Jun 26, 2019

Truck Backup Accidents – Trucker Responsibilities and Negligence

By |June 26th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Backing up a tractor-trailer can be dangerous for many reasons, but specifically because of the driver’s limited visibility. Maintaining the proper line of sight and avoiding obstacles while reversing in a large truck is much more difficult than in a standard passenger vehicle. This is especially true when attempting to maneuver in tight, confined spaces, such as at loading docks, around city streets, or in work zones. If the trucker who is preparing for a backup maneuver only checks one mirror, he or she is acting negligently and may cause a truck accident. This is because [...]

Jun 19, 2019

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

By |June 19th, 2019|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Another person’s negligence in a car crash incident has left you injured. Now, you may be asking the question, “How much is my car accident claim worth?” Although we cannot provide you with a specific dollar value because every claim is different, there are certain factors to consider that can definitely affect the size of your settlement. We want to break those down for you today. What losses are calculated in a car crash? Your medical costs. The ultimate worth of your car crash settlement must take all of these medical treatment costs into account. Lost [...]

Jun 11, 2019

Fires Hazard Issues from Appliances in the Home

By |June 11th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

Most people don’t spend time thinking about their appliances. Until something goes wrong and an injury occurs, we mostly just go about our day, using the tools that make life easier. Because most of these objects require electricity or gas, the risk for a fire is greater than it is with other types of products. Defective appliances are particularly susceptible to posing these fire dangers. When a household appliance is defective and causes a burn injury, or sparks a fire that leads to toxic exposure or an explosion, the injury victim can seek recovery of damages [...]

Jun 5, 2019

Catastrophic Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

By |June 5th, 2019|Construction Accident|0 Comments

Construction sites can be very dangerous for workers. These places are often venues for heavy equipment, sharp tools, and field tasks conducted at elevated heights above the ground – all of which can place workers into peril if something goes wrong. Types of catastrophic construction accidents Some of the accidents which can lead to catastrophic injuries include: Being trapped under or in between objects in which the body is squeezed, pinched, or crushed by equipment and machinery; Being hit by a moving object (like a crane) or a vehicle (like a truck or forklift); Falling from [...]

Apr 30, 2019

Car Accident Statistics You Should Know

By |April 30th, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Car accidents are frequently a traumatic experience as people often hear about them while reading the newspaper, watch them being described on the evening news or see them in person while driving. Today, we’re going to discuss a few of the scary car accident statistics worldwide. Scary Car Accident Statistics Did you know, worldwide, 1.25 million people die in car accidents annually? That is an alarming statistic. We often get into cars without thinking of the consequences or dangers they bestow upon us. That’s why it is even more important that you drive distraction-free and remain as attentive [...]

Apr 9, 2019

This is how many times the average person gets into a car accident

By |April 9th, 2019|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Have you just been in a car accident? As you start looking for a car accident lawyer, you may also wonder how many accidents the average person has been in. The answer depends on a few factors. The Average Number of Car Accidents Most people are going to be in about four car accidents during their lifetime. That may sound like a lot, but that's only one accident every 18 years. Decreasing Your Risk of Car Accidents Take a defensive driving course. Often, the greatest risks on the road are the other drivers. A defensive driving course [...]

Apr 1, 2019

These are the most common car accident injuries

By |April 1st, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Car accident injuries can be devastating, and unfortunately there are common injuries that occur more often than others. These include neck and back injuries – both of which are severe and should not be left untreated. If you’ve been in a recent or previous accident and suffered physical pain or loss, contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your options. Here are the most common injuries that occur in car accidents. Broken Bones and Fractures Being in a car wreck can subject your body to a tremendous amount of force. Broken bones may not be immediately [...]

Jan 11, 2019

Can you get Reimbursed for Pain and Suffering with a Car Accident?

By |January 11th, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Car accidents are notorious for serious injuries that can disable a person, hinder their ability to work and bring home an income, and leave lasting impressions that change a person's life permanently. This is why it is important for an injured party to look at all the options with our qualified attorneys  before making a decision or simply agreeing to an immediate insurance coverage offer. Most accidents are addressed by insurance policies covering the cars involved, not the parties who were driving the vehicles. And insurance companies make it a point to reduce their losses where [...]

Jan 11, 2019

What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Help With?

By |January 11th, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Personal injury lawyers have experience representing clients in a variety of issues due to the many types incidents that may lead to a legal action. These kinds of cases are called “torts.” A tort is a wrongful act that breaches a duty to another, causes harm and calls for the courts to impose a liability on the person committing the wrongful act. That wrongful act can be a mistake that the law refers to as negligence. If someone fails to take appropriate care and causes harm to you, a personal injury lawyer is the person you’d [...]

Nov 11, 2016

UCP of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley Enters Wii-hab

By |November 11th, 2016|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Clay Martin and Tara Helms of Martin & Helms, P.C., a local law firm, presented a Nintendo Wii gaming system to United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley on August 17th in conjunction with the nationwide Project Wii-hab. UCP of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley Family Services Supervisor Julie Carden accepted the donation of a Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Play, and controllers on behalf of the organization. UCP of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley therapists will use the new gaming equipment during physical and occupational therapies with clients of all ages and abilities. wii-hab "Our therapy [...]

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