With more than 212,000 residents, Birmingham is Alabama’s most populous city. Typically, such a crowded area experiences a high volume of car wrecks. According to the Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), Birmingham has endured nearly 10,000 car wrecks in a single year—the second most crashes behind only Mobile.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with a car accident claim, particularly if you are still recovering from your injuries. Our Birmingham car accident attorneys are ready to help.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Birmingham auto accident, contact us 24/7. Call (877) 562-0000 or complete a free initial consultation form. You may be entitled to compensation for property damage (car repair), medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Types of Car Accidents
No two car crashes are alike, as many factors impact what causes a collision and shortly thereafter. Some crashes are simple fender-benders, while others involve multiple vehicles, alcohol, vehicle defects, and more.
Despite the varying circumstances, there are several common types of car crashes:
- Bicycle Collision
- Fixed Object Collision
- Head-on Collision
- Highway Accident
- Hit & Run
- Motorcycle Accident
- Multi-Vehicle Wreck
- Pedestrian Accident
- Rear-end Accident
- Rollover Accident
- T-bone/Side-Impact Crash
- Truck Accident
- Under-Ride Accident
Causes of Birmingham Auto Accidents
The majority of car crashes in Alabama occur on two-lane roads within city limits. The number one cause of Alabama car crashes is failing to yield the right of way.
Some other common causes of auto accidents include:
- Adjusting the stereo
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving in the wrong lane
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
- Failing to use signals
- Fatigued driving
- Improper merging
- Incorrect lane change
- Loss of vehicle control
- Negligent driving
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Reckless behavior
- Road rage
- Talking on the phone
- Texting while driving
If your accident was caused by a driver engaged in any of these or other activities, you may have a claim for an Alabama personal injury lawsuit. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have experience fighting to help people recover from car accident injuries, and we’re ready to protect your rights.
Common Car Collision Injuries
When a driver is involved in negligent, careless, or distracting activities while behind the wheel, the chances of that driver causing an injury accident are greatly increased.
Some common injuries caused by car collisions include:
- Airbag injuries
- Broken bones
- Dental damage
- Head trauma
- Internal organ injuries
- Loss of limb
- Passenger injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Wrist injuries
If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident, be sure to seek medical attention. Some car accident injury symptoms may take hours—or even days—to develop, and a healthcare professional can help your injuries from getting worse.
Contact our Birmingham Auto Accident Attorneys
A car crash is a frightening experience for anyone involved, and many victims feel an array of emotions including frustration and despair. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have a thorough understanding of Alabama auto accident cases. We are proud to serve the greater Birmingham area, including the following cities:
- Lake Purdy
For more information on how we can help with your Birmingham auto accident claim, contact us 24/7 at (877) 562-0000. You can also fill out our free initial consultation form, and we will contact you to discuss your legal options. Your time to file a car accident injury claim is limited, so don’t wait. Contact Cory Watson Attorneys now to get the experienced Alabama legal help you deserve.
Alabama Car Accident Resources
Cory Watson Attorneys has created this guide to provide our clients have all of the information they need after a car accident in Alabama.
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