Alabama highway accident critically injures two

A three-car accident on Highway 167 North left two people with critical injuries. The accident took place approximately two miles north of the Enterprise bypass at around 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2013. Law enforcement closed the highway to allow emergency crews treat victims and to make space for a rescue helicopter to land.

One victim was taken to a nearby medical center while the other was flown to a hospital. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the car accident. Responders to the scene found a Nissan sedan in a ditch with severe front end damage next to the southbound lane. Nearby was an overturned Toyota Tundra. The third vehicle was a tow truck with damage to its front. Responders on the scene were Alabama State Troopers, the Enterprise Police Department and the Enterprise Fire Department.

A person who was critically injured in an accident may suffer permanent disabilities and pain. In some cases, the recovery period may last several months or years. During that time, the patient may need skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and other assistance. Additionally, the injured person may not be able to bring in an income.

An Alabama personal injury attorney may be instrumental in obtaining a financial settlement that is large enough to pay for the injured person's medical care and the wages that they have lost and may lose in the future. The attorney may be able to take care of most of the details for the injured person, relieving them of the stress and hassle of negotiating with insurance companies. In the rare event that the case goes to court, the attorney may prepare all the necessary paperwork and present an argument on behalf of the plaintiff.

Source: The Southeast Sun, "Accident shuts down Hwy. 167", Carly Omenhiser, August 16, 2013

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