For years, Alabama parents with teenage drivers have been cautioning their sons and daughters to slow down, not drink and drive and put away their cell phones while driving. Unfortunately, much of the advice parents and educators try to bestow upon teen drivers falls on deaf ears, with many teens continuing to be involved in car accidents.
There's no question that drunk driving is dangerous. Each year thousands of lives are lost in car accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol. In an effort to curb Alabama drivers from driving drunk, the state recently passed a law requiring some sort of ignition interlock device for drivers convicted of drunk driving.
It takes the average teenager five seconds to send a text message. During that time, a car can travel the distance of a football field. During that time, the driver of a car can also cause or be involved in a serious or fatal car accident.
MRB Attorney Rip Andrews spoke today to the Emerging Leaders caucus of the Alabama Association for Justice. His topic? "How to Deal with Older Lawyers".
Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles often result in the motorcyclist suffering serious or wrongful death. When a car or truck crashes into a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is often thrown from their bike. Injuries common in motorcycle accidents include head and brain trauma, broken bones and burns and road rash.
As President of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Jeff Rickard today announced ACJF is awarding a total amount of $90,000 to four separate volunteer lawyers programs so as to increase legal assistance to low-income families in the state of Alabama.
Car or truck accidents that result in fatalities are always tragic. Fatal car accidents involving teenagers are especially heartbreaking. Students at one Alabama high school recently mourned the loss of their 17-year-old peer who succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a recent car accident.
In recent posts, we've discussed the dangers associated with texting while driving and the recently implemented Alabama texting ban. To date the ban, which aims to stop the texting and reduce the number of related car accidents, has resulted in 14 citations being issued.
MRB attorney Derrick Mills played host today to twelve young lawyers taking part in the Birmingham Bar Association's Future Leaders Forum. As a graduate of the BBA's very first Future Leaders class, Derrick had a chance to help others on the same path to servant leadership.
A 32-year-old Alabama mother of two young children was recently killed in a car accident. The accident occurred as the young mother was involved in an accident where another vehicle was waiting for a break in oncoming traffic to make a turn into a residential apartment complex. While stopped on the two-lane highway, the motor vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck.
As high school students head back to school this year, many will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from school and part-time jobs for the first time. While young drivers are often filled with excitement at the freedom driving presents, they should also be aware of the dangers associated with driving.