Your friend just got a motorcycle, and he wants to take you for a ride on the Alabama roadways. However, donning a helmet and hopping on the back seat can put you at risk in ways that riding shotgun in a car never would. At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we understand the many ways that a motorcycle passenger could sustain serious injuries.
There are many reasons why weather can cause a car accident, such as dense fog, heavy snowfall, or ice covering the roads. However, heat can also be problematic when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. With summer around the corner, and many people in certain parts of the country already enduring hot weather, it is important to be mindful of the risks associated with heat exhaustion. Not only can heat exhaustion cause problems in and of itself, but it may also increase the probability of a motor vehicle accident.
When Jasper residents commit their loved ones to the care of a nursing home, they may do so well aware of the need to monitor their family member or friend's interactions with staff members. Recent years has seen a marked increase in awareness of the issue of nursing home abuse and neglect, and many may worry that the caregivers at their loved ones' facilities might be capable of such action. Yet while focusing on the actions of staff members, many fail to realize that they are overlooking an even larger number of people in the same building who could just as easily be abusers: the residents.
It can be easy to forget that your vehicle is a 4,000 plus pound deadly projectile. Like a bullet, the faster it travels, the more deadly it becomes. The more experience you gain behind the wheel, the more likely it is that you will arrive at your destination safely even if you happen to edge the speedometer above the posted speed limit or drive a bit too fast for the road conditions. Even then, there are no guarantees that you won't find yourself in an emergency and unable to stop in time.