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No matter how careful you are, you can expect to be involved in at least one automobile accident on average in your lifetime. If it happens to you, you will need an attorney for help — help in covering your medical bills, help in collecting your lost income, and help dealing with the insurance companies.

At a time like this, you can trust the knowledge and experience of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C..  With more than 70 years of combined experience, our lawyers know how to handle the toughest auto accident cases. Our firm can take on the insurance companies, so you will not have to deal with the stress and hassle.   Our courtroom-tested attorneys are prepared to go the legal distance on your behalf to obtain the compensation that you deserve.

Our Huntsville, Alabama automobile accident attorneys offer a free consultation. To learn more call (256) 536-0588 or (888) 321-8353. You can also contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. online.

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Causes of Alabama Car Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 95% of crashes are caused by human error. And yet seventy-five percent of drivers say they are more careful than most other drivers. More often than not, drivers that cause accidents are breaking the law in some way. Statistics bear this trend out.

Driver Errors

  • Drinking and driving: Alcohol-impaired driving was involved in 31% of traffic fatalities nationwide in 2011. In Alabama, driving under the influence was cited in 6,859 crashes total and 220 fatal crashes (27% of total).
  • Driving while fatigued: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) names sleep deprivation as a public health epidemic. A lack of sleep makes it difficult to properly focus attention. Fatigued/asleep drivers were involved in 1,798 Alabama crashes in 2011, 20 of which involved fatalities.
  • Driving while distracted: Digital devices such as smartphones help keep people connected, but they also keep drivers disconnected from the road. According to distraction.gov, the official US Government website for distracted driving, 3,328 people died and 421,000 people were injured in distraction-affected crashes in 2012. It is illegal for all Alabama drivers to text while driving. Novice Alabama drivers (those under age 18) are banned from using cell phones for any purpose while behind the wheel.
  • Speeding: Drivers who exceed speed limits endanger the lives of those around them. Speeding is a factor in 31% of traffic fatalities nationwide. In Alabama, speeding was a driver contributing circumstance in 9,114 crashes—220 of them fatal—in 2011.
  • Breaking other traffic laws: Speed kills, but many types of traffic violations result in injuries and death. Failure to yield right of way caused more than 19,000 Alabama accidents in 2011. Other major contributing factors were failure to heed a sign or signal (4,944 crashes), driving on the wrong side of the road (780), improper lane change (5,313), and tailgating (17,472).

Non-Driver Errors

Driver error is primarily—but not always—to blame for Alabama auto accidents. Negligence can also be attributed to:

  • A party that makes, sells, or services a vehicle with faulty parts that cause accident. For example, a faulty breaking or steering system on a car can lead to a crash in spite of a driver’s best efforts to be safe.
  • A government entity or contractor that creates dangerous road conditions. This includes things like unsafe roadway surfaces, dangerous intersections, and inadequate signage or signals.

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No matter how your accident happened, when another driver is at fault you may have a valid claim for damages. That cl

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aim can help repay you for everything you lost in the accident, including your medical bills and lost wages.  Your claim can also compensate you for the pain and suffering you have had to go through because of the accident.

Keep in mind that you have two years from the time a car collision occurs to file an Alabama auto accident lawsuit. After that, you may lose your eligibility to seek damages.

Once you allow Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. to file a claim on your behalf, however, we will do what it takes to resolve the case on your behalf. While the decision to accept a settlement offer is yours and yours alone, bear in mind that insurers often lowball accident victims in the interest of their bottom line. Your bottom line is the one that matters to us. Following a serious car accident, we will help you get the care you need and the compensation you deserve.

An initial consultation with our firm is free, and you pay nothing unless we collect money for you. To speak with a firm partner, contact us today.

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