Across the United States, automobile accidents are an unfortunate fact of everyday life.
Alabama Car Accident Statistics
In 2016, a person was injured in a traffic crash every 11 minutes and 2 seconds in Alabama (2016 Alabama Crash Facts). In their lifetime, typical drivers in Alabama have a greater than one-in-three chance of being in a crash involving injury or death (Strategic Highway Safety Plan).
If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident and are unsure what to do next, call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today. Our team will help you understand your rights and work tirelessly to get you the maximum amount of money you deserve.
What to do After a Car Accident
After any accident, our staff will help you gather all relevant information to help your case.
Relevant information can include:
- Names and contact information of witnesses
- Pictures of the accident scene
- Details about the accident including when the accident took place, how it happened, speed of each vehicle, police report and any other data we can collect
How Much Money Can You Win in a Lawsuit
A common question for clients that have been overwhelmed by medical expenses and other bills is “How much can I win?” While every case is different and amounts vary, our attorneys will fight to not only get compensation for any medical expenses but also any pain, suffering and loss of wages that may have resulted from your accident. At Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, we have recovered over $400 million for our clients.
Economic & Non-Economic Damages
Compensation for car accident lawsuits can be broken down into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Our attorneys will work to prove all the ways your car accident has affected and will affect your financially.
Also known as compensatory damages, these are intended to compensate injured victims for monetary losses. Economic damages commonly awarded in car accident lawsuits are: medical expenses and lost wages. These damages can be applied to past and future expenses as well as past and future lost wages.
Also known as pain and suffering or mental anguish damages, non-economic damages are intended to compensate an injury victim for non-monetary injuries. Non-economic damages commonly awarded in car accident lawsuits are: pain and suffering, mental anguish, punitive damages and loss of consortium.
For more information on each damage type and to see which can apply to your case read more here.
Car Accident Claims
Many people drive safely, obeys laws and still end up in an accident. Three common car accident claims for not-at-fault accidents are:
Negligence is the most common type of car accident claim. This occurs when you can prove that the defendant failed to meet a reasonable standard of care and this negligence is what caused the accident. Common examples are: intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers and bus/truck drivers not performing safe practices.
This can be proven if you or the other driver’s vehicle had a defect that contributed or caused the accident. Common defective parts that cause accidents are: airbags, brakes, accelerators and seat belts.
In some instances, faulty road design, maintenance or construction can lead to accidents. Common examples of this are: improper signage, barriers and guardrails, unsafe embankments and dangerous surfaces.
To learn more about car accident claim types and how they can apply to your case read more here.
Auto Insurance Policies
Do not assume the compensation offer you first receive from insurance is the most you can get. Our attorneys have years of experience working with insurance companies to help our clients get the maximum amount of compensation.
To read about the different types of insurance policies and how they impact your potential coverage read here.
Alabama Car Accident Attorneys
Our team of specialized personal injury attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable with the details involved with car accidents. We understand the complexities of these types of accidents and work hard to ensure you are paid appropriate compensations for both personal injury and vehicle damage. History has shown that an experienced attorney can help you navigate your legal options regardless of fault or the side of the case you are on.
Do you have a personal injury case you would like to discuss with a member of our team? Call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989.