In Birmingham, Alabama, traffic can be heavy sometimes and an automobile accident could happen at any time. If you are ever in an accident in Birmingham, here is what you need to do in order to be sure that everything will be taken care of properly.
- The first thing to do is to always remain calm in an accident so that you can be focused and not panic during the situation.
- Second, never leave the scene until it has been fully dealt with or handled by either the law enforcement or insurance company.
- Next, make sure to exchange names, addresses, license numbers with the other driver, and the registration number of the car you were driving. Alabama state law requires that every registered vehicle has at least liability insurance.
- Lastly, Alabama is one of the few states that follows the rule contributory negligence, which means that an injured driver cannot recover anything if he was just a little at fault in the accident. Even if the jury determines that the other person is 95% at fault and you were only 5% at fault, you will still be unable to recover compensation for your injuries.
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