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Auto Accidents: Who’s Responsible for Crashes Related to Defective Tires?

Jan 29, 2021 - Car Accidents by

Work With a Tuscaloosa Auto Accident Attorney Defective tires can lead to serious car accident injuries. For example, a defective tire could explode at an inopportune moment or could be imbalanced (due to an air leak), making you lose control and crash. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to a defective tire, then Alabama law may give you a right of action against the manufacturer (and potentially against other parties, too).  However, it can be difficult to understand how defective tire liability works, so let’s take a brief look at some of the basics. Defective Product Liability — Basics In Alabama, if you are injured due to a defective product (such as a defective tire), then you may sue the manufacturer and recover damages. The advantage of product defect liability is that you need not prove negligence — in other words, to recover damages successfully, all you have to show is that the tire was defectively manufactured or designed and that you were injured as a result of that defect. This isn’t always straightforward, however. Proving that the tire was defectively manufactured or defectively designed can be quite tricky.  Whether a product is defective is ultimately a question of whether it is reasonably safe for its intended purpose. This may require extensive expert testimony, comparison to alternative products on the market, and more. For example, a tire may be predisposed to “leaking” air, but your Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney will have to introduce data compared to other […]

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Work Injuries: What If I’m Assaulted at Work?

Jan 15, 2021 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

An Experienced Tuscaloosa Work Injury Lawyer Can Help In the workplace, not all injuries are caused by “accident.” In fact, it’s not altogether uncommon for a worker to be injured due to a physical attack engaged by either a co-worker or a customer. Our Tuscaloosa work injury lawyer knows that the injured worker may have a right of action under Alabama law to sue and recover damages under these circumstances. It can be challenging to understand how injury liability works in situations where there are multiple potential defendants, so let’s explore liability based on the parties involved. We’ll use a brief example as the basis for this exploration. Consider the following: Suppose that you are working as a warehouse stocker at a retail store. During a shift, you are punched by a co-worker. It turns out that your co-worker was intoxicated at the time of the attack. Had they not been intoxicated, they would not have attacked you and caused you to suffer injuries. Now, let’s jump right in. Attacker Liability Taking the above example, it’s clear that the attacking co-worker would be liable to you for damages. They caused you to suffer injuries by acting recklessly or intentionally (i.e., by becoming intoxicated and attacking you). There is hardly any ambiguity as to the liability of the co-worker in this situation. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to recover fully from a co-worker, as they may not have the financial assets or the insurance coverage necessary to cover your losses in […]

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