When a person is injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, he has the right to demand monetary compensation for his injuries, medical bills, wage loss, for pain and suffering, and for related damages. This is known as a personal injury claim.
Most personal injury claims in the United States arise from motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 2.24 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents each year, most of which should speak with a Birmingham car accident lawyer.
On average, approximately 33,000 Americans lose their lives in traffic accidents each year. A third of all these fatalities are caused by drunk or drug-impaired drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 3,092 people lost their lives in 2010 in “distraction-affected” crashes. Many of these collisions were due to the use of cell phones or text messaging devices while behind the wheel.
Due to better driver awareness, aggressive safety campaigns and the use of seatbelts and airbags, there has been a steep decline in the amount of traffic injuries and deaths in the last decade. However, motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of death for children, ages 1 to 3, as well as for teens and young adults.
No one is “immune” from accident injuries. In a single moment, the reckless actions of a single person can change your life and the lives of your family members forever.
The dedicated Alabama motor vehicle accident attorneys at Wininger Law Firm have been helping Alabama residents for almost 50 years, obtain just compensation for their accident-related injuries. We also assist families who have lost loved ones in traffic accidents by filing a wrongful death suit against the negligent driver.
Whether you are an injured driver, occupant or pedestrian, we can assist you with the following types of motor vehicle injury claims or lawsuits:
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