If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an accident, call 256-766-3131 to speak to the attorneys at Johnson, Paseur, and Medley of Florence, AL.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents happen every day throughout Alabama, frequently causing severe injury for one or more individuals. They are the leading cause of death for children and young adults and the leading cause of personal injury in the United States. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident due to another driver's negligence, there is no guarantee your medical bills will be covered by that driver's car insurance company; or, if you are paid, you will be justly compensated.
Insurance companies and their legal teams are well-versed on how to minimize settlement claims in bodily injury cases, putting you at a decided disadvantage if you attempt to challenge them on your own.
Motor vehicle accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Most are not intentional but are due to negligence by one (1) or more individuals. Negligence generally means that an individual has failed to act reasonably, resulting in injury to another. Under Alabama law, drivers must abide by specific standards when operating a motor vehicle. When a driver fails to abide by these standards and, as a result, a motor vehicle accident occurs, the driver may be held liable for negligence because they have “breached” the duty owed by them.
Under Alabama law, there is a cause of action for recovery against individuals or business entities for negligent actions that result in the death of a person. Wrongful death lawsuits are based upon special statutes which attempt to provide justice to the families of injury victims who have died as the result of the wrongful acts of another. Wrongful death can be the result of many circumstances, such as:
- Fatal Car Crashes
- Drunk Driving Fatalities
- Commercial Truck (i.e., 18-Wheeler, Tractor Trailer) Accidents
- Prescription Drug and Medical Device Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Accidental Drowning and Falls
- Workplace Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Defective Designs of Products or Vehicles
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