Attentive, Thorough Representation Throughout the Dothan Area
If you have been in an auto accident, the events that come after can move extremely quickly. What you say and do immediately after such an accident can have an enormous impact on the help you are able to get to cover medical bills and other costs.
Rather than settle with parties that are at fault and insurance companies that do not have your best interests at heart, reach out to our dedicated team of Dothan car accident lawyers at Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD) to find out how we can help you get the compensation you need. Our team believes strongly that you should not have to bear the burden of recovery and your legal needs alone.
The Basics of an Alabama Car Accident Claim
In the state of Alabama, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a car crash claim. If you attempt to file your claim after the statute of limitations has passed, you will not be eligible for compensation.
Alabama is a “fault” state when it comes to auto accidents, meaning that the motorist or other party who was at fault for causing the collision is responsible for financially compensating anyone who suffered harm as a result. Generally, it is the at-fault driver’s insurance company who actually bears this responsibility, though in some cases another party may be deemed responsible, such as a government agency or construction company.
However, if you are found to be even partially at fault for the crash, you will not be eligible for any compensation under Alabama’s “contributory negligence” law. If you work with our firm, we will do whatever it takes to prove that another party was entirely at fault for your injuries so you can secure the just compensation you deserve.
Compensation that you may be eligible to receive includes:
- All past and future medical expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages and income
- The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages, in the event of wrongful death
Addressing Your Legal Needs with Efficiency & Skill
Following an accident, there are many financial burdens that could await a victim. These can include the costs associated with medical bills, physical therapy, adaptive medical equipment such as wheelchairs, ongoing therapy to address trauma, loss of income due to recovery time or lasting effects of injuries, and even home renovations to accommodate a disability. It is our goal to ensure that you receive everything you need to cover your expenses and ensure that you and your family are taken care of.
There are several factors that can contribute to whether you are able to secure a settlement, and in what amount, including:
- Property damage to each vehicle
- Severity, extent, and duration of victim’s injuries
- Credibility of each driver
- Mechanism of injury
- Whether injuries are permanent or temporary
- Pre-existing injuries
- Subsequent injuries following the crash
- Time lost from work
- Whether the injuries are related directly to the car crash
Decades of Combined Experience
Entering a courtroom under the best of circumstances can be a stressful and traumatic experience for the average individual. When you are injured and worried about what is going to happen to your family and your future, that worry is often magnified tenfold. This is where we come in. At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our highly skilled Dothan car accident attorneys are dedicated to fighting with tenacity and dedication to get you the help you need.