Car Accidents in Daphne, Alabama
Daphne, Alabama is located in Baldwin County, on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. It is situated along Interstate 10 and is eleven miles east of Mobile. Daphne is called the “Jubilee City” because of the rare jubilees, where numbers of fish and other gulf life become trapped in shallow waters along the coast. With a population of 21,570 in the city limits, Daphne offers its residents small town living with the ease of metropolitan Mobile just across the Mobile Bay.
Daphne is a hub of activity with shopping and restaurants. There is typically congestion around the I-10/Hwy 98 area from commuters getting to and from work and tourists visiting Mobile Bay area or on the way to Fairhope and Point Clear. This type of congestion and volume of traffic can lead to frequent traffic accidents. It is always a good idea to see a doctor following any car accident, and to consult with an experienced Daphne car accident attorney to review the best options for insurance and compensation.
In 2020, there were 892 car accidents in Daphne, out of the 5,401 automobile accidents reported in Baldwin County, Alabama that year. Source: https://safety.aladata.com
This is the highest incidence of car accident, by city, in Baldwin County, excluding Rural Baldwin which reported 1,319.
There are many factors that can cause a traffic accident:
- Following too close
- Misjudging stopping distance
- Failure to yield right of way
- Improper lane change
- Distractions inside and/or outside of car
- Driving while intoxicated
- Running red light
The bottom line is car accidents can happen due to driver negligence, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and speeding. The best defense to avoid a car accident is to practice defensive driving, that is stay alert to your surroundings, obey the rules of the road, and don’t drive distracted or impaired. Even if you do all of these things, it is still possible to get into a car accident due to unforeseen circumstances. This is why it is important to contact a car accident attorney in the Daphne area as soon as possible after the accident to ensure the proper steps are taken to thoroughly investigate and determine what may have caused the accident. It is also a good idea to be seen by a doctor immediately after a car accident, even if you are not hurting right away. There is always a chance that symptoms will arise hours or days after an automobile accident.Discuss Your Case with an Attorney
It is important to talk to an attorney immediately after a car accident to ensure that key guidelines are met, such as statute of limitations, insurance claims, and medical claims. The Daphne car accident lawyers of Tobias, McCormick and Comer have extensive experience handling car accident cases along the Alabama Gulf Coast. If you were injured in a car accident, call the Daphne, Alabama car accident attorneys at Tobias, McCormick and Comer. We have the experience and knowledge to negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies and go to trial if necessary, to fight for your case. We offer free consultation so call now, or contact us online to start your case review with one of our attorneys.