An alcohol related automobile accident in Athens (Limestone County) on US Hwy 72 was caused by a drunk driver who ran a red light and struck another car. Injured in the car wreck were a mother and her two children. M&B has been retained to represent the mother and her children in this preventable accident. The at fault driver was arrested at the scene and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). We’re hopeful that through our representation we are able to make a recovery for our clients that will adequately compensate them for the physical and mental injuries they have suffered in this wreck. We’re also hopeful that we are able to send a message to this driver and others that this type of reckless conduct will not be tolerated on Alabama highways.
Drinking and driving car accidents are a very serious matter and injure thousands of innocent people every year. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, in 2008 there were 5,420 traffic crashes in Alabama in which the at-fault driver was influenced by alcohol or drugs.