Being in an automobile collision is traumatic. Let's face it, the human body isn't designed to move faster than the left and right foot can carry it. Modern day has advanced us, and has brought with it the dangers of rapid transport. Thousands of pounds of metal and horsepower colliding can, and often do, bring disastrous consequences.
Recovering damages after a car accident may not be straightforward or easy. The insurance company may not offer a fair settlement or any at all, and the negligent driver may argue that the plaintiff contributed to the collision. Alabama is one of the only states in the Union with a pure contributory negligence rule. This means that if a plaintiff or claimant is found to have contributed to their own injuries by their own lack of due care, even just 1%, it could act as a bar to recovery in court if proven.
Don't give the insurance company any evidence to find that you contributed to a automobile wreck.
· take photographs or video of the scene and the cars involved
· always get a police report made
· get the names and contact information for any possible witnesses
DON'T TRUST THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL "DO THE RIGHT THING". The insurance company is not the person who may have apologized to you at the accident scene for a collision that was clearly their fault. Insurance companies are a business, in business to make money and not pay out claims.
It takes time to gather the appropriate evidence to document and support a claim. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to best know how to present this information. Mr. Carter has handled hundreds of automobile accident claims recovering millions of dollars for his clients.
We will be happy to give you a free, no obligation consultation to evaluate your claim.
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