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Spotting drowsy drivers

Many in Jasper may fail to realize how easily their actions can pose a risk to others on the road. Most may understand that any type of distraction (e.g. talking or texting on a cell phone, eating, putting on makeup) elevates the chances of an accident. Yet few may realize that what they do while not behind the wheel (or better yet, what they do not do) can also impair their driving abilities. 

What Should I Know About Distracted Driving?

Whether you’re driving in Alabama or elsewhere in the country, safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why distracted driving is so dangerous. When motorists fail to keep their full attention on the road, disaster can occur in an instant. EndDistractedDriving.com lists some pertinent facts about the hazards of driving while distracted, which is crucial for all drivers to know.

Eating while driving: am unappreciated threat

While you are well aware that every time you travel on Walker's roads you face the threat of encountering drivers that are either drinking or texting while driving, you likely do not allow that potential to deter you from driving. Neither did many of those that we here at The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C. have worked with in the past, yet they quickly discovered that there are scores of distracted drivers out there that they were not aware of. While awareness has arisen regarding the dangers drunk drivers or drivers who text pose, little attention has been given to those who participate in an equally distracting activity: eating. 

Are cars themselves too distracting?

Drivers in Alabama know that distracted driving is a problem. Despite education programs  laws prohibiting this dangerous behavior, it continues to be a serious threat to the health and safety of all motorists. One of the main sources of distracted driving is cellphone use, but there are a number of distractions that come from cars.

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.

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