Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions
Alabama Car Accident FAQs
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident in Birmingham, you probably have questions about what to do next. It is important to understand what your next legal steps should be, and it could add confusion and worry to an already painful situation. Here are a few questions we often hear from clients:
Do I need a Birmingham car accident lawyer?
Most likely, yes. Insurance companies are unlikely to deal with you fairly. You must have strong legal representation. An Alabama car accident lawyer will help you file your claim, negotiate, build a powerful case, and pursue fair and full compensation. At the Guster Law Firm, LLC we charge no fees until we successfully settle your case, or achieve a jury award for damages.
What if I was partially at fault?
Alabama is a "contributory negligence" state, meaning that if you are found to be partially at fault in the accident, you cannot recover monetary damages. It doesn’t matter how slight your fault, or how high your losses were. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney representing you in court.
How is fault determined in Alabama?
Fault is determined in a variety of ways. Eyewitness reports and police reports are both very important factors. Photographic evidence also plays a role. It may be necessary to call upon professional accident reconstruction experts, depending upon the available evidence. In a case such as a hit and run accident, there is also a criminal element, as the negligent driver can may also face serious penalties.
How long will it take to receive compensation?
This depends very much on your case. It is difficult to proceed until your medical condition has stabilized. As car accident attorneys, we want to have the best possible information about your condition. Once your doctors determine that your condition is stable, our attorneys at the Guster Law Firm, LLC can move into action and will do everything possible to get a settlement paid to you in a timely manner.
How much is my Alabama car accident case worth?
The only way to value a case is on an individual basis. Every case is unique in how it happened, who was involved, and the level of injuries. At our firm, we make it easy to find out the value of your case. Simply use our online contact form, or call us directly. If you are unable to come to our office, we will make arrangements to come and see you.
Contact us today for legal representation you can trust. You can reach a Birmingham injury attorney at Guster Law Firm, LLC by calling (205) 386-6844.