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Tips to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident

The one mistake people make immediately following a car accident is to protect themselves from liability. Most of us do things in the car that break the law or are considered unsafe. Sometimes, even the most innocuous of actions, such as eating and drinking, or putting on makeup in the car, distract us and take […]

Minimum Auto Insurance Limits in Alabama

Every state has its own set of laws that govern car insurance premiums and limits. Some states are no-fault based, but Alabama is a fault-based state, which means that anyone who gets involved in an accident can make a claim with the other person’s auto insurance company. It also provides drivers various options for filing […]

Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips

According to U.S. holiday travel statistics reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. Compared to the average number of yearly long-distance trips (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away), the Thanksgiving period increases these kind of journeys by 54%. 91% of […]

Voice-Activated Commands & Distracted Driving

One of the most recent topics of discussion concerning texting and driving asks whether or not using your cell phone while you are stopped at a red light is considered distracted driving. With thousands of people getting involved in accidents each year, it soon become apparent that it was necessary to implement laws to deter […]

Dealing with Insurance after a Motor Vehicle Accident

Time is of the essence anytime someone is seriously injured in an auto collision. All of the facts of the incidence—photo of the injuries and property damage, witness statements, and additional evidence that can supplement a personal injury claim are all critical. Why is that, you may be asking? There are several components in a […]

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have just been in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you will most likely experience mental shock and confusion in addition to any physical trauma you have sustained. If you can focus in the immediate aftermath and take some proactive steps you may have a much easier time recovering the financial compensation […]

Uninsured Motorist Claims

Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage offers you compensation when a negligent driver injures you who has no insurance. Underinsured motorist covered (UIM) is for those hurt by a negligent driver who was carrying some but not enough insurance. These forms of coverage let you as the injured party to recover compensation to cover your medical bills, […]

Toyota Vehicle Recall

On Wednesday February 12, 2014, Toyota announced recalls of 2.1 million vehicles globally; 713,000 Prius vehicles in North America alone. The first recall is associated with the potential for an automatic shutdown of Prius vehicles for model years 2010 to 2014. In this newest Toyota recall, the defect occurs in the Prius’ software settings that could […]

Alabama Guest Statute: Driver Responsibility to Passengers

In Alabama, the driver or owner of a vehicle is not responsible for death or injuries sustained to another person riding in the vehicle simply by virtue of ownership or the fact that he or she is operating the vehicle.  The legislature enacted a law referred to as the “Alabama Guest Statute” that articulates this […]