Hit By a Drunk Driver: How to Maximize Your Settlement
Posted on April 13, 2021
Because another driver chose to drink and drive, you are now suffering the consequences. After such an accident, you may wonder, “I was hit by a drunk driver, can I sue?” Yes, you can file a lawsuit, but you need legal help to obtain a favorable settlement with the drunk driver. Average Drunk Driver Settlements in Alabama Drunk driving is a
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Ringing in Ears (Tinnitus) After Car Accident: Legal Action
Posted on April 13, 2021
You have found yourself a victim of a car accident and are experiencing not only the emotional effects but the physical effects as well. Back, neck, and head injuries are common. It is best to see a doctor at the emergency room or urgent care to check you over for any issues resulting from the car accident. However, one injury
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Hit By Car as a Pedestrian: Your Legal Plan of Action
Posted on April 13, 2021
Pexels  In 2018, 107 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in Alabama, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s a 60% increase since 2008. And this number doesn’t even account for all of the pedestrians who were seriously injured but not killed. Sadly, after getting hit by a car, injuries are almost guaranteed. Often, a pedestrian hit by
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CALCULATING COMPENSATION FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
Posted on March 10, 2021
Alabama recognizes 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 emotional distress damages is more complicated. WHAT FACTORS MATTER IN COMPENSATION FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CASES?
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5 MOST COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Posted on March 4, 2021
Any crash involving an 18-wheeler is likely to be catastrophic. That’s because these are not small passenger vehicles. They don’t get into fender-benders. These vehicles fly down interstates at 80 miles per hour or more, bringing with them the force of up to 80,000 pounds. The result? Serious injuries and tragic deaths. Truck crashes killed 121 people and injured 2,629 on Alabama
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MEMORY LOSS AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT: CAUSES AND LEGAL OPTIONS
Posted on March 4, 2021
When a careless driver crashes into your vehicle, they take away your physical safety and sense of wellbeing. But what if the accident they caused took something more from you? What if your car accident took away your memory? Sadly, memory loss after car accidents happens all the time. From not being able to remember the accident itself to struggling
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LEGAL OPTIONS AFTER PARALYZING ACCIDENTS
Posted on March 4, 2021
In a national survey of nearly 1.5 million people who live with paralysis, nearly 27% said their paralysis was caused by a car accident. That’s 390,856 people who got into their cars one day and never regained full control of their bodies. Paralyzing accidents cause more devastation than almost every other type of accident because their effects are often permanent,
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SETTLEMENTS FOR BACK AND NECK INJURIES IN CAR ACCIDENTS
Posted on January 22, 2021
Enduring the pain of a back injury from a car accident is no small burden. The physical consequences of the accident can cause discomfort, numbness, muscle spasms and, in some cases, short or long-term disability. In light of this, the victim has a right to pursue damages after suffering a back injury from a car accident. Settlement amounts for back
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SPINE INJURIES FROM CAR ACCIDENTS: LEGAL OPTIONS TO TAKE
Posted on January 22, 2021
Between 2015 and 2020, the United States saw nearly 18,000 spinal cord injuries each year, according to the University of Alabama’s National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A staggering 38.6 percent of those injuries were the result of a car accident. Countless Alabamians suffer a car accident spine injury every year. From problems with mobility to severe nerve pain, these injuries
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MAKING A CLAIM FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN ALABAMA
Posted on January 22, 2021
Sooner or later, you are bound to be involved in a car accident that damages your vehicle. The average American driver can expect to be in at least three or four car accidents during their lifetime, and most accidents involve property damage. However, suing for property damage after a car accident can be tricky. If you have been in a
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DO I NEED A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE?
Posted on January 7, 2021
An Alabamian was in a car accident every three minutes and 18 seconds in 2019, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. In addition to bodily injury, property damage is often a result of these collisions. And if you have ever had your car repaired before, you know how quickly property damage costs in car accidents can add up. You should not have
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HOW DOES THE ALABAMA HOSPITAL LIEN STATUTE WORK?
Posted on January 7, 2021
Getting injured due to the negligence of another driver is bad enough. The hospital took your Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, or private health insurance information when you were admitted. Now, you have received a bill for what you thought your insurance covered. This bill is also known as a hospital lien. What do you do now? In this guide, we’ll explain
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WHO PAYS FOR A RENTAL CAR IN A NOT AT FAULT ACCIDENT?
Posted on January 5, 2021
It wasn’t your fault. The other driver caused the accident that destroyed your car and possibly injured you. But now, you are left to deal with the consequences: How will I get to work? How will I pick up my kids? How will I get to the grocery store? The first answer that may come to your mind is that you
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TYPES OF TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENTS & LAWS IN ALABAMA
Posted on December 16, 2020
Thousands of times each year, Alabama motorists set out to run an errand, visit a friend or go to work but end up with catastrophic injuries because of a commercial truck accident. Rollovers, jackknife crashes, drowsy and drunk driving accidents, improper cargo crashes and other types of truck accidents put Alabamians’ lives on the line every day. In fact, tractor-trailer
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DO I PAY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Posted on December 14, 2020
The damage that a car accident inflicts can last long after the initial impact. If physical therapy is a necessary part of the healing process, determining who will cover the cost is essential. From insurance details to the circumstances of the accident, there are multiple factors at play. To learn who pays for physical therapy after a car accident, read
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DEREK SIMPSON AMONG AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS® FOR 2019
Posted on July 28, 2020
July 18, 2019 – Announcing the selection of Derek Simpson among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.
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WHAT IS AN UMBRELLA INSURANCE POLICY?
Posted on July 27, 2020
What is an umbrella policy? How much coverage do I need? When you buy a house or a car or open a business, you may decide to purchase the minimum required insurance coverage. Such coverage may be sufficient after a minor fender-bender or if your roof is damaged by hail. However, what if something catastrophic happens? In such cases, basic
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WHY YOU NEED UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE
Posted on July 27, 2020
WHY YOU NEED IT If you’re in an accident and the other driver is uninsured or doesn’t have enough insurance, will you be covered? If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist protection (UM/UIM), the answer is probably “yes.” Many auto insurance industry experts recommend choosing this option. You might think that because your state requires auto insurance, most people have it. However,
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WARREN & SIMPSON ATTORNEY ELECTED AS HUNTSVILLE-MADISON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION OFFICER
Posted on July 24, 2020
Earlier this year, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association held its annual elections. Hunter Garnett, trial attorney at Warren & Simpson in Huntsville, Alabama, was elected by his peers to serve as President-Elect of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association Young Lawyer section. Hunter will serve as President-Elect for the 2019-2020 term and as President for the 2020-2021 term. The following lawyers
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HOW TO SETTLE YOUR PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Posted on July 24, 2020
You might be surprised to learn the frequency of accidents on Alabama roadways. According to Drive Safe Alabama, during 2017, every 11 minutes someone suffered an injury in a car accident. What you may not know is what steps you need to take to recover financially after you are the victim of a negligent driver on Alabama roadways. There are
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SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE “FULL COVERAGE” AUTO INSURANCE?
Posted on July 24, 2020
A “full coverage” policy typically has 3 components:  Liability coverage, which pays for injury to another motorist or damage to another car. Alabama requires that drivers have a minimum amount of $25,000 in liability coverage. Collision coverage, which pays for physical damage to your car if you run into something, such as another vehicle or a tree. Comprehensive coverage, which
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WRONGFUL DEATH CASE – APRIL 2017
Posted on June 28, 2020
On February 25, 2019, the United States Supreme Court upheld a multi-million-dollar verdict secured by Warren & Simpson’s wrongful death attorneys in a truck wreck case. After a week-long trial in April of 2017, a Madison County jury rendered the verdict in favor of the Estate of Juan Estrada and his two minor children and against a Mississippi construction company
Read More
Hit By a Drunk Driver: How to Maximize Your Settlement
Posted on April 13, 2021
Because another driver chose to drink and drive, you are now suffering the consequences. After such an accident, you may wonder, “I was hit by a drunk driver, can I sue?” Yes, you can file a lawsuit, but you need legal help to obtain a favorable settlement with the drunk driver. Average Drunk Driver Settlements in Alabama Drunk driving is a
Ringing in Ears (Tinnitus) After Car Accident: Legal Action
Posted on April 13, 2021
You have found yourself a victim of a car accident and are experiencing not only the emotional effects but the physical effects as well. Back, neck, and head injuries are common. It is best to see a doctor at the emergency room or urgent care to check you over for any issues resulting from the car accident. However, one injury
Hit By Car as a Pedestrian: Your Legal Plan of Action
Posted on April 13, 2021
Pexels  In 2018, 107 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in Alabama, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s a 60% increase since 2008. And this number doesn’t even account for all of the pedestrians who were seriously injured but not killed. Sadly, after getting hit by a car, injuries are almost guaranteed. Often, a pedestrian hit by
CALCULATING COMPENSATION FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
Posted on March 10, 2021
Alabama recognizes 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 emotional distress damages is more complicated. WHAT FACTORS MATTER IN COMPENSATION FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CASES?
5 MOST COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Posted on March 4, 2021
Any crash involving an 18-wheeler is likely to be catastrophic. That’s because these are not small passenger vehicles. They don’t get into fender-benders. These vehicles fly down interstates at 80 miles per hour or more, bringing with them the force of up to 80,000 pounds. The result? Serious injuries and tragic deaths. Truck crashes killed 121 people and injured 2,629 on Alabama
MEMORY LOSS AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT: CAUSES AND LEGAL OPTIONS
Posted on March 4, 2021
When a careless driver crashes into your vehicle, they take away your physical safety and sense of wellbeing. But what if the accident they caused took something more from you? What if your car accident took away your memory? Sadly, memory loss after car accidents happens all the time. From not being able to remember the accident itself to struggling
LEGAL OPTIONS AFTER PARALYZING ACCIDENTS
Posted on March 4, 2021
In a national survey of nearly 1.5 million people who live with paralysis, nearly 27% said their paralysis was caused by a car accident. That’s 390,856 people who got into their cars one day and never regained full control of their bodies. Paralyzing accidents cause more devastation than almost every other type of accident because their effects are often permanent,
SETTLEMENTS FOR BACK AND NECK INJURIES IN CAR ACCIDENTS
Posted on January 22, 2021
Enduring the pain of a back injury from a car accident is no small burden. The physical consequences of the accident can cause discomfort, numbness, muscle spasms and, in some cases, short or long-term disability. In light of this, the victim has a right to pursue damages after suffering a back injury from a car accident. Settlement amounts for back
SPINE INJURIES FROM CAR ACCIDENTS: LEGAL OPTIONS TO TAKE
Posted on January 22, 2021
Between 2015 and 2020, the United States saw nearly 18,000 spinal cord injuries each year, according to the University of Alabama’s National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A staggering 38.6 percent of those injuries were the result of a car accident. Countless Alabamians suffer a car accident spine injury every year. From problems with mobility to severe nerve pain, these injuries
MAKING A CLAIM FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN ALABAMA
Posted on January 22, 2021
Sooner or later, you are bound to be involved in a car accident that damages your vehicle. The average American driver can expect to be in at least three or four car accidents during their lifetime, and most accidents involve property damage. However, suing for property damage after a car accident can be tricky. If you have been in a
DO I NEED A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE?
Posted on January 7, 2021
An Alabamian was in a car accident every three minutes and 18 seconds in 2019, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. In addition to bodily injury, property damage is often a result of these collisions. And if you have ever had your car repaired before, you know how quickly property damage costs in car accidents can add up. You should not have
HOW DOES THE ALABAMA HOSPITAL LIEN STATUTE WORK?
Posted on January 7, 2021
Getting injured due to the negligence of another driver is bad enough. The hospital took your Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, or private health insurance information when you were admitted. Now, you have received a bill for what you thought your insurance covered. This bill is also known as a hospital lien. What do you do now? In this guide, we’ll explain
WHO PAYS FOR A RENTAL CAR IN A NOT AT FAULT ACCIDENT?
Posted on January 5, 2021
It wasn’t your fault. The other driver caused the accident that destroyed your car and possibly injured you. But now, you are left to deal with the consequences: How will I get to work? How will I pick up my kids? How will I get to the grocery store? The first answer that may come to your mind is that you
TYPES OF TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENTS & LAWS IN ALABAMA
Posted on December 16, 2020
Thousands of times each year, Alabama motorists set out to run an errand, visit a friend or go to work but end up with catastrophic injuries because of a commercial truck accident. Rollovers, jackknife crashes, drowsy and drunk driving accidents, improper cargo crashes and other types of truck accidents put Alabamians’ lives on the line every day. In fact, tractor-trailer
DO I PAY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Posted on December 14, 2020
The damage that a car accident inflicts can last long after the initial impact. If physical therapy is a necessary part of the healing process, determining who will cover the cost is essential. From insurance details to the circumstances of the accident, there are multiple factors at play. To learn who pays for physical therapy after a car accident, read
DEREK SIMPSON AMONG AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS® FOR 2019
Posted on July 28, 2020
July 18, 2019 – Announcing the selection of Derek Simpson among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.
WHAT IS AN UMBRELLA INSURANCE POLICY?
Posted on July 27, 2020
What is an umbrella policy? How much coverage do I need? When you buy a house or a car or open a business, you may decide to purchase the minimum required insurance coverage. Such coverage may be sufficient after a minor fender-bender or if your roof is damaged by hail. However, what if something catastrophic happens? In such cases, basic
WHY YOU NEED UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE
Posted on July 27, 2020
WHY YOU NEED IT If you’re in an accident and the other driver is uninsured or doesn’t have enough insurance, will you be covered? If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist protection (UM/UIM), the answer is probably “yes.” Many auto insurance industry experts recommend choosing this option. You might think that because your state requires auto insurance, most people have it. However,
WARREN & SIMPSON ATTORNEY ELECTED AS HUNTSVILLE-MADISON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION OFFICER
Posted on July 24, 2020
Earlier this year, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association held its annual elections. Hunter Garnett, trial attorney at Warren & Simpson in Huntsville, Alabama, was elected by his peers to serve as President-Elect of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association Young Lawyer section. Hunter will serve as President-Elect for the 2019-2020 term and as President for the 2020-2021 term. The following lawyers
HOW TO SETTLE YOUR PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Posted on July 24, 2020
You might be surprised to learn the frequency of accidents on Alabama roadways. According to Drive Safe Alabama, during 2017, every 11 minutes someone suffered an injury in a car accident. What you may not know is what steps you need to take to recover financially after you are the victim of a negligent driver on Alabama roadways. There are
SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE “FULL COVERAGE” AUTO INSURANCE?
Posted on July 24, 2020
A “full coverage” policy typically has 3 components:  Liability coverage, which pays for injury to another motorist or damage to another car. Alabama requires that drivers have a minimum amount of $25,000 in liability coverage. Collision coverage, which pays for physical damage to your car if you run into something, such as another vehicle or a tree. Comprehensive coverage, which
WRONGFUL DEATH CASE – APRIL 2017
Posted on June 28, 2020
On February 25, 2019, the United States Supreme Court upheld a multi-million-dollar verdict secured by Warren & Simpson’s wrongful death attorneys in a truck wreck case. After a week-long trial in April of 2017, a Madison County jury rendered the verdict in favor of the Estate of Juan Estrada and his two minor children and against a Mississippi construction company
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