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Teens at Increased Risk for a Fatal Car Accident in Alabama during Summer Months

Jun 22, 2011 - Car Accidents by

The summer season is finally here. That means school has let and out teens have their mind on everything but school work as they’ll be setting out to hang out with friends and soak in the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, these upcoming months are some of the deadliest for our teen drivers as these young drivers typically experience an increased risk for a fatal car accidents in Alabama between now and Labor Day. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, May, June, July and August hold 9 of the 10 deadliest days of the year for teens on our road. This season also kicks off the start of the 100 deadliest days for our teenage drivers. More teens are expected to die during these months than the average of any other time period throughout the year.

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Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama Examined by New Safety Report

Jun 16, 2011 - Car Accidents by

Huntsville police recently announced the kickoff of a new pedestrian awareness campaign, according to the Huntsville Times. And with good reason – pedestrian accidents continue to be a leading cause of serious and fatal injuries statewide and across the nation. A new report by Transportation For America takes a look at all of the pedestrian accidents that have occurred nationwide in the last decade. During this time there were approximately 47,000 pedestrian deaths and roughly 688,000 pedestrian injuries that occurred on roadways across the U.S. Now, Dangerous by Design 2011 will look at the pedestrian accidents in Alabama and elsewhere in the United States in an attempt to construct solutions to fix this deadly problem that is too often overlooked. Our Alabama personal injury attorneys understand that one of the most beneficial ways to avoid these serious accidents is to examine and fix poor driving habits. Most of these accidents occur because of driver inattention.

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SUVs Now Safer in Car Accidents in Alabama and Elsewhere

Jun 12, 2011 - Car Accidents by

A recent report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that today’s sport utility vehicles are among the vehicles least likely to roll over and most likely to keep occupants safe during an SUV accident in Alabama and elsewhere throughout the country. This report analyzed the most recent data of accident death rates throughout the country, according to a post entitled “S.U.V.’s, Longtime Targets of Auto Safety Analysts, Get High Marks From I.I.H.S.” by Cheryl Jensen at The New York Times. Another new finding released in the study is that the Institute no longer urges parents to keep their young drivers from behind the wheel of an SUV. By contrast, in 2/?p=1007 the Institute reported that the vehicles’ high centers of gravity made them more prone to rollovers. The type of car you choose can greatly affects your chances, and your teen driver’s chances, of survival in a serious accident.

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Bus Carrying 48 Students Hits 18-Wheeler in Alabama Bus Accident

Jun 9, 2011 - Bus Accidents by

A charter bus traveling from Texas crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer rig in a bus accident in Alabama last week. The bus was traveling on Interstate 10 near the Mississippi line during the dark morning hours Monday, according to The Washington Post. The bus was filled with teenage students. According to authorities, one passenger was listed in serious condition while the rest sustained minor injuries. Since 2000, there have been nearly 1,500 fatal motor-vehicle accidents that were classified as school transportation-related, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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National Safety Month Aims to Reduce Preventable Injuries and Deaths in Alabama, Elsewhere

Jun 4, 2011 - Personal Injury by

Businesses, communities and residents are urged to join the month-long celebration of National Safety Month. The National Safety Council aims to use this month to raise awareness about the top causes of preventable deaths and injuries in Alabama and elsewhere throughout the country. The Council looks to educate residents about safe behaviors that can be practiced to help keep you and your loved ones safe this summer. Our Alabama personal injury attorneys ask that all residents enjoy their summer vacation time safely. There are a number of ways to get injured during these hot summer months.

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Officer Faces Serious Injuries after Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident in Alabama

May 27, 2011 - Car Accidents by

An arrest has finally been made in the hit and run Alabama motorcycle accident that resulted in serious injuries to a Prattville motorcycle officer. A 47-year-old driver has been arrested by the Prattville Police Department and charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident, and 1st degree assault, according to CBS 8. Our Alabama personal injury attorneys understand the risks our law enforcement officers face each day. However, all riders are at high risk of a Tuscaloosa motorcycle accident during the spring and summer riding season.

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High School Senior Dies in Alabama Car Accident at Railroad Crossing

May 20, 2011 - Car Accidents by

Lewis Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wagarville will be hosting the funeral service of the Leroy High School senior that was killed in the Alabama train accident this past weekend. The 19-year-old student died at roughly 5:00 p.m. last Saturday when she was crossing the train tracks on Sunflower Road, about three miles southwest of Wagarville, according to Alabama Live. The accident is still being investigated. Our Alabama personal injury attorneys would like to urge all residents to practice caution when traveling through or around our railroad tracks. Alabama is one of the nation’s 10 deadliest states for fatal railroad accidents, according to Operation Lifesaver. Somewhere in America, someone is struck by a train every three hours.

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