Questions to Ask a Lawyer After a Car Accident
After a serious auto accident, you’re likely left with a lot of questions about how to get back to normal. Alabama law can be confusing, and when you’re dealing with a severe injury, it can be overwhelming.
When you begin filing your injury claim, asking your attorney questions can put you at ease and prepare you for your case. At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we want to provide the answers you need. Read on for a list of questions to ask a lawyer after a car accident.
How Soon Should I File My Claim?
This question is vital because every state is different. Knowing the answer will give you a better idea of how long you have to prepare your case.
In Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years. This may not seem like long, but it’s intended to move the case along before evidence is lost or people move or otherwise become unavailable.
Your attorney may also use this time to discuss an action plan on your case, deciding when you should file and how long it will take to get your case ready for court.
How Do I Determine Fault?
Knowing your defendant is a major part of your case. Your attorney should be able to guide you through the process of naming the defendant, but fault can be complicated by things like the number of cars involved, whether the driver was an independent citizen or a delivery driver, or whether malicious intent was involved.
You should also ask how Alabama law can affect your case, especially when it comes to fault. Alabama uses “pure contributory negligence,” which means that, if you are found at fault at all, you will be unable to recover personal injury damages.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
An attorney can be a useful ally while you pursue compensation. A lawyer can help you navigate auto accident law, determine what your next steps should be, and guide you through the steps.
Our attorneys are available to answer all these questions and more in a free consultation. You can take this time to discuss your options, ask questions about your claim, and get the help you need.