Every day, thousands of people are injured in car accidents across the
nation. We understand how burdensome the aftermath of car accidents can
be and this is on top of the trauma and physical injury caused by the
event itself. At
Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our purpose is to help innocent victims of car accidents recover the
highest and most just amount of compensation.
With more than 130 years of collective legal experience, we have a track
record of maximum recoveries in both settlements and verdicts, including
a historic $21,000,000 verdict, as well as:
$2,250,000 for a paralyzed auto accident victim
$1,040,000 for a wrongful death in an auto accident
$1,000,000 for a wrongful death in an auto accident
While we cannot promise the same or similar results, our personal injury
attorneys always exhaust every resource in order to obtain the best possible
outcome for our clients. Insurance companies will attempt to settle at
a lower amount than you need and deserve; choose a team that can stand
up and defend your rights.
When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
As a general guideline, it’s best to contact a lawyer after a car
accident as soon as possible in order to obtain the best end result for
your case. There are a couple reasons for this, the first being the statute
of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law familiar to many which
limits how long injury victims have to file a claim. According to the
Code of Alabama section 6-2-38 the state of Alabama has a two-year timeline.
This means you have two years from the date your accident occurred to
file your claim or you will most likely be unable to do so. There are
some exceptions to this law where the filing time may change, including
but not limited to:
If the injury victim is under the age of 19 at the time of the accident
The negligent party left the state before a claim could be filed
In addition to the statute of limitations, car accident injuries in particular
pose a specific difficulty than other injuries covered by personal injury
law in that they are most usually soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries
are injuries that affect the tendons, ligaments and muscles in the body.
These injuries are known for slowly developing over a period of a couple
days to weeks after they initially occur.
Because of this delayed reveal, many car accident victims sign a compensation
agreement with an insurance company without talking to a lawyer only to
discover later that their injuries are worse than they initially believed
but are not able to recover any additional. If you have suffered injuries
at the hands of a negligent driver, talk to our Dothan car accident attorney
for help today!
Information about Car Crashes in Alabama
For most people in Dothan, driving a car is an everyday occurrence and
is a fact of life. What many forget is that it is statistically a highly
dangerous activity, one that places the driver and passengers at risk of
serious injury or death. The Alabama Department of Public Safety reports that in 2009,
there were a total of 123,690 traffic collisions throughout the state,
which left 848 people dead and 35,153 with various types of injuries.
Car accidents are among the leading causes of accidental injury or death
across the country every year. Collisions happen for many reasons, but
some are more common than others.
2008 Alabama TrafficCrashFacts, a report published by the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public
Safety, the primary causes of crashes were listed as failure to yield
right of way (14.5%), driver not in control of vehicle (13.9%), tailgating
(11.1%) and driver misjudged the stopping distance (10.5%).
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The key to recovering monetary damages for car accident injuries is being able to
prove that the collision was the result of the other driver's negligence. This can sometimes be relatively straightforward, such as in the case of a
drunk driving accident where the drunk driver is clearly at fault. Other times it may be more
challenging to prove that the driver was responsible, but we know where
to look for evidence to support your claim.
For example, if the police accident report or even the other driver's cell
phone records demonstrate that the person was texting while driving, this
may be used as evidence that the driver is at fault. Another possible
source of compensation is to file a
product liability lawsuit, such as if your accident was caused by a sudden tire blowout or other defects.
We leave no stone unturned when developing a case, and we work diligently to help our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.
Contact Our Team Today
At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our Dothan car accident
attorneys know that you are more than just a statistic. We understand
that if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you
may be facing one of the most difficult experiences in your life.
When you come to us for help in filing a
personal injury or
wrongful death claim, we will give you compassionate legal guidance and robust representation
in your claim for compensation. We represent people throughout South East
Alabama and the Tri-State Area, including Dothan and Montgomery, and are
ready to fight for you!
Contact us or visit our Dothan car accident lawyer for a free consultation to learn
how much your claim is worth and to get started on your case.
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