Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer
Hurt in an Auto Accident? Call (205) 900-3484
Your commute started off like it had so many times in the past. You were on your way home, to school or to work, traveling a road or highway you've traveled many times before. There was no sign of trouble and traffic was moving at a regular pace. You may have been planning the rest of your day, when suddenly you were in a car accident.
The next thing you probably remember is dealing with the authorities or being transported to the hospital. Depending on the severity of the collision, you might not even remember that you were even in an accident.
But one thing is for certain: you ended up with severe injuries and potentially life-altering wounds because of another individual's actions.
This only raises more questions, such as:
- Who is responsible for my injuries?
- Will I ever recover from this?
- Should I call a Birmingham car accident attorney?
- Do I even have a car accident case?
If you, or a loved one, have recently been involved in an automobile accident, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. But you'll need to find the right attorney to successfully represent your case.
Guster Law Firm, LLC can help. Contact our Birmingham accident lawyers today at (205) 900-3484 or (877) 487-8375.
What is Negligence in Alabama?
You've probably heard the term "negligent" at one point or another on television or on the radio. In regards to personal injury claims, negligence is what happens when someone fails to observe a basic standard of care in a particular situation. This can happen in a variety of ways in any number of situations.
A doctor can be found negligent if they provide a patient with the wrong medication. A company can be found negligent if they put defective products on the market. In the case of automobile accidents, the at-fault party can be considered negligent if they engage in any of the following activities:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Failing to observe basic rules of the road
In order for a personal injury claim to move forward, it must be established that the driver who caused your injuries was in fact negligent in some way or another.
What Kind of Damages Could I Collect After an Alabama Car Accident?
Unfortunately, until we know the type of accident you've been in, the degree of negligence involved, and the severity of your injuries, it is impossible to accurately determine how much your case may be worth.
The types of damages you may be able to collect range from economic to non-economic.
Economic damages pertain to those concrete costs that came directly after your accident, such as hospital bills and medical expenses. Non-economic damages refer to the hidden or unseen costs of a traumatic accident, such as pain and suffering.
Automobile accident cases can get complex. Don't handle insurance companies or the courts alone. Be sure to get an experienced Birmingham injury attorney on your side.
For more information about personal injury claims in automobile accidents, contact the team at Guster Law Firm, LLC.
Call (205) 386-6844 or email Eric@GusterLawFirm.com to schedule your free case consultation and evaluation today.