Cullman, Alabama has several major interstates and highways that service the Cullman area, including: Interstate 65; Highway 31; U.S. Highway 278; Alabama Highway 69; and Alabama Highway 157. In 2007, there were 765 automobile accidents in the city of Cullman, 115 people were injured in these wrecks. In Cullman County, Alabama, there were 2,183 motor vehicle accidents, 722 people were injured in these accidents. In 2007, 39 people lost their lives in car and truck accidents in Cullman County.
Our Alabama attorneys have successfully handled numerous Cullman, Alabama car accident cases. We handle all personal injury and car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
An injury can happen to any one of the nearly 15,000 residents of Cullman, Alabama and the residents of Cullman County. Accidents happen every day to people just like you, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, accidents caused by faulty products, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more. Many of these accidents cause serious injuries requiring hospitalization and extensive medical treatment. Dog bites, for example, injure 800,000 Americans each year, and half of these injuries occur in children.
Accident-related injuries have serious consequences for both the victims and their families. An injury can prevent you from going back to work at Cullman County Schools, Cullman Regional Medical Center, or another employer in our city, which can result in lost wages and financial hardship. The injury may also require a hospital visit and medical treatment. Depending on how long the medical treatment lasts and the severity of the injury, the associated medical bills can be extremely costly. Loss of enjoyment of life is another consequence of an injury. Though priceless, this loss of enjoyment can be the worst effect. Many accident victims are unable to fully participate in and enjoy the activities that they did prior to the injury, especially if the injury is long-lasting.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that was not your fault, we can help. We would be glad to discuss with you how we can help you get the compensation you need for your lost wages, medical bills, and suffering. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced Cullman personal injury attorney at Martinson & Beason, P.C. If we do not win your case, you do not have to pay.
Every day, residents of Cullman and the state of Alabama have to deal with the unexpected death of their family member. The pain of the tragedy is unimaginable and often heightened if the death was preventable. All too frequently, someone’s reckless actions cause, directly or proximately, another person to lose their life in a variety of situations, from motor vehicle accidents to falls. Unfortunately, unintentional injuries were the leading cause of death for people from age one to age 44 in 2010.
Your loved one does not have to have died in vain. You can take action against the person or party responsible for their death by filing a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you can receive punitive damages from the negligent party. Although compensation cannot make up for the family member you lost, it can allow you to pay medical and funeral expenses and receive some vindication and justice for the loss.
If you are thinking about pursuing justice for your loved one through a wrongful death claim, you must act quickly. Alabama law has a strict statute of limitations regarding the filing of wrongful death claims.
Today, more people than ever are riding motorcycles on Alabama and U.S. roadways. In 2010, there were 8.2 million motorcyclists on the road, an increase from 8 million in 2009. Motorcycle injuries and deaths are all too common, and they’re on the rise. Though motorcycle crash-related deaths involving cars fell to an all-time low in 2008, motorcyclist deaths have actually risen to an all-time high. Between 1999 and 2008, the number doubled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With so many motorcyclists, it is extremely important that the drivers of passenger vehicles, or cars and trucks, share the road. Unfortunately, however, this does not always happen. Motorcycles are small and often hard to see. Drivers of cars and trucks often do not pay enough attention and do not check for motorcycles when turning or changing lanes.
This carelessness on the part of drivers can be deadly to motorcyclists. Motorcycles, by design, do not protect the rider in the same way that a car protects its occupant. When a motorcyclist is hit by a car or is driven off the road, he or she can sustain serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, internal injuries, and leg/foot injuries, which could result in the need for amputation.
When riding, make sure to check that you are visible to the surrounding traffic. Drive defensively, assuming that the cars and trucks around you may not see you. Drive sober, and wear your helmet in accordance with Alabama’s universal helmet law. And know that if you are injured in a motorcycle crash with an at-fault driver, the Cullman, AL motorcycle accident attorneys at Martinson & Beason, P.C. are here to help. We will fight for the compensation you need to support yourself and your family while you recover from any injuries.
Trucking accidents are a serious problem plaguing our highways. Because of the large size and weight of trucks, they contribute to some of the most deadly accidents happening on Alabama roads today.
Why are they so dangerous? Large trucks are just that: large. They often weigh several tons more than the average car or pickup truck. Because of their weight, trucks take more time to come to a stop. They are also longer, requiring more space when turning and performing other driving maneuvers. Truck drivers also differ from your average driver. They drive for a living, which means they may be on the road for long stretches at a time—putting them at risk to fall asleep behind the wheel. They may be pressured by their company to meet delivery deadlines, prompting them to speed or drive while tired. And finally, their truck may be overloaded or improperly maintained, which makes it harder for the driver to handle.
If you have been in an accident involving a truck, you have personally experienced the catastrophe that this dangerous type of wreck can cause. Due to the negligence or carelessness of a semi truck driver, you are dealing with a multitude of difficulties, including painful injuries, expensive health care bills, lost income, and a lowered quality of life.
At Martinson & Beason, P.C., our Cullman, AL trucking accident attorneys can give you the guidance and experienced legal support you need to successfully pursue a fair recovery. We’ve successfully represented numerous people in Cullman, Cullman County, and Alabama.
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