An early morning Birmingham, Alabama truck accident has tragically killed a passenger who was in the sleeper berth of the truck at the time of the wreck. According to reports, the 18-wheeler overturned as it was traveling on the ramp to U.S. Hwy 280 from the Red Mountain Express. The initial investigation indicates the tractor-trailer may have been traveling too fast to make the curve. The victim was identified as Maja Tomevska of Illinois. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. In Alabama, under these circumstances where a passenger is injured or killed in a car or truck accident, the injured person or their family can not typically bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle they are riding in. Alabama has what is know as a Guest Passenger Statue, which generally prohibits a passenger or their estate from bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a driver of a vehicle in which they are riding. [Read more…] about Birmingham Truck Accident Kills Passenger in Truck
A one car Birmingham, Alabama car wreck has sadly claimed the life of a Birmingham, Alabama woman. According to the Birmingham News, 51 year old LaJuanda Coleman was driving along Avenue W when her car struck a utility pole causing the car to overturn. At this time, it’s not clear what caused Mrs. Coleman’s car to strike the utility pole. In 2007, there were 15,404 Alabama automobile crashes where a car struck a fixed object such as a utility pole. Further, in 2007 290 were killed in Alabama car and truck accidents where their vehicle struck a fixed object. Recent studies have shown that many of these wrecks are the result of distracted drivers. Many of these fixed object accidents can be avoided if drivers will simply avoid using their cell phones while driving and stop texting while driving. For more information on distracted drivers see the USA Today article States Target Distracted Drivers.
A deadly January 2009 Birmingham car accident caused by three fleeing burglary suspects has lead to the 19 year old driver being charged as an adult. According to the Birmingham News, a Jefferson County, Alabama court has ruled that Brandon Pauldin, (19) will be charged as an adult. Pauldin along with two others have been charged with intentional murder and various burglary charges. The trio was spotted burglarizing a home and when they attempted to flee their car was involved in a serious car wreck with Keith Shoemaker who was tragically killed in the accident. [Read more…] about Birmingham Alabama Teen to Be Charged as an Adult in Fatal Car Wreck
A motorcycle wreck on 2nd Ave North in Birmingham has tragically resulted in the death of a Birmingham man. According to the Birmingham News report, the driver of the motorcycle was killed was killed this morning when the driver of small pick up truck evidently didn’t see the motorcycle and turned into the bike. As Alabama motorcycle accident attorneys, we often see the tragic result that occurs anytime a motorcyclists is involved in an accident. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, there were 2,032 motorcycle crashes in Alabama in 2007 and 74% of those accidents resulted in personal injury or death.
A Birmingham Alabama man was injured in a truck wreck when his dump truck rolled over in a curve near Corridor X. According to the report from the Birmingham News, Birmingham rescue workers had to cut the driver out of the crushed truck cab. As Birmingham Truck Accident Attorneys we have seen numerous truck accidents where the driver of an eighteen wheeler is injured when the cabin of the truck collapses under the stress and strain of impact. Often, truck manufactures fail to safely and properly design truck cabins to withstand a rollover accident. In those situations, personal injury attorneys such the Alabama truck accident lawyers at Martinson and Beason, P.C. hold those manufacturers responsible for their failure to safely and properly design the truck’s cabin.
A Birmingham, Alabama man was killed when his car was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Prattville and collided with an 18-wheeler. The truck accident occurred around 5 am and Alabama State Troopers aren’t sure why the driver of the car was driving the wrong way on the interstate but blood samples from the victim could provide some answers. It’s possible the driver of the car could have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It’s also possible the driver could have gotten on to the interstate the wrong way. It’s certainly a tragic accident that could have easily been avoided. [Read more…] about Unusual Alabama Truck Accident Leads to Death of Birmingham Man