If you get into a car accident in Birmingham, the responding police officer usually creates a report that includes the involved parties and details of the accident. This Birmingham accident report plays a crucial role in your claim and often determines how much an insurance company offers you. How Do I Get a Copy of My Birmingham, Alabama Accident Report? If the Birmingham Police Department responds to your crash, there are several ways you can pick up your Birmingham, Alabama accident report. The Records Division allows you to purchase reports online, in-person, or through the mail, while the Alabama Department of Public Safety allows you to order reports over the phone, through the mail, or online. Related: How to Read a Birmingham Accident Report Online To obtain your Birmingham accident report online, visit the Birmingham Police Department website and fill out a Public Records Request form. To get your report, you will need the following information: Name of the drivers involved; Location of occurrence; Date of occurrence; and Case number. Birmingham, Alabama accident reports cost $5.00 per copy. Before you order the report, make sure to contact the Records Division at 205-254-6308 to make sure the report is available. The Department of Public Safety also offers a Uniform Traffic Accident Report through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency website. Search for your report using the information listed above. Keep in mind that it takes up to 10 business days from the date of the crash for accident reports to be available online. Each PDF copy of your Birmingham accident report through the ALEA costs $17.00. In-Person To get your Birmingham accident report in-person, you need to visit the Birmingham Police Department Headquarters at the following address: Birmingham Police Department Headquarters1710 1st Avenue NorthBirmingham, AL 35203Phone: 205-254-6308Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Get Directions Each copy of your Birmingham accident report costs $5.00. The Birmingham Police Department also notarizes accident reports for $6.00. By Mail or Over the Phone To get your report by mail, you may mail a certified check or a money order to the Birmingham Police Department or to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. If you order through the Birmingham Police Department, include identifying information on your accident and a return address. Make sure to send your request to the address listed above. If you order a Birmingham, Alabama accident report from the Department of Public Safety, you must fill out a Crash Report Request Form. Make sure to include the names of drivers involved, the location/date of the accident, and the driver license number of each driver. Print the form and send it to the following address: Alabama Law Enforcement AgencyCrash ReportsP.O. Box 1471Montgomery, AL 36102-1472 Birmingham accident reports from the Department of Public Safety cost $15.00 per copy. If you want to order your report over the phone using a credit or debit card, call the Department of Public Safety at 334-242-4241. Contact an Experienced Birmingham Car Accident Attorney Today If you suffer injuries in a car accident, you need an attorney that aggressively fights for you. At the Fob James Law Firm, our Birmingham car accident attorneys provide the attention your case deserves. Since we take fewer cases, we have more time to focus on you. If you need help obtaining your Birmingham accident report or would like a free consultation, give us a call at 205-728-2474 or contact us online.
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If your loved one resides in an Alabama nursing home, do not assume that the nursing home is adopting best practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among its residents and employees. As COVID-19 spreads, now is the time to be vigilant, thorough, persistent, and prepared. Below are questions you should ask your loved one’s nursing home to address problems we are witnessing across the southeast. Are you testing all residents? COVID-19 is highly contagious, and nursing homes are Petri dishes. The most at-risk population are senior citizens with pre-existing conditions, i.e., the quintessential nursing home resident. Many carriers of COVID-19 are asymptomatic and do not get tested. Thus, nursing homes should test every single resident and employee for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms. We are seeing cases where a resident or employee with no or minor symptoms tests positive for COVID-19 after a random test is administered by the county. But for the random test, the infected person would not have been tested and his or her infection would have remained unknown. In one instance, even after residents and employees tested positive for COVID-19 (after random testing), the nursing home failed to test other residents and employees unless they demonstrated the symptoms reflected in the CDC’s general population testing guidance. This is insane for obvious reasons—carriers of COVID-19 are both asymptomatic and symptomatic and high-risk nursing home residents can contract COVID-19 from both types of carriers. You should demand that your loved one’s nursing home test all employees and residents. In the event, the nursing home argues they do not have enough tests, ask how it is obtaining tests and what measures it is taking to obtain tests (e.g., requests made to the governor’s office; county health officials; private vendors). Ask if they have ordered or have access to new testing equipment approved by the FDA, including, for example, the new equipment available from Abbott Labs. What is your protocol after an employee or resident tests positive? Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 should be immediately removed from the facility and placed in a quarantine protocol. The employee should test negative before returning to work. Any nursing home resident that tests positive for COVID-19 should be immediately removed from the nursing home facility and sent to a hospital for treatment and quarantine protocol. Ask the nursing home which hospital will treat infected residents and make sure that the hospital is equipped to handle elderly COVID-19 patients. At a minimum, every employee or resident that encountered the infected individual or was located in the individual’s building should be immediately tested. Are you allowing residents infected with COVID-19 to return from the hospital who have not tested negative? It goes without saying that infected residents should not return to nursing homes unless they have recovered from the virus and tested negative. Unbelievably, Jefferson County, Alabama has instructed nursing homes to take back residents who are still infected with COVID-19. This is idiotic and reckless beyond belief. In the event, your loved one resides in a nursing home located in Jefferson County or Birmingham, Alabama, ask the nursing home to immediately notify you if it allows any infected resident to return prior to testing negative. If the nursing home says that it must take residents back prematurely to comply with the government, ask what safety and quarantine measures are in place to protect non-infected residents. Keep in mind that even if infected residents are quarantined in a separate wing, employees or others could transmit the virus from the quarantined area to the non-quarantined area. If you believe your loved one has died or been infected with COVID-19 because of the negligence or recklessness of a nursing home, hospital, or county health department, please contact the Alabama nursing home attorneys at the Fob James Law Firm. We are ready to investigate your case and help in any way we can.
If you sustained injuries in a rear-end collision in Alabama, you may have the right to recover compensation from the party who hit you. These potentially serious accidents are a growing problem for Alabama motorists. Both drivers and passengers can sustain catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. You may require extensive medical treatment and recovery, preventing you from working or engaging in your normal activities. Many victims sustain long-term or permanent disability. To learn more about what causes most rear-end collisions in Alabama, or for help recovering the compensation you deserve, talk to a Birmingham car accident lawyer at the Fob James Law Firm. Rear-End Motor Vehicle Crash Stats According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions are the most common type of motor vehicle crashes. In fact, the number of rear-end crashes that occur each year in the U.S. is about the same as the number of angle crashes, sideswipes, and head-on collisions added together. In 2019, more than 56,000 rear-end crashes occurred in Alabama, resulting in thousands of incapacitating injuries and fatalities, according to the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS). Data from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) indicates that rear-end vehicle collisions pose a growing threat to Alabama motorists. No matter how carefully you drive, you can’t control the actions of other motorists on the roadway. What Causes Most Rear-End Collisions? The ALDOT data reveals telling information about what causes most rear-end collisions in Alabama: Tailgating, Misjudging the distance required to stop, Speeding, Impaired driving, Tired or fatigued driving, Distracted driving, and Losing vehicle control. Other factors that can cause or contribute to rear-end crashes include weather factors (such as wet roads) and vehicle component failure (such as faulty brakes). Roadway obstructions, third-party vehicles, and drivers who fail to yield or who pull into traffic unexpectedly can also contribute to rear-end collisions. What Kind of Injuries Result from Rear-End Accidents? Being struck from behind by another vehicle can lead to catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common injuries that result from this type of collision include: Neck injuries, Spine injuries, Facial injuries, Head injuries, Fractures, Dislocations, and Internal injuries. Even a seemingly minimal impact can cause whiplash—a complex injury involving the bones, nerves, and soft tissue of the neck and upper spine. Many victims do not develop symptoms of whiplash and other injuries for days or weeks after a collision. If you were hit from behind by another vehicle, seek medical attention immediately and then contact an Alabama car accident lawyer. What Are Your Legal Options After a Rear-End Car Accident? If you suffered injuries in a rear-end collision, a legal concept known as no-doubt liability may apply to your claim. In cases of no-doubt liability, the courts assign fault to the driver of the rear vehicle. Alabama, however, recognizes the doctrine of contributory negligence. This means that if you are found to have negligently contributed to the accident–even 1%–your claim may be denied. As a result, the rear vehicle’s driver (or his or her insurance company) will frequently argue that you contributed in some way to the crash. Insurance carriers routinely deny claims on the false assertion that you contributed to the accident. For this reason, even when the rear vehicle’s driver is clearly at fault, you may need an accident attorney to aggressively advocate on your behalf. Rear-end collision attorneys can help victims pursue compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. If your attorney cannot obtain an acceptable settlement from the insurance company, you may be able to pursue compensation by filing a civil lawsuit. You may have the right to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses. Talk to an Alabama Car Accident Lawyer for Help Fighting to get the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries can be challenging. The experienced car accident lawyers of the Fob James Law Firm can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or to speak with one of our Alabama rear-end collision attorneys.