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Worst Things to Do After a Car Accident

Published: Dec 05, 2016 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury

You’ve just been involved in a car crash. You’re likely shocked, overwhelmed, disappointed, and unsure of what to do after the car accident. Whether it was a fender-bender or a more serious collision, thinking clearly and knowing what to do after the accident can make…

What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Published: Nov 30, 2016 in Class Action Lawsuits, Personal Injury

A tort is a wrongful act or infringement of a right committed by one party that results in injury to another. The most common type of tort is negligence, which is usually the basis for liability in motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or product liability…

How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?

Published: Nov 25, 2016 in Personal Injury

The length of a lawsuit depends on a number of factors. From the amount being sought to the number of parties involved, every variable plays a role. The skilled Alabama personal injury lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. understand that filing a lawsuit can cause…

Samsung Smartphone Recall

Published: Nov 18, 2016 in Defective Products, Personal Injury

Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphones were very popular when initially released on August 19, but reports of the devices catching fire quickly emerged between late August and early September. Samsung then issued a voluntary recall on September 15 that included all Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold before…

Truck Driver Fatigue

Published: Nov 11, 2016 in General, Truck Accident

Despite FMCSA’s hours of service limits, truck driver fatigue continues to be one of the leading causes of truck crashes each year. Research has shown that driver fatigue impairs performance and reduces the ability of the driver to safely operate a vehicle, which can increase…

What is “Pain and Suffering?”

Published: Nov 04, 2016 in Personal Injury

Under Alabama law, plaintiffs in personal injury cases may recover what is known as compensatory damages. These damages are intended to cover the losses sustained by an individual who was injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Compensatory damages can be broken down into…

Liability for Drunk Driving and Private Parties

Published: Oct 31, 2016 in Alcohol Injury, Car Accidents, DUI

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you may have a claim for compensation against both the intoxicated person and any individual or establishment that contributed to his or her intoxication. The Alabama drunk driving accident lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. can explain…

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Published: Oct 14, 2016 in Nursing Home, Professional Malpractice

Malnutrition in nursing homes is disturbingly common. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), 20% of nursing home residents suffer from a form of malnutrition worldwide. While malnutrition can manifest as a side effect of a pre-existing condition, it is more frequently caused…

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