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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Alabama?

If you get into an accident that someone else caused, the other driver is liable for your damages. If that driver does not have car insurance, the chances of recovering compensation directly from them are small. If you carry uninsured motorist insurance on your own auto policy, however, that coverage can help with your medical bills and car repairs....

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How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Alabama?

In most cases, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim in Alabama. We call this time period the “statute of limitations.” For example, if you were injured in an trucking accident on January 1, 2024, you must file your case before January 1, 2026. Of course, there are several exceptions...

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Average Settlement for Drunk Driving Accidents in Birmingham

When you get hit by a drunk driver, the aftermath and overall injuries can be devastating. Many victims after the accident want to know the average drunk driver settlement and if it covers their losses. Since every accident has unique factors, it’s difficult to determine a reasonable drunk driving lawsuit settlement without the help of an experienced Birmingham car...

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Common Alabama Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle riders lack the same safety protections that vehicle occupants have, which is one reason why so many motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries. Even seemingly minor accidents can be severe. Common motorcycle injuries involve head injuries, fractured or broken bones, road rash, spinal cord injuries, and more. Contact the Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyers at Fob James Law Firm...

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How to Get Your Birmingham Accident Report

If you get into a car accident in Birmingham, Alabama, the responding police officer usually creates a crash report that includes the involved parties and details of the accident. This accident report from the Birmingham Police Department plays a crucial role in your claim if you are not at fault and often determines how much an insurance company offers...

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What to Do When Insurance Companies Drag Their Feet?

When you present a personal injury claim to a defendant’s insurance company, you expect them to handle your claim with professionalism and try to resolve it within a reasonable amount of time. In other situations, you may encounter delays from your own insurance company. When an insurance company delays resolving a claim, it may be guilty of acting in...

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How To Get Your Regional Paramedical Services Ambulance Bill

Were you injured and transported by an ambulance company such as Regional Paramedical Services? You may have unpaid bills following an incident during which you were injured. This includes an ambulance bill that you may have received in the mail. In fact, you may be shocked to receive an ambulance bill because you have health insurance. Sometimes you will...

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What Is a Good Settlement Amount for a Motorcycle Accident in Alabama?

In any car or motorcycle accident, the amount of damages varies widely. Because of this, it is hard to pin down an exact average amount. A good settlement for one case will not be a good settlement in another. The best way to estimate the value of your individual claim is to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney....

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Alabama Motorcycle Safety Laws: Helmet Laws

Almost half of the country has a universal helmet law in place, including Alabama. All riders and passengers are obligated to wear a helmet at all times, no matter their age. Also, Alabama helmet laws set forth specifics on what is an approved helmet. These include details on the necessary exterior shell, cradle, padding, and chin strap. The National...

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How to Deal with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident in Alabama

The most important thing to remember when considering how to deal with an insurance company after an accident is not to let the insurance company intimidate you. If you understand your rights and have a strong advocate at your side, you will be in a better position to hold your own against the insurance company and recover the compensation...

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