Most Alabama drivers do their best to stay safe on the road. They follow traffic laws, drive at an appropriate speed and refrain from getting behind the wheel after they’ve been drinking. Unfortunately, this cannot be said for all Alabama drivers. Some drivers seem intent on violating as many laws of driving and decency as they can, and this results in accidents.
With the rise in popularity of smartphones, there has been a massive surge in motor vehicle fatalities in Alabama and the rest of the nation. This is because many drivers are operating their vehicles while using their smartphones, creating scenarios where they are less likely to be paying attention to the road. When drivers stop paying attention, they’re much more likely to cause a fatal or injurious accident.
Also, even though Alabama has strict laws designed to prevent drunk driving, there are numerous citizens who choose to operate their vehicles while they’re drunk. In fact, believe it or not, a large percentage of fatal car accidents in our state involve drivers who were inebriated.
It doesn’t matter what kind of car crash you were involved in, if you were hurt by someone else’s negligence or unlawfulness, then you will have the chance to seek financial restitution in court. At the Huntsville Law office of Johnston & Moore & Thompson, we have represented numerous plaintiffs in their personal injury lawsuits, and we are available to any car accident victim in order to help them evaluate their legal situation. Once it is determined that a case for damages can be made, we will advise you as to the next steps to take in your claim.