Distracted drivers are generally liable for the damages they cause—medical care, lost income, and property damage expenses, to name a few. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a collision with an inattentive motorist, you can pursue compensation for your losses.
A Birmingham distracted driving car accident lawyer from Cory Watson Attorneys is here to help. We have recovered more than $3 billion for our clients, and we’re ready to start fighting for you today.
Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in Alabama?
Your car accident case comes with a statutory deadline. Per AL Code § 6-2-38, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. The same filing deadline applies to wrongful death cases.
We will work quickly to file your case, managing the statute of limitations on your behalf. To protect your right to compensation through litigation, we recommend considering your legal options as soon as possible.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Birmingham, call 877-562-0000
What does It Cost To Hire Cory Watson Attorneys for a Car Accident Case?
There is no case too big or small for Cory Watson Attorneys. There is no out-of-pocket cost to hire our firm, regardless of your accident’s details. We accept cases because we see a victim deserving of justice. If we win, then we receive a fee. If we don’t settle or obtain a judgment, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple.
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We’re Ready to Seek the Full Cost of Your Injury-Related Losses
Your settlement or judgment should cover all of your accident-related damages. Before we enter negotiations, we will create a record of your current and future damages. Future damages may include lost income, future medical treatments, and ongoing pain and suffering.
In total, your accident-related losses may include:
- Ambulance transport from the accident scene
- Emergency care
- All medical procedures related to your accident, like surgery
- X-rays, CT scans, and other medical imaging services
- Lost income and earning power
- Lost productivity
- Vehicle repair costs
- Temporary transportation
- In-home medical equipment
- Disability and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
Cory Watson Attorneys can represent you if you’ve lost a loved one. In that instance, your compensable losses can comprise funeral costs, burial fees, embalming, cremation, loss of income, and your loved one’s pain and suffering. We will manage your wrongful death case with the respect and care it deserves.
We’ve Secured Multi-Million-Dollar Outcomes for Injured Claimants in Alabama
Hiring a personal injury attorney can take your legal burdens off your shoulders. We have almost 40 years of experience advocating for injured people. In that time, we’ve secured some of the following outcomes:
- $25 million after a car’s faulty brakes fatally injured three people
- $10 million for the family of a late hit-and-run accident claimant
We’ve also filed and won lawsuits against major product manufacturers, including DuPont, Monsanto, and Nissan. By sharing our results, we want you to feel confident about partnering with our injury firm.
When you hire a distracted driving car accident lawyer, expect consistent, effective representation. Our team serving Birmingham will be available to answer your questions at all times. We will provide regular case updates, so you’re not wondering about the progress of your claim.
How Our Injury Team Is Ready To Serve You
Every client and case are unique. So, you can expect legal services that meet your situation’s specific needs.
We’re ready to support you by:
- Helping you get the medical care that you need
- Investigating your car accident
- Gathering video footage, witness accounts, the police report, and other evidence of the accident
- Documenting your damages with medical bills, medical images, invoices for vehicle repairs, and expert testimony
- Dealing with insurance companies
- Drafting and filing case-related paperwork
- Completing settlement negotiations
- Completing a trial, if necessary
Protecting your rights is central to our mission.
We Will Protect You from Aggressive Insurance Companies
The liable insurance company may try to take advantage of you after your accident. It may offer a quick-but-cheap settlement––or it might accuse you of causing the accident.
These tactics are meant to intimidate you into accepting less than you deserve. Yet, with our team on your side, you don’t have to worry about these strategies. We will protect you from the other parties involved in your case, including the liable insurer.
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What Qualifies As Distracted Driving in Birmingham, Alabama?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” This definition casts a wide net that includes:
- Recording a video
- Taking a photograph
- Eating or drinking
- Talking on the phone
- Checking social media
- Sending or reading text messages
- Adjusting the radio
- Looking at a GPS
- Engaging in conversation with passengers
- Tending to a pet
The list of distracting behaviors is long. Drivers must do everything in their power to focus on the road—and the road only. If a driver was distracted at the time of your accident, they may be liable for your losses.
How Dangerous Is Distracted Driving?
As a society, we hold distracted drivers accountable for their negligence. All motorists owe a duty of care to others. This duty of care requires them to act reasonably. Being distracted while driving a car is not reasonable.
We know this because distracted driving:
- Results in about 3,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Causes about 400,000 injuries each year, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Is an avoidable behavior
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, justice awaits you.
Begin Your Free Consultation with Cory Watson Attorneys Today
Today, our team serving Birmingham can set your case in motion. Ultimately, we may secure a settlement or judgment that covers all of your losses. While we lead your insurance claim or lawsuit, you can focus on your recovery.
Call Cory Watson Attorneys today at (205) 328-2200 for a free case review. There are no obligations to the call, and we’ll answer any questions that you have for us.