If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, call Walton Law Firm as soon as possible for a free* initial case consultation. With over 80 years of combined experienced, our team of attorneys and support staff will assist you in understanding your options and work relentlessly to get the monies you deserve.
Alabama Car Accident Statistics
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, in 2017, a traffic crash was reported every 200 seconds and a person was injured every 11 minutes. In the lifetime of a typical Alabama driver, it was also reported by the ALDOT that the chance of being involved in an automotive accident resulting in serious injury or death was over 33%.
Car Accident? Here’s What You Should Do
Any automotive accident can cause unwanted stress especially if an injury or fatality is involved. Our experienced team will be able to assist you in collecting information pertaining to your case.
Important information examples:
- Witness names and contact information
- Photos of vehicles and accident scene
- Details regarding the time and place of the accident, how it occurred, speed each vehicle was traveling, and police report
Ready to discuss your case? Contact our experienced team of personal injury lawyers for a free initial case consultation*
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
One of the most common questions from clients overwhelmed with bills and medical expenses is “How much money will my case win?”. It is important to understand that each case is different and settlements vary; however, our team will work tirelessly to get you compensation for not only medical expenses but also lost wages and any pain and suffering you’ve endured. The Walton Law Firm has recovered over $100 million for our clients.
Types of Car Accident Damages
Car accident lawsuits typically have two types of damages for compensation: economic and non-economic damages. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys work to prove every aspect of how your auto accident has impacted and will impact your finances.
These types of damages are meant to compensate injured victims for financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages. Typically these damages can be used for past and future expenses and wages lost due to the accident.
These types of damages are intended to compensate injured victims for pain and suffering or any mental distress caused by the accident. The most common form of non-economic damages are mental anguish, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
Most Common Car Accident Claims
Thousands of people every day drive responsibly, obey traffic laws, and still unfortunately find themselves involved in an auto accident. Here are three of the most common car accident claims for not-at-fault drivers:
The most common type of car accident claim, negligence is when it is proven that the defendant failed to meet a reasonable level of care and this failure caused the accident. Examples of negligence include: improper driving safety practices, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, and improper truck/bus safety practices.
This typically occurs when the other driver’s vehicle had a defect that caused or contributed to the accident. Common automotive defects include: faulty brakes, airbags, accelerators, and any other manufacturer defect that can be proven to have caused or contributed to the accident.
Car Insurance Policies
Never assume the compensation offer from insurance is the most you can get. Our experienced attorneys have spent decades working with insurance companies to help our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation for their cases.