective ignition switches potentially could turn off the car's engine and airbag system during the course of driving. These defects have ...
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  • GM Ignition Switch Victim Compensation Plan

    || 2-Jul-2014

    Earlier this year, General Motors ("GM") recalled 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches. When jostled or bumped, the defective ignition can switch itself into accessory mode, which shuts down the engine and disables power steering, power brakes, and airbags. This can occur even when the vehicle is traveling at highway speeds. At least 13 deaths have been linked to the flawed ...
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  • Lawyers of MCATD Included in the 2014 Super Lawyers® List

    || 6-May-2014

    Three of the Dothan personal injury lawyers at our firm have been recognized as some of the most outstanding attorneys in the state of Alabama by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Attorneys Tracy W. Cary and Mark Andrews were selected for the 2014 Super Lawyers® list, and Attorney Cory H. Driggers was selected for the 2014 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars ℠ list. Our team at Morris, Cary, Andrews, ...
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  • How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Injury Claim?

    || 7-Apr-2014

    Each personal injury claim is different, so there is no finite way to answer the question of how long it will take to resolve your claim without first having a Montgomery personal injury attorney review your case. There are many factors that can either speed up or slow down the claim process. The extent of your injuries, the number of parties involved in the accident, who was determined to be at ...
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  • Who Is Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits in Alabama?

    || 24-Mar-2014

    Many people are completely unaware of the fact that they may be entitled to file a claim to seek benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to any individual who has had Social Security payroll taxes deducted from his or her paycheck at work. To file a claim for SSD benefits in Alabama, all an individual must do is ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Injuries Suffered on the Job?

    || 21-Mar-2014

    One of the questions we are commonly asked is whether or not an employee can sue his or her employer for injuries suffered on the job. Individuals who are injured during the course of performing work-related tasks can seek financial remuneration for their injuries, as well as other benefits intended to help replace lost wages, by filing a claim through their employer's workers' ...
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  • How Do I Prove That My Insurance Company Acted in Bad Faith?

    || 11-Mar-2014

    If you believe that your insurance company has acted in bad faith, you need to take immediate action to obtain legal counsel so that you can have an aggressive advocate fighting for your rights. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out claims and they do not have your best interests in mind. If your insurance company can figure out a way to get around having to pay out a large ...
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  • Can I File a Car Accident Claim If I Was the Passenger?

    || 3-Mar-2014

    Most people are well-aware of the fact that if they are involved in a car accident, some of the first things they need to do after seeking medical attention is to obtain legal counsel and contact their insurance company so that they can seek compensation for all of the injuries or losses they may have sustained. What about if you are a passenger in a vehicle that is involved in an accident? What ...
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  • MCATD Opens Second Office in Montgomery, AL

    || 21-Feb-2014

    Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is proud to announce the opening of our second office location in Montgomery, Alabama. Our new address is located at: 5748 Carmichael Parkway Montgomery, Alabama 36117 Phone: (334) 316-0930 | Local: (334) 517-1550 At MCATD, we believe that every victim deserves the chance to fight for justice and receive fair compensation for their injuries. ...
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  • The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After an Accident

    || 11-Feb-2014

    If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to understand that seeking medical attention in a timely manner could have a significant impact on the success of your claim. Unfortunately, the insurance company may attempt to prove that you weren't hurt if you did not seek medical attention immediately after the accident, which may make it more difficult for you to ...
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  • How Long Will I Have to File a Lawsuit in Alabama?

    || 18-Nov-2013

    Along with the other 49 states in the U.S., Alabama too has a statute of limitations that will limit the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the nature of your claim, you may only have a few short years to bring suit against the party responsible for your injuries—be it a reckless driver, a careless property owner or a negligent manufacturer. For this ...
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  • How is Alabama's Wrongful Death Statute Different?

    || 8-Nov-2013

    If you have suffered through the untimely death of a loved one, you may be wondering what you can do to hold the responsible party accountable. According to Alabama Code § 6-5-41, you would have the right to file a wrongful death claim if the death was caused by the negligence, wrongful act or omission of another person. While the responsible party may soon face criminal charges for the ...
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