October 2nd, 2012|
Oct. 2, 2012
For most people, the inability to remember anything prior to waking up resembles something from the movies. For one Birmingham man, however, this scenario is reality.
According to WAFB 9 News, the victim was on a ladder organizing supplies when the ladder suddenly lost its footing and sent the victim falling to the floor. The man stated the next thing he remembered was an employee waking him up. He was rushed to a local hospital, where it was determined he had suffered a serious concussion.
Following the accident, the victim’s ability to remember what had gone on throughout his day began to slip away. The problem culminated with the victim waking up believing it was the morning of the accident and unable to remember anything prior to waking up.
The man remains in the cycle with no answers from medical professionals other than the victim’s memory could come back at any moment. Until then, the victim’s wife must constantly remind him of his condition, while he sends himself notes and emails as reminders for important events.
The victim’s condition leaves him collecting Birmingham Social Security Disability benefits due to his inability to work. With his wife attending school while working, paying bills has become extremely difficult.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers are here to help you if you have been injured on the job and are struggling get the assistance you need.
February 28th, 2012|
February 28, 2012
The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) is investigating a single-vehicle accident that left one man dead and two others injured. According to reports from Opelika Auburn News, the crash happened at 10:04 a.m. Monday on Interstate-85, near mile marker 48.
A spokesman for the ADPS, Sgt. Steven Jarrett, said a 52-year-old man from Oakbrook, Illinois, was driving a 2010 Ford Focus through a construction zone when he veered into the median and struck two construction workers, one of whom was killed instantly.
The other worker who was struck, a 44-year-old man from Spanish Fort, was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Focus was also taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
Jarrett says that the agency will continue to evaluate what factors may have led to the crash.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that motor vehicle accidents accounted for 72% of work zone fatal injuries in 2010. This means that from 2003 to 2007, 639 highway workers lost their lives in accidents involving cars and trucks passing through their work zones.
The Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to send their condolences to the family of the highway construction worker who was killed. They would also like to wish a speedy recovery to the driver and the other worker who was injured in the crash.