If you have been recently injured in an automobile accident due to another driver’s carelessness, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit to protect your rights. The medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with the period following a serious car crash can be formidable for the victims. Greater yet may be the unquantifiable cost of pain and suffering after a severe injury. The stress, depression, and sadness following an injury are often overwhelming for the victim and their families. Lives can be changed in an instant and adapting to a new reality is challenging for everyone involved. As an experienced Alabama car crash attorney, I can make sure that you are getting the maximum compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Auto accidents in Alabama
In the State of Alabama, drivers are required to have minimal insurance coverage. Legally a driver’s insurance company must cover up to $25,000 for a death or injury related to a car crash (or up to a maximum of $50,000 if more than one driver is involved). The insurance policy must also cover at least $25,000 in property damage. However, Alabama is the 6th least-insured state in the country when it comes to drivers. In fact, 22% of Alabama drivers are estimated to be driving without insurance – more than one out of every five drivers on the road!
Besides the likelihood of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, the medical costs of personal injuries sustained in car crashes frequently exceeds the maximum that the other driver’s car insurance company is required to pay out, especially when multiple victims are involved. In both of these cases, your own insurance company can be required to award you damages based on the uninsured/ underinsured motorist clause in your insurance policy. I will be an important ally in making sure that insurance companies, whether your own or another driver’s, honor their contracts in good faith by awarding you the maximum possible compensation for your ordeal that is legally allowable.
Third party responsibility in auto accidents
In certain cases, car accidents may occur when the vehicle itself is to blame. Malfunctioning or defective equipment can jeopardize lives, and when it does, the manufacturers of the vehicle can be held liable for your injuries. In fact, even car dealers and distributors can be implicated in third party lawsuits. Schedule an initial consultation so that we can begin to evaluate your situation and determine liability.
For questions regarding vehicle accidents and important things to remember immediately following an accident, visit our Personal Injury FAQ page.
Contact an experienced Alabama car accident attorney as soon as possible after your injury at (251) 445-7257 to discuss what your options are in pursuing your car crash personal injury case.