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Driver in one of Alabama's fatal car accidents lands in court

A man who Alabama state police have said was under the influence of alcohol and illegal substances is headed to the courtroom for trial. Car accidents claim numerous victims across the nation's highways every year, but when the wreck may have been caused by an intoxicated driver, then the tragedy may seem even worse because it didn't need to happen. One man has been reportedly stolen from his young family due to just such a wreck.

The accident occurred more than a year ago, but the man is just now headed for a jury trial. He has entered a plea of not guilty in answer to this fatal wreck. Witnesses' reports of the accident state that the accused driver was traveling erratically at the time just prior to the wreck. He was said to have run off the road and then over-steered to get back on the road, before then crossing the center dividing line.

Alabama car accidents: Did high-speed chase cause recent crash?

One man lost his life and another was injured when a man recently led authorities on a chase in Alabama. Serious car accidents are often the consequence of a high-speed motor vehicle chase. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, police received reports of a black truck that was driving dangerously. Soon afterwards, a deputy sheriff in an unmarked vehicle noticed the black truck.

The deputy made an unsuccessful effort to get the truck driver to pull over. Neither the official blue lights, nor an attempt to indicate to the suspect that he was under arrest could convince him to stop. The deputy called for backup, and more unmarked police vehicles, along with K-9 officers joined the chase.

Hit By a Drunk Driver in Alabama? You Have 4 Options

If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident in Alabama and are seriously injured, you have at least four options to consider for recovering compensation for your injuries.

"Didn't see him" accidents may increase as weather warms

As Alabama finally seems to have shaken off the long, icy fingers of a winter that lasted longer than normal, more motorcyclists appear to be dusting off their bikes to enjoy the warmer weather. However, the increase of motorcycles on the road can also lead to an increase in "didn't see him" accidents -- those in which drivers claim to not have seen a motorcycle that they struck. Recently, an Alabama motorcyclist was struck after another driver said he simply didn't see the man coming.

The incident occurred on April 1, but the accident was no joke. A 23-year-old man yielded at a stop sign before he attempted to cross an intersection that a motorcyclist was traveling toward. The driver apparently thought that the way was clear and drove forward. After entering the intersection, he struck the motorcycle and its driver.

Alabama Personal Injury Claims: What To Expect After Filing Suit

Although most personal injury claims in Alabama are settled, particlarly auto accident injuries, some cases must filed into Court and go to trial. Even after filing, there is a good chance the case will settle. However, if the case does not settle, certain procedures are followed.

Alabama car accidents: 2 deaths in 3 vehicle Auburn crash

Understandably, to be notified of the death of a loved one in a crash is a huge shock. Along with the anguish comes a host of questions about what could possibly have gone wrong. However, some car accidents yield little or no evidence and need extensive investigation before those questions can be answered. Two Alabama men died in such a crash on a recent Tuesday morning.

The only information reported was obtained from a preliminary police investigation. It was established that a 23-year-old female in a Honda and a 23-year-old male in a Toyota were both heading in the same direction when one vehicle knocked into the other. The report gave no indication which car bumped into the other car. After the contact between these two vehicles occurred, the Honda smashed head-on into a Pontiac that was traveling in the opposite direction and carrying the two Alabama men. There were 27 and 53 years old.

Distracted driving can lead to hit-and-run accidents

Along most Alabama highways, billboards are posted advising drivers not to text while driving. Distracted driving has become an epidemic across the nation as well as across Alabama. Tragically, some of the crashes that result quickly turn into hit-and-run accidents. In the wake of a recent alleged distracted driving incident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, an Anniston man has been arrested for manslaughter.

Police say that the victim was a 47-year-old man who was taking his dog for a walk along the side of the road. While walking his dog, he was hit by a tan Ford Explorer. Although the driver of the vehicle did not stop, evidence from the accident remained at the scene. Police were able to trace this evidence to the man they subsequently accused.

Workplace Accidents: Your Options Under Alabama Law

Workplace accidents occur every day in Alabama. Many workers may be unaware of their rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation Act. A detailed discussion is beyong the scope of this blog post, but we can set out the basics that an injured worker should know.

Traumatic brain injuries can be severe in Alabama, elsewhere

People often have so many "normal" days that they don't readily expect the unexpected to happen. Still, unforeseen circumstances do occur -- sometimes in the form of a car accident, and other times in the form of a fall, for instance. Unfortunately, an accident that takes place in a split second can affect someone for a lifetime, especially if a brain injury results. Since March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Alabama and across the country, it's worth exploring whether a loved one who has been involved in an accident may have sustained traumatic brain injuries.

In severe cases, once a person suffers a brain injury, he or she may seem like a completely different person. This is because these individuals may have to learn how to swallow food or even walk all over again. Likewise, he or she may have trouble telling the difference between everyday household items -- something that other adults often take for granted.

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