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Birmingham Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Skilled Attorneys Representing Victims of Drunk Driver Accidents Throughout Central Alabama

Are you a drunk driver victim? Was a member of your family injured or killed in a drunk driving incident? You may have the right to recover financial compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and more. Speak to our Birmingham drunk driving accident lawyer today to learn more about how you can recover compensation for your injuries. The decision to drink and drive is one of the most reckless and irresponsible decisions anyone can make. Drunk drivers not only violate the law, but they also put everyone on the road at risk of serious injury and death.

Why Do I Need a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer?

At Salter Ferguson in Birmingham, our drunk driving accident attorneys hold the drunk driver and possible additional parties responsible for the harm they caused to you or your loved one. Our goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation for the full extent of your damages.

Alabama Dram Shop Act Cases

Our Birmingham drunk driving accident lawyers will pursue all possible sources of financial compensation. We will investigate to determine whether the drunk driver who injured you was over-served or oversold at a bar, restaurant or store. If so, we will use Alabama’s Dram Shop Act to hold the establishment responsible.

What Are the Drunk Driving Laws in Alabama?

According to Alabama law, the state prohibits anyone from driving or being in physical control of a vehicle if:

  • a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or more
  • if a driver is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or another type of impaired substance to a degree that renders the person’s incapability to safely operate the car

If the driver is operating a commercial vehicle, the BAC threshold is reduced to .04%. If the licensee is under the age of 21, it is considered unlawful for them to operate a vehicle with a BAC of .02% or more.

What Are Common Injuries From a Drunk Driving Collision?

Drunk driving crashes can result in extremely serious injuries, including:

  • spinal cord injury
  • traumatic brain injury 
  • fractures and internal injuries.
  • broken bones
  • internal injuries
  • neck stiffness and injuries
  • psychological injuries

Far too often, alcohol or drug-impaired drivers cause serious car accidents that result in wrongful death.

Recovering from a catastrophic injury is always challenging. The physical and psychological pain can be even harder to bear when you know that your suffering did not have to happen. It could have been avoided entirely if the other party had not chosen to drink and drive. Speak with our drunk driving accident attorneys in Birmingham about your case.

We Are A Powerful Birmingham Legal Team

The drunk driving accident attorneys of Salter Ferguson understand what you are going through. We have the skills and experience to help. Attorney Karen Salter is a registered nurse who uses both her legal and medical skills to assist her clients. Attorney Carmen Ferguson, a former insurance adjuster, has a unique insight into how insurance companies work. Together they form a powerful team that works diligently to maximize compensation for clients.

Karen Salter and Carmen Ferguson have more than 30 years of combined legal experience to put to work on your case. Over the years they have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for their clients.

Have You Been Injured in An Accident?

If you or a loved one were a victim in drunk driving crash that caused severe bodily injuries, it’s important you know your rights as a victim in this situation. Discuss all of your rights to compensation with a highly awarded law firm, Salter Ferguson, LLC today.

Contact A Birmingham Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and advise you of your legal options. Please contact our Birmingham drunk driving accident attorneys to arrange an appointment at a time and place that are convenient for you. If you are unable to come to our office, we will meet you in the hospital, rehab center, at your home. From our office in Birmingham, our personal injury attorneys represent drunk driver victims throughout central Alabama.

Personal Injury

Personal injury laws pertain to injuries caused by another's negligence. Our legal team has more than 30 years of combined experience and a long track record of success handling personal injury cases. Over the years, our attorneys have won billions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims.

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Mass Torts

A mass tort is when a group of people are harmed in a similar manner by a negligent or wrongful act. A mass tort claim allows an entire group of similarly injured people to seek financial compensation as a group in the civil court system, even though the specific circumstances of their cases may differ.

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What Sets

Salter Ferguson Apart


    Karen Salter is a registered nurse, and a former hospital manager. Her daughter, Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster. Together, we have more than 30 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

  • Professional & Personal Service

    We provide our injured clients with the personal service that they deserve. We keep you informed of developments in your case, answer your questions and return your calls and emails promptly. You will never be just another case at Salter Ferguson, LLC.

  • A Reputation for Excellence

    Salter Ferguson, LLC is Alabama-based but nationally recognized. Over the years we have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims. We have the skills and experience to achieve positive outcomes in challenging cases, yet we treat every client as if they were a member of our family.

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