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When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

After a car accident, it can be difficult to know just where to turn. Your injuries may be severe, and filing a car crash claim is a difficult endeavor if you’ve never filed one before.

If you’re not sure how your claim works or how to recover the compensation you need, contacting an attorney before you begin can help you get your case on track. Our lawyers understand how difficult the process can be, and we’re here to help you understand when to get an attorney for your car accident.

Relevant Alabama Laws

State laws are some of the biggest factors that affect your case, and if you don’t understand them, you may need an attorney. These laws could damage your case and even prevent you from recovering any damages for your crash.

For example, missing the statute of limitations could bar you from filing a claim at all. In Alabama, you have two years before you are unable to file your claim and receive compensation.

Likewise, depending on your situation, you may find that other state laws make your case difficult. For example, Alabama law states that being found at fault to any degree can render you ineligible for damages. Hiring an auto accident attorney can help you ensure your case isn’t bogged down by legal details like these.

Determining Fault

In a personal injury suit, fault will be the biggest factor. Finding the proper defendant can be difficult, especially if your accident involved, for instance, a delivery vehicle—because the driver was technically on the clock, you may need to file against the company or employer, instead.

Unfortunately, winning personal injury compensation for a car accident in Alabama can be difficult without an attorney to guide you through it. Alabama observes “pure contributory fault,” which may prevent your recovery of compensation if you are found negligent.

Few states still observe this law, as it can make it difficult to recover compensation even in accidents in which someone was severely injured and found to hold little fault. If the defendant attempts to claim that you were negligent to any degree, you should contact a qualified car accident lawyer.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you believe you have a viable car accident case, you may need a lawyer to help you untangle your claim and boost your chance of receiving maximum compensation.

Losing your case can make your recovery even more difficult, but at the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we’re ready to help. We offer free, no-strings-attached consultations so you know before you ever file whether you need an Alabama car accident lawyer for your case.

If you have any questions or want to begin your claim, fill out the online contact form below or give us a call at 205-995-2412.


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