Personal Injury

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 [...]

Dec 17, 2019

How Can You Help Your Personal Lawyer Prepare Your Personal Injury Case?

By |December 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

At Martin & Helms, our Huntsville personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of negligence and wrongdoing get justice for years. We work with investigators, product safety engineers, your doctors, and others, when necessary, to help prepare your case for negotiation and trial. As much as we advise clients and help them prepare, sometimes the best results are obtained when clients do their most to be prepared as well. But if you’re not a lawyer, it can be hard to know what you can do to help your own case. A lot of is really common [...]

Nov 26, 2019

Improving Drugged Driving Testing & Prosecution in Alabama

By |November 26th, 2019|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

We’re certainly all aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. However, drug-impaired driving (or driving under the influence) is rapidly becoming a big problem on our highways – particularly with the rise in opioid abuse and recreational marijuana. However, one of the major issues with prosecuting drugged drivers is that many fast-metabolizing drugs can dissipate from a user’s system long before authorities are able to take a blood draw, leaving the prosecution with little to no proof. The state of Alabama is aiming to reduce this gap, increase prosecutions and get dangerous drivers off the [...]

Oct 2, 2019

Can I Sue a Dating App if I Am Hurt by Another User?

By |October 2nd, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Online dating apps are popular, and with good reason: when you live a busy life, it can be hard to meet someone special. Sadly, not everyone uses these apps with the right intentions. For instance, Match.com has come under criticism at times because some users have misused the sites resources for malicious purposes. If you are on one of these sites and something does go very wrong, can you sue the dating app or website if you match causes you harm? The answer, like with so many things, is “it depends.” When an app creator is [...]

Sep 24, 2019

Airport Injuries You Never Saw Coming

By |September 24th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

There are about 40 airports and airfields in Alabama, though many of them are small and privately owned. Huntsville International Airport and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, however, serve millions of people every year, flying hundreds of aircrafts each day. With the holidays season fast approaching, there is a good chance that you may find yourself in one of these airports soon, waiting for a flight alongside thousands of other people. When you think about air travel injuries, it’s natural to think first of a plane crash, or a piece of luggage falling out of an overhead bin [...]

Sep 17, 2019

Will Lyft’s New Safety Standards be Enough?

By |September 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber have been under scrutiny for the last couple of years, especially from riders who claim the drivers assaulted them. The pressure to make riders safer has been building, and Lyft, it appears, is attempting to answer the call. In a blog post, Lyft announced “we’re taking further action toward our goal of making Lyft the safest form of transportation for everyone with new initiatives to better predict if someone needs help; to provide easier access to emergency assistance; and require sexual violence prevention education with RAINN,” the Rape, Abuse & [...]

Aug 14, 2019

How Do I Choose the Best Personal Injury Attorney for Me?

By |August 14th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

An injury can throw your entire life out-of-whack. You may need time off of work, or have to see specialists for your injuries. You may need to find in-home care for a loved one, or a long-term babysitter for your children. You could be facing bills from a mechanic, or fighting with your insurance company about how much they’ll cover for your rental costs. It can be a lot to handle. The stress of choosing an attorney can add to that, at a time when additional stress is, literally, the last thing you need. That is [...]

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