Mar 25, 2020

What Do I Do if a Recalled Auto Part Caused My Car Crash?

By |March 25th, 2020|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Manufacturers are required to issue recall notices on defective parts and products, including defective vehicle parts. This is done in order to alert consumers of the danger, and instruct them on taking appropriate action to have the issue resolved. Unfortunately, at times, these recall notices do not arrive fast enough and the dangerous defect has already led to an accident or injury. What the law says When a manufacturer notices a defect, the law requires that manufacturer to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the defect. Both the manufacturer and the NHTSA have [...]

Mar 17, 2020

Medtronic Recalls Thousands of Insulin Pumps Due to Potential Dangerous Incorrect Dosing

By |March 17th, 2020|Defective Products|0 Comments

For those with diabetes, receiving insulin is the most effective way to manage issues associated with blood sugar. Insulin pumps make the process of dosing and administration of insulin automatic for persons with diabetes. It is a highly effective solution for people who strongly prefer not to deal with needles and pokes. However, if an insulin pump fails, a patient may receive either too little or too much insulin, resulting in potential serious medical consequences. Medtronic has issued a recall of its MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps, citing faulty retainer rings. NBC News reports that “Medtronic [...]

Mar 10, 2020

Who Is Responsible for Crumbling, Cracked Sidewalks and Walkways?

By |March 10th, 2020|Premises Liability|0 Comments

Crumbling concrete, cracked sidewalks, and uneven surfaces are ugly, and they can be dangerous. When pedestrians are walking down the street, they have the right to do so without constantly worrying about an uneven or cracked sidewalk that can cause them to trip, slip, and possibly endure injuries that can keep them hospitalized and even immobile for a specific amount of time. So, who is responsible for slip and fall injuries caused by these issues? It all depends on where the injuries occur when an individual is walking, bicycling, or running outside. Who can be held [...]

Mar 3, 2020

What You Should Know about Merging Accidents

By |March 3rd, 2020|Car Accidents|0 Comments

With thousands of motor vehicle accidents happening across the country each year, some of these accidents to occur when drivers are attempting to merge into a lane from a different section of the road. Some Huntsville merging accidents involve two vehicles, while others may involve multiple vehicles. Merging accidents, also called lane change accidents, often occur when one driver is trying to get on the highway from an on-ramp. The driver who is merging onto the highway needs to be careful and look out for oncoming traffic before attempting to get into a lane. If the [...]

Feb 25, 2020

What Causes Heavy Machinery Accidents on Construction Sites?

By |February 25th, 2020|Construction Accident|0 Comments

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places; it’s why there are supposed to be signs posted on and around the site, warning of the dangers, and why workers are required to wear hard hats. One of the reasons accidents on work sites are so dangerous (and often so deadly) is the speed at which they occur. By the time you realize what’s happening, it may be too late to protect yourself. There are times when construction site accidents have little to do with the workers themselves, and more to do with acts a nature – the sudden [...]

Feb 18, 2020

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents

By |February 18th, 2020|Motorcycle Injury|0 Comments

Thousands of accidents occur each day on roads across the country, some of which involve motorcyclists. While any type of accident is a bad thing, motorcycle accidents are often more catastrophic than the average car accident. The impact of a vehicle crashing into a motorcycle could send a motorist in the air, causing them to drop down on the ground at a fast pace and sustain some of the most traumatic injuries. If you were involved in a Huntsville motorcycle accident, there are some important things you should know. How many people have been involved in [...]

Feb 11, 2020

What Is the Trucking Log, and Why Is It Important?

By |February 11th, 2020|Truck Accident|0 Comments

When a truck accident occurs, the result can be fatal. Collisions involving trucks are dangerous for many reasons, but the size and weight of the vehicles can make any crash a fatal one. Commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds and the impact of these vehicles can cause some serious damage to other vehicles on the road. When we want to prove liability in a truck accident, one of the first things we do is ask to see the log of the truck driver’s hours. All truck drivers keep one, and it is a valuable [...]

Feb 4, 2020

Marijuana Use and Driving in Alabama

By |February 4th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Currently, the personal use of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Alabama with possible penalties of a year in jail and a $6,000 fine. The sale, cultivation, and trafficking in marijuana is a felony. But this may change in the coming months, as the state is considering legalizing the medical use of marijuana. But should they? According to data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) driving under the influence of marijuana is a growing problem. In 2018, about 12 million Americans from age 16 and up admitted to driving under the influence of marijuana, [...]

Jan 28, 2020

What Are Electrical Burn Injuries?

By |January 28th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

An electrical burn occurs when an individual is handling a product which conducts electricity, like a live wire or a malfunctioning appliance. While an initial electric shock may send a tingling sensation throughout the body, under certain circumstances, people can experience severe electrical burn injuries. An individual may sustain burn injuries on any part of the body which comes in contact with an electrical current. Though electricians and construction workers are the most likely to sustain an electrical burn, you could also be hurt in your home or on someone else’s property. Common causes of electrical [...]

Jan 21, 2020

Debunking Three Common Myths about Sex Trafficking

By |January 21st, 2020|Sexual Assault|0 Comments

Sex trafficking is a serious problem in the United States. People of all ages, races, nationalities, and economic backgrounds are being abducted (or conned) into sexual slavery, and forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for money that their captors collect. Understanding the urban legends and myths of sex trafficking is important because it can happen to anyone, even though some people do not believe that it is going on in their hometown. Myth: Sex trafficking only occurs in foreign countries Although sex trafficking occurs in foreign countries across the globe, it is not just happening [...]

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