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personal injury settlement

When Should I Get My Personal Injury Settlement?

By the time they settle, most accident victims are ready to wrap up their claims, pay their bills, and get the closure they deserve. While most people get their settlement check within six to eight weeks, issues can arise that delay your settlement significantly. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we understand that our clients are…
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Personal Injury Claim

What Is My Alabama Personal Injury Claim Worth?

After a catastrophic personal injury, the insurance company may present you with a “reasonable” settlement offer. While a quick payout may be tempting, especially if you’re struggling with unpaid bills, the insurance company’s offer may not reflect the true value of your injury claim. In every personal injury case, two primary factors determine the worth…
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Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Fatal Car Accidents Are Still A Serious Concern in Alabama

Fatal Car Accidents Are Still A Major Concern in Alabama: Here’s What You Need to Know In 2016, crash fatalities skyrocketed across Alabama at an unprecedented rate. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), the state is still experiencing fatal vehicle accidents at a rate higher than the national average, with almost 950 occurring…
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head-on collision

A Truck Accident Victim Gets the Help She Needs: Angie’s Story

A Truck Accident Victim Gets the Help She Needs After a Head-on Collision: Angie’s Story A Head-On Collision Changes Angie’s Life Forever On an unremarkable February morning, Angie entered an intersection in Mobile, Alabama. Suddenly, a massive, fully-loaded construction truck improperly pulled into the intersection and hit her car head-on. In an instant, her life…
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Jones Act

Your Offshore Accident Claim Could Be Impacted by the Jones Act

When you’re injured offshore, traditional state workers’ compensation laws do not apply. Instead, you typically have claims under federal maritime laws, including the Jones Act. If you’re confused about how these laws apply to your claim, you’re not alone — they require a careful legal analysis and technical expertise. Thankfully, Andy Citrin and his experienced…
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Logging Truck Accidents

Why Are Alabama Logging Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

Why Are Alabama Logging Truck Accidents So Dangerous? And What Should You Do After a Crash? Logging trucks are common on Alabama roads. These big trucks, packed with hundreds of pine and other softwood logs, pose a unique risk to motorists since they’re prone to rollovers and other types of truck crashes. Keep reading to…
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Maritime Accident

Can I Pick My Own Doctor After a Maritime Accident?

After a serious maritime injury, you may feel a lot of pressure. Your employer might tell you that you need to give them a statement and see their doctor. You may be worried about your unpaid bills and your need for ongoing medical care. Rather than worry about these issues, the lawyers at Andy Citrin…
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car accident

Madeline’s Story: Finding Peace After a Catastrophic Crash

Until Her Crash, Madeline Lived as an Active and Independent Woman Madeline loved to pack her days with activity. She had recently retired and was enjoying every minute of her post-career life: gardening, selling homemade jams and jellies at the farmers’ market, spending time with her friends, children, and grandchildren, and working 30 hours a…
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Alabama Bike Laws

Understanding Alabama’s Bicycle Safety Laws

As the weather warms up, more people will take advantage of the nice weather by biking. It’s a great way to commute, exercise, and have fun, but it comes with certain risks. Whether you prefer two wheels or four, it’s critical to understand Alabama bike law before hitting the road. Keep reading to learn bike…
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insurance adjuster tactics

6 Tactics Used by Insurance Adjusters and How to Handle Them

After a car accident, you’ll have to negotiate your case with an insurance claims adjuster. Also called an insurance adjuster, claims representative, or insurance consultant, these employees go by various names, but they always have the same goal: to make your claim disappear as quickly and cheaply as possible. In this article, we’ll talk about…
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Michael T Client Story

Michael T.’s Story: An Injured Victim Demands Justice With Help From Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys

Michael Suffers Serious Injuries Due to a Company’s Negligence On his way to an appointment, Michael T. suffered a severe, disabling injury because of a company’s negligence. Unfortunately, Michael had pre-existing conditions that complicated his recovery, and he faced a difficult and uncertain path forward. (Due to a confidentiality agreement, neither Michael nor Andy Citrin…
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Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer

Did a Drunk or Drugged Driver Cause Your Crash? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you see someone veering all over the road, you likely assume they’re drunk, but there’s a good chance the driver’s impairment is at least partially due to drug use. As drug and alcohol use grows, our roads are becoming more dangerous. In this article, Andy Citrin explains the drugged driving problem, and what you…
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How Long Do I Have to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Alabama?

After being injured in a car accident, thinking about putting your life back together can feel impossible. If you believe your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, it can be hard to think about taking action when you’re still healing from a traumatic car accident. You might want to put off seeking justice…
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Alabama Is Not a No-Fault State — Here’s What That Means if You Get in a Car Accident

Unlike some states, Alabama uses a fault-based system for auto insurance claims. When someone causes a car accident in our state, their insurance company typically must pay for the victims’ losses. However, as with any injury claim, things are more complicated than they seem. In this article, we’ll break down the basics of Alabama auto…
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distracted driving alabama

Alabama’s Distracted Driving Laws Don’t Work

Alabama’s Distracted Driving Laws Don’t Work — Contact Citrin Law Firm if You’ve Been Injured in a Wreck Like most states, Alabama has a law that limits texting and driving. But even though the police can stop you for texting while driving in our state, this law hasn’t reduced the number of fatal distracted driving…
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Delivery Truck Accidents: Who Is Responsible for My Injuries?

Who Pays When Delivery Trucks Cause Injuries?

Who Pays When Delivery Trucks Cause Injuries in Alabama? As home delivery services like Amazon and Shipt increase in popularity, our roads are becoming more congested with delivery trucks. Often, the drivers of these trucks work under tight deadlines and intense pressure from their employers. These factors inevitably lead to aggressive driving, distraction, and crashes.…
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“Mild” Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Cause Life-Changing Symptoms — and You Deserve Compensation

After a serious car accident, slip and fall, or another personal injury, many victims report headaches, problems concentrating, and other symptoms associated with a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unfortunately, even a “mild” TBI can change your life forever. Keep reading to learn more about these complicated injuries and find out about Andy Citrin Injury…
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telematics

What Every Crash Victim Needs to Know About Truck Technology

Today’s big trucks are complex machines filled with sensors, cameras, and tracking devices. Companies use these tools to track their drivers, but an experienced truck accident lawyer knows that the data from these devices can also identify the exact causes of a crash. In this article, we’ll explain how the experienced team at Andy Citrin…
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driver fatigue

Hit by a Drowsy Driver in Alabama? Here’s What to Do

At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we understand the dangers of driver fatigue all too well after handling cases for many victims who were hurt by drowsy drivers. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that drowsy driving poses just as serious a danger as drunk or drugged driving. Keep reading to learn how you can prevent fatigue-related…
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DEA Will Begin Sharing Prescription Drug Data With Attorney Generals

By: Attorney Mitch Grissim For several years now we’ve all heard about the opioid addiction crisis that’s become an epidemic problem across our nation. Now, a number of attorneys general across the nation have stepped forward to work with the Drug Enforcement Agency on a new way to crack down on the role that big pharma…
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