What You Should Do After a Truck Accident
It can be hard to know what you should do following a collision with a tractor-trailer. The best practices to follow after any kind of automobile crash are:
- Move to a safe location
- Seek medical attention
- Notify the proper authorities
- Take pictures and videos
- Exchange information with other drivers and bystanders
- Notify your insurance company
- Reach out to a truck accident attorney
Immediately after being involved in an accident, you may not be thinking clearly. Maybe your phone was dead, and you could not take any pictures, or witnesses refused to give you their contact information. This does not mean the end of your claim.
Our skilled Huntsville lawyers have ways of dealing with these kinds of roadblocks. At Mama Justice, our Huntsville truck accident attorneys are prepared to thoroughly investigate the accident that caused your injuries or the death of a loved one.
Whether you have suffered injuries or a family member has died in a motorcycle accident, you will need help with your claim and possibly, filing a lawsuit against the responsible party.
A Huntsville motorcycle collision attorney from Mama Justice can improve your odds of collecting the highest amount of financial compensation possible for your damages. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling motorcycle accident claims. We are aggressive when pursuing the settlement you are entitled to.
Regardless of who was on the motorcycle when your accident occurred, Alabama motorcycle safety laws could affect your case. Both liability and the compensation you are entitled to could be influenced if one or more laws were broken, including:
- Laws regarding licensing
- Helmet specifications
- Motorcycle equipment specifications
- Passenger limitations
- Lane riding regulations
Let our firm defend you and your right to financial compensation. Contact the Huntsville motorcycle injury lawyers at Mama Justice.
Very few things in life will come close to the devastation you feel when you lose a loved one in an accident. Things become even more complicated when you learn that the accident was not just a stroke of misfortune but was caused by another person. You will want justice once you discover that another person’s maliciousness, recklessness, or carelessness is behind your loss. You will want to see that person held accountable for all the pain and misery they have caused you and your loved ones.
Alabama’s Wrongful Death Law
Alabama law says that a wrongful death claim may derive from an omission, wrongful act, or the negligence of any person or company, or one of their agents results in the death of another. That is, provided that the deceased would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim had they survived.
If you have any questions about Alabama’s wrongful death law and how it is enforced in state courts, reach out to a wrongful death lawyer at Mama Justice as soon as possible.
If you were hurt on the job or you lost a family member in a work-related accident, you should call the workplace injury attorneys at Mama Justice. Our goal is to make sure you receive every workers’ compensation benefit the law entitles you to.
If a person from outside of your job was to blame for the accident, then we can advise you through the process of a third-party liability claim. Whatever your circumstances, our focus will be on defending your rights and ensuring you receive the total amount of compensation available.
Alabama Workplace Injury Statistics
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industries in Alabama reported over 35,000 non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries in 2016. Around 19,100 of these cases were severe, forcing victims to endure days or weeks off of work, job restrictions, or a job transfer. Almost 95% of these claims were workplace injuries. The remaining claims were work-related illnesses, the most frequent of which were poisoning, skin disorders, and hearing loss.
In Alabama, premises liability cases are some of the most difficult to pursue on a victim’s behalf. Unlike most other personal injury claims, the property manager, property owner, or occupier can usually avail themselves of the “open and obvious” defense. If they can prove that the hazardous defect or condition that caused your injury was “open and obvious,” it will be tough to recover monetary damages.
In premises liability cases, Alabama law places a corresponding liability on the visitor to pay attention to their surroundings and avoid hazardous conditions that they can and should notice and avoid. Gathering viable evidence and facts to overcome the “open and obvious” defense is vital to the successful pursuit of nearly all premises liability cases.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Mothers Against Drunk Driving recorded that drunk drivers were the cause of almost 250 fatalities in Alabama in 2021, accounting for nearly 30% of all driving deaths throughout the state.