Two people were airlifted to UAB Hospital after a three-vehicle crash involving a log truck. According to The Anniston Star, the accident happened on U.S. 78 just before 7 a.m.

Log truck

The two victims who were airlifted were 22-year-old Trent Jackson and his grandmother, Nell Jackson. Trent Jackson was released from the hospital with a broken collarbone, but according to the most recent reports, Nell Jackson remains in trauma care.

The log truck overturned and its driver was transported to Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, but he was conscious after the wreck. A woman who was in the third vehicle, a red Cadillac, also received medical attention.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. According to law enforcement officials, witness reports have been inconsistent.

Identifying liability is an important step in the accident claims process. In serious collisions of this nature, the cost of medical bills, lost income and property damage can be exorbitant.

If you were injured in a crash that another driver caused, then you should not have to pay for these losses out of your own pocket. If the incident happened in Alabama, contact Morris Bart & Associates, LLC.

An accident lawyer in Birmingham will interview witnesses and gather evidence to identify liability and negligence. Your attorney will also calculate your damages so you claim the maximum possible compensation. Call 800-537-8185 today to schedule a free consultation.

How Do Louisiana’s Comparative Negligence Laws Influence Personal-Injury Cases?

Contributory negligence and comparative fault laws can vary from one state to the next. There are four systems of allocating fault and damages after a car accident:

  1. Pure Comparative Fault;
  2. Gross Negligence Comparative Fault;
  3. Modified Comparative Fault; and
  4. Pure Contributory Negligence.

Louisiana uses the pure comparative fault system, also known as comparative negligence. This means that after a car accident that causes an injury, the jury or judge will allocate a percentage of fault to each party. The plaintiff’s recovery will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault.

For example, let’s assume that you were injured in a car crash, and the judge or jury finds that you were 20 percent at-fault for the accident and the defendant was 80 percent at-fault. If the total compensation awarded is $200,000, then you would only receive $160,000.

If you were injured by a negligent driver and the at-fault party claims that you contributed to the accident, you should contact an injury attorney as soon as possible. Proving fault can be complicated. Your accident lawyer may use the police report, photographs, witness testimonies, illustrations and expert testimonies to support your claim.

If the incident happened in Alabama, contact Morris Bart & Associates, LLC.  An accident lawyer in Birmingham will aggressively represent your interests and help you fight for the maximum compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 800-537-8185.

November 29, 2016 | Categories: Auto Accidents, Legal Tips | Tags: , , ,