Month: July 2015

Huntsville Motorcycle versus Car Accident Claim Settled

Personal injury Attorney Morris Lilienthal recently settled a serious motorcycle accident case in which our client suffered a compound fracture of his right tibia as well as numerous other injuries. The wreck occurred on Bailey Cove Road in Huntsville when the driver of the car turned left in front of our client’s motorcycle. Since the driver of the car failed to yield the right of way we were able to clearly establish they were liable for the accident. Unfortunately our client had to undergo an open reduction and internal fixation surgery to repair his leg injury. Moreover, he had to endure numerous physical therapy sessions to help him regain his mobility and strength in his leg. Due the severity of his injuries he also had a significant lost wages claim. As such, we brought personal injury claims on his behalf for his medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, pain and suffering, scarring, and mental anguish.

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How to Keep Your Family Safe on the Fourth of July

SparklersLast month, we compiled a list of firework shows and other fun Independence Day activities for you and your family to enjoy around Huntsville, AL. But it’s also important to stay safe at this celebratory time of year. Not to bring down the excitement, but the Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday of the year. You might not think so, but this weekend has seen more traffic-related injuries and fatalities than any other weekend—even more than New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers on the Road

Many of these accidents are caused by drunk or even buzzed drivers. In fact, from 2009 to 2013, roughly 40 percent of crash-related deaths during this holiday involved a drunk driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 750 people died in crashes with drivers who had a BAC of .08 or higher. If you are going to be out on the roads this Fourth of July weekend, it is crucial that you know the warning signs of a drunk or buzzed driver. Take this time to practice defensive driving, for your safety and the safety of those around you—it could save your life. Some tips to keep in mind include:
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you
  • Brake early
  • Always use your turn signals with plenty of warning
  • Look both ways before turning into oncoming traffic
  • Look over your shoulder in addition to using your mirrors when changing lanes
  • Stay alert, and keep the distractions in your car to a minimum
  • Keep to the speed limit
If you are going to be the one behind the wheel, it is critical that you are well aware of your surroundings at all times. If you are going to drink, don’t drive. One drink is too many. Don’t put your life—or anybody else’s life—at risk.

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