In 2016, a person was injured in a traffic crash every 11 minutes and 2 seconds in Alabama (2016 Alabama Crash Facts). In their lifetime, typical drivers in Alabama have a greater than one-in-three chance of being in a crash involving injury or death (Strategic Highway Safety Plan).
If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident and are unsure what to do next, call Schuerger Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today. Our team will help you understand your rights and work tirelessly to get you the maximum amount of money you deserve.
Many people drive safely, obeys laws and still end up in an accident. Three common car accident claims for not-at-fault accidents are:
Negligence is the most common type of car accident claim. This occurs when you can prove that the defendant failed to meet a reasonable standard of care and this negligence is what caused the accident. Common examples are: intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers and bus/truck drivers not performing safe practices.
- Product Defects
This can be proven if you or the other driver’s vehicle had a defect that contributed or caused the accident. Common defective parts that cause accidents are: airbags, brakes, accelerators and seat belts.
- Road Design
In some instances, faulty road design, maintenance or construction can lead to accidents. Common examples of this are: improper signage, barriers and guardrails, unsafe embankments and dangerous surfaces.
If you or a love one has been injured in a car accident as a result of a distracted driver, contact Schuerger Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 833-692-5038. Our team will help you work through your claim and determine if you may be eligible for compensation.
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