Entries by M. Adam Jones & Associates, LLC

Common Causes of Roundabout Auto Accidents

Roundabout intersections have been commonplace in Europe and many other parts of the world for several decades, but the first one to be constructed in the United States was in Summerlin, Nevada in 1990. Since then, thousands of roundabouts have popped up all across North America, with many more being built every year. The reason […]

How Dashcam Footage Can Impact a Car Accident Claim

Dashboard cameras (commonly known as “dashcams”) can have a significant impact on auto accident claims. Dashcams are mounted inside the car and provide ongoing footage of what is happening in front of the vehicle and sometimes the rear as well. Higher-end models can deliver better quality video, and some models can also record audio inside […]

How Keyless Vehicles Can Contribute to Auto Accidents

Today’s vehicles come with numerous features that help automate the driving process and make our lives easier. Some of these features have made driving safer. Examples include blind-spot monitors and rearview cameras. There are other features, however, that though they may be more convenient, they come with some downsides as well. Vehicles with keyless starters […]

The Role of Mediation in Personal Injury Claims

There are several hundred thousand personal injury claims filed in the US each year, but less than 5% of these cases end up going to trial. The vast majority of claims are settled sometime in the pre-trial stage, and there are some instances when a settlement is reached almost literally “on the steps of the […]

Can an Employer Be Liable for Employees Drinking and Driving?

It is well known that driving while intoxicated is among the leading causes of auto accidents, and according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving is responsible for more than 10,000 vehicle-related deaths each year. In some cases, third parties can be held liable for these accident as well. One such example […]

How Contributory Negligence Works in Alabama

When someone gets injured as a result of another party’s negligence, they are usually entitled to monetary damages to cover their losses. In states like Alabama, however, things can get more complicated for plaintiffs because the state applies the “contributory negligence” legal standard. Only a handful of states still use this doctrine, and it definitely […]