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In our society, most Americans own a vehicle in order to travel from one destination to another. Yet, high traffic on the roadways can often mean an increase in collisions.
Don’t hesitate to contact The Long Brothers to assist you with your claim.
Drive Safe Alabama shared the following statistics from 2016 about traffic accidents:
- A traffic crash was reported every 202 seconds.
- A person was injured in a traffic crash every 11 minutes and 2 seconds.
- A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.
- Most crashes occur in urban areas, while most fatalities occur in rural areas.
- 50% of all fatal crashes in 2016 occurred at night (including dusk and dawn).
Dangerous Roads For Drivers
It’s vital to be alert while driving, especially on roads that are known to be dangerous for drivers. Be extra cautious when traveling on the following Alabama roads:
- Interstate 20
- Interstate 65
- Highway 431
- Interstate 85
What to Do After an Automobile Accident
An accident can be scary, and if you’re uncertain about what do next, you could lessen your chances of obtaining compensation for any damages and injuries you may have suffered. Listed below are suggestions for what to do after being involved in a car wreck:
- Check to see if anyone is injured.
- Call emergency responders.
- Make sure to receive a copy of the police report.
- Collect contact information.
- Take photos of the accident scene.
- Do not admit fault.
- Do not communicate with the insurance adjusters.
- Contact an Alabama car accident lawyer.
If you follow these suggestions and decide to file a lawsuit, you may have a greater chance of obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Hazardous Conditions Can Create Dangerous Roadways
Car wrecks happen for numerous reasons and, in some cases, are due to poor road conditions. This is why it’s essential to pay close attention to the roads at all times. Hazardous conditions can include:
- Confusing signs
- Construction zones
- Wet roads
- Road debris
- Icy or snowy roads
- Shoulder drop-offs
Common Injuries Caused By Collisions
Injuries will differ and depend upon the severity of the accident. Common injuries include:
Listed above are just some of the injuries an individual can suffer as a result of an accident. In some cases, injuries can cause permanent damage, which is taken into account when you file a lawsuit for your injuries.
Compensation Available For Injuries
Various factors are considered when calculating a settlement amount such as the extent of your injuries and the treatment required. Compensation may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
- Out of pocket expenses
Our team can evaluate your case and see what compensation you may be entitled to for your unique case. If you’re unsure if you have a case, speak with one of our attorneys to further discuss what legal options may be available.
Ways to Prevent an Automobile Accident
Safety should always be a priority when getting behind the wheel of your vehicle. Here are some ways you can prevent a potential accident:
- Be a defensive driver.
- Never drink and drive.
- Don’t drive distracted.
- Scan ahead
- Know your blind spots.
- Obey all traffic laws.
Our team understands that not all drivers follow the traffic laws. If you are in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may have a case.
Don’t Wait Long, Call Long & Long Attorneys At Law
The Long Brothers know how devastating and life-altering an auto accident can be and that the medical bills can get out of hand. We want to help you through the legal process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, don’t worry. Allow our team to evaluate your case and see what legal options are available. We believe injured people who have suffered due to someone else’s careless actions should receive compensation.
Our team can handle the insurance companies while you focus on recovery. When you hire one of our injury lawyers, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.