Automobile Guest Case Filed

June 2008

Mike Tanner filed suit for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by the defendant. The defendant was attempting to cross a four-lane highway and pulled into the path of another vehicle. The collision resulted in severe and permanent injuries to his client. The Alabama Guest Statute applies and bars recovery for the driver’s negligence. In order to meet an exception to the statute, the evidence must show that the defendant driver acted wantonly.

Related Practice Area: Trucking & Automobile Accidents