Recent Posts in Car Accidents Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Auto Parts

    || 1-Oct-2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automobile manufacturers have been asked to recall more than 46 million tires, 390 million vehicles and 66 million auto components since 1966. While measures have since been taken to improve the overall safety of motor vehicles, defective auto parts still can, and do, make their way into cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. ...
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  • Can I Trust the Insurance Company to Offer a Fair Settlement?

    || 14-Sep-2013

    After being injured in a car accident, the last thing that you will want to do is handle negotiations with the other party's insurance company. For this reason, you may be tempted to accept the first settlement that they offer. While any amount of compensation may significantly help you to manage your medical expenses and lost earnings, it is important to understand that the insurance company ...
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  • Daydreaming & Driving: Is It More Dangerous Than Texting?

    || 12-Sep-2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving accidents kill more than 3,300 people annually in the United States—which does not even account for the 387,000 others who are seriously injured. This means that nearly 18% of all motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. that result in injury can be attributed to distracted driving practices. While many people ...
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  • Dealing with Uninsured Motorists

    || 16-Aug-2013

    While most motorists do their best to abide by the law and carry the state's required auto insurance, there are still thousands of drivers who elect not to carry auto insurance. Unfortunately, the primary reasons why people don't have auto insurance are because they either can't afford it or they don't have a valid driver's license to begin with. At any given moment you could ...
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  • How to Deal With the Insurance Company After a Car Accident

    || 9-Aug-2013

    Since car accidents are common events, most people will be involved in at least one car accident in their lifetime. Dealing with the insurance company after a car accident can be a hassle; however, there's no way around it and it's important to know how to properly handle your claim. While the driver that crashes into your car is responsible for contacting their insurance company, it's ...
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  • Car Accident FAQ

    || 2-Aug-2013

    At Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our team of Montgomery car accident attorneys are committed to helping our clients receive maximum financial compensation in their personal injury claims. With the high incidence of motor vehicle collisions, we regularly represent car accident victims in their claims against insurance carriers as well as their surviving family members in ...
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  • What to do After a Car Accident

    || 26-Jul-2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, representing a 2.9% decline from the previous year. In the United States, the three biggest causes of motor vehicle crashes include drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving, with texting while driving being by far the most alarming form of driver ...
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  • FDA Announces Ambien Dosages Must be Lowered in Women Due to Car Accident Studies

    || 10-Jan-2013

    The drug Ambien, also known as zolpidem, is sedative used to help individuals who have a hard time sleeping by way of altering certain chemical in your brain that causes insomnia and has been on the market for two decades now. There are different functions of the product, one layer that helps the person fall asleep, another layer that helps the user stay asleep through an extended-release (the ...
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