Friday April 05, 2019 | Category: Car Accidents
It is pretty common for most adult Americans to own a vehicle and use it for daily travel. The state of Alabama is no exception. Not surprisingly, higher use of our nation’s – and Alabama’s – roads and highways means the higher risk of car accidents. While America’s roads are dangerous, so are roads in Alabama. In fact, studies show that typical Alabama drivers have more than a one-in-three chance of being involved in a car accident that results in injury or death within their lifetime.
It is no surprise that being alert while driving is critical to your safety and the safety of your loved ones. This is particularly true on roads that are known for being dangerous. Some of the most dangerous roads in the state include Interstate 20, Interstate 65, Highway 431, and Interstate 85.
According to Drive Safe Alabama, an online resource on Alabama’s roadways, in 2017, the state recorded that:
As can be seen, driving on our state’s roads can be dangerous and it is critical that drivers remain focused, alert, and reactive in order to keep everyone safe in Mobile and the rest of Alabama.
While accidents can be frightening and make it difficult to make rational decisions, you can reduce your chance of being justly compensated for injuries suffered if you fail to do some basic things. Below are tips on what to do if you, or someone you know, is involved in an Alabama car accident:
Doing the above things will give you a greater chance of recovering monetary compensation for injuries suffered if you later decide to file an Alabama personal injury lawsuit related to the car accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an Alabama car wreck – in Mobile or anywhere else in the state – know that the skilled Mobile, Alabama car accident attorneys at Stevenson Klotz Law Firm are here to help. Our legal team can handle the insurance company while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We fight on behalf of Alabama car accident victims who have suffered harm due to another’s carelessness to seek just compensation.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.