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Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer

All drivers have an obligation to themselves and others on the road to drive carefully. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and car accidents are fairly common as a result. In some cases, these accidents are minor and cause little to no injuries to the drivers and passengers involved. Other times, they cause serious injuries and sometimes even death. When a driver’s negligence leads to an accident, injured victims may be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one is facing this situation, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney. Our firm has decades of experience fighting for victims of negligent driving. Contact a seasoned car accident lawyer Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC today for a consultation regarding your case.

Car Accident Lawyer | Here for Injured Clients in Birmingham & throughout Alabama

Were you injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another motorist? If so, the time to act is now, and our firm is here to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Contact a seasoned Birmingham auto accident lawyer from our seasoned legal team to learn more about how we can assist you through each phase of the process ahead.

Types of Car Accidents

The state of Alabama has many roads and highways that people use to get around the state. These roads are filled with different types of automobiles trying to get to where they need to be. Unfortunately, there are many ways to collide if motorists are not giving the road their full attention. Some common types of accidents are as follows:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Side-impact collisions (also known as T-bone crashes)
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Multi-car pileups

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including inclement weather, poor road conditions, defective car parts, and more. That said, they are most commonly the result of driver negligence. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence that we see lead to car accidents are as follows:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving while distracted, such as texting while driving
  • Tailgating
  • Making illegal turns
  • Carelessly merging or changing lanes
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Driving while fatigued

If you were injured in a car accident as a result of another driver doing any of the aforementioned, there is a very strong chance that you will qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim. That said, you should always proceed only with a seasoned car accident lawyer in your corner who has extensive experience handling car accident claims on behalf of wrongfully injured motorists in Alabama. Fortunately, you are in the right place.

Don’t Speak With the Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster

Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster for the other driver. Why not? It doesn’t benefit you, it benefits them. It helps them pay you less or nothing at all. It’s not required, even if they act like it is. If a recorded statement from you is fair, ask yourself why they won’t let your attorney take a recorded statement from the at-fault driver. In short, don’t give a recorded statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance company: It doesn’t help you, it’s not necessary for them to figure out what happened; it’s one of their little tricks that more often than not helps them, and hurts you.

PIP in Alabama

If the injured party is successful in proving negligence, they may receive compensation. In addition, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) exists for victims of automobile accidents. PIP is a form of no-fault coverage that most insurance policies carry. This is compensation that provides coverage for a portion of a victim’s medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who caused the accident. That said, it is important to know that PIP often does not cover the full extent of damages a driver incurred in a car accident. To recover full compensation for your injuries, you’ll likely have to file a personal injury claim against the party liable for your accident.

The Burden of Proof in Car Accident Cases

When a person sustains an injury due to another driver’s negligence, they can hold that driver responsible for any damages incurred due to the accident through a personal injury lawsuit. To win a personal injury claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, this means that you will have to prove that your car accident was caused as a direct result of another party’s negligent actions on the road. This isn’t always easy, so it is of paramount importance that you retain the services of a seasoned car accident lawyer who can help you gather and present sufficient evidence to help bolster your personal injury claim.

Recovering Compensation

As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Examples of economic damages can include:

  • The cost of medical care, such as surgeries, medicine, physical therapy, and more.
  • The cost of lost past and future wages.
  • Property damage that was caused by the accident.

On the other hand, non-economic damages are non-monetary in nature, but you can still recover financial compensation for them. Examples of non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma

Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Alabama

When someone is injured in an auto accident of any kind, they often feel unsure of where to turn or when to take action. They have a lot on their plate, and often, just want to focus solely on getting better. That said, you should understand that there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates how long accident victims have to file personal injury claims. In Alabama, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. Unfortunately, if you wait longer than two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim, you’ll most likely permanently lose your right to file a claim altogether. Don’t make this mistake. Reach out to us so we can handle the heavy legal lifting while you focus on what matters most: healing.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today

Here at our firm, we deeply understand the financial, physical, and emotional struggles that come with being involved in a car accident. These situations can often be overwhelming to handle. If you were injured in an accident due to driver negligence and wish to pursue legal action, our firm is here to help guide you through the process to find a successful resolution. Contact Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC today for assistance.

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