Car Accidents Archives

2 vehicles collide, 1 rolls over in Birmingham crash

A car accident in Birmingham, Alabama has left three people with injuries that required hospitalization. The wreck occurred in what appears to be a parking lot and one of the vehicles involved in the crash was overturned in the wreck. The header image of our source article shows the carnage on full display.

Seatbelts for dogs? It's an important safety issue.

In some states, including Hawaii and New Jersey, laws prohibit people from letting their dogs ride in cars unrestrained. It may sound silly to have seatbelts for dogs, but driving with pets loose in the car is a dangerous thing to do - for humans and their pets.

Will black boxes change the face of car accident litigation?

Although certain driving behaviors may raise a presumption of fault, a plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit must still prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. Launching an aggressive lawsuit that requires accident reconstruction, eyewitness testimony, and even expert testimony may be the last thing that a surviving loved one wants to face. Fortunately, technology may soon be able to help.

Are driving safety shortcuts a milder form of road rage?

A recent hit-and-run collision made news because of a car driver’s intentional targeting of a motorcyclist and his passenger. Officials have taken the driver into custody and charged him with several offenses, including an aggravated battery charge that was subsequently elevated to two counts of attempted murder.

What are Alabama's distracted driving laws?

Alabama does have a couple of crucial laws on the books to discourage young drivers from using cellphones, while also discouraging all drivers from texting while driving. But before we get into those laws, let's first talk about the phrase "distracted driving."

Drive Safe Alabama releases top 10 safe driving tips

With summer comes road trips: family vacations, friends headed to concerts, fans going to the racetrack and countless trips to the beach. Whether your road trip takes you far from home or just to the next city, there are simple steps you can follow to make the trip safer.

Alabama safety initiative sets up new traffic checkpoints

Readers may be familiar with drunk driving checkpoints, but Huntsville, Alabama police officials recently added a new spin to this approach by setting up traffic safety checkpoints. Officials analyzed data to identify heavy crash locations, and then set up police in those designated areas. If an individual is stopped at one of these checkpoints, he or she should be prepared to present a driver’s license, vehicle tag registrations and proof of insurance.

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