What To Do After a Car Accident

Depending on the severity of the crash, law enforcement and your local emergency squad typically arrive at the accident scene within minutes of calling 911. If you are ever involved in a car wreck, remembering to do the following will ensure your safety and can help your personal injury lawyer obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, physical pain, and mental suffering. 6 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident 1. Move Away from Dangerous Situations Gasoline spilling onto the pavement, smoking vehicles, and busy oncoming traffic are examples of dangerous situations existing after a car crash. Never try to push overturned cars back onto their wheels or drive a wrecked car away from the scene. Go to a safe place and wait for the police to arrive. 2. File and Obtain a Police Report of the Car Accident It’s always best to file a police report from the scene. This report is typically available within 72 hours of the crash. 3. If Possible, Get Witness Contact Information Should liability and fault be challenged, having witnesses who can provide testimony is vital to obtaining compensation. Make sure to obtain the names and contact information from any witnesses. 4. […]


Alabama Distracted Driving Motor Vehicle Accidents

There is no question that distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents around the country. It’s threatening to overtake intoxication as the leading cause of all accidents. Alabama is no exception to this epidemic. If you have been harmed by distracted driving, there are some things you need to know. How Frequent Are Distracted Driving Accidents? The most recent complete data is from 2016. More than 3,000 people were killed, and more than 400,000 individuals were injured as a result of distracted driving. In Alabama, car accidents account for a large number of annual deaths (21.3 per 100,000). This is enough to rank as second worst in the country. Estimates show that more than 10 percent of traffic accidents are the result of distracted driving. What Counts as Distracted Driving? In Alabama, distracted driving can include texting, emails, or virtually any usage of a phone. Other forms of distracted driver include talking to passengers, eating or drinking, messing with a stereo or entertainment system, or using a GPS. These are just the most common causes of distraction. Any action that can be construed as distracting to a driver can cause an accident and make the driver liable. What Are Alabama’s […]