Police have released the name of the man who was injured in a motorcycle accident on September 20. Jeremy Goss, 35, was transported to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital after his 2013 Honda motorcycle collided with a 2006 Nissan.
According to Times Daily, the Nissan was driven by Adean Hogan, 66. The crash happened on Alabama 157 just before 6 p.m.
Accidents like this fuel the debate over whether senior citizens should be required to complete routine road safety tests to maintain their driving privileges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fatal accident rate increases noticeably when drivers reach the ages 70 to 74. However, the CDC points out that a higher susceptibility to injuries is a major contributing factor in this statistic, rather than an increased tendency to cause collisions.
If you were injured in a crash that another driver caused in Alabama, contact Morris Bart & Associates, LLC. A car accident lawyer in Mobile will evaluate your case and explain your legal options.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and non-economic damages. Our legal team will gather evidence, talk to witnesses and help you fight for the maximum settlement. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 800-537-8185.
Read on to learn three ways senior citizens can reduce their risk of crashing:
- Take Regular Hearing and Vision Tests
Mayo Clinic reminds senior citizens that hearing and vision tend to worsen with age. It’s no secret that sight is a vital sense when you’re navigating busy roads, but your hearing is also essential for safe driving. This is particularly true in adverse weather; you may rely on your hearing to anticipate the actions of other motorists when driving through fog and other low-visibility conditions.
- Start Exercising
Driving might not seem like a physically demanding activity, but improving your strength and flexibility can noticeably enhance your performance behind the wheel. All motorists should be able to look over their shoulders, turn the steering wheel and execute other critical movements.
You don’t need to hit the gym every day to get healthy enough to drive. Simply try to incorporate basic physical activities in your daily routine. Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and try basic morning warm-ups and stretches.
- Only Drive at the Safest Times
If you are not entirely confident in your abilities behind the wheel, then only drive at the safest times. Do not drive in adverse weather or during rush hour. Try to avoid driving at night, and never get behind the wheel when you are drowsy.
If you were injured by a negligent, drunk or distracted driver in Alabama, turn to Morris Bart & Associates, LLC. Our legal team will help you claim compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages. Call 800-537-8185 today to schedule a free initial consultation with an injury attorney in Mobile.