Auto Accident FAQ

We estimate that individuals are involved in motor vehicle crashes every eighteen years, which means that the average driver will be involved in about three accidents during their lifetime. Whether this is your first accident or your fifth, the moments following a crash can be hectic and confusing. Most drivers are unsure of what to do after an accident and unaware of their legal rights.

If you or a loved one were injured in an Alabama car wreck, you may deserve insurance money for damage to your car, your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your auto accident, call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free case evaluation form. The 24/7 legal team at Cory Watson Attorneys can review the details of your case and help you take the steps necessary to protect your legal rights. With more than 30 years of Alabama personal injury experience, you can count on Cory Watson to fight for you.

Common Alabama Car Accident Questions

What should I do after an accident? What are my legal rights? Who should I contact? These are just a few common questions that victims of car wrecks ask themselves. Here answers to some of those important questions.

Should I get medical attention after a car accident?

Yes. Most car accident injuries are visible, but many conditions like concussions and muscle strains are not easily seen with the naked eye. Seeking medical assistance will not only ensure you are receiving the proper treatment, but will also document any injuries you could have sustained. This could help build a stronger auto accident claim.

Will the driver who caused my accident be held responsible?

Determining responsibility or liability depends on the cause of the collision. In a truck accident for example, the truck’s driver could be held responsible, as could the trucking company, or even a tire manufacturer depending on the circumstances. Our lawyers can work to hold those responsible accountable for your injuries.

Why should I contact an Alabama car accident lawyer?

Speaking with an experienced auto accident attorney can help you determine if you can take legal steps to recover damages for your injuries. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we can advise you with the best path to take with your case. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping accident injury victims fight for their right to fair and just compensation. If you don’t need a lawyer, we’ll tell you. If you do, we would be proud to represent you.

Can I get compensation for a hit-and-run accident?

If the other driver involved in a crash flees the scene, you will have to file a claim with your insurance provider to cover the damages. In order to be covered by your own insurance after a hit-and-run, you will likely need to have underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. If you do not have such coverage, you could be forced to pay out-of-pocket for your expenses. Don’t assume anything. Let our lawyers look at your policies and review your options. Our review of your claim is free.

What factors may be included in my car accident settlement or verdict?

The victim of a collision may be entitled to compensatory and non-compensatory damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. The types of damages to which a person may be entitled can often vary depending on the physical, emotional, and material damages incurred.

Is Alabama a no-fault state?

No. After an Alabama motor vehicle accident, one individual will usually be considered “at-fault” for the crash. Generally, the insurance companies and police will determine who was at-fault based on the state’s legal definition of negligence.

Contact Our Birmingham Auto Accident Attorneys

Car accidents raise many legal questions. The Alabama auto accident lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys can provide the answers you need. From our main office in Birmingham, we proudly serve towns and cities across Alabama.

For more information about your auto accident claim, contact us at (877) 562-0000. If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out our free case evaluation form. Initial consultations are always free and completely confidential—don’t wait to get the help you need today.

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