Montgomery Car Accident


Have you or a loved one been injured in a car, motorcycle or pedestrian accident in Montgomery, Alabama? Are you tired of the attorney television commercials with actors claiming huge settlements recovered by attorneys who don’t even practice law in Alabama? Do you want a real car accident lawyer who handles car accidents every day. At Ferguson & Ferguson you only deal with the attorney that is handling your case.  Call 256-534-3435. We can help.

What Should You do if You are in a Car Accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Montgomery, Alabama, it is crucial to prioritize your safety and well-being by seeking immediate medical attention for any injuries. Even seemingly minor injuries should be disclosed to healthcare professionals. It is also essential to contact the police and emergency services to report the accident. Gathering contact information from witnesses, documenting injuries and property damage, such as saving receipts and medical bills, taking photos of injuries as they progress, and keeping track of time off work due to injuries are additional steps to take. It is recommended not to apologize at the scene, provide statements to anyone other than the police before consulting an attorney, or sign any document waiving liability without legal advice. Whether you need to consult with a car accident attorney depends on the specifics of your situation. In cases where only property damage occurred, the involvement of an attorney may not provide additional benefits beyond what your insurance company can offer.

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are often caused by one of the following:

  • Speeding: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cites speeding as a top cause of car wrecks throughout the U.S.
  • Distracted driving: reports that 416,000 people were hurt in 2010 alone as a result of drivers who were distracted. A full 18 percent of all crashes during this time period involved a distracted driver.
  • Drowsy driving: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently conducted a study of more than 147,000 drivers in 19 different states and D.C. and found that 4.2 percent of all drivers admitted to dozing off behind the wheel in the prior 30 days.
  • Failure to properly yield.
  • Misjudge of clearance.
  • Driver inexperience: The National Safety Council reports that driver inexperience is the top cause of teen car accidents. Teens, unfortunately, are three times as likely as adult drivers to be involved in a car accident that causes injury.
  • Racing.
  • Failure to keep the vehicle under proper control.
  • Drunk Driving: The CDC reports that 30 people die each day in the United States due to intoxicated driving.
  • Aggressive Driving: The AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety reports that aggressive driving is a potential cause of up to 56 percent of fatal U.S. car wrecks. The NHTSA defines aggressive driving as: failing to yield, disregarding traffic control signs or signals, tailgating, illegal or unsafe passing and/or weaving in and out of lanes.
  • Disregarding traffic control: Running red lights.
  • Overcorrecting/oversteering.

Injuries From Car Accidents

Some of the more common injuries caused by car accidents include the following:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Cuts, lacerations, serious bruising, and amputations
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussions
  • Back or neck damage caused by whiplash
  • Spinal damage caused by spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

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We offer free, no obligation consultations 24/7. Call our car accident lawyers today for a free consultation or fill out the form and we will contact you. We can help. Call 256-534-3435.

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303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Decatur, AL 35601