Alabama roadways are no different than other roads in the nation in that they are sometimes highly dangerous places. The types of things that place travelers at risk vary. Sometimes, inclement weather and/or road conditions play a part. Other times, motor vehicle accidents occur because motorists have been negligent.
Even if you’re alert and cautious behind the wheel, and do your best to adhere to traffic regulations while driving, there’s often little or nothing you can do about another driver’s actions. It might be possible to take an earlier exit or distance your vehicle from another if you think the driver is acting in a way that may cause a collision. However, it’s not always possible to safely pull off the road, make a lane change or some other maneuver to avoid a crash.
Drivers who should be paying attention to the tasks at hand often cause injuries to others when, instead of focusing on the road, they text while driving, take selfie photos to post on the internet or drink copious amounts of alcohol before operating their motor vehicles. It’s especially tragic when people suffer serious or fatal injuries in collisions that likely could have been prevented were it not for the poor choices of other motorists. Recovering victims (or immediate family members of those who succumb to their injuries) can seek recovery for their losses by filing personal injury or wrongful death claims in civil court.
The Bloomston Firm is fully prepared to assist all those considering filing such claims in Alabama. Our experienced legal team can help you seek maximum compensation to obtain the immediate and long-term care you need to achieve as full a recovery as possible. To seek assistance following motor vehicle accidents, a contact form has been provided on our website.