What Happens When a Truck Hits a Motorcycle?

On a beautiful day in Alabama, there’s nothing like hitting the open road for a ride on your motorcycle. In fact, Alabama is home to more than 109,000 licensed motorcyclists. Unfortunately, the driver of a motorcycle is more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than those in a car or truck, particularly [...]


What to Do If Your “On the Job Injury” Is So Bad It Effectively Ends Your Career?

Work-related injuries are disturbingly common in a host of occupations. Worker compensation exists to protect both employees and employers from the fall out. Employees receive medical coverage and compensation for lost wages when they are injured on the job regardless of fault. Employers, in turn, provide coverage and are protected from employee lawsuits. Most employers [...]


The Wildest Construction Accidents Ever Caught on Video

Construction projects can be inherently dangerous. With heavy equipment, heights, and many moving people and parts, mistakes can happen. In Philadelphia, construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation incidents, slips, falls, trips and contact with equipment or objects are particularly dangerous. When these accidents [...]


Mark Petro selected among America’s Top Litigators

Announcing the selection of P. Mark Petro among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. Click here to read more.


Car Accident Claims Aren’t Over for Uber Passengers

In Alabama, passengers injured in a car accident may run into a quirk of the law when it comes to their injuries. Alabama’s “guest statute” prevents a rider in a car from making a claim for negligence against the driver unless the rider provided the driver with payment or something else of benefit. What Is [...]


How to Determine Fault in a Car Accident

Although it may seem like common sense, determining fault in a car accident isn't always obvious or straightforward. What may seem clear to you may in fact be correct. But in Alabama, as in the rest of the country, the at-fault driver isn't going to want to admit fault — and neither will their insurance company. [...]


The Most Dangerous Jobs in Alabama

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 100 people were killed on the job in Alabama in 2016. The majority of those fatal work deaths were related to traffic incidents, fatal contact with objects or equipment or falls, slips and trips. So, let’s take a look at the most dangerous jobs that you might [...]


Dealing with the Emotional Fallout from a Workplace Disaster

Disasters at work can be unexpected and overwhelming. For many workers, there may be an emotional toll, even if there are no outward signs of physical injury. While everyone has a different reaction to stressful events, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress are very common. Common Reactions and Responses According to the American Psychological Association, in [...]


How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media can often have a negative impact — especially when it comes to a personal injury claim. While social media allows us to share life news, exchange family pictures, and keep up with friends and loved ones, it also provides opportunities for embarrassment and self-harm. Many a potential job has been lost to party [...]

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