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Let our Robertsdale car accident lawyers fight for the compensation you deserve.
There’s nothing more devastating to a family than when a loved one is injured or killed in a car accident. Life takes an immediate turn for the worse when such tragedies occur. Not only are you experiencing the uncertainty of your medical outcome, but you’re also facing mounting hospital bills, time off work, weeks of rehabilitation, and fear about the future.
This experience is made even more tragic if your injuries were due to someone else’s negligence, whether a drunk driver, a government agency that failed to maintain safe roads, or a trucking company that skimped on maintenance of its semi-trucks. The law allows you to hold these negligent parties accountable and seek financial damages for the harm they caused. Our Robertsdale car accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve and seek the maximum payout possible.
The Robertsdale car accident attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to 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, pedestrian injuries, motorcycle accidents, and many other types of 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.
In the minutes and hours after a car crash, there are several things you should do to ensure your personal safety and preserve your right to file a claim for damages later. These include:
There are always unforeseen challenges after a collision. Our Robertsdale car accident lawyers can help with obstacles like a police report with mistakes or harassing phone calls from insurance representatives. When you hire a lawyer to represent you, not only do you increase your chances for a larger payout, but you also have someone to shield you from the unpleasant aspects of the legal system.
Our firm has represented hundreds of car accident victims, and we hear a lot of the same questions. Our Robertsdale car accident lawyers have compiled this list of questions and answers for your convenience.
Q: How many people die in car accidents each year?
A: 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.
Q: What kinds of injuries result from car crashes?
A: There are the obvious injuries you might expect from car crashes – broken bones, cuts, back injuries, burns, and neck injuries — but there are also hidden injuries that often go unnoticed. Click here to read about those.
Q: Are depression, anxiety, and fear common after car accidents?
A: Yes, approximately 40% of motor vehicle accident victims will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may experience sleeplessness, mood changes, and nightmares as you struggle to deal with the emotional trauma of a car accident.
Q: Is Alabama an at-fault state?
A: Yes, Alabama follows the at-fault rule, otherwise known as a tort state or fault system. This means at-fault drivers must pay for the other person’s losses, including medical bills and property damage.
Q: What if I was partially to blame for the accident?
A: Alabama is one of only four states nationwide that follow the contributory negligence doctrine. This means that a person is barred from recovering damages if he or she is found to be even 1% responsible for the accident. It’s an all-or-nothing approach under the strict contributory negligence doctrine. (ARCP, Rule 8(c)) Jackson v. Waller, 410 So.2d 98 (1982)
Q: How do you prove negligence?
A: To prove that the other driver or vehicle manufacturer was negligent, your attorney will have to prove four elements: Duty, Breach, Causation, and Damages. These are the four pillars of negligence. To learn more, read about negligence here.
Q: Are there things I should say or not say to my insurance company after a crash?
A: Absolutely. The first conversations with an insurance company (yours or the other driver’s) are critical and should be handled with care. Never acknowledge fault for the accident, and do not discuss your injuries in great detail. Hiring a Robertsdale car accident attorney and referring all calls to them is the best way to ensure that you don’t say anything that could harm your case later.
Our car accident lawyers in Robertsdale, AL are always glad to answer your questions and explain your legal rights. If you have additional questions about your car accident, call us for a free consultation at (251) 444-7000.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Alabama is two years. ( Ala. Code. Sec. 6-2-38) So a plaintiff must file a lawsuit promptly, though there are a few exceptions that allow for more time, such as if the injured party is in a coma. The clock begins ticking on the date of the accident in most cases. Even if significant time has lapsed since your car accident, it’s worth talking to a car accident attorney in Robertsdale, AL, to find out about compensation you may be entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. One of our personal injury lawyers would be happy to talk to you about the crash and advise you regarding what your case might be worth. We’ve helped hundreds of accident victims secure significant payouts. Call us for a free initial consultation at (251) 444-7000.