In a perfect world, all drivers would review the Alabama Driver Manual from cover to cover every year without waiting for the need to study for a written test. In this busy world, however, few individuals have the time to commit to an annual review of 88 pages.
All rules of the road are important because they work together to help motorists know how get from Point A to Point B without excessive accidents. Still, in the interest of public safety, our attorneys want to present five important laws that we believe can save many lives.
A review of automotive history indicates that automobiles became relative fixtures in larger U.S. cities early in the 1900s. In fact, 7.5 million cars were registered in the country as early as 1919. Even before that time, however, some municipalities started developing speed limits, as well as other laws. The laws continue to change as needs arise, and these days, the following Alabama laws may be the ones that directly affect the safety of nearly four million motorists in our state:
Unfortunately, no law can fully ensure the safety of anyone riding in a vehicle. It takes just one distracted or intoxicated driver in another car to cause severe injuries to motorists who unfailingly follow every rule of the road.
Car accidents can happen in an instant and victims often cannot pinpoint exactly what happened, much less identify what happened inside of the at-fault vehicle during a collision. Alabama’s pure contributory negligence doctrine basically requires victims to prove that they did not share any liability for a crash. This is one reason why it is so important to seek advice from an auto accident attorney who has extensive experience developing evidence for these often-challenging legal cases.
Vicarious Liability in Alabama Car Accident Injury Cases, Tuscaloosa Car Accidents blog
Alabama Car Accidents & Disproving Contributory Negligence, Birmingham Car Accidents blog
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