Hitting a pothole is almost unavoidable, especially after storm season. Roads eventually wear down, creating large holes with sharp edges. As much as you try to avoid the pothole, there a times when you just can’t. If you’re lucky, the tire can ride over the pothole without causing any damage. If you’re not lucky, a…

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Drivers are required to have insurance if they operate a motor vehicle on the road. However, some people drive without insurance regardless. This is the reason why uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance was developed. Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance provides coverage if you are in a car crash with another party who is not covered by…

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There are so many auto accidents that happen across the country every day that nobody is truly shocked to hear about them anymore. We essentially have two sets of criteria that will grab our attention these days to make us sit up and take notice of an incident. It either needs to be particularly gruesome…

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How many times have you been driving down the road, noticed signs for a train crossing ahead and driven straight across the tracks without any hesitation? Why wouldn’t you? There were no flashing lights and no crossing arms descending to block your path. The absence of these signals indicates that all is clear, right? That’s…

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Every month brings a new wave of teens anxious to pass their driving test and get their license. However, Alabama has a three-stage program new drivers must follow in order to obtain full driving privileges. Failing to follow this program can result in delay or suspension of their license. Alabama’s graduated driver’s license (GDL) program…

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When two cars collide, the most common response is usually, “Someone is to blame here.” The truth is, not all car crashes are solely the fault of a negligent driver. Many of Alabama’s roads are in serious disrepair, and those road defects make driving unsafe for everyone. What constitutes a road defect? Road defects are…

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Merging accidents are all too common in Alabama. They’re also extremely dangerous and often deadly. The vehicles often sideswipe each other, and the force can cause certain cars to flip over. Often, multi-vehicle accidents happen as nearby cars collide with the merging vehicles or crash into other vehicles and objects as they attempt to avoid…

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