Alabama Car Accident FAQ
After you’ve been involved in an auto collision, it’s normal to want to move as quickly as possible through the injury claim process so you can get the compensation you need. However, failing to properly understand the laws involved in car accident claims could hinder your ability to recover full compensation. But what do you need to know?
Our team at Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C. understands that this can be a complicated, confusing endeavor, especially if you’ve never been through it before. We want to do everything we can to clear matters up and give you the best preparation possible. To ensure you are well-prepared, we’ve answered a few Alabama car accident FAQs below.
How Is Liability Determined In Car Accidents?
Every state is based on either a fault or no-fault system. This determines how liability is appointed and who is responsible for covering damages through his or her insurance. Alabama is an at-fault state, which means the driver who is responsible for the crash (or his or her insurance company) is required to provide compensation. Learn more about whether you must go to court or not.
How Will You Prove My Case?
Once you’ve enlisted the services of an attorney, you’ll likely question how he or she will prove the liability of the other driver. Often, pieces of evidence like the police report or photographs of the crash will be used. Witness statements and medical records may also help prove the negligence of the other driver in your accident.
What Types Of Damages Can I Recover?
If you sustained property damage or injuries in your crash, you’ll likely be eager to collect compensation for what you’ve been through. Most often, you’ll be able to recover compensation for medical care, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, property damage costs, and pain and suffering, among other damages. Learn more about recovering compensation for a single-vehicle crash.
Are There Any Statutes To Be Aware Of?
When it comes to filing an insurance claim, it’s imperative that you do so as quickly as possible after your accident. Every state has a statute of limitations, and failing to adhere to this deadline could lead to your claim being denied. In Alabama, you must file your claim within two years of the date of your accident in order to collect compensation. Learn more about the claims process.
Work With A Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer
If you’re still unsure about how to proceed after a crash, we’re here for you. The attorneys at Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C. will happily represent your interests throughout the proceedings so you stand a strong chance of filing a successful claim and recovering compensation from the liable driver.
To get in touch with an Alabama car accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case, fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page or give us a call directly at 205-606-6970.