Montgomery Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents, as well as other unintentional accident types, are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. At the law offices of Mann & Potter, P.C., we know how shocking being involved in an accident can be, and that if you have been harmed in a crash, you may have suffered various damages types.
When you call our Montgomery accident lawyers, we will aggressively advocate for you and help you to understand your various recovery options. We are skilled accident lawyers with the experience and history of results you can count on.
The Basics of a Car Accident Claim
When you are injured due to the actions of another, you no doubt have an expectation that you will recover the compensation award that you deserve. However, insurance adjusters are often quick to devalue claimant’s settlements, and sometimes even deny them outright. Because Alabama is an at-fault insurance state in terms of car accident cases, and adheres to a basic negligence tort system for all other personal injury claims, a party who is injured must prove that the defendant against whom they are filing a claim breached the duty of care owed to them, that the breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of the accident, that their accident and injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence, and that they suffered actual damages as a result.
Our lawyers can help you to prove each of the elements necessary to win your case. We work hard to gather evidence on your behalf, consult with experts, and organize your claim in a compelling way. In addition to holding the other party liable for your accident, we will also disprove any allegations of fault made against you in an attempt to diminish your recovery award or completely bar you from compensation.
You Deserve to Be Fairly Compensated
Our lawyers want you to recover the full compensation award that you deserve after you have been involved in a Montgomery accident. We know how serious accidents can be, and have represented clients who have suffered serious injuries–including spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more–at the hands of another. When you choose our law firm, we will advocate for your right to:
- Economic damages. Regardless of the way in which you have been injured, if someone else was to blame for your accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of your financial losses associated with that accident and your injuries. This includes compensation for your property damage expenses, medical bills, future medical costs, travel costs associated with medical care, lost wages and future lost wages, and any other suffered or foreseeable out-of-pocket expenses.
- Noneconomic damages. In addition to economic damages, you also deserve compensation for your noneconomic losses. While these damages are harder to calculate, we will uphold your right to recover compensation for the intangible losses you have suffered, such as the value of your pain and suffering, the value of your emotional distress, and the value of your loss of quality of life.
- Punitive damages. Punitive damages are not a standard type of damages that are awarded in the average accident claim; however, in the event that the defendant deliberately engaged in oppression, fraud, wantonness, or malice with the regard to the plaintiff (Alabama Code Section 6-11-20), punitive damages may be recoverable. These damages are designed to punish the defendant rather than compensate the victim.
Statute of Limitations for Accidents Claims in Montgomery
If you are injured in an accident, the law limits the amount of time that you have to file a claim for compensation. In fact, if you do not file your claim within two years from the date of your accident, you will be permanently barred from recovery.
Even though you officially have two years from the date of your accident to bring forth a civil action for damages, our lawyers recommend meeting with an attorney as soon as possible. Building your claim earlier rather than later is strongly recommended. Claims that are constructed immediately after an accident typically have strong sources of evidence, as evidence is preserved and witnesses’ memories are sharp and clear.
How Our Lawyers Improve Your Case Outcome
When you call our Montgomery accident lawyers, we will start working on your case immediately. One of our immediate priorities is to determine the exact cause of your accident as soon as possible, and as such we will open an investigation into your case promptly. In addition to visiting the accident scene ourselves and reviewing all evidence that is collected, such as the police accident report, we will also hire accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to review evidence and add clout to your claim.
We also are responsible for calculating the value of damages you have suffered, both economic and noneconomic. For this too, we rely on experts’ opinions. Our lawyers manage all upfront costs associated with your case, including experts’ fees.
Once we have determined liability and damages, we will issue a demand letter to the appropriate insurance provider on your behalf. Once a settlement is offered, we will review it, and negotiate your award if the offered settlement is too low. We also have litigation experience, and our trial lawyers will represent you in court if necessary.
Reach Our Montgomery Accident Attorneys Today
To learn more about how our Montgomery accident lawyers can help you, please contact us for a free consultation. There are no upfront fees associated with working with our law firm, and we always work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do. Call our office today at 205-879-9661 or visit us online or in person to learn more.