Car Accidents Can Cause Life-Changing Injuries
Automobile accidents are inevitable in any highly mobile society. While we are all aware of the risk, we rarely consider that a serious injury caused by the negligence of another motorist can be a life-changing event.
The attorneys at Simms & Associates have advocated for the rights of car accident victims for two decades. Leveraging our prior successes, our diverse backgrounds and our extensive trial experience, we will work hard to make certain that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
As an at-fault state, drivers in Alabama have a right to pursue compensation against the negligent parties who caused the accident. To put your claim in the strongest position possible, it is important to take the following actions:
- Report the accident: Any accident that caused injury/death or resulted in at least $250 of property damage must be reported to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. You must file the report within 30 days of the accident.
- Gather evidence: Take plenty of pictures of both your car and any other cars that were involved. If there were eyewitnesses present, be sure to get their names and phone numbers.
- Visit a doctor: Even if your injuries appear minor, serious medical conditions may not materialize immediately. Failing to see a medical professional immediately follow the accident can jeopardize your claim.
- Consult with a personal injury attorney: Before you talk with an insurance company, it is prudent to first speak with a lawyer about the accident. We will help you understand your rights and determine whether you should speak with the insurer at all.
Contact Us To Schedule A Free Consultation
At our Birmingham office, we’ll work diligently to ease the emotional burdens of the case so you can focus on your recovery. Schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling 205-453-9700 or by sending us an email.
There is no cost or obligation, as you will not pay a fee unless you recover.