Your average truck driver is unlikely to be able to pay a large personal injury judgment or settlement. If your damages exceed the value of his liability insurance policy, you could be out of luck unless you find someone richer to sue. A good lawyer will be able to scour the facts of your case to find other potential defendants.
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Alabama - The Heart of Dixie, with the the second-largest inland waterway system in the U.S., and growing populations and industry
Alabama's climate can contribute to accidents in the region
The state is classified as humid subtropical, with the average annual temperature of 64 °F. Generally, Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters with copious precipitation throughout the year. Alabama receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall annually. Hailstorms occur occasionally in the spring and summer, but are seldom destructive. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year - they are most common in the summer, but most severe in the spring and fall, when destructive winds and tornadoes occasionally occur. Hurricanes are quite common in the state, especially in the southern part, and major hurricanes occasionally strike the coast which can be very destructive.
Major roadways in Alabama
Interstate 10 enters the state from Mississippi near Grand Bay, Alabama.
I-20 runs from the Mississippi state line, northeast through Tuscaloosa, through its junction with I-459, and into Birmingham.
I-59 runs with I-20 from the Mississippi state line, northeast through Tuscaloosa, through its junction with I-459, and into Birmingham.
I-22 presently enters Alabama from Mississippi near Hamilton. It roughly follows the current US-78, before reaching the Birmingham metropolis.
I-65 is the major north-south route in the state, and Alabama's longest interstate and third-longest numbered route.
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When someone is injured in an accident in Alabama, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Alabama
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Alabama, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how an Alabama personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
Legal and Other Resources and Information
All across the United States, there currently exists a potentially defective end cap installed on guardrails (called the guardrail terminal) – this is an endcap called the “ET-Plus” manufactured by Trinity Industries. This end cap does not collapse when a car impacts it, but rather has the potential to cut the car into pieces and the rails have speared through the driver or passenger-side doors, into seats and through the vehicle floors.
New regulations mean that now CDL drivers must have their examinations done by medical professionals trained specifically on what to look for in drivers. A USDOT medical exam assesses a number of conditions that could affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle they are driving. Go here to learn more about these regulations and how they will improve safety on our roads.
Motorcycle accidents happen with no notice. Since we can’t plan when they will happen, here are some helpful tips to know what to do when you are involved in a motorcycle accident.