Montgomery Car Accident Lawyers
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Montgomery Car Accident Lawyers
Being involved in a car accident can be a devastating and life-changing experience. If another driver’s careless actions caused your accident, it’s time to take action. You have legal rights and may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.
At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, our Montgomery car accident lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of injured victims and fighting for the money they need to move forward after an accident. Call our office today to get started!
Getting Help Is Simple
If you were hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, getting help from our law firm is simple! All you have to do is call our office and we’ll get to work right away.
We’ll Fight for What You Deserve
Our attorneys will review every detail of your case and fight for the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive for your injuries and other damages.
No Fees Unless We Win
We work on a contingency-fee basis. This means you don’t owe us a penny unless we win your case. With our law firm, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
We Understand What You’re Dealing With
A car crash can be a traumatic experience. From the sight of your crushed vehicle and injuries to the sounds of sirens and the cries of your loved ones, many people are distraught after being involved in a car accident. Our attorneys have seen first-hand the impact an accident can have on an individual’s life. We understand what you’re going through and we’re here to help you and your family through this difficult time.
At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, we always strive to put our clients first in everything we do. When you walk through our doors, our legal team will sit down with you and listen to your story, answering any questions you have about the legal process and assisting you in every way we can. Representing individuals in communities across Alabama, we work hard to understand our clients’ needs and fight for what they deserve.
Were You Hurt? We Can Help!
Our car accident lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the legal process. Don’t wait to find out if we can help you!
Do These Injuries Sound Familiar?
While no two car accidents are the same, many of our clients have suffered from one or more of the serious injuries listed below. If you’re dealing with one of these injuries after an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation:
- Broken Bones
Broken bones can lead to expensive surgeries and months of pain and discomfort. Broken ribs are a particularly common car accident injury due to the placement of the car’s steering wheel.
- Head Trauma
Many car accident victims suffer head trauma from flying objects or blunt force from the impact of the crash. This commonly leads to concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Head trauma can be incredibly severe and may even lead to life-long disabilities.
- Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Back and spinal cord injuries are frequently cited after car wrecks. These injuries tend to be extremely painful and can be debilitating.
- Soft Tissue Injuries
The term “whiplash” is often associated with soft tissue injuries. Whiplash occurs as a result of your head and neck being quickly whipped from one direction to another. Soft tissue injuries usually affect the neck and upper back.
The impact of a car crash can cause broken glass and other objects to fly around the vehicle. In some cases, this can result in deep lacerations that can lead to serious blood loss.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
There are a multitude of reasons why car accidents occur. However, below are some of the most common causes of vehicle accidents we see. If you were hurt in one of the following types of car accidents as a result of another driver’s carelessness, please call our office today to find out if you have a case:
Statute of Limitations in Alabama
Every U.S. state has what’s known as statutes of limitations. These laws establish a time frame during which an individual can file a lawsuit against the other party.
The statute of limitations in Alabama is two years, so if you suffered a back injury in an accident, you would have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the other party involved. While car accident claims are typically able to be settled outside of the courtroom, it’s important to know the statute of limitations in the event that you need to take your case to trial. If you file after the two-year deadline, your chances of obtaining compensation are little to none.
Our Montgomery car accident lawyers know the deadlines in our state and can help make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve.
To have a successful car accident claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the other party acted negligently, resulting in your accident. In order to prove negligence, these four factors must be shown:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- The other party breached their duty of care, acting in a way that showed a disregard for the safety of another person.
- Your accident was a direct result of the other party’s actions.
- Your injuries and damages were a direct result of the accident.
Proving negligence can be difficult without quality legal representation. Our legal team has extensive experience in building successful cases for our clients. We’ll handle the hassles of the legal process so you can focus on your recovery!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?
The days after a car wreck can be incredibly confusing, but it’s important that you know how to proceed. Here are several things to keep in mind:
- Never admit fault.
- Seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders.
- Keep detailed records of everything related to your accident.
- Don’t sign anything from the other party’s insurance company.
- Call our office for help.
- Should I Have a Police Report Filed?
Yes. An official police report can act as a significant piece of evidence that may support your claim. The insurance company will likely review the police report when determining who was at fault in your accident. This can directly affect the amount of compensation you may receive.
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
No two cases are the same, so it’s difficult to predict an exact amount that your case is worth without reviewing all of the details. When you call us, our attorneys will evaluate every aspect of your case, including all of your medical bills, car repair expenses, pain and suffering, and more in order to calculate a fair number you may be entitled to.
- Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?
While an attorney isn’t required, having tough, experienced legal representation increases your chances of receiving a fair settlement. Many injured victims are taken advantage of by the insurance companies and end up with far less than they deserve. With an attorney on your side, you can rest easy knowing your case is being handled by someone who has your best interests in mind.
- How Long Will It Take for My Case to Settle?
The length of time it takes to settle car accident claims will vary, as there are many different variables to consider. However, our office will work quickly and efficiently towards the best resolution possible for your case. Furthermore, we establish an open line of communication so you will always be kept up to date on the progress of your case.
- Will My Case Go to Trial?
While most car accident claims are able to be settled outside of the courtroom, your case may need to go to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Going to court can be an intimidating process. If you do need to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial, it will be to your benefit to have an attorney represent you. At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, our team of tough trial lawyers is fully prepared to fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
- Can I Get Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
In Alabama, compensation for injuries and losses sustained in a car accident is typically recovered from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. This can make getting the compensation you deserve after a hit-and-run accident tricky. However, it’s not impossible.
If you’re unable to identify the at-fault party in your accident, you may be able to seek compensation from your own auto insurance company, depending on the terms of your specific policy. If you’re in this situation and are struggling to understand how to pursue compensation from your insurance company, contact the Thumbs Up Guys at Floyd Hunter Injury Law for help today.
- How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
The statute of limitations in Alabama is two years for car accident claims. This means you, typically, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the responsible party. While the statute of limitations is important to keep in mind, the amount of time you have to file a claim largely depends on the unique circumstances of your case. It’s always best to take action and contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible, so they can help you determine the best course of action.
- Is There a Cap on the Damages I Can Collect for My Car Accident Claim?
There is no cap on damages for car accident claims in Alabama. Punitive damages are the single exception to this rule, but there is no cap, or limit, to compensatory damages, such as your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
- What If the Government Is at Fault for My Car Accident?
In some unique situations, the local government may actually be at fault for your car accident. For example, you may have been hit by a government employee while that employee was working, or faulty road conditions may have led to your accident at no fault of any of the drivers involved. In these cases, the claims process works a bit differently and it will be to your benefit to consult a knowledgeable Montgomery, AL, car accident lawyer for help.
- Should I Take Pictures After My Car Accident?
If you’re physically able to take photos without putting yourself or others in danger, it’s a good idea to take photos of the accident scene from as many angles as possible. Try to highlight the damage to your vehicle, the other vehicles involved, and any injuries you may have sustained. While the police may take pictures during their investigation, it’s always helpful to have your own pictures as well that may serve as important evidence later on.
- What Evidence Do I Need to Support My Claim?
Anything that proves the extent of your damages and that your injuries and other losses were a direct result of your accident will be important evidence to support your car accident claim. With this in mind, be sure to hold on to receipts, medical records, and any other documentation related to your accident. It can also be helpful to keep a detailed log of your recovery, making sure to attend all scheduled doctor’s appointments to prove you followed treatment orders after your accident exactly.