Car Accidents in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores, Alabama is home to miles of white sand and crystal blue water, luring many vacationers every year to its beaches, restaurants and attractions. Thousands of tourists visit the beaches of Gulf Shores, located in Baldwin County, each year. The area is also home to many festivals and events that bring many visitors such as the Mullet Toss, Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show, Orange Beach Billfish Classic, Hangout Music Fest, just to name a few.
This beach destination becomes congested with heavily traveled roadways, especially in the summertime. Hwy 98 spans for miles along the beach, with Highway 59 being the main artery to the coast from interstate 10. It is common to find bumper to bumper traffic on Hwy 59 as the summer season gears up. If you find yourself in an automobile accident along these corridors, be sure to call the Gulf Shores car accident lawyers at Tobias, McCormick and Comer to help you navigate the process of insurance claims, medical bills, and compensation for any injuries.
There were 5,401 automobile accidents reported in Baldwin County, Alabama from January to December 2020. 631 of those accidents occurred in Gulf Shores. This is the fourth highest incidence of car accidents in Baldwin County, trailing Rural Baldwin County, and the cities of Daphne and Foley. The number of auto accidents was highest during June and July. Thirty-three percent of crashes occur on Thursday’s and Friday’s. Source: https://safety.aladata.comContributing Factors of Car Wrecks
There are many contributing factors to these car accidents, including distracted driving, following too close, and alcohol or drug use. It is important to designate a sober driver or utilize a ride-hailing service if you are planning to drink alcohol. There are too many risks associated with driving impaired, both for you and for other innocent drivers or pedestrians.
In addition, alcohol-serving establishments can be held liable for serving individuals who end up in a drunk driving accident. Liquor liability comes from an old English law called Dram Shop Law as the basis for placing guilt on the establishment that served the alcohol. The Gulf Shores car accident attorneys of Tobias, McCormick and Comer have extensive knowledge of Dram Shop Law and have tried many cases involving liquor liability. Our firm is handling a case where a severe head-on collision occurred on Canal Road with an intoxicated driver who left a local bar immediately prior to the accident.
Unfortunately, some people do not make the decision to call for a ride service or to designate a driver if they are going to consume alcohol. You see it in the headlines every week that people are killed or injured by impaired drivers, who are operating a vehicle with no lights, driving the wrong way, or driving recklessly.Talk Directly to a Knowledgeable Attorney About Your Car Wreck Case
Tobias, McCormick & Comer are experienced car accident attorneys serving Gulf Shores. Contact us if you have been injured in a car accident in Gulf Shores or along the Alabama Gulf Coast. We serve injured people in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas and have experience navigating the insurance claims process or going to trial for you if necessary. We offer a free consultation to review your case. Call us to today to get started!