Types of Car Accidents

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

Rear-end crashes are a common Car Accident in AlabamaInjuries are extremely common in any type of vehicle collision. The type of car accident in which you sustained your injuries will determine how our Birmingham lawyers go about building your case.

The attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates proudly represent car accident victims in Shelby County and other parts of Alabama. Please call our office in Birmingham at (205) 545-7475 today to schedule a free consultation.

Common Car Accident Claims

The Alabama lawyers at our firm have extensive experience with a wide range of auto accident cases. Some of the cases involving passenger vehicles that we see the most are:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Sideswipes, where the side of one vehicle comes into contact with the side of another car
  • Side-impact crashes, also called “T-bone” collisions for the orientation of the two vehicles
  • Accidents involving more than two vehicles, sometimes called a “pile-up”

Other drivers aren’t the only people in harm’s way when someone chooses to drive recklessly. Pedestrian accidents have a high probability of serious injury, even when a car is moving at very low speeds.

We also take a number of single-vehicle cases, including rollover accidents. Even if you drive safely, you could lose control of your car due to factors such as a vehicle defect, a poorly maintained stretch of road, or another driver’s reckless behavior.

If you sustained injuries in a car accident caused by a flaw in your vehicle or on the road, our Alabama lawyers can build a defective product case on your behalf.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The circumstances behind each car crash are as diverse as the clients who seek our help. Negligence on another driver’s part can take many different forms, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving, or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Speeding
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Tailgating, darting in and out of traffic, and other aggressive behavior
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failing to adjust for bad weather or poor road conditions
  • Poor vehicle maintenance

Regardless of the exact cause and circumstances of the collision, car accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries that have a major impact on victims and their families. Speaking with experienced Birmingham lawyers who care not only about maximizing your compensation but ensuring you get the support you need is critical for building a strong auto injury case.

Please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates or call (205) 545-7475 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident claim. Our attorneys serve clients throughout Alabama, including Birmingham, Shelby County, and beyond.