Entries by M. Adam Jones

How are Damages Calculated in an Alabama Injury Case?

Individuals who are injured in an accident that is the fault of another party are entitled to compensation. This is commonly referred to as “damages”. The injured party (plaintiff) is required to prove the damages sustained from the incident. The standard of proof is higher in Alabama than most other states, however. Compensatory Damages in […]

The 4 Most Common Types of Fatal Construction Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA), just under 5200 workers were killed on the job in the U.S. in 2016, the most recent year on record. This translates to more than 99 deaths per week, or roughly 14 deaths per day. Tens of thousands of workers were also injured on the job, […]

How Long Will it Take to Settle My Injury Case?

When someone is injured because of another party’s reckless actions or omissions, they are usually anxious to receive their settlement, so they can start paying off their bills and move forward with their life. Unfortunately, things don’t usually happen too quickly. Even the simplest injury cases typically take at least a couple months to settle, […]

Why Your Insurance Claim May be Denied After a Hurricane

Recently, Hurricane Michael came through the Gulf Coast and devastated large parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and Georgia. Many homeowners, farmers, and business owners have sustained severe damage to their properties, and the total cost to rebuild could run into the billions. Business and property owners have a right to expect that their insurer […]

5 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Placing an aging loved one in a nursing home is always a difficult and heart-wrenching decision. Sometimes, it reaches the point when there are no other viable options for the family. Nursing home residents and their family members have the right to expect that they will be well cared-for as they live out their golden […]

Toy Safety for Holiday Shoppers in Alabama

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and, before long, shoppers will be out looking for the latest and greatest toys to get their kids for Christmas. Toys are a big part of the holiday fun, and they can also provide the means for kids to learn new things and become better problem solvers. There are some […]

Dealing with Insurance after a Personal Injury

When an individual is injured because of the negligence or reckless actions of another party, they should receive damages for their injuries. Unfortunately, it is almost never as simple as asking the responsible party to compensate you for your losses. In the vast majority of cases, the negligent party will deny fault or, at the […]

The Role of an Expert in an Injury Case

In a personal injury case, the burden of proof is on the victim to show that they have a right to compensation. Winning an injury case in Alabama is even more difficult than most other states because plaintiffs are unable to collect damages if they are determined to be partially at fault for the incident. […]

How to Avoid Accidents with School Buses

Fall is upon us and school is starting again for most Alabama students. We all hope for a fun, productive, and safe year for the kids, and this all starts with their ability to travel safely to and from school. The school districts in Alabama operate more than 7,000 buses that travel approximately 150 million […]

How to Avoid an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

According to the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles, a typical driver in the Yellowhammer State has greater than a one in three chance of being in an auto accident involving injuries or fatalities. Though commercial truck accidents account for a relatively low percentage of the overall vehicle crashes in the state, colliding with an 18-wheeler can be especially dangerous and deadly, particularly for drivers and […]