You’re in a car accident. You’ve been hurt. There are questions you need to answer right now.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for my medical bills? How much compensation am I entitled to? Can I sue the person who recklessly caused the accident? Are you at fault if you get hit from behind?
And, who is financially responsible for the damages?
No matter how carefully you drive, that will not affect the driving behaviors of others. The sad fact is that people get into accidents every day, get hurt, and are left to pick up the pieces.
Automobile insurance coverage in AL
Our experienced Birmingham injury attorneys know the value of your claim
If you have been involved in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. Additionally, if someone close to you has suffered a fatal injury, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Talk to a lawyer about your compensation. We offer free consultation.
There are actual costs associated with accidents, even the most minor fender bender. The first and obvious cost is the damage done to cars. Vehicles are not cheap, and fixing a damaged car can be very expensive. But outside of property damage, people get hurt too.
Many people suffer traumatic injuries in car accidents and are unsure of the following steps they should take. It’s challenging to handle all the legal aspects after you’ve been in a car crash.
Suppose you have been in a car accident that was not your fault, and you have suffered injuries. In that case, it is important that you contact our accident attorneys at Nomberg Law.
If the other driver’s insurance company is offering money, do not take it. You might think this sounds strange. But reach out to an attorney for a better option.
We’ll navigate you through the legal process.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes estimates of people injured in car accidents every year. And every year, those injured in accidents reach millions of people.
For every car crash victim, there will be hospital bills, time off work, and other costs associated with the accident. And then there is the pain and suffering. Many people suffer traumatic episodes following accidents where many bad things could have happened. That all creates a cost that someone should be liable for.
Protecting & compensating accident victims
Fortunately for those injured in an accident, Alabama has civil laws designed to protect and compensate victims. In Alabama, car accident law is a part of personal injury law. Personal injury law, or tort law, is one of the oldest and best-developed areas of law in our legal system.
Every lawyer in America today started their legal education by learning the basics of personal injury law.
The basics of personal injury law or car accident law are simple. The law puts a duty on each of us to act with a duty of care towards one another to not cause harm.
This means that when a person gets behind the wheel and starts driving, that driver must obey traffic signals, drive attentively, and not breach traffic laws.
In fact, almost all accidents could be avoided if each of us simply kept this duty.
Unfortunately for car crash victims, some drivers do not keep their duty to drive safely. When that happens, and a victim is injured because of the breach of a duty to drive safely, the driver at fault will be held liable for the accident.
This is the civil code of laws we all live under and the standard we should be held to.
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Do I need a car accident attorney?
Yes, hiring an experienced accident attorney can make all the difference in your financial compensation.
|Type of injury||Average settlement
without a lawyer
without a lawyer
(adjusted for inflation 1999-2022)
with a lawyer
|Minor cuts and bruises||$1,166||$1,968||$8,052||$6,084|
Note: Adjusted for inflation 1999-2022 (23 years, cumulative price change = 68.76%)
On average, the insurance payout for car crash victims with an attorney doubled or tripled, compared to those who settled without an attorney. (Source: The Insurance Research Council’s study, 1999 | Enjuris: Car accident guide)
Our injury attorney will help you get everything you deserve
- We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved in an accident claim.
- Car insurance companies are not your friend – we are! We will fight for you in every negotiation and every courtroom if necessary.
- We have successfully negotiated and litigated thousands of cases involving accidents such as yours.
- We have successfully represented clients recovered from their uninsured/underinsured insurance policies over the years.
- We will work with you throughout the entire process – from initial consultation, negotiation, and into court if necessary – to ensure that you recover maximum compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, hospital bills, property damage, etc.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us.
Common causes of accidents
It is clear that none of us is perfect, but sometimes drivers can be downright dangerous. Even though most accidents, if not all, can and should be prevented, we continue to get injured by negligent drivers.
At the heart of the problem with negligent driving is distracted driving.
Distracted driving has received national attention in recent years. With the high rate of smartphone usage while driving, new gadgets for cars, and other distractions, people are more distracted while driving than ever.
Tips to follow if you are involved in a car accident
A large number of accidents every year can be directly attributed to electronic device use, being distracted by a fast food meal, or some other distractions. In addition to distraction, many accidents are caused by simple negligence of following traffic signals. People in a hurry will speed and reduce the ability to react in time to a difficult driving situation.
Then there is the deplorable act of drinking, driving, and causing an accident. These common causes of accidents are just the tip of the iceberg.
There are as many potential causes of accidents as drivers and decisions are being made.
Contact our Birmingham’s car accident law firm
Many of our clients are injured while driving automobiles or trucks as part of their job duties. We can assist you with both workers’ compensation claims and car accident or third party claims.
Do not take the chance of being mishandled or taken advantage of by taking a case on by yourself.