Car Wreck Attorneys In Cullman
Car Wrecks Are All Too Common
Car accidents occur every single day in the Alabama. In fact, a wreck was reported every 3 minutes and 18 seconds in Alabama in 2019. Car accidents are still the most common cause of personal injury each year. According to the CDC, in 2018 there were 26 car accident fatalities in Cullman County alone. Based on these statistics most people will be involved in at least one car accident during their life.
An Attorney Ready To Fight For You
Nelson has the experience and willingness to fight for you. The insurance companies sole goal is to pay you as little as possible to get your case settled quickly. The insurance company immediately starts investigating your case, and does not have your interests in mind.
In order to keep the insurance company honest you need an experience car accident attorney on your side that is prepared and willing to go to trial if necessary. Insurance companies know which attorneys and firms are willing to meet them at the Court House. This knowledge is what keeps them honest while negotiating your case.
For some additional considerations, check out our article on the five things you should consider when hiring a car accident attorney.
Let us serve you and make sure that you are compensated fully for the injuries you suffered.
Watch Out For Legal Pitfalls
While car accidents are common these days, the laws surrounding them are anything but simple. Alabama is one of only five States still following the rule of Contributory Negligence. The insurance company will be trying to use this law against you, so you should be familiar with what it.
The rule of contributory negligence which states -- If your negligence contributed to the accident (even if only 1%) then you are not entitled to compensation. So even if your negligence was not the primary cause of the accident you could be denied proper compensation. If the insurance company can show you were texting, distracted, speeding, or anything else to get that 1% at fault then they will use that to pay you less than you deserve.
This is why it is important to seek competent legal advice as soon as you are able after an auto accident. You should speak to an attorney before providing a recorded statement to the insurance company. You should know all of your options for recovery and any potential pitfalls before making any statements.
There are some things you can do right away to improve your chances of recovery.
Take photos of the vehicles involved and the accident scene.
If you are injured seek medical treatment immediately
collect the names and contact information of any witnesses that may have seen the accident.
Make note of any business that may have cameras that could see the accident. You will want to let your attorney know about them immediately so he can collect the video before it becomes unavailable.
Contact an attorney, they can advise you have any legal hurtles that may be ahead of you as well assist in collecting evidence and talking to the insurance company on your behalf.
Free Consultations for Car Wrecks
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Nelson Johnson regarding an auto accident, feel free to email or call. My office is located in Cullman, near the I-65 Corridor which is one of the most heavily trafficked road in Alabama. We deal with car accident cases on a daily basis, and would be glad to assist you with yours.
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