Do You Know these Common Hazards in Alabama?

   Because of its geographical situation, Alabama is home to a variety of natural hazards. Everything from flash floods to catastrophic tornadoes make their way to this beautiful but treacherous state. Do you know what to do if you face one of these natural hazards? Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law is here to present […]

Thunk! You Just Slipped and Fell. Now What Do you Do?

Many Americans injure themselves during a slip and fall accident each year. Anyone, any age, can suffer from these slip and fall injuries. These injuries can include anything from a small bruise to a broken hip.  Ice makes your outdoor walk a risky adventure! Did you know that your slip and fall injuries have happened […]

These 3 Common Mistakes Could Cost You Your Case

   Welcome to the world of personal injury law. We feel sorry you got injured, but plan to help as much as we can! Consequently, there are many different types of personal injuries. From slip and falls, to car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, it seems they happen more often each day. As you begin your […]

5 Tips to Strengthen your Personal Injury Lawsuit

   So, someone just injured you. Maybe they ran a red light and hit your vehicle, or perhaps they attacked you in the darkness of the night. No matter how you obtained your injury, you should know what to do next. A personal injury lawsuit can help you get compensation. But here’s the rub: Filing […]

7 Tips to Keep You Safe at Night!

   Whether you are at the office late, or heading to your car after a lovely dinner, the walk alone can be terrifying. You’re not alone in your fear. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure your nighttime trek is a safe one. Let Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law […]

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?

   Injury. It happens every day.  Injuries come in all shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of consequences. Some injuries require very little care and your life goes back to normal fairly quickly. However, other injuries cause months, or even years, of doctors visits, time off work, and physical therapies. You may have suffered […]

7 Tips to Avoid Alabama Automobile Accidents

   There is always a risk of injury when driving on the road. But in Alabama, the risk of death while driving is much higher than the national average. But you can still stay safe, right? The answer: Yes. As it turns out, there are quite a few precautions you can take to avoid getting […]

The Four Degrees of Burn Injuries

   Burn injuries, even the most minor type, can be very painful. Most burns will heal with treatment and time without long-lasting consequences. However, depending on the area or depth of a burn, this injury can be life-threatening and life-altering. Often, a negligent party allowed the burn to happen. At this point, a burn injury […]

How Much Do You Know About Punitive Damages?

   Have you heard of anything about punitive damages before?  Punitive damages relate to a massive jury verdict in the case the plaintiff won money. While punitive damages lead to massive payouts, in most personal injury trials they make no money. For punitive damages to win, the defendant must have willfully done something especially awful. […]

What is Dram Shop Liability in Alabama and can it affect me?

   Any car accident attorney in Alabama should be familiar with the state’s dram shop laws. These specific laws designed to hold third parties responsible for drunk driving accidents. If the third party knowingly over-served the driver. These laws do not reduce the driver’s responsibility or liability in any way. Rather, they state that a […]