A Gulf Shores, Alabama man pled guilty to DUI Manslaughter earlier this week in a Florida Court in connection with a drunk driving collision in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. The at-fault driver faces up to 20 years in prison. (Montgomery Advertiser 1-25-11 - from the Associated Press). Assuming the at-fault driver was insured, the family of the deceased driver is likely to recover the limit of the available liability coverage. Many drivers only have liability insurance coverage for the minimum limit under Alabama law of $25,000. However, there may be other potential defendants and/or sources of recovery.
January 2011 Archives
Exploring The Causes Of Single Vehicle Accidents: Incorrect Tire Placement - New Tires Go On The Rear Axle
Several recent single-vehicle traffic accidents have occurred in Central Alabama since the first of the year. On Thursday, January 13, 2011, a Greensboro, Alabama man was tragically killed when his 2007 Ford F-250 left the roadway and overturned several times. (WSFA.com - January 14, 2011) Similarly, a Dadeville, Alabama man was killed on January 14, 2011 when his 2005 Ford F-150 left the roadway and struck a tree. (WSFA.com - January 14, 2011)
Single vehicle accidents require thorough investigation, as the cause may be something other than steering or other driver input of the vehicle involved. In fact, the single vehicle wreck may have been caused by the negligence of someone else before the driver even got behind the wheel.
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