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PTSD after a car crash

Living With PTSD After a Car Crash? Here’s What You Can Do

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a car wreck is much more common than people realize. After the rush of emergency medical treatment calms down, crash victims often find they’re suffering from serious emotional trauma. The effects can make their lives unbearable. If you’re experiencing PTSD symptoms and psychological trauma after a motor vehicle accident, you…
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surviving a tornado

How to Survive a Gulf Coast Tornado in Your Car

In over 50 years, Alabama, along with Kansas, has reported more tornadoes than any other state in the U.S. Citrin Law Firm is here to help.
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holiday distracted driving

Holiday Distracted Driving: What You Need to Know

During the winter holidays, many of us hit the road to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. However, thanks to distracted driving and other factors, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the most dangerous times for travelers. In this blog, Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys outlines the essentials of…
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Whiplash Injuries

Understand the Basics of Whiplash Injuries

You’re stopped at a light when, out of nowhere, the car behind you crashes into your back bumper. Your head snaps forward and back, slamming into the headrest. Twenty-four hours later, your neck is stiff, moving is painful, and you have a severe headache. You might not know it, but you’ve sustained a Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration…
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5 Reasons to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

5 Reasons to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contacting a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer when you’re in a tough situation can feel like a big step, but in many cases, it’s the right one. Yet, after a car accident, many people aren’t sure if hiring a lawyer is really “worth it.” In this blog, we outline five reasons you should consider…
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Alabama Motorcycle Safety

How to Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in Alabama

Riding a motorcycle on the open Alabama road is thrilling, but it can also be dangerous. While many accidents occur through no fault of the motorcyclist, it’s important to understand Alabama motorcycle laws to stay safe while you ride. In this blog, we outline safety tips for Alabama bikers and recommend the best course of…
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Five Signs You Have an Undiagnosed TBI

Five Signs You Have an Undiagnosed TBI

It comes out of nowhere: a car disregards a stop sign, ploughing through the intersection, slamming into your car. Your head snaps sideways and hits the driver’s side window and you black out. You might not realize it, but you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury. Accidents and crashes of any kind are scary enough, but…
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Drugged Driving in Alabama

Medical Marijuana and Drugged Driving in Alabama: Everything You Need to Know

Using marijuana and marijuana products is illegal in every form in Alabama. Even children who use cannabidiol (CBD) to treat seizures must have special permissions. However, Mississippi has decriminalized first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana, and medical marijuana is legal in Florida. As many states have adopted more lenient marijuana laws, Alabama created a…
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Alabama Rear-End Car Accident

Rear Ended in Alabama? Here’s What You Should Do After a Crash

A car accident occurs in Alabama every three minutes, so, unfortunately, chances are you’ll be involved in some sort of crash in your lifetime (and maybe already have). If so, knowing what to do ahead of time can save time, money, and stress down the road. In this blog, we outline what Alabama car crash…
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Spinal Cord Injury Claim

How Much Is My Spinal Cord Injury Claim Worth?

While they may seem relatively rare, more than 17,700 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) each year. Motor vehicle accidents are the top cause of SCIs, contributing to nearly 40% of all cord injuries. Whether you’ve completely lost the use of your limbs or still have some function, a spinal cord injury can change…
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tanker truck crash

4 Things You Need to Do After a Tanker Truck Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statistic showing that almost 500,000 truck collisions occur each year.
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Recall notice, dangerous products

What Should I Do If I Get a Recall Notice for a Product I Own?

As consumers, we trust that the products we buy will make our lives better, not worse. We also believe that when something goes wrong, the manufacturer will do its part to protect us from danger and make sure that no one is harmed again. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In this blog, Andy Citrin…
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hurricane damage

4 Things You Need to Know About Hurricane Damage Claims

Your home is your family’s safe haven. After a big storm, you’ll want to rebuild or repair property damage as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the insurance policies that are supposed to help you protect your most important assets can slow down and complicate this process. Vague terms and unclear coverage options can leave victims in…
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Alabama Dog Bite Lawyer

Bit by a Dog in Alabama? Take These 5 Steps to Protect Your Claims

Dog bites are shockingly common in Alabama, and they can cause life-changing and disfiguring injuries. Unfortunately, many people don’t know what they should do after being attacked by a vicious dog – and they sometimes lose out on the compensation they deserve. In this blog, Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys outlines what you need to know…
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TBI lawyer

Head Injuries: What Every Accident Victim Needs to Know

Head injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Your head, skull and face are used to protect
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How to prepare for an independent medical exam

How to Prepare for an Insurance Company’s Independent Medical Examination

The time after a catastrophic car accident is some of the most challenging in a person’s life. The strain of your physical recovery, missed work, changing abilities, and accumulating medical bills are all incredibly stressful. Recovering damages that you’re owed after a crash is one way to relieve some of this stress. Unfortunately, to get…
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Pain and suffering

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

“Pain and suffering” may sound like a straightforward concept until you start to think of its legal context. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, it makes sense that you should be compensated. They caused you pain. But how does “pain” translate into money? You suffered because of their carelessness. But “suffering”…
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shoulder injury from car accident

Can I Get Compensation for Shoulder Injuries After a Car Accident?

Shoulder injuries are common following a car accident, and victims often suffer severe initial trauma from the sudden impact. On top of that, many victims also deal with longer-term chronic problems with the bones, tissues, and joints in their shoulder. When you experience chronic shoulder pain and loss of mobility, it can impact your quality…
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Medical Product Liability

Injured by a Dangerous Drug or Medical Device? Know Your Rights

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a defective drug or medical device, it’s important to know your rights. Depending on the circumstances of your claim, you could be entitled to receive compensation from doctors, drug companies, and manufacturers. If you want to file a product liability claim to get the…
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how to prepare for a hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane in Alabama

Are you prepared if Hurricane Isaac hits Mobile and Baldwin Counties? Our tips on how to weather the storm can help to keep you and your family safe.
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