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If you are involved in an auto accident in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Anniston, or across the State of Alabama and suffer substantial damage to your vehicle and are injured as a result, stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive and a report is filled out. If you obtain an Alabama car accident lawyer later on, there will need to be a police report filled out documenting exactly what happened, including who was at fault. Call our Alabama Car Accident Attorneys at (205) 201-1789 for a free consultation today if you have been injured in a car accident resulting from the negligence of another.
What to do if you are in a Car Accident
You should get information about the other driver such as their name, address, and insurance information. You should also obtain the name and addresses of any witnesses to the accident and tell the officer that you would like the incident number so that you can get an accident report later on.
Speak only to the police and tell them only the facts about what happened so that the officer can reach a conclusion. It is important to go to the hospital after the accident, since you might be having an adrenaline rush and not feel the symptoms of your injury. Make sure and inform the doctor of all of your symptoms including any unusual feelings like disorientation or nausea.
If you have been in a serious car accident, then you need to contact an Alabama Auto Accident Lawyer as soon as possible. Our lawyers can meet you in one of our locations in Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, or Anniston.
Trucking Accident Injuries
Fatalities involving large trucks have been on the rise during the last decade due to various factors. The sheer power and size of these trucks can make sharing Alabama’s roads and highways with them very dangerous, especially if you are in a much smaller passenger vehicle. If you have been injured in an Alabama truck accident, then our trucking accident lawyers can help guide you through the process of filing a claim or lawsuit.
The Department of Transportation has guidelines that are meant to ensure the safety of smaller passenger vehicles and other motor vehicles while driving on the same roads as large trucks. Also, alongside Federal Department of Transportation rules, all truck drivers are required to pass a written test and to be certified in order to operate these large vehicles on our roads. These extra measures are necessary due to the increased risk of serious injury when these large and powerful vehicles are involved in an accident with smaller passenger vehicles.
Due to the fact that a motorcycle driver is usually thrown from the bike at the time of impact, much of the safety gear that is worn (such as helmets) might not be able to help prevent death or serious injury. In an auto accident, if the driver is wearing a seat belt then they might be prevented from being thrown from the vehicle. When a motorcycle driver is going maximum speed and is hit by an automobile they can be launched from the bike with the momentum going forward. Most of the time serious injury can occur when the driver impacts the ground or another object.
Sometimes these accidents are not preventable by the driver of the motorcycle, and are due to the driver of the vehicle not being able to see the motorcycle, poor weather conditions, or lane changes. Due to how severe the injuries in these types of cases tend to be, the insurance companies devote a large amount of resources to fighting these types of claims and they assemble large defense teams to minimize compensation. Give our Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer a call today and let our lawyers help get you the compensation you deserve.
Over 50,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 are killed in traffic related accidents just about each year in the United States. On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes, and fatally injured every 111 minutes. The number of pedestrian deaths resulting from traffic related auto accidents has steadily declined since 1975, but the fact remains that there are still far too many annually.
Some ways to help slow these injuries are through engineering measures to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas and to increase the visibility of pedestrians such as increasing the intensity of roadway lighting. Some of the most common causes of these injuries are driver negligence by failing to observe speed limit or other traffic signs, and non-attentive or preoccupied drivers. Texting and driving is a very dangerous activity that causes many drivers to become preoccupied by taking their eyes off the road.
When a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident their head, legs, and arms are most vulnerable. Pedestrians can suffer injuries to their spinal cord, fractured bones, traumatic brain injury, coma, and other very serious and life threatening injuries. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable to pedestrian accident related injuries. Our Birmingham, Alabama pedestrian accident attorneys understand what is involved in a serious auto accident involving pedestrians.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Many bicycle injuries occur when a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle on the road. Many times this will result in soft tissue damage, but this type of accident can result in more serious injuries and even be fatal. A cyclist usually only has a helmet for protection and when involved in an accident with a much larger vehicle it can cause catastrophic injuries. There are tens of thousands of injuries from motor vehicle related bike accidents each year.
Drunk Driving Accident Injuries
The Alabama laws that regulate the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages are called Dram Shop laws. Dram shop refers to bars, taverns, or similar places where alcoholic beverages are sold. If a bar, restaurant, individuals having a party, friends, or anyone else illegally sells or provides alcohol to an individual under certain circumstances then they could be held responsible for damages that result. An example of this is someone that is visibly drunk at a bar and the bartender keeps selling them alcohol over and over again. This selling alcohol to a drunk person and then letting them leave and get in a vehicle would be a violation of some of these Alabama laws and the establishment could be held liable. If you have been injured as a result of such dram shop violations, then give our drunk driving accident attorney a call today.