Most drivers come to expect roads, highways, and even drive ways to be adequately lit at night. Driving in a poorly lit area is dangerous, and the chance of an accident increases. Depending on where your accident occurred, a number of parties might have been responsible for keeping the area safe and well lit. These parties could be liable for your injuries and property damage. A Birmingham poor lighting lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can determine if you have a personal injury claim for compensation.
At the Morris Bart law offices, we fight for the rights of injured victims in Birmingham and all across Alabama. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will take on the liable party, as well as their insurance companies, and help you recover money for both the economic and noneconomic losses you have suffered. We do not charge for our time or advice but for results only, so there is never a fee unless we secure a fair settlement in your case.
To learn more about our Birmingham poor lighting attorneys, and to receive a free case evaluation, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (205) 380-4158.
Car Accidents Caused by Poor Lighting
Those who maintain roads and highways, as well as those who own residential and commercial property, have a duty to keep areas traveled by drivers well lit. Yes, all vehicles have headlights as per the statutes put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), but they should be a supplement to ambient lighting, not a replacement for it. Without adequate lighting along interstates, roads, highways, parking lots, parking garages, and driveways, it can be extremely dangerous at night. In a dark environment, it is easier to get into an accident, either with another vehicle or due to a physical hazard in the right of way.
The Morris Bart law firm can pursue monetary recovery on your behalf based on the facts of your case. A Birmingham poor lighting lawyer can investigate your accident, gather evidence showing that poor lighting was a major factor, and help you recover full and fair compensation.
Poor lighting makes a single-car accident more likely, as it can make it more difficult to spot hazardous conditions in the roadway. Without enough lighting, you might miss a curb, a wall, a sudden drop-off, or a sharp curve in the road. You might also have difficulty making out road signs or the lines in the pavement, causing you to turn the wrong way down a one-way street, or off the road entirely.
Hazardous conditions that are difficult to avoid in poor lighting include:
- Cracked pavement
- Sudden drop-offs (particularly in parking garages)
- Unmarked obstacles in the roadway
- Uneven pavement
- Road signs
- Lines on pavement
An accident involving one or more vehicles is also more likely if the right of way you are driving on is not well-lit. Even though you are likely using your headlights, they are not always enough. And if a car is driving toward you, also with their headlights (or brights) shining in your eyes, it could do more harm than good. That is why, for instance, all interstates and highways are filled with street lights even though cars have lights of their own.
If you were injured in an accident with another driver that you believe was caused by poor lighting, a member of the Morris Bart law firm can look at the facts of your case and determine if you have a claim. Call (205) 380-4158 for a free case review.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand that every poor lighting car accident injury is unique. We want to hear from you no matter what happened, even if you are not sure if you have a valid claim. We will evaluate it and give you an honest assessment of your legal options and what you might expect if you decide to take action. Our team does not shy away from tough cases. So, no matter the circumstances, give us a call and speak to a member of our team—we will be able to determine if you have a personal injury claim for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a Poor Lighting Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
Your Monetary Compensation for a Poor Lighting Injury in Birmingham, Alabama
The Morris Bart law firm helps victims of poor lighting injuries in the Birmingham area take on responsible parties, which may include property owners, property managers, and municipalities—along with anyone else whose negligence or wrongful behavior contributed to the injury—and recover the compensation they deserve. We may be able to secure a fair settlement or award that includes money for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost income from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
The Statute of Limitations
Alabama has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury and car accident lawsuits, but please be aware that can vary based on a number of circumstances, so you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury. A Birmingham poor lighting lawyer can evaluate your case, let you know your rights and obligations, and if needed file a quick lawsuit to keep the statute from expiring.
Call Today for a Free Birmingham Poor Lighting Injury Case Evaluation
In 2018, the Alabama Department Of Transportation reported 159,925 crashes. Each one that occurred due to poor lighting might have been preventable. If you suffered a car accident injury in Birmingham due to poor lighting, the Morris Bart law firm can help you fight for the compensation you may be eligible to receive from the at-fault party. There is never a fee unless we win. For a free consultation with no obligation, call (205) 380-4158 today.
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