Mobile Car Accident Attorney Fighting for Your Rights
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, there were 126,862 auto accidents in Alabama in 2013, causing 852 deaths and 37,559 injuries. The probability of being in a crash in your lifetime is more than 98%. When that accident happens, you may look to the other driver and his or her insurance company to compensate you for your losses, but as you will quickly find out, their motivation is to pay you as little as possible, or avoid paying anything at all if they can. You need an attorney on your side who is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and recovering full and fair compensation for accident victims. For over 20 years, the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim has been helping victims of Mobile car accidents get the care and compensation they need after a serious crash. Don’t try to go up against the insurance companies without assistance. Attorney Gary Fillingim can help you be successful on your personal injury claim.
Helping injury victims recover compensation from negligent drivers
The vast majority of Alabama car accidents are caused by negligence. All drivers owe a duty to others on the road to drive with reasonable care and attention. People who engage in negligent, reckless or aggressive driving can and should be held responsible for the harm they cause. Common causes of Mobile car accidents include:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued and/or falling asleep at the wheel
- Running a red light or floating past a stop sign
- Driving too fast given the conditions of the road, traffic or weather
- Failure to yield
- Improper turns or lane changes
- Aggressive driving or “road rage”
Our team employs accident reconstruction investigators and other experts as necessary to uncover the facts of the accident and build a strong case that proves the liability of the negligent driver. Armed with these facts, we are able to negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company, or litigate the matter all the way to a jury verdict if necessary to get justice for our clients.
A comprehensive approach to Alabama car accident claims
At the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim, L.L.C., we conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, collecting all of the relevant facts and evidence to determine all the responsible parties. Sometimes, multiple parties may be responsible in a single case, as in multi-car collisions. In addition to the negligence of multiple drivers, other parties may be responsible in other ways, such as:
Defective product – A defectively designed automobile may create a catastrophic injury out of an otherwise minor crash, if the car does not meet crashworthiness standards or was designed in a way that makes it roll over or explode on impact when it shouldn’t. Defectively manufactured components can cause a crash due to brake failure or tire blowout, or cause serious injuries from a seat back failure or failure of an airbag to deploy as it should. The Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim takes on auto manufacturers who cut corners and release defective products at the expense of consumer safety.
- Dram shop liability – When a liquor store, bar, restaurant, or even a private individual, provides alcohol to a minor or to a person who is already visibly intoxicated contrary to law, they can be held civilly liable when that minor or intoxicated person later injures another in a car wreck. Attorney Gary Fillingim goes after Mobile businesses whose illegal policies and practices contributed to the serious injury or death of an innocent person.
Experienced Legal Representation for Mobile Car Accident Claims
If you have been injured in a Mobile car accident caused by the negligence or reckless driving of another, or due to a defective product or some other reason beyond your control, call the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim, L.L.C. at 251-445-7257 for a free consultation and assistance with all your potential claims for compensation.