Passengers, rather obviously, are at the mercy of the driver. If your driver is ever being unsafe, you should not be afraid to speak out and politely tell him or her to slow down. There are few things scarier than driving with a careless or aggressive driver. When your driver crashes and you are injured as a result, you will most likely sustain very serious injuries. However, sometimes a responsible driver can still be in an accident if another negligent motorist causes the crash. Rather obviously, passengers can be seriously injured in these accidents as well.
What is the most common cause of car accidents?
Car accidents depend on several different variables. Sometimes, they are completely unavoidable, such as coming across a patch of black ice and skidding off the road. Unfortunately, car accidents usually stem from driver negligence. When a driver is either not paying attention to the road or flat out disobeys the law, accidents are bound to happen. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in our nation are texting while driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding. If you were someone who was injured at the hands of a negligent motorist, you stand a good chance of receiving financial compensation.
How are passengers injured in car accidents?
Car accidents are brutal, and passengers are oftentimes severely injured as a result. Some of the most common injuries that passengers sustain in car accidents are as follows:
- Head trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Back trauma
- Broken bones
- Facial disfiguration
- Wrongful death
Will I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, whether it be your driver or another motorist. Your attorney will work to obtain various forms of evidence to prove your claim, including security camera or dashcam footage of the accident, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports, medical documents, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Alabama?
The statute of limitations is a phrase used to describe the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. In Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait too long, you will be barred from suing.
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