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Posted by Editor  |  January 1, 2019

What Is Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

One type of civil claim a party can make against another is for alleged breach of fiduciary duty. A breach of fiduciary duty suit is based on the principle that one party (the defendant) acted outside the best interests of another party (the plaintiff), despite having an obligation to do otherwise. Most of these...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 19, 2018

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Alabama?

Lane splitting, or riding a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction, is illegal in Alabama. The only state in which the law permits motorcyclists to lane split is California. Many motorcyclists believe lane splitting is a safer way to travel, while others disagree. Other motorists have also had mixed...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 17, 2018

How Do Dock Electrocutions Happen?

Dock electrocutions are a serious – if lesser-known – risk of drowning in Alabama. They can cause electric shock drowning, or a death that occurs when swimmers encounter electric currents while swimming. The electric shock itself may be strong enough to kill the swimmer, or it may incapacitate the swimmer enough to cause drowning....
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Posted by Editor  |  December 14, 2018

How to Prevent Wrong-Way Accidents

Every year in the U.S., wrong-way accidents kill 300 to 400 people on average. Wrong-way accidents are particularly devastating collisions. A vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on a road or highway can cause a head-on collision – one of the deadliest types of car accidents. In a head-on collision, the vehicles collide at...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 12, 2018

How to Save the Life of a Motorcyclist

Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in car accidents than passenger vehicle occupants, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Vulnerabilities to serious personal injuries in auto accidents put motorcyclists at great risk every time they travel. In Alabama alone, 114 motorcyclists and moped riders lost their lives in 2016. Although riding a...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 10, 2018

How to Avoid Daycare Nightmares

Parents trust daycare centers in Alabama with the safety, health, and lives of their children. Unfortunately, not all childcare companies deserve this trust. Leaving your child at daycare should not end with a phone call about an emergency situation. As a parent, the best way to protect your child’s well-being is to check the...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 5, 2018

Winter Driving Tips for Alabama

Winter driving in Alabama can change abruptly. The state does not receive predictable snowfall each year, often making it difficult for drivers to prepare for the winter weather. Many drivers may encounter their first snow-driving experiences during one of Alabama’s occasional snowstorms. It is important to review safe-driving tips and best practices before hitting...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 3, 2018

The Dangers of ATVs and Young Drivers

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular in Alabama – especially on farms and in rural regions. ATVs are useful for outdoor work and for recreational purposes. Although most ATV manufacturers stipulate that minors under the age of 16 should not operate ATVs alone or unsupervised, many families make the mistake of assuming they are safe...
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Posted by Editor  |  November 26, 2018

Why Is Texting the Most Dangerous Type of Distracted Driving?

Many states have enacted laws against distracted driving, and most of these laws pertain to cell phone use behind the wheel. Several states have banned the use of cell phones while driving or require the use of hands-free calling systems. Many possible distractions may cause car accidents, but texting while driving has proven to...
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Posted by Editor  |  November 22, 2018

Damages Recoverable under Alabama Wrongful Death?   A wrongful death lawsuit can be an extremely complex legal case, and every state has unique laws covering who may file these claims, the damages available, time limits for filing, and many other factors. However, in Alabama, potential procedural traps may complicate a wrongful death claim. It’s vital for anyone considering a...
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