Alabama Bicycle Laws

As a bicyclist, knowing and abiding by bicycle laws can be the strongest measure you can take to prevent an accident. Unfortunately, how the rules of the road apply to bicyclists is often the source of some confusion – particularly for drivers of motor vehicles. The laws that dictate how…

Dog Bite Lawyer Florence, AL

Additional restrictions and harsher fines are on the way for Alabama residents who own dangerous dogs. Emily’s Law, signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in early March, becomes effective June 1st, 2018. Dog Attack Laws Named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by a pack of dogs in…

Alabama Lane Splitting

As a motorcyclist, it can be tempting to take advantage of your vehicle’s size to bypass traffic by riding beside or passing between two rows of traffic in the same lane. This practice, known as lane splitting or white lining, is legal in some states. In Alabama, however, lane splitting is…

morris king hodge scholarship winners

The law firm of Morris King & Hodge, P.C., is pleased to announce the presentation of $4,200 in scholarship money to three Alabama high school seniors who wrote about the dangers of distracted driving. Participants in the law firm’s inaugural Drivers Safety Scholarship Fund essay contest were asked to write…

Our bicycle accident lawyers discuss bicycle safety in Alabama.

Alabama’s 3 foot bike law, which went into effect in 2015, was designed to give bicyclists a larger safety buffer when interacting with other vehicles on the road. The law requires motorists to leave at least 3 feet between their vehicle and a bicycle when encountering one on the road….

car accident

Technology and automation are creeping into every aspect of human life. Technological developments are progressing such that cars could soon completely drive themselves. Consumers already can buy vehicles that have some autonomous features, like lane departure detection, collision warning systems, “smart” cruise control, and autonomous braking. Recently, U.S. News & World Report released a…

Motorcyclist in Alabama

Being able to share the road safely and responsibly is important for avoiding dangerous accidents. Many individuals think they know how to be mindful of other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians on roads and highways. However, this is not always the case.Inattentive drivers are at an especially high risk of failing to notice motorcyclists…