October 18, 2017
Written on behalf of Daniel H. Chambers Attorney at Law, P .C.
When Alabama drivers get behind the wheel of a car or truck they don’t usually expect to experience a serious wrong-way collision. However, due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness behind the wheel, tragic wrong-way accidents happen all too frequently.
Loved ones of the victim are left to deal with severe injuries or even death. Alabama law protects family members and seriously injured victims, and they have the right to pursue justice on behalf of their departed or injured loved one.
One such tragedy recently occurred when an Alabama woman collided with another vehicle in a wrong-way accident.
An Alabama woman was charged with a DUI crash that left a 24-year-old man critically injured. She faces felony criminal charges and was released on $15,000 bond.
The driver is charged with a first-degree assault in a head-on crash that occurred on U.S. 31 in Homewood. The injured man, a full-time college student and restaurant driver-manager, was driving northbound when his vehicle was hit by the woman, who was driving the wrong way.
The victim was treated for severe injuries to his legs and left arm at UAB Hospital. Part of the left arm was amputated. Both of his leg bones were shattered. He has suffered multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the collision.
Alabama wrong-way collision accidents may result in litigation if the injured victim or his or her close family members elect to exercise their right to file a personal injury legal claim in court. Although no adequate justice exists for the loss of a life or severe permanent injuries, a successfully litigated lawsuit can provide financial compensation to assist the injured person and his or her loved ones and help offset the tremendous costs incurred by a tragic accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of another driver’s negligence, contact Daniel H. Chambers, Attorney at Law, P.C., in Birmingham, AL to schedule an initial case evaluation.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.
We have used Daniel Chambers for legal services on several occasions since 2007 with excellent results. He has assisted our family in each matter with a professional yet tenacious manner. He has always been upfront about possible outcomes and honest about how to appropriately deal with challenging situations. I have recommended him several times over and will continue to do so. He has been an incredible asset to have on our legal team and we have always been satisfied with the results.
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