The car wreck happened on Highway 72 near Rogersville, Alabama. According to areport, James Thomas Campbell was tragically killed when his Chevrolet pickup truck was struck by a car being driven by Richard Ray Russell of Tuscumbia. Larree Campbell a passenger in James Campbell’s truck was also injured in the wreck and taken to Huntsville Hospital. Richard Ray was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). [Read more…] about Drunk Driving Car Accident Claims Life of Lauderdale County Resident
Alcohol Server Liability
A recent car wreck in Huntsville is thought to be the result of an intoxicated driver. The auto accident happened as a car driving north on Wynn Drive crossed the centerline and struck a car traveling southbound on Wynn Drive. According to the Huntsville Times report, the accident happened around 10:00 pm and both drivers were transported to Huntsville Hospital following the crash. Police indicated they believed alcohol was involved in causing this wreck. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety in 2008, there were 5,420 motor vehicle accidents in Alabama in which the driver was under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. [Read more…] about Huntsville Car Accident Likely Caused by Drinking and Driving
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. [Read more…] about Athens Alabama Drunk Driving Car Accident Injures Three
An Irvington, Alabama (Mobile County) car wreck has sent a pregnant woman and her 2 small children to the hospital. Initial reports indicate the at fault driver of the other vehicle was under the influence of drugs (DUI). The Mobile County car accident caused the young mother to go into labor and the baby had to be delivered by c-section at the hospital, because the mother fractured her pelvis in the accident. The decision on whether to criminally charge the at fault driver will likely be made once blood work is returned. Most often when people think of someone driving under the influence (DUI) they think of someone driving under the influence of alcohol; however, many drivers on Alabama’s state highways and interstates are endangering the lives of others by driving under the influence of legal and illegal narcotics. [Read more…] about Mobile County Car Accident Caused by A Driver Under the Influence of Drugs
When Loxley, Alabama police responded to a car accident, they discovered both the driver and passenger were drunk. The driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and the passenger was charged with public intoxication. The topless passenger was so intoxicated that she couldn’t even find her clothes. Fortunately, it does not appear that anyone was injured as a result of this accident. As Alabama dram shop attorneys, we often see the tragic results that can occur when people make the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol. [Read more…] about South Alabama Car Accident Leads to DUI Arrest and Discovery of Topless Passenger
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every day, 36 people in the United States die, and approximately 700 more are injured, in motor vehicle accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2006, 13,470 people died in alcohol -impared driving crashes, accounting for nearly one third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. The same ratio held true for Alabama, as there were 1,206 traffic accident fatalities in Alabama in 2006, 384 (32%) involved drivers who had a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .08 or higher.
Often, the intoxicated driver’s condition is set into motion by a bar, restaurant or package store that unlawfully sells or furnishes alcohol to this intoxicated driver. Many states, including Alabama, have laws in place that regulate the sell and distribution of alcohol. These laws are also known as Dram Shop Laws.
Alabama code section 6-5-71 provides a cause of action for spouses, parents, and children who shall be injured in person, property, or means of support by any intoxicated person. This section grants these individuals a right of action against any person who shall, by selling, giving, or disposing of alcohol to another, contrary to the provisions of law. [Read more…] about Alcohol Related Accidents and Alabama’s Dram Shop Law