Toddler Struck In Accident Raises Awareness About Serious Children’s Injuries and Fatalities

December 15, 2017

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A recent accident involved severe injuries to a toddler. The 18-month-old toddler involved in the critical vehicle accident in Alabama was in the ICU for days after the accident happened. Due to their developing bodies and inability to brace themselves for impact, children may be subjected to more severe injuries in the event of an accident. In fact, in conjunction with poisoning, burns, drowning and suffocation, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries for young children.

In the event that someone else was responsible for the accident in which your child sustained injuries, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation to help with the child’s recovery. Some of the most devastating impacts on children’s accident victims are due to drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving or aggressive driving. A study found that the safest part of the car for the children was the second row when considering the side and the front crashes.

Having appropriate restraints inside your vehicle is one way to minimize the devastating injuries sustained by infants and young children in an accident. Many parents do not have their car and booster seats installed properly and this can increase the chances of severe injuries, including those affecting a child’s head, neck, and back.

It is a parents’ worst nightmare to deal with children’s injuries after a serious vehicle accident and your only opportunity to recover compensation may be filing a legal claim with the help of an experienced lawyer.

At Liddon Law, you know you’re in good hands in the wake of a serious car accident. Whether it’s you or your children who have suffered in an accident, you must be prepared to take action to protect your interests. Don’t wait to learn more about what you need to do to file- contact us to schedule a consultation today.

 

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Deadly Three-Vehicle Truck Accident Kills an Alabama Man

October 9, 2017

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An elderly man was killed in a crash involving three vehicles in Blount County, Alabama. He was killed when his vehicle crashed into a larger Chevrolet Tahoe and a Freightliner semi-truck. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Neither of the drivers and passengers in the other two vehicles appeared injured.

This case, like so many others, involves a tragic intersection of passenger vehicles and semi-trucks. The result is often catastrophic injuries and/or death. The commercial Freightliner vehicle, because of its large mass, imparts tremendous force:

  • With 350-800 HP and GVW of approximately 50,000-60,000 pounds, a passenger vehicle is no match for a Freightliner semi-truck.
  • The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that some Freightliner trucks have potentially dangerous defects. Some models have defective cap screws. These can fail without advance warning to the driver. Some axles used on Freightliner trucks are also defective. For that reason, Freightliner recalled 11,000 trucks in 2016.

For that reason, a smaller passenger vehicle is typically crushed, mangled, or tossed to the side of the highway.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety data shows that truck accidents are quite common. In a recent annual report, more than 4,500 truck accidents occurred on the highways and roads of Alabama. Approximately 25 percent of people involved in truck accidents suffered serious bodily injuries, and about three percent lost their lives.

The data show that:

  • An Alabama truck accident happens approximately every two hours
  • At least two Alabama residents suffer injuries from a truck accident every day
  • Approximately two residents are killed each week in the aftermath of a tractor-trailer collision

Because of the catastrophic nature of serious truck accidents, victims must have an experienced personal injury attorney to represent their interests in court. A truck accident case is often too complex for a small or less experienced law firm to handle.

That’s why Liddon Law Firm is here to help. Our seasoned motor vehicle accident attorneys have the skills and insight you need to pursue a high profile truck accident case. Contact us now to schedule a confidential case review.

 

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.