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No one should have to pay the price for a bad driver’s mistakes. That’s how a Mobile, AL, car accident lawyer can help. Our attorneys work to hold negligent drivers responsible for their careless actions. When you’ve been hurt in a crash caused by a negligent driver, we’ll help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an Alabama car accident caused by another driver, you probably have many questions about what to do next. Medical bills may be piling up, and you may be unable to return to work. You need the help of an experienced car accident lawyer from Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana. We help clients from our Mobile, Daphne, and Foley, AL, offices.

Why Choose Us?

The car accident lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana stand head and shoulders above the rest when aggressively negotiating and litigating personal injury claims. Attorneys Dee Asthana, C. Randall Caldwell, Jr., and Drew Wenzel have decades of experience successfully representing clients to get the largest payouts possible. We have outstanding client victories and proven case results. We handle car accidents, truck accidents, estate litigation, nursing home abuse, and other claims. When you hire us, you receive our full attention, compassion, and commitment to see the case through to a successful conclusion. We come highly recommended by many satisfied clients. We also offer an attractive attorney referral program.

Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana is your go-to source for honest information, straightforward answers to your questions, and experienced legal representation after a serious car accident injury or wrongful death of a family member.

Here’s why clients trust our team:

  • We understand the ins and outs of the insurance claims process.
  • We are skilled negotiators and well-practiced, successful trial lawyers.
  • We can settle most cases out of court, but we are also aggressive litigators and are more than willing to argue your case in a courtroom if no adequate settlement offer is made.

When you retain Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana to represent you in your car accident case, you will know you have a skilled advocate. Our car accident attorneys have earned the trust of hundreds of people in Alabama through our reputation for excellence and trustworthiness.

Car Accident FAQs

How long does a car accident case take?

Several factors will influence how long your car accident case will take to resolve. Generally, cases that settle take less time than cases that go to a jury trial. Depending on the complexity of the case, the number of witness interviews, the amount of evidence to gather, and other factors, your case could take several weeks to several months or more.

How many people die in car accidents each year?

More than 38,800 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2020, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Of those, 934 people died in vehicle crashes in Alabama.

What is the average settlement for a car accident case?

Because each crash is different, there is no “average” settlement for a car accident claim. Generally, the more serious the injury, the higher the payout. Other factors that can impact the size of a settlement include (1) multiple injured parties, (2) the number of defendants, and (3) whether punitive damages are awarded. Damages can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. A Mobile car accident lawyer may give you an estimate of what your case could be worth.

How many parties can I sue in a Mobile car accident claim?

Generally, you can name one or several defendants in a car accident lawsuit, depending on the facts in the case. For example, the other vehicle’s driver is an obvious person to sue. But you could also sue the vehicle manufacturer if a mechanical defect caused the accident. In addition, you could sue a government agency if it failed to keep the roadway repaired and free of debris. In a collision with a large truck, you could sue a trucking company that failed to conduct proper truck maintenance. Your Mobile car accident attorney will advise who should be named defendants in your case.

How do you prove negligence?

To prove that the other driver or vehicle manufacturer was negligent, your attorney must prove four elements:  Duty, Breach, Causation, and Damages. These are the four pillars of negligence. To learn more, read about negligence here.

Damages You May Be Entitled to After a Mobile, AL, Car Accident

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, you are facing losses you wouldn’t have if another driver hadn’t hit you. When you file a car accident injury claim due to the crash, you are asking the negligent driver to pay you back for all that you have lost. These losses are referred to as “damages” in legal terms. Damages can include the costs of:

  • Medical care, including doctor visits, hospitalization, ongoing care, therapy, rehabilitation, medications, and medical devices and equipment
  • Damage to your vehicle and other property resulting from the accident
  • The income you’ve lost while you recuperate from your injuries
  • The income you may lose in the future if you can’t work or can’t work in the same capacity
  • Mental anguish and physical pain and suffering.

You’ll notice that the damages you might get don’t include just the financial consequences of a car accident. An injured person can also demand payment for what is referred to as “non-economic” damages. These are damages that can greatly impact your quality of life. The pain, suffering, depression, and anxiety you’ve experienced should never be overlooked when filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver.

Our car accident lawyers in Mobile, AL, at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, ensure our clients receive the respect they deserve. We want to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

You’ve Had a Car Accident. What Should You Do Now?

Victims are often in shock or even unconscious in the moments after a car accident. The steps you take in the first several minutes after a crash can impact your well-being and legal options. Here are suggested steps to take to protect yourself:

  1. Call 911 to request a police officer and, if needed, an ambulance.
  2. Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries you’ve suffered.
  3. Get the name and insurance information from the other driver(s).
  4. Say little else to the other driver(s). You don’t need to be rude, but remember that every word you say could be used against you when filing a claim.
  5. Gather contact information of witnesses.
  6. Take pictures of your injuries and the crash scene, if possible.
  7. Hire a car accident attorney to represent you.

Even if you only suspect that you might be injured, you should seek medical treatment immediately. The adrenaline that floods your system after a crash could mask symptoms of serious injuries. When in doubt, always seek medical care. This will ensure your health is taken care of and provide medical tests and records proving your injuries should you file a legal claim.

In the days, weeks, and months following a crash, you should do the following:

  • Keep track of all bills or documents you receive related to your crash.
  • Cooperate with your own insurance company, but remember that you are not obligated to accept their offer if it doesn’t meet your needs.
  • Refer representatives of all other insurance companies to your Mobile car accident attorney. Insurance representatives may want you to make a statement they’ll use to lessen or deny the payment you are owed.
  • Follow all doctor’s orders regarding your injury.

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

Attorneys can choose several ways to get paid for representing car accident victims. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, our Mobile, AL, car accident lawyers work strictly on a contingency fee basis, meaning we get paid only if we win your case. You don’t owe us anything if your case results in no compensation. If your claim is successful, we will accept a standard attorney fee from the settlement or awarded amount.

In addition to working on a contingency fee, we also offer free case consultations. There’s no cost in exploring your legal options. Contact a Mobile, AL, car accident lawyer at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana today at (251) 444-7000 for your free case evaluation. We have offices in Mobile, Foley, and Daphne, AL.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Alabama

Depending on whether you’re a driver or passenger, the speed at which you are traveling, and the severity of impact, a car crash can result in multiple types of injuries. We have obtained compensation for our clients for all kinds of harm.

Common car accident injuries include:

Whatever your injuries, a Mobile car accident lawyer at our firm will gather evidence and build a strong legal case to demand maximum compensation.

How We Can Help After a Mobile, AL, Car Accident

Sadly, car accident victims aren’t always given the compensation they deserve. The other driver or an insurance company might contest their claim. Sometimes, an injured person is offered far less than they deserve. In other cases, they are, unfortunately, denied payment entirely.

When you hire a car accident attorney, you hire a skilled and experienced advocate who knows the law and will deal with insurance companies on your behalf. Our car accident lawyers in Mobile, AL, will aggressively pursue the payment you deserve. We understand how insurance companies operate, and we are not afraid to take on insurance company lawyers. You can count on our car accident attorneys to never back down.

Car accident law can be very complex. Injury victims who try to handle car accident claims without attorneys usually face uphill battles. Not only will they be forced to learn the complexities of civil litigation and insurance claims, but they’ll also potentially leave much-needed money on the table because they won’t know how much they can ask for compensation.

As seasoned car accident lawyers, we are experienced in estimating what a car crash injury claim could be worth. We will carefully examine all your damages and help you discover how much compensation you may be entitled to. Then we will fight hard for you to get it. Call our office to schedule a free consultation with a member of our experienced team today. We will vehemently fight for your right to compensation, so you are not stuck paying for medical bills and other expenses out of your own pocket.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Alabama

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Alabama is two years. (Ala. Code. Sec. 6-2-38). If you want to sue a party that caused you harm in a car accident, you must file your lawsuit promptly. The clock begins on the date of your accident in most cases unless there are exceptions that apply. Talk to our experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer about whether or not there are applicable exceptions in your case.

Contact An Experienced Mobile Car Accident Attorney

Working from our offices located in Mobile, Foley, and Daphne, AL, the car accident lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana have the skill, experience, and commitment to obtain a fair recovery for you. Our personal injury attorneys are known for providing aggressive, results-oriented legal representation. Some firms might prefer to aim for settlements; we always choose the path that results in the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our reputation as fierce legal representatives serves our clients well. Other attorneys and insurance companies know that when we are handling a case, we will be prepared to take it to trial. Put our skilled, experienced car accident lawyers to work on your case. Call our office at (251) 444-7000 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.


Our Award-Winning Alabama Accident Lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. At Caldwell, Wenzel & Asthana, we understand what you’re going through after a crash. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s actions, our dedicated legal team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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