What to Do When a Pedestrian Causes Your Car Accident

What to Do When a Pedestrian Causes Your Car Accident

Pedestrians usually have the right-of-way on roads, but there are several instances where a pedestrian could be the cause of a serious car accident you’re involved in. Such times include: A pedestrian runs out into oncoming traffic where there is no crosswalk. A...
What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident

When you’re in any type of car accident, you probably know the drill: stay at the scene, exchange insurance information, get contact details and license plate numbers, and in the case of an injury or death, call the police. Filing a police report in any car...

Has The 11th Circ. Become Consumer-Friendly?

Last week, this expert opinion article written by Pittman, Dutton & Hellums attorney Austin Whitten was featured by Law360, a national, prestigious legal publication. The answer to the question posed by the headline is probably still a resounding “no” in most...
How to Avoid Driving Distractedly

How to Avoid Driving Distractedly

One of the biggest threats to your safe driving is also probably one of your favorite companions: your smartphone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports texting while driving is one of the most dangerous types of driving behaviors, since sending or...
Back-to-School Driving: Biggest Teen Driver Risks

Back-to-School Driving: Biggest Teen Driver Risks

Kids are back in school, and that might mean that your teenager is hitting the road more frequently. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of death for American teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2015, more...