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Car Accidents Archives

Woman's wild run leaves three wrecked cars in its wake

Some might say that car accidents in Jasper are like snowflakes: No two are exactly alike. While the end result of many may seem similar, it is typically the circumstances leading up to accidents that differs. Sometimes they are indeed due to legitimate mistakes or simple errors in judgment, while other times they are the direct result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. When a person's disregard for the safety of others causes a collision, accident victims may find themselves searching for answers on top of the assistance needed to deal with their accident expenses

How to spot a drunk driver

You're driving down the road on your way to meet some friends at a restaurant for dinner and you notice a car in the next lane veering from side to side. The driver also appears to be hitting the brakes a little too often and at random times that aren't consistent with the current traffic pattern. Situations like this place you at great risk of a collision.

Understanding Alabama’s car accident compensation laws

If you live in Alabama and suffer an injury in a car accident, you may have questions about what types of compensation you might be able to claim, and whether you must adhere to a certain schedule or timeline to pursue it. At the Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we have a firm understanding of Alabama’s unique laws surrounding car accidents and compensation, and we have helped many clients seek recourse and rebuild their lives after suffering injury on state roadways.

Staying safe on the road during the holiday season

You face hazards anytime you travel down an Alabama roadway, but the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time for motorists, thanks to increased traffic, inclement weather conditions and drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking. At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we understand the unique circumstances that lead to an increase in holiday traffic accidents, and we have assisted many clients who were injured in accidents because of the actions of other drivers.

What is causing Alabama’s car accidents?

Every time you travel by car in Alabama, you assume at least some level of risk. Even if you consistently follow safe driving practices and the rules of the road, you still run the risk of getting into an accident caused by the actions or negligence of another. Furthermore, other factors, such as road construction, changing traffic patterns and so on can also cause confusion and associated crashes. There are, however, some things that factor into Alabama car accidents far more than others, and understanding what is causing the state’s traffic accidents may help you avoid suffering injury or death while on the road.

The dangers of sharing the road with teen drivers

As an Alabama motorist, you assume a certain level of risk every time you take to the roadway, and this is particularly true during hours and times of the year when more teen drivers are out behind the wheel. When inexperience and dangerous driving behaviors combine, the results can prove deadly, endangering you as well as any passengers you may have. At the Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we have a firm understanding of the additional dangers teen drivers often pose, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury or hardship because of another motorist’s negligence.

Alabama ranks second in the nation for teen driving fatalities

Teen drivers across the United States are more likely to get into accidents than the rest of the general population, and Alabama’s teen drivers, especially, are having a hard time staying safe on the roadways. According to WHNT, Alabama ranks second in the nation in terms of the number of teen driving fatalities that occur on its roads annually.

Recent texting traffic death latest in series of road fatalities

A recent, fatal Cullman County crash is calling attention to the escalating number of traffic fatalities occurring on Alabama roadways. According to AL.com, authorities believe texting and driving was a likely factor in the accident that killed a 28-year-old woman and sent another motorist to the hospital with serious injuries.

Beware of distracted drivers!

When you obtained your first valid driver's license, you were likely especially cautious behind the wheel. New and inexperienced drivers are typically very alert and attentive to their surroundings as they traverse Alabama roadways. As time goes on, however, most motorists tend to relax their standards, which can lead to serious driving problems and an increased risk of injury. Distracted driving is highly problematic in Alabama and nationwide, and all drivers (novice or experienced) should be aware of such dangers in order to keep themselves and all who share the roads safe.

When are AAA’s 100 “deadliest days” of summer?

Memorial Day is on the horizon, and that means more teen drivers across Alabama and the United States will soon join you on the roadways. It also means more fatalities will likely follow, if recent statistics are any indication, and the potential dangers are so severe that AAA deemed the 100 days immediately following Memorial Day the “deadliest days of summer.”

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