Personal Injury Lawyers

Injured in drunk driving accident as a passenger? Confused? We can help.

What would you do if you were injured while riding in a vehicle driven by someone under the influence of alcohol? How would you pay your medical bills? Who’s responsible? And do the laws vary from state to state for passenger injury accidents? Knowing what to do can be a nightmare. We can help.

Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers. Drunk driving accidents complicate the situation, especially if the passenger knew the driver was drunk when they chose to get into the vehicle involved in an accident.

Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a case against the bar or liquor store.

Liability laws can further complicate the situation. Such laws vary from state to state. Alabama and Georgia have fault-based insurance systems. Under this system, insurance companies pay according to each party’s degree of fault. In Washington, D.C, insurance companies offer variations on two types of insurance: limited tort or full tort. Limited tort places restrictions on how much an injured person can recover after an accident. Full tort enables an injured person to recover the full amount, plus compensation for pain and suffering.

Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be difficult. You need an experienced legal team in your corner. You need someone who thoroughly understands the law. You need the Mike Slocumb Law Firm.

The Mike Slocumb Law Firm has years of experience defending clients seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers tenaciously investigate every case and work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident. We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action. Contact Mike Slocumb today. We’re on your side.

Drivers asleep at the wheel put everyone at risk. Protect yourself.

Drivers fall asleep at the wheel all the time. Often, the consequences are deadly. Each year, 1,550 people die nationwide in accidents caused by fatigued drivers. An additional 71,000 people sustain injuries each year caused by drivers asleep at the wheel. Recently, a Georgia ambulance driver fell asleep while transporting a patient and collided head on with another vehicle, injuring five people.

More than 60 percent of adult drivers have admitted driving while feeling drowsy in the past year. Even more shocking, 37 percent or 108 million drivers nationwide have confessed to falling asleep at the wheel. Of those who fell asleep at the wheel, 13 percent revealed they have done so at least once a month.

Who’s asleep at the wheel? Most people rightly realize that long-distance truck drivers often fall asleep. That’s why the Federal Highway Safety Administration has designated driver fatigue as the number one priority for truck safety. But it’s not just tired truck drivers causing accidents. Other drivers falling asleep include:

  • Men, who are twice as likely to fall asleep while driving as women.
  • Drivers on the road between midnight at 6 a.m.
  • Adults 18 – 29 years old.

Driving while tired seems innocent. But tired drivers choose to drive. They refuse to take breaks. They ignore warning signs. They put everyone at risk on the road.

What would you do if you were hurt by a driver asleep at the wheel? You need someone who knows how to deal with serious accidents. You need someone who will tenaciously fight for justice for you. You need the Mike Slocumb Law Firm.

Our knowledgeable lawyers have years of experience handling accidents involving drivers asleep at the wheel in Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C. We know how to take on big trucking companies and hold intimidating insurance companies accountable. We work tirelessly for results.

Don’t let someone else’s reckless behavior ruin your life. Take action. Contact Mike Slocumb today. We mean business.