By Adam W. Pittman on October 17, 2022
There is no average settlement for a car accident in Alabama. The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on the details of your car accident case. A lawyer from our firm can help you calculate the total cost of your damages. This will help you reach a fair settlement.
It is possible to file a car accident on your own to obtain a fair settlement. However, this will mean communicating with insurers on your own. Insurers know how to negotiate and will likely try to give you a low settlement offer. You might even miss claiming monetary losses that you didn’t consider.
Our Alabama car accident lawyers can explain all the damages you may claim on your case and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. In a free case review, you can learn more about what your settlement could be worth and determine if legal representation is right for you.
Damages You Can Recover After an Alabama Car Accident
A lawyer can work with you to help you reach a fair settlement after an Alabama car accident. This compensation can cover the losses you suffered because of the accident. Such recoverable damages could include:
Your injuries may prevent you from working after a car accident. If this is the case, you can recover damages for your lost income.
Medical bills can become expensive after a car accident. You may have to pay for rehabilitation, doctor’s visits, and medications. Compensation can help you cover these costs.
If your car accident left you with a disability, our Alabama car accident attorneys can help you seek compensation to cover the costs of assistive equipment you might need.
Property Damage or Loss
Your car might be damaged or totaled as a result of your accident. You can receive compensation that will help you pay for this damaged property.
Pain and Suffering
Serious injuries can cause pain and suffering for car accident victims. A lawyer from our firm can assign a monetary value to the pain and suffering you’ve experienced so you can receive fair compensation.
If your loved one passed away in a car accident, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages.
Your settlement will be based on your provable losses. If you attempt to file a claim independently, you may not know all of the damages you may claim. Your insurance provider will not offer these details to you. Their goal is to settle with the smallest payout.
Our personal injury attorney knows what costs can be included. If your injury impacts your ability to make money in the future, your lawyer can demonstrate that need and negotiate a settlement to cover it. Don’t leave money on the table. A legal professional can help.
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Required Insurance in Alabama
In Alabama, every driver is required to carry at least minimum insurance coverage. According to Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI), every driver must carry:
- $25,000 for bodily injury per person
- $50,000 for bodily injury maximum in one accident
- $25,000 for property damage
To be on the roads legally, you must carry car insurance. While there is no set average for car accident settlements, The Insurance Information Institute keeps statistics on coverage, claims, and payouts. According to their studies, Alabama is ranked 31st in insurance affordability.
You can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer to claim compensation. A car accident lawyer from our firm can help you communicate with the insurers to make sure you are not settling for less money than you deserve.
What to Do After a Car Accident in Alabama
After a car accident in Alabama, you should:
- Seek medical attention for your injuries
- File a police report
- Gather evidence at the scene of the accident, if possible
- Get the other driver’s contact information
The other party’s insurer might try to contact you after an accident. You should avoid accepting an initial settlement if they offer you one. This settlement might not cover all of your losses. An attorney from our firm can help you avoid accepting a lowball offer.
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Contact Cory Watson Attorneys for Help With Your Case
If you have suffered losses because of a car accident, our lawyers can help you seek compensation. Call Cory Watson Attorneys after your Alabama car accident so we can begin working on your case. Your first evaluation is free, and our team can answer any questions you might have.
Let us take the stress of speaking with insurance companies and managing your case off your shoulders. Contact us today.