A New Jersey judge has ruled that a third-party texter cannot be sued for texting a driver who caused an accident. This decision comes on the heels of a national movement to ban texting while driving. The crash resulted in serious injuries to a man and woman on a motorcycle.
As the summer approaches in Alabama, many residents will emerge from their homes to enjoy the sun and warm weather. With this spring and summer ritual, motorcycles make their way out of hibernation as well. However, with increased riders come increased risks of involvement in motor vehicle accidents.
Previous Drake Law Firm blog posts have addressed the issue of so-called "smart-cars" that use GPS technology, radars and sensors to drive without human intervention. Reuters has reported that Google has obtained Nevada's first driver license for an autonomous vehicle: a Toyota Prius.
Three of Cullman's longest serving members of the local bar association were honored Friday, May 4 2012 for providing legal service for over 50 years. Tom Drake, Jimmy Knight and Tom Smith were each recognized as long-time members of the Cullman County Bar Association in a special ceremony held in the main courtroom of the Cullman County Courthouse. Each received a plaque and were allowed to speak about their decison to become lawyers.
Numerous legal organizations recently hosted screenings of Hot Coffee across Alabama. The HBO documentary, which first debuted at the internationally acclaimed Sundance Film Festival in 2011, focuses on the current state of accident and injury litigation in America. The film also discusses states' legislative efforts to allegedly limit and/or hinder an injured individual's ability to recover personal injury damages, a movement known as "tort reform."