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Birmingham, AL – Three Pedestrians Struck by Car on 5th Ave

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Birmingham, AL (December 03, 2020) – Officers from the Birmingham Police Department reported to the scene of a car accident that involved three pedestrians being injured.

The accident took place at the intersection of 40th Street and 5th Avenue South by Avondale Park. All three pedestrians were transported via ambulances to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. One of them sustained injuries that were classified as critical.

No further details have been published at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham

Dissimilar from most other states in our country, in most instances, Alabama gives the right of way to automobiles instead of pedestrians. This means that it is essential that you have a seasoned pedestrian accident attorney in your corner; one who understands the ins and outs of state law and can challenge the claims that will be made by the insurance company stating that you were to blame. 

All kinds of driver negligence play a part in pedestrian-involved accidents. People who walk or ride bikes frequently sustain injuries at intersections, where motorists neglect to notice them crossing at a crosswalk. Some causes of pedestrian-involved accidents include neglecting to stop for a stop sign or a red light, driving under the influence, turning into an intersection without checking for pedestrians in the crosswalk, and distractions like talking or texting on a cellphone.

In any claim that involved a pedestrian accident, your attorney will need to conduct a meticulous investigation in order to establish negligence and hold the right person accountable for your damages.

Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized each year in our state for debilitating injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, victims require emergency medical assistance and have to spend weeks in area hospitals to recover. After being released from hospitals, victims have to continue going to therapy for months. 

Even though we would like to believe that every person is able to recover from their injuries, thousands of people sustain injuries that leave them permanently disabled. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of accidents are often overwhelming for victims and their families. 

When people are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers’ negligence, they may be able to reach out to a car accident attorney in Alabama to explore legal options available to them. In many cases, victims have legal avenues available to help them secure compensation after being harmed.

We at The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown strive to help victims maximize their recoveries. We work diligently to help our clients obtain full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, vehicle repairs, lost earnings, and a variety of other financial burdens they face throughout their recovery. Working with a legal team that is compassionate to your needs while being equally aggressive in protecting them will help to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. 

We provide our clients with individualized representation that insurance their unique needs are met after they are injured in accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Alabama by calling (334) 277-3757 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free case review with car accident attorney Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery, Alabama, we can discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine the best options available to get you the justice and compensation you need and deserve. Call us now.

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Disclaimer: Our staff at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown have worked hard to become valued members of the Montgomery, Alabama business community. We write accident news stories with the intent and purpose of bringing awareness to the dangers of driving in our community with hopes that our fellow community members will use added precautions when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an Alabama accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not meant to be legal advice or medical advice. The picture used in this post is not representative of the accident described in this post.

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