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A car accident can be a traumatic event for you and your family. Not only is your vehicle damaged, but you are likely left dealing with physical injuries that could lead to expensive medical treatments and lost wages.

Many car accidents are the result of negligence–or failure to drive in a safe manner. If another driver is responsible for causing your accident, he or she may also be responsible for the expenses you incurred as a result.

HOW NEGLIGENCE CAUSES ACCIDENTS

The experienced car accident lawyers at Merrill, Merrill, Mathews & Allen understand the types of negligence that can cause car accidents. The most common examples include:

Distracted driving
Drivers have a responsibility to keep their eyes and their attention on the road at all times.Dialing a cell phone, texting, talking with passengers, eating or applying makeup, dealing with children or pets can all contribute to serious accidents. If distracted driving is found to have caused an accident, the driver may be held liable—or legally responsible—for any injuries suffered in the crash.

Driving under the influence (DUI)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that every minute, a person is injured in an alcohol-related crash. Getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking, using drugs, or taking prescription medication can severely impair a person’s ability to drive.

Aggressive driving
Traffic laws are in place to protect drivers on the highway. Speeding, changing lanes abruptly, tailgating, running red lights, and other violations of these laws can all contribute to accidents and are a form of negligence.

CONTACT A SKILLED ALABAMA AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was the result of someone’s negligence, the car accident lawyers at Merrill, Merrill, Mathews & Allen want to help. We can help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled after an accident caused by another.

We offer a free initial evaluation of your claim. You can either call us at 256-236-5063 or fill out this simple form to discuss your accident with one of our experienced car accident lawyers.