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Damages and Pre-Existing Injuries

Can an Alabama car accident victim, with a pre-existing back or neck injury, recover damages after an accident?

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

The short answer to this question is “It depends.” If a car accident victim has a pre-existing injury, it could help or harm the case. Consulting with an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident cases will be the first step in determining how a previous back or neck injury can… Read More »

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Car Accidents & Severe Burns

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

If you have been involved in a car accident, you know that there can sustain a variety of injuries, ranging in severity. One of the most painful and catastrophic injuries a car accident victim can sustain are burn injuries. Burn victims can be left with scarring all over their bodies that never fully fades,… Read More »

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Federal Agency Proposes New Guidelines to Reduce Distracted Driving

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

Despite the abundant research and years of effort made by safety groups and law enforcement to publicize the dangers of texting or using a phone while driving, distracted driving continues to take a toll on American lives and roadway safety. According to recently-released statistics, the number of fatal injuries resulting from distracted driving continues… Read More »

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Automated Vehicles to Become Common on US Roads

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

Until recently, a self-driving car seemed like a promise of the future, not something that any of us expected to see in our lifetimes. However, swift development of autonomous vehicle technology has made that far-fetched idea a reality. Before the end of 2016, cars that can drive themselves are slated to become even more… Read More »

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Two Alabama Cities Listed among Highest Accident Rates Nationwide

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

Traffic accident rates are rising across the country, for reasons not entirely understood by experts. Two cities particularly hard-hit by an increase in fatal car and truck accident rates are close to home, right here in Alabama. Traffic fatalities have been increasing nationwide over the past two years. According to the National Highway Traffic… Read More »

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Federal Regulators Draft Rule Requiring that Large Vehicle Speed Be Capped

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

A new rule, now available for public comment, would require large commercial vehicles weighing over 26,000 lbs. to be outfitted with a mechanical speed limiter. While some independent trucking groups are opposed to the rule, others have spoken out in favor of capping large trucks at a certain speed, both to increase safety and… Read More »

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New Rule Would Cap Large Truck Speed at Below 70 mph

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have each announced similar rules which would require large vehicles such as buses, tractor-trailers and semi-trucks to use speed-limiting devices in all new vehicles in their fleets. The devices would be mandatory in all vehicles weighing over 26,000 lbs, and… Read More »

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Survey Reveals that Majority of US Drivers Act Aggressively

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

We’ve all seen someone lose their cool when something aggravating has happened on the road—we may even have been that someone who has lost their cool. Road rage might be even more common than you think, however. According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80% of drivers… Read More »

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Follow These Five Steps After an Alabama Car Accident

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

After you’re the victim of a crash, you might not be sure what to do first. In order to protect your right to compensation for your injuries, follow these post-accident rules to give yourself the best chances to receive the full value of your injuries and losses in a claim for your damages. See… Read More »

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Makers of Snapchat Sued for Injuries Caused by Distracted Driver

By Carter Law Firm, P.C. |

A Georgia man has recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against a young woman and the makers of the photo-sharing app Snapchat. He alleges that she was preoccupied with the app’s speed filter when she careened into him, traveling at what he alleges was over 100 mph. The victim, Wentworth Maynard, was driving for… Read More »

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