Alabama Truck, Motorcycle and Car Accident Lawyers Who Care
Thousands of deaths occur on U.S. highways every year. In 2015, in Alabama alone, 849 people lost their lives – and hundreds more were seriously injured – because of car accidents.
Since 2000, Alabama has seen a slow and steady increase in population. As our population has grown larger, so has the number of cars on our roads. Unfortunately, this equates to a more dangerous driving experience.
The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety states that the average Alabama driver has a greater than 1-in-3 chance of being involved in a car accident, injury, or death in their lifetime. That means driving in Alabama will be, by far, the most dangerous thing most Alabama residents will ever do in their lives.
What’s unfortunate is that the vast majority of these accidents are avoidable. They happen because someone, for some reason, did not show the proper amount of care and responsibility. Instead, negligence, recklessness, and intentional disregard for others lead to disaster – and innocent people are impacted.
The Costs of a Serious Accident
Car accidents are always traumatic, even when they exclude injury or death, but recovering from an accident that involves the death of a loved one or serious personal injury is even more difficult.
Accidents that result in serious injuries in Alabama can result in serious financial, physical, and emotional costs. These typically come in the form of:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Physical/occupational therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages from not being able to work
- Property damage
- Mounting bills from losing income
- Bill default and/or bankruptcy
On top of the very real financial burden a serious injury places on a family, there are the physical and emotional damages that may be even more devastating. These include:
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive disability
- Loss of limb
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Organ failure
- Severe burns
- Pain and suffering
You deserve to be compensated for all of the above costs and others that apply. Insurance companies that insure the parties responsible for the accident will usually offer to pay at least part of the costs, but they may not be able to help in the way you truly deserve.
What To Do After an Accident
If you get into a serious motor vehicle accident in the state of Alabama, there are several steps you need to take in order to protect yourself.
- Immediately seek the medical attention you need
- Call 911 in the event of an injury
- Preserve any evidence essential to your claim
- Get the driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information from the other driver
- Give the responding law enforcement officer a clear account of what happened from your perspective
- Seek medical attention after you leave the scene; some injuries may not show up until hours or days later
- Document all treatment you receive and any bills you get
- Contact a motor vehicle accident attorney.
Why You Need Legal Representation in Alabama
Alabama car, motorcycle, and truck accident lawyers are necessary because the other party may be unwilling to pay all – or any – of the physical, emotional, and financial costs of a serious accident or death.
Those who are victims of motor vehicle accidents have rights, but while the law may be on your side, the other side isn’t. The people responsible for the accident and their insurance companies have attorneys fighting for them, so it only makes sense that you have an attorney who can fight for you and protect your interests.
A capable car accident lawyer in Alabama can help by researching and investigating your case, helping you understand what’s being offered to you by the other side, and filing a lawsuit if necessary. If you have to take action, your attorney can help you pursue a settlement or decide if it is in your best interest to take the case to trial.
Regardless, the attorney will help you understand everything about your case and make sure your rights are being protected.
Finally, legal representation can help you get maximum compensation with your case. A study from the Insurance Research Council found that victims who hire an attorney receive three times as much compensation as those who don’t hire an attorney.
Hare Wynn: Serving You for More Than 125 Years
Since 1890, the Alabama car, motorcyle, and truck accident attorneys at Hare Wynn have been called upon to investigate collisions involving two or more motor vehicles to determine whether our clients were injured or killed by the negligence or recklessness of another motorist.
At Hare Wynn, our lawyers have developed personal relationships with clients who have suffered serious brain injuries, burns, fractures, breaks, dislocations, neck injuries, back injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and the loss of a loved one. We know firsthand the pain and stress that follows such an event, and we fight hard to help our clients obtain the settlement that they deserve.
Hare Wynn handles car, motorcycle, and truck accidents involving the negligent and reckless conduct of other drivers in:
- Alcohol and drug-related accidents
- Hit and run collisions involving personal injuries and/or property damage
- Rear end/intersection accidents
- Motorcycle accidents, crashes, and collisions
- Rollover accidents involving cars, trucks, SUVs, and other motor vehicles
- Semi-truck, 18-wheeler, and tractor-trailer accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Uninsured and underinsured drivers
We have investigators with law enforcement experience who are well trained and knowledgeable in locating evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reenacting what occurred in an automobile accident.
The expertise of an engineer trained to reconstruct a collision, or to determine speeds, angles of impact, or other information necessary to prove liability, is often necessary — and we have worked with and maintain good relationships with some of the most qualified experts in these fields, both locally and nationally.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact Hare Wynn to get the legal representation you deserve.
Birmingham2025 3rd Ave. North Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203