Mobile AL Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been a victim of an auto accident, it is time to contact an experienced lawyer. Accidents are stressful, and many people don’t know the right steps to take. At Stevenson Klotz, we handle car accident cases all the time. Each accident has different challenges and an experienced Mobile, AL car accident attorney can build you the strongest claim.
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CAR ACCIDENTS REQUIRE AN EXPERIENCED ALABAMA ATTORNEY TO GET YOU A PROPER SETTLEMENT
If you’ve sustained injuries in your accident it can turn your life upside down. More severe injuries can give you problems for the rest of your life. You need to ensure that you are awarded a settlement that can cover your medical bills, damages, and recovery costs. Contact us today if you need an experienced Mobile AL car accident lawyer.
In Alabama, a traffic crash was reported every 200 seconds in 2017.
Alabama is ranked 12th out of all 50 states for speeding-related traffic fatalities.
In 2017, a person was injured in a traffic crash every 11 minutes.
What should you do after an Alabama car accident?
When you’re involved in a car accident, it’s traumatic. We understand that this can be a stressful situation, but there are steps you should take once an accident has happened.
- Immediately assess the medical condition of everyone involved. You should also exit your vehicle if it is safe to do so. If you can’t get out of your vehicle at least make sure that everyone inside your vehicle is responsive.
- Get everyone to safety, and call the police and emergency responders. Call 911 as soon as you can.
- Next, you should trade contact and insurance information with the other involved parties.
- Take photos of your vehicle and the scene of the accident.
- Give your statement to the police and get a copy. You should be able to see the information of all the involved parties on the police report.
- Call your insurance to report the accident. However, we don’t suggest giving a statement. Just give them the details of the accident and the contact and insurance companies of everyone involved.
- Go to a doctor immediately. Even if you feel like your injuries are minor you need to seek medical care. If you don’t go immediately it will appear to a court that you didn’t take your injuries seriously.
- Make sure you keep a copy of all of your records and your account of the accident.
- Call a car accident attorney as soon as possible. You will receive a lot of calls from insurance companies, and you don’t want to say anything that can be held against you. Your insurance company wants to gather enough information to pay out the smallest settlement.
These are our recommendations for the steps that you should take after an auto accident. If you failed to do any of these steps, don’t worry we can still help you. We know the proper steps to take to investigate your accident and build your case. However, you need to contact us as soon as possible, so you can get the best results.
What are the most common causes of Alabama car accidents?
We’ve talked about the different types of car accidents we’ve seen, but how do they start? Generally, a driver is negligent while they are on the road, which causes an accident. You have a responsibility to be as safe as possible while you’re driving. It is your duty to avoid accidents by following traffic laws and driving defensively.
Accidents happen, but you can avoid most of them by paying attention. Many of the accidents we’ve handled started because of drivers:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Not yielding the right of way
- Following too closely
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Not stopping appropriately
- Distracted driving
- Not paying attention in construction zones
- Driving while intoxicated
It’s almost like you’re getting two lawyers for the price of one because we always work on our cases together, we always brainstorm our cases together, and that’s one of the beauties of what we’ve created.
You might know the reason why your accident occurred, or you might need guidance in figuring out the cause…
We can help you through either situation. The first thing that we do, in any case, is thoroughly investigating the accident. Even if you know the exact reason an accident occurred, we will conduct our investigation. We will also hire expert witnesses if they are necessary to determine how your accident happened. These experts can also provide important testimony on your behalf.
Another service that we use is recreating your accident with the help of an accident reconstructionist. We’ve handled numerous cases where we’ve disproved the original cause of an accident. Things aren’t always as they seem, and an attorney can show you things that you’ve missed in your accident.
Who is liable for your crash in Alabama?
This is probably the most important aspect of the accident. Determining who is responsible for your accident will directly impact your compensation. You have a right to receive a fair settlement that will cover your damages, injuries, pain, and suffering, and any other losses you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.
Some cases are easier to prove than others. For example, if you have been rear-ended by a driver it will almost always be their fault. They were either following too closely, didn’t stop in time, or they weren’t paying attention. The only way it might be the first car’s fault, is if there was an equipment malfunction. If the first car’s tail lights didn’t work, then they may be at fault. You can see how even the simplest accidents can become very complex.
If you’re hit by someone driving a company vehicle, you have a new element to your accident. You would not file a claim against the person driving the car, instead, you would file a claim with their company. You could file these claims on your own behalf, but in doing so you’ll probably get a smaller settlement. An experienced lawyer is familiar with filing claims and talking to insurance companies. Most insurance companies take advantage of victims who need a settlement. These insurance companies know that you need a settlement, and they rely on the fact that you’ll probably take their first offer.
Some insurance companies will try to claim that you are at fault in the accident. Alabama is an at-fault state, which means the person at fault must pay the damages. If you are at fault in your accident you will have a lower settlement. You need a lawyer that is going to protect your rights while aggressively going after the money that you deserve. Even a simple accident can turn into months of paperwork, and a personal injury attorney will be there to guide you through every step of the process.
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We help victims of car accidents in Mobile, AL make a recovery. Our injury attorneys will guide you through everything you need to know in order to settle your car accident claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
Consider our website a complete resource filled with information about car accidents & your rights under the law. Here you will find information on many types of car accidents that we assist people with.
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What are some of the injuries that result from car accidents in Mobile, Alabama?
Every car accident is different, so the types of injuries are different as well. Most of the common injuries that we see are:
If someone else is negligent in your accident, they are responsible for your injuries. Even if your injuries are minor, they must still cover your damages and losses. A Mobile, AL personal injury lawyer can help you file your claim and obtain compensation.
What can I be compensated for in a car accident in Mobile, Alabama?
Once you’re involved in an accident, your initial thoughts revolve around your compensation. Will you be able to cover all of your medical bills and damages with your settlement? What are you allowed to bring up in your claim? We have represented many cases where our clients receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
- And more