Personal Injury

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 CBS recently performed its own seat back test and found that a banquet chair could pass the outdated federal seat strength standard.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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