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At Collins Law, we aim to educate our clients about personal injury law in Alabama. The more you know, the more empowered you are to move forward and win your case. We update our blog periodically and keep you updated on the latest news and changes in Alabama law.

Our blogs are designed to answer your questions and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your case. However, if you don’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact our law office at 205-588-1411. We can discuss your case, answer your questions, and help you get started with your case.

Alabama personal injury settlements

Alabama Personal Injury Settlements: A Guide

In movies and television shows, the legal process works something like this: a person hires an attorney and files a lawsuit. Almost immediately after the lawsuit is filed, the parties appear in court for trial. At trial, the lawyers make passionate speeches and object at every turn. After deliberating for a few minutes, the jury returns a multi-million
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bicycle accident

Bicycle Accidents: Tips for Cyclists, Drivers, and Parents

May is National Bike Month! Cycling is one of America’s most popular hobbies. In 2019, nearly 50 million Americans rode bikes on a regular basis. The COVID-19 pandemic caused these numbers to skyrocket as people looked for alternative ways to exercise and socialize. So, today, there are more bikes on the road than at any time in recent
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pain and suffering

Pain and Suffering in Alabama Personal Injury Cases

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to damages. However, there are many different types of damages. You likely know that you can recover damages for physical injuries, but you can also receive compensation for emotional harms. Lawyers call these damages “pain and suffering.” Damages for pain and suffering can be difficult to
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Truck Accidents: What Alabama Drivers Need to Know

Any accident can cause serious injuries and extensive property damage. But getting hit by a semi-truck is much different than getting hit by a car, truck, or SUV. The average car weighs about 4,000 pounds, but an 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Semis are also much longer than cars. So, if a truck hits a
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Children and Car Accidents

Children and Car Accidents: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Parents want their children to be happy and safe. But car travel poses great risks for kids. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 19. Even those who survive car accidents can be left with injuries that last well into adulthood.  Of course, refusing
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Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident

How Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident Can Hurt Your Claim 

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Nearly everyone uses social media on a regular basis. Studies show that the average person spends over two hours on social media every day. Because this is an average, some people spend even more time tweeting, ‘tokking’, and ‘gramming’.   As I’ve already mentioned on this blog, using social media while behind the wheel is a
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What Not to Say to An Insurance Company After an Accident

What Not to Say to An Insurance Company After an Accident

Accidents can cause physical injuries and financial losses. Drivers usually need money to pay their medical bills and fix their vehicles. Dealing with insurance companies is the first step in that process. This post will help you know what not to say to an insurance company after an accident. Although this post focuses on how to talk to
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what to do after an accident

What to do After an Accident

People often ask, “What should I do after an accident?” As a personal injury attorney, I know that it’s crucial to get information at the scene of an accident. But I also know that an accident can ruin your day. With so many emotions flowing, it’s hard to focus. To make things easier, I’ve created a list of
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uber accident

After An Uber Accident: What You Need to Know

Years ago, if you needed a ride but didn’t have a car, your only options were calling a taxi, borrowing a car, or asking a friend for a ride. But rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft changed everything. Today, nearly 40 percent of American adults use ridesharing services; many use them on a daily or weekly basis. Ridesharing
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who has the burden of proof

Who has the burden of proof in Alabama personal injury cases?

If you enjoy watching movies or television shows about lawyers, you’ve likely heard the phrase “burden of proof” many times. But courtroom dramas and procedural shows usually don’t explain what a “burden of proof” is or why it matters. This post will shed some light by explaining who has the burden of proof in Alabama personal injury cases.
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