Birmingham Car Accident Attorney
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Though no one ever expects to be involved in a serious automobile-related
collision, car accidents are among the leading causes of injuries and
personal injury cases. If you or someone you love was involved in a car
crash, do not go through the upcoming legal process on your own. An experienced
and skilled Birmingham injury attorney can help you deal with liable parties,
insurance companies, and other entities that may have an impact on your case.
Why are clients
choosing to work with my firm immediately after an accident?
- No-cost initial case consultation to get started
- Home and hospital visits, if you are unable to come to my offices
- Aggressive strategies to combat low-ball offers from insurance companies
- You pay no upfront legal fees unless I recover your rightful compensation
If you think you may have a case, do not wait another moment to speak with
a qualified professional who can inform you of your rights and options.
Call The Law Office of Cody R. Wix, LLC today to request your initial
consultation. I would be happy to listen to your concerns and answer any
questions you may have at this time.
Call my office at (205) 381-4787 to speak with me confidentially and directly.
How My Firm Can Help You
I completely understand the problems and concerns that typically arise
following a motor vehicle crash. I understand the injuries and damages
that often result from a crash and the struggles most victims face, as
they attempt to recover for their losses.
In Alabama, as in every state, there are specific laws and regulations
that govern insurance claims and can complicate the recovery of damages.
In order to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled,
it is important to work with a Birmingham car accident lawyer who knows
the laws and can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system.
Understanding Liability & the Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle crashes occur for various reasons, but none of them are purely
accidental. Drivers may be distracted, exhausted, under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, or simply incompetent. If it can be proven that the
other driver was negligent, reckless, or acting intentionally in causing your
injuries, then that driver can be held responsible for those injuries.
Every driver on the roadway has a duty to exercise “reasonable care
under the circumstances” while driving on a public road. What is
considered “reasonable” depends on the law. If a driver fails
to use reasonable care and his or her actions result in injury to someone
else, the driver may be held liable.
I was injured in an accident. What happens next?
Although you may be overwhelmed and stressed, there are a few important
steps you can take to preserve any potential claim you may have.
Follow the following steps immediately
after a crash:
Contact the Police: After notifying the police about the crash, be sure to obtain a copy of
the police report that is generated. The police report will contain information
that will be very useful and could strengthen your case.
Obtain Identity and Insurance Information: Unless the other driver refuses to cooperate, you need to obtain his or
her name, address, and insurance information. This information may not
necessarily be listed in the police report, so it is a good idea to get
it yourself at the scene. Also, try to get contact information for any
possible witnesses that stayed at the scene.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately: It is not at all uncommon for the symptoms of injuries to take time to
materialize. Even if you aren’t aware of any injuries immediately
after the crash, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Also,
take notes about how you feel after the accident, when your symptoms first
arise, and about your recovery process. Be sure to follow all of your
doctor’s instructions and get your prescriptions filled, if needed.
Contact Your Insurance Company: After you have done everything you need to take care of yourself, it is
time to contact your insurance company to report the motor vehicle crash.
This is true even when the other driver is obviously at fault. There may
still be certain benefits available to you through your insurance provider,
which could prove helpful. If the other driver was uninsured, notifying
your insurance company is even more important.
If you've been injured in a motor vehicle crash, request a
free initial case consultation with our Birmingham personal injury lawyer!