A backup accident involves a car, truck, or eighteen wheeler reversing and running into a car that is going forward, or a person standing, walking or riding behind the car. These accidents commonly occur as one car is exiting a parking spot and the vehicle it collides with is driving down the aisle of a parking lot or street. Sometimes they happen when semis, eighteen wheelers or tractor trailers are backing into a loading dock. The Huntsville auto accident lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson represent victims of back-up collisions and backover accidents. If you, your child or a loved one has been injured in a backup or back over accident please call today. If you or a member of your family has died in a Alabama backup accident, contact Ferguson & Ferguson for a free and confidential, no-obligation consultation. Call now 256-350-7200 or 256-534-3435. We are here to help.
A back over accident is a very serious type of auto accident, even at a lower speed. Back over accidents involve a car or truck backing up, typically out of a driveway or parking spot. A collision involving a vehicle backing up and colliding with or running over a child or adult directly behind the vehicle is a backup accident. Pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skateboarders, young children and other bystanders are particularly vulnerable to accidents when other vehicles are backing up. These backup accidents often occur when the driver puts his or her vehicle into reverse without checking whether or not it is safe to back up. Back-up accidents do occur frequently and often result in serious injury or death, especially to children, pedestrians, cyclists and others not protected by another vehicle.
Back-up accidents occur most frequently because a driver does not confirm, by looking in the side or rearview mirror, it is safe to back-up before putting the car in reverse. All vehicles have blind spots, however, the presence of a blind spot does not excuse an accident. When backing up, the larger the car, truck, or SUV, the greater potential for blind spots. Small children, toys, and small objects often fall within a car or trucks blind spot. The driver of the car, truck or delivery van backing up is usually the at-fault party. If dangerous conditions on a property contributed to a backup accident, the property owner or occupant responsible for maintaining the property may also be liable.
In Alabama, many children are seriously injured or killed each year in backover accidents. The most common victims are one-year-olds between 12-23 months. These young toddlers are independent enough to take off but have very limited understanding of the dangers of large vehicles. The majority of Decatur and Huntsville toddler backover accidents take place in a driveway or outside of a victims home, and often involve a family member. The use of a backup camera or simply getting out and looking behind a car before backing up can reduce back-up accidents.
The attorneys in our Huntsville and Decatur offices represent victims of all types of car accidents. If your child or family member was injured or killed in a Athens, Decatur, Scottsboro or Huntsville, Alabama backover accident or if you were injured in a backup collision, contact a qualified and experienced back up accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and duties. You, your family member and/or your child may be entitled to compensation for your/their injuries. Our lawyers can help ensure that you, your spouse or child’s medical bills are paid and you are fully compensated for your injuries due to the negligent actions of the driver or owner.
We will not charge any fees unless we win your Huntsville auto accident claim. This means that we advance all of your expenses related to your case and if we do not recover money for you, you will not be charged. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 1-800-752-1998. We are here to help.
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303 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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401 Lee Street, Suite 607A
Decatur, AL 35601
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