Personal Injury

Delayed But Dangerous: 6 Injuries You Should Look Out For After a Car Accident

There were more than 31,000 car accidents in Dallas, according to the most recent year of crash statistics available from the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT). Those who were able to walk away only with a feeling of confusion and shock probably consider themselves lucky. However, just because you weren’t rushed off in an …

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Defective Seat Backs and the Consequences of Years of Inaction

Safety regulators and the auto industry have known for years that many seats can fail in moderate- to high-speed rear-end crashes. CBS recently performed its own seat back test and found that a banquet chair could pass the outdated federal seat strength standard. Tests have been performed on lawn chairs that passed the federal seatback …

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Why you need uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

Why you need uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage   If you’re in an accident and the other driver is uninsured or doesn’t have enough insurance, will your injuries be covered? If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist protection (UM/UIM coverage), the answer is probably “yes.” Many auto insurance industry experts recommend choosing this option. You might think that because …

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Calculating compensation for emotional distress

Calculating compensation for emotional distress   Most states, including Alabama, recognize economic, non-economic, and punitive damages in personal injury cases. Emotional distress falls in the non-economic category.  Calculating economic damages when the plaintiff was injured because of the defendant’s negligence is straightforward. Such damages may consist of medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Calculating …

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