What to do if you are a victim of a car accident
A traffic accident occurs in Alabama every 4.15 minutes, injuring a driver or passenger every 14 minutes, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation’s 2013 Drive Safe Alabama study. This rate of car accidents was well above the national average for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, 98 percent of all Alabamans will be in a motor vehicle accident of some kind over the course of their lives. Additionally, 33 percent of all Alabama drivers will be involved in car accidents that cause serious injuries or deaths at some point during their lives.
With that many accidents happening on an annual basis, car insurance companies often do not pay all that accident victims are entitled to for their injuries. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help.
What To Do To Obtain The Best Possible Recovery
If you were injured in a car accident in Alabama, you may be tempted to try to resolve your personal injury claim by yourself. However, car insurance companies have a vested interest in denying accident claims, and they will do what they can to pay you as little as possible.
In order to obtain assistance getting all to which you are entitled, contact an attorney who focuses on motor vehicle cases, especially if any of the following apply:
- If you suffered a serious, long-term or potentially permanent injury from the car accident
- If the other driver’s insurance is disputing or denying liability
- If the other’s driver’s insurance is refusing to pay you a fair amount in settlement of your case