Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/index.aspx ) Although the problem seems to be upsettingly common, not too many people know how to handle it, or are even ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    || 30-Oct-2013

    If you have been injured by someone else's negligent, reckless or careless actions, the first question on your mind may be, "Is it worth my time to file a lawsuit?" Unfortunately, a number of injured victims are hesitant to pursue compensation because they are unsure of how much their claim will be worth. While this is an important factor to take into consideration, you should not be ...
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  • Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in Alabama?

    || 17-Oct-2013

    In the state of Alabama, all companies that employ four or more workers are legally required to purchase workers' compensation insurance on their behalf. This is a no-fault system, which means that an injured worker does not need to prove that the accident and/or their injuries were caused by another person's negligence. Provided that the worker did not willfully cause the accident, they ...
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  • When Could I Sue My Attorney for Legal Malpractice?

    || 3-Oct-2013

    When you place your trust in a lawyer, you assume that they will do everything in their power to assist you in achieving your legal goals—whether that includes securing damages for a wrongful injury or avoiding a criminal conviction—but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Like anyone else, lawyers too are prone to making mistakes and ill-fated decisions; however, this does not ...
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  • Inadequate Security: How Do I Prove My Case?

    || 2-Oct-2013

    As you may know, property owners in Alabama have a legal obligation to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. This means that they must adhere to applicable safety regulations and building codes, conduct routine maintenance and take measures to remedy any hazardous conditions that arise. What you may now know, however, is that they are also responsible for protecting their ...
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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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  • Bicycle Helmets Can Prevent 45,000 Head Injuries Annually

    || 10-Sep-2013

    According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), mandatory helmet use by children ages 4 to 15 would prevent between 39,000 and 45,000 head injuries annually in the U.S. Considering the fact that nearly 400,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries each year, legally mandated helmet use has ...
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  • Wrongful Death Case Stems from Inflatable Slide Accident

    || 6-Sep-2013

    Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is currently representing the family and the estate of a man who was killed in an inflatable slide accident. The slide had not been properly anchored, causing the victim to suffer fatal injuries after falling from the loosely secured apparatus. While inflatable slides are a popular staple at parties and corporate events, the amount of injuries ...
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  • MCATD Represents Victims of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    || 4-Sep-2013

    Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is pleased to announce that we are currently working on securing compensation for a family that was subjected to dangerous levels a carbon monoxide while they were asleep in their trailer. As residents of Louisiana, the family had originally purchased the trailer for rodeo events. At one such event, the family was awoken by a serious bout of ...
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  • Judge Rejects BP's Bid to Suspend Oil Spill Settlement Payments

    || 29-Aug-2013

    BP, the company responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, recently submitted second request to temporarily halt settlement payments that are being made to oil spill victims through the company's court-supervised program, according to a Bloomberg article. That request, however, was denied, clearing the way for those who have been harmed by the oil spill to continue with the process of ...
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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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  • BP Objects to Settlement Agreement in U.S. Appeals Court

    || 15-Jul-2013

    On July 8, 2013, BP voiced their complaints to a three-judge panel in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals about the manner in which Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator in their case, is allowing businesses to collect money. The company has repeatedly argued that the terms of their settlement have been misinterpreted by Mr. Juneau, thus allowing unaffected businesses to cash in on the ...
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