At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our team of Montgomery car accident attorneys are committed to helping our clients receive maximum financial compensation in their personal injury claims. With the high incidence of motor vehicle collisions, we regularly represent car accident victims in their claims against insurance carriers as well as their surviving family members in wrongful death claims. Please continue reading to learn more about auto accidents and for more information, feel free to contact our office directly. We look forward to answering all of your questions and providing you with the information you need to proceed with your personal injury claim.
How many car accidents are there each year on average?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011 there were an estimated 5,338,000 police-reported traffic crashes, in which 2,217,000 people were injured and 32,367 people were killed. In that same year, an average of 89 people died every day in a motor vehicle crash, amounting to one person every 16 minutes.
What are Alabama's laws on texting while driving?
Distraction.gov, the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving reports that there is a ban on all cell phone use for novice drivers, and this includes handheld and hands-free devices. There is also a statewide band on texting for novice drivers.
Is driver distraction a key cause of car accidents?
Yes, it absolutely is. According to the NHTSA, in 2011, 387,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes and 3,331 people died in such crashes. The most dangerous form of distracted driving involves texting since it involves visual, manual and cognitive distraction.
Are teen drivers at a higher risk of being in a collision?
Young drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 years-old are at the highest risk of injury and death on our roadways and traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal collisions as all other drivers. (NHTSA)
Can I place my infant's car seat in the front seat?
Children in rear-facing car seats should not be placed in the front seat of cars or trucks that are equipped with a passenger-side airbag. If the vehicle is involved in a collision, the impact of the air bag striking the rear-facing car seat can result in injury to the child. What's more, the NHTSA recommends that all children age 12 and under sit in the back seat and away from a frontal airbag.
Contact a Montgomery Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love was recently injured in an auto accident, we urge you to contact Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC for further assistance. We have an extensive track record of success and this includes winning a jury award worth $21,000,000 on behalf of one of our clients, the highest award in the history of the state. We understand how this may be a very difficult time for you and your family and we are here to put our experience to work and fight for you!