Who’s More Dangerous? Teen Drivers or Elderly Drivers?

Earning your driver’s license is a rite of passage for many Alabama teens. We worry about our teenagers on the road because we know they need experience to become safe drivers. But, just as youth can be a cause for concern on the road, elderly drivers can be as well. In Alabama, teenagers and drivers [...]


How and Why We Lose Our Balance

Some of the most common injuries that happen at work are the result of slips, trips, and falls. In fact, falls are the most common cause of deaths in the construction industry, accounting for more than 37% of all on-the-job construction deaths in the U.S. in 2016. Slips, trips, and falls were responsible for 27% [...]


Bedsores in Nursing Homes: Just How Big Is This Problem?

Bedsores, and medical complications from untreated bedsores, are far too common in the U.S. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 159,000 U.S. nursing home residents had bed sores in 2004. Residents over 64, those with nursing stays of less than a year and those with recent weight loss were more likely [...]


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 [...]

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