Each state has its own take on road safety, vehicle insurance, personal injury liability, and who is at fault and for what when it comes to an accident. Let’s go over how Alabama deals with these questions.
What do personal injury lawyers do?
A personal injury lawyer works to provide their client(s) with the required legal counsel and representation needed to successfully secure the best compensation possible for their injuries. Personal injury law is complex. A personal injury lawyer covers a range of things including:
- Investigating and gathering evidence
- Documenting injuries, expenses, and communication with parties involved
- Calculating damages
- Interviewing witnesses
- Filing legal motions, proceedings, and negotiating with insurance companies
- Counseling clients on the best possible steps
Personal Injury cases are civil matters. Lawyers involved in these matters will mainly negotiate a settlement with insurance companies to try and get a fair damages payout. But, if negotiations fail they’re there to file lawsuits as well. Personal Injury lawyers are there for you when it comes to negligence cases as well as intentional tort cases.
Negligence, as the name implies, means that another person, without malice, injures you. Think of a driver being distracted at the wheel, texting or not paying attention, they hit your car causing damages and injuries. Intentional torts on the other hand deal with malicious intent.
When to hire a personal injury lawyer?
High Car Accident Costs?
If your insurance company is lowballing your settlement offer, or if the costs of the damages are simply too high, then it might be time to hire a personal injury lawyer. Car accident costs are not the only costs you might be factoring in. There could be the costs from medical bills and even that of lost-wages from when you were recovering.
Were you seriously injured?
It might be due to how distracted or not in the right state-of-mind the other driver was but if you were/are seriously injured due to an accident or someone else’s negligence then contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP.
Insurance denying your claim?
Insurance companies are mostly looking out for their own pockets. You pay every month but when it comes to getting help they look the other way? If that sounds fishy it’s because it is. You need professional legal help and that’s what we can do.
How much should you ask for in a personal injury case?
There is no magic calculator when it comes to a personal injury case. An experienced attorney will calculate the costs of the case based on all the details available. Usually, these cases involve a set of questions like: Was there damage to property, damage to health, emotional damage, physical damage, etc. Based on these questions, the evidence, and how experienced or knowledgeable your attorney is you might be able to determine a ballpark range in terms of settlement.
Warren Freeman – North East Alabama Lawyer
Warren Freeman has been fighting for his clients for over 20 years. He’s handled complex and well-known cases in both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. There’s little Warren hasn’t seen or heard when it comes to the law. He believes deeply in due diligence and he’ll work aggressively to guarantee his clients the top-notch legal counsel.