Alabama Motorcycle Accident FAQ
When you’re injured in a motorcycle crash, you might be unsure what steps you should take to obtain vital funds for your recovery. Motorcycle accidents aren’t simple, and seeking compensation for your suffering isn’t easy. Without the answers and assistance you need, you could end up with a dismissed claim and forfeited compensation.
We’ve compiled a list of common questions we receive from clients. If you need additional answers, feel free to reach out to our firm to schedule your free consultation.
How long do I have to file?
In Alabama, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. If your injuries weren’t diagnosed immediately, you’ll have two years from the diagnosis date. Evidence can decay or be lost, so it’s important to act quickly when you’re preparing to file.
I believe I might have been partially responsible for my accident. What should I do?
Even if you believe this is true, it’s best not to claim responsibility for the accident. Alabama’s accident laws state that, if you’re in any way responsible, you’ll be barred from recovery. That means you’ll receive zero compensation for your suffering.
Instead, we’ll fight to focus on your innocence and prove you weren’t the one responsible for your bike crash. This is tough to do alone, considering the stigma typically associated with motorcyclists, so get the help you need when your claim is at risk.
I was in a single-vehicle accident. Can I still recover damages?
Even a single-vehicle crash may not be the driver’s fault. Motorcycles are especially vulnerable to road hazards, such as potholes, which means your accident could have been caused by road defects.
This damage is the responsibility of the Alabama Department of Transportation, which should fix the damage before anyone is injured. If the damage isn’t fixed, they could be held responsible in court for any losses that occurred as a result.
Remember, however, that it’s difficult to file a claim against Alabama government entities. To ensure you’re taking the necessary precautions, speak to your lawyer about what you’ll need for filing a claim against the government.
How an Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you’re dealing with a serious accident, recovery is rarely straightforward. You’re in pain, you’re in need of compensation, and you’re in need of answers that you’re not getting. An Alabama motorcycle accident attorney can help.
When you’re preparing a claim, you’ll need up-to-date claim information and help deciphering the laws surrounding your case. You might be unsure whether you’re eligible to file at all, and a lawyer can help with that. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll tell you what to expect and how we can help your claim succeed.