Year: 2021

Father teaching teenager how to drive

Many of us remember the thrills of learning to drive as a teenager, but teen drivers are more likely to be involved in car accidents than drivers in other age groups. That’s why road safety advocates created National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 17 to 23. The…

child passenger safety awareness week

The third week of September is Child Passenger Safety Week.  Its purpose is critical: to spread awareness of the importance of children’s safety and provide a necessary reminder about some of the most vulnerable people on the road. At Stokes Stemle, LLC, we work every day to help both children…

a person drinking while driving

Even with strong laws and severe punishments in place, some Alabama drivers still get on the road when they’ve had too much to drink. And these intoxicated drivers put you in harm’s way every time they do. At Stokes Stemle, LLC, we know how quickly your life can change when…

female driver falling asleep

Drowsy driving accident statistics are harrowing: Drowsy driving is responsible for approximately 100,000 crashes annually, leading to 71,000 injuries, and more than 1,500 fatalities each year. Drowsy driving is responsible for roughly 10 percent of all accidents. A person who drives while drowsy mimics someone who is impaired by alcohol….

students celebrating that they got a scholarship

Stokes Stemle is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2021 scholarship campaign. This year’s contest focused on looking for solutions to prevent drunk driving. Despite reaching record lows in recent years, alcohol use remains a leading cause of crashes and traffic deaths in the United States. Nearly a third…

car accident property damage

If you’ve been involved in a minor car accident, you might be left wondering whether you need to hire a lawyer. After all, that “nice” insurance adjuster may act like you can handle the claim on your own. But you need to be careful. Although your injuries and damage to…

back view of motorcycle driver

Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in crashes with passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Alabama statistics show that roughly 1900 of the state’s motorcyclists were involved in wrecks in a recent year, killing 90 people and injuring 1,213 more. Staying alive means…