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    • Truck Accidents – By the Numbers

      Truck Accidents – By the Numbers

      1. How prevalent are trucking accidents? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were an eye-popping 342,000 reported accidents involving large trucks in 2013. Of those 342,000 accidents, there were an estimated 95,000 injuries and 3,964 fatalities. Based […]

    • Truck Accidents – Employer Liability

      Truck Accidents – Employer Liability

      If the defendant of a large truck accident is the truck driver, then the driver’s employer may be liable for the actions of their employee driver and liable for the company’s own negligence as well. Under theories of vicarious liability, […]

    • Truck Accidents – Comparing Trucks to Cars

      Truck Accidents – Comparing Trucks to Cars

      Trucking Accidents: Differences Between Large Trucks and Cars While the differences between large trucks and cars appear obvious to most, each year there are thousands of accidents that could have been avoided had traditional safe driving rules been followed. Underlying […]

    • WALTER ENERGY – WHAT’S WRONG IN AMERICA

      WALTER ENERGY – WHAT’S WRONG IN AMERICA

      On a flight last week, I was catching up on my reading.  In the August 7, 2015 edition of the Birmingham Business Journal, there was a list of the highest paid public company executives (ranked by compensation in 2014).  Four […]

    • Products and Injuries

      Products and Injuries

      Product liability claims involve many types of products:  drugs, power tools, industrial equipment, guns, etc.  However, one of the most heavily litigated area of products liability is the automobile.  Product liability litigation involving automobiles has led to numerous changes in […]

    • Products and Injuries

      Products and Injuries

      Many products cause injuries every year.  But, sometimes people are unaware they may have recourse for injuries caused by products.  What recourse?  In Alabama, there is the Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).  Essentially, that doctrine says that a person injured […]

    • Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      The June, 2015 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter is out.  There were 9 car accident cases in this edition.   Five of those were defense verdicts.  Of the four plaintiff verdicts, the total amount of all four verdicts equaled $56,000.00 or an […]

    • Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      The May, 2015 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter is out.  There were 11 car accident cases in this edition.   Six of those were defense verdicts.  Of the five plaintiff verdicts, the total amount of all five verdicts equaled $140,702.00 or an […]

    • Are You a Yo Yo?

      Are You a Yo Yo?

      There is a common automobile dealer transaction which creates a yo yo situation (also called a spot delivery).  How does this work? Let’s say a husband and wife go to the dealership on a Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  They […]

    • March, 2015 Jury Verdicts

      March, 2015 Jury Verdicts

      The new Alabama Jury Verdict reporter is out.   The results: 15 Jury Verdicts Auto Negligence 5 Defense Verdicts 1 $1,000.00 verdict 1 $100,000.00 verdict reduced to $50,000.00 (uninsured motorist claim) 1 $140,000.00 verdict Medical Malpractice 2 Defense Verdicts Conversion (theft) […]