Suffering an injury through no fault of one's own is devastating. It can feel even bleaker when the accident could have been avoided by a simple action, such as cleaning up a spill or replacing a burned out lightbulb.
Walking is a great form of exercise and, for individuals without cars, it is even a necessity. But walking near cars is dangerous, especially when it comes time to cross a road. Pedestrians are at great risk for personal injury just being near the road. Sadly, the aftermath of a collision is usually tragic.
It is pretty unsettling to drive by a tractor-trailer, especially on Alabama highways and interstates where speed limits are usually pretty high. But that pit you feel in your stomach is justified. Tractor-trailer accidents are serious, usually causing severe and traumatic injuries to passengers in smaller passenger vehicles.
When a driver is unfairly injured in a wreck that was not his or her fault, getting help for those injuries is often the top priority. One way that those facing these circumstances can get that help is by securing compensation through personal injury claims made against the drivers who caused the car accidents. However, a victim has to document how the other driver was at fault, and it is not enough to simply say he or she caused the collision.
Experiencing a car wreck can be extremely traumatic. Serious injuries are common, and although victims may suffer a wide range of physical traumas, recovery can be very difficult. Here are just some of the injuries associated with serious car accidents.
The National Highway Safety Administration just released its report compiling data on fatal motor vehicle accidents since 2008. The news is not good. While fatal injuries to passengers inside vehicles is on the decline, the rate of pedestrian fatalities and those outside of vehicles has skyrocketed.
While some people may prefer to drive in silence, listening to music while behind the wheel is quite common. It might even be difficult to find a driver who does not have the music on at least some of the time. Unfortunately, recent research shows that certain types of music could lead to car accidents.
Most people in Alabama know that it is dangerous to drink and drive, but not everyone takes it as seriously as they should. This means that you could be at risk for serious injury even if you are a conscientious person who uses a designated driver or refrains from drinking while out. Injuries from a drunk driving accident can be, and quite often are, severe. Holding the responsible party liable for such an accident is important.
Maintaining a safe environment free from serious safety risks is an important responsibility for property owners. When it is not possible to address or fix a safety risk, property owners should provide adequate warnings or signs that caution visitors.
A stretch of dangerous road in Alabama was the site of a recent deadly car accident. According to authorities, the head-on collision resulted in two deaths and at least one possible injury. Police are still investigating the car wreck, but that does not mean that it is too early for the victims' family to begin exploring options for a wrongful death claim.