A serious accident can leave victims and their families reeling. Besides dealing with the pain and suffering that comes with an injurious accident, victims usually find themselves contending with expensive medical bills at a time they can least afford it due to missing income. In the midst of this, the act of filing an insurance claim can seem like an impossible task.
Working with a personal injury attorney in the aftermath of a car crash or other accident gives victims and their loved ones an opportunity to get help with filing insurance claims and maximizing their chances of securing the largest settlement possible under Alabama state law.
Understanding the Doctrine of Negligence
Most personal injury cases hinge on the legal doctrine of negligence. Simply put, this means that the carelessness or recklessness of another person or party played a role in causing an accident. In some cases, of course, negligence can be easy to recognize. A drunk driver running a red light and striking your vehicle is an obvious example of negligence in action, but not all injury cases are so cut and dried; in fact, most of them aren’t. For example, if you are hit by an 18-wheeler because the driver failed to perform needed brake maintenance, you may have a difficult time ahead of you when it comes to proving this in your claim or in court. A good injury attorney is equipped to help you unearth the factors that led to an accident and help hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact our Huntsville office today to schedule a consultation with an Alabama injury attorney who can help you gather evidence to support your case and increase the likelihood of you securing a favorable outcome.
Helping Victims Secure Fair Settlements Through Negotiations or Civil Litigation
Most of the time personal injury cases can be resolved through negotiations alone. This means that your matter probably won’t end up in court. It’s a poorly-kept secret that most claims examiners and their employers will do nearly anything to avoid going to trial because of the significant time and expense they require. In fact, it’s not unusual for claims examiners to throw in the towel at the last moment and offer a fair settlement on the eve of their court-date. A skilled personal injury attorney can be instrumental in persuading an insurance company to offer fair compensation during negotiations and will advocate aggressively for their client if a case proceeds to litigation.
Contact an injury lawyer today at Secure Law, P.C. to learn more about what you can do to recover damages for the cost of your pain and suffering as well as for economic losses such as hospital bills and lost income. We work hard for our personal injury clients and we will do the same for you if we have the privilege to serve you.