Author: Joe A. King, Jr.

rolled over truck after an accident

News reports of a semi-truck that rolled onto its side recently near Decatur raise the question of how common 18-wheeler overturns are in Alabama. This article will explore statistics on semi-truck rollover accidents, address the high rollover risk among such vehicles, and identify where large trucks overturn most frequently. It will also discuss how the rollover […]

rest stop turn off sign; stay safe with these safety tips from our lawyers

Running some 366 miles from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee Valley, Interstate 65 is one of the longest interstate highways in Alabama. If you’re traveling along I-65 for business or pleasure, the seven rest stops and one welcome center provide convenient places to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and even have a picnic. […]

man honking horn with a raised fist while driving in Alabama traffic.

Road rage has long been a serious problem in Alabama. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that Alabama ranked third in the nation for road rage-related fatalities in one recent year, with a staggering 64 deaths. The study’s results prompted the state to reduce road rage accidents and make Alabama […]

Talc Cancer due to Powder

Women who won $4.7 billion in damages two years ago against the maker of one of America’s most recognized products have seen their verdict cut in half by a Missouri appeals court. Nevertheless, in a landmark decision, the court sided with the women and sustained the lower court’s 2018 ruling, AP News reported. The court’s […]

car accident in Alabama

In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress passed the REAL ID Act of 2005. Title II of the act was intended to improve security when issuing driver’s licenses and personal identification cards. Under the act, all states and territories in the U.S. must comply with the new law. Initially, the deadline […]

large truck accident lawyers

Because of the sheer size of the vehicles, any accident involving a large commercial truck is bound to be serious and often fatal. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is planning to conduct its first large truck crash causation study (LTCCS) in 15 years and release the results to the public. The study will […]

e-cigarettes seek compensation

In a new lawsuit, a former executive contends that Juul released 1 million tainted vaping pods onto the market, then failed to warn retailers and consumers. This shocking revelation will likely open up the company to additional litigation at a time in which it is already under fire for deceptive and potentially illegal marketing practices and injuries […]

workplace injury

While workplace accidents can happen during any season, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in “The Seasonal Timing of Work-Related Injuries” that there is an increase in workers’ compensation injuries between June and August. The most common of these summer injuries include sprains, strains, and tears, surface wounds, and open wounds. Employers and employees […]

Defective 3M Earplugs Military Settlement

Did you serve in a foreign conflict from 2003 to 2015, and were you issued dual-sided Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2)? If so, there is a chance that the earplugs you were given were defective and could have exposed you to unsafe sound levels when worn during service. Recently, 3M, the Minnesota-based company that manufactured these […]