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Four car accident claim myths to watch out for

Being involved in a crash, even a seemingly minor one, can become complicated. If you have never filed a car accident claim before, you may not be fully aware of the legal options available to you. There are some myths surrounding car accident claims that insurance companies may take advantage of. Playing into these myths...

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Alabama's distracted driving laws among the most lenient in the nation

Distracted driving involves any activity that could distract a driver from the primary task of driving a car. In theory, it can also include daydreaming or any cognitive activity that removes your mental focus from the road. Cellphones contribute to most cases of distracted driving. Many drivers feel the need to check their notifications any...

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What causes jackknife truck accidents?

“Jackknife accident” is a term used to describe an incident in which the trailer of a semi-truck swings out and forms a V-shape. The trailer maneuvers the same way as a folding jackknife (hence the term). A single jackknife accident can cause a massive amount of damage to other cars on the road. As a...

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Drowsy driving crashes could increase after spring daylight savings

On March 8, 2020, we will be setting the clocks ahead by one hour. This one-hour change may cause a temporary uptick in drowsy driving. That's because daylight savings often disrupts our circadian rhythm, which is the body's natural clock. It programs when we sleep and when we're alert. For those who don't receive adequate sleep,...

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Alabama 15th Most Dangerous State for Motorcyclists and Bicyclists

Motorcyclists and bicyclists in Alabama have one thing in common: they are often not seen by motorists. Sometimes, they're treated as a nuisance. An average of four motorcyclists and/or bicyclist fatalities are investigated in Mobile and Baldwin counties in a span of 90 days, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. In 2017, approximately 79 motorcyclist...

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Aggressive driving and road rage are on the rise

Stress is an unfortunate part of the everyday lives of Alabama residents, as well as people all across the United States. In 2018, Americans were found to be among the most stressed-out people in the world, according to a Gallup poll. That stress often plays out on the road. Whether you're traveling on Interstate 10...

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The Risk of Suffering from PTSD After a Car Accident

In 2017, over 6.5 million car accidents occurred in the United States, killing 37,133 people, injuring nearly 3 million more and costing millions in property damage.  In many cases, these crashes can trigger the mental health condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to verywellmind.com, a mental health website affiliated with The Cleveland Clinic in...

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Warning: Drowsy Driving May Be More Widespread Than You Think

Roughly 91,000 crashes in the United States are caused each year by drowsy driving  — resulting in the deaths of nearly 800 people and injuries of around 50,000 others. These are the figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While these figures may be staggering, they're only estimates. Determining whether drowsy driving was a factor in...

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