If you suffered injuries in a nighttime car accident in Birmingham, Alabama, you may be able to take action to hold the at-fault driver liable. It may be possible to recover a payout to help you cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. You should not have to face physical injuries and financial losses as a result of someone else’s negligence.
A Birmingham night driving lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm helps you learn more about your rights as well as handle your legal case if you qualify. Call (205) 380-4158 today for a free evaluation of your Jefferson County nighttime car accident case.
Building a Case and Pursuing Compensation After a Birmingham Night Driving Accident
If there is evidence to support your claim that the other driver’s negligence caused your Birmingham car accident, you can likely file an insurance claim or civil suit to hold them responsible and recover a payout. Your lawyer will be able to explain this process. They will also act on your behalf to:
- Handle all communication related to your case
- Identify the liable party and prove negligence
- Represent your best interests during negotiations and at trial, if that becomes necessary
- Identify and analyze the evidence
- Hire accident reconstruction specialists and other experts
- Document your accident-related damages
To hold another motorist liable for your accident, our attorneys will need to prove:
- The driver had a duty to follow certain laws in place to keep you safe
- The driver failed to do so, causing an accident
- The accident caused you to suffer documented injuries
- You sustained economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the accident
Let a member of our team from the Morris Bartlaw firm review your Birmingham car accident case for free today. Call (205) 380-4158 to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a Night Driving Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
Night Driving Can Be Significantly More Dangerous
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Americans do only about one-fourth of their driving after dark. However, half of all car accident fatalities occur at night. This shows that the risks of night driving are significantly higher than driving during the day. Darkness can compromise vision in a number of ways, including:
- Poor depth perception
- Reduced peripheral vision
- Difficulty with color recognition, which can make it difficult to see other vehicles
- Glare from headlights
When the sun goes down, there is a dramatic decrease in light on the road. While streetlights and headlights certainly help, they still only light up a relatively small area. Additionally, nighttime brings more dangers than just compromised night vision. There is an increase in fatigued and impaired drivers. If you were struck by an intoxicated motorist at night, a Birmingham drunk driving accident attorney can help.
Still, drivers have a responsibility to follow all traffic rules and avoid negligent, careless, and reckless behavior behind the wheel. If another driver’s negligent actions caused your injuries, you may be able to take action to hold them liable. In some cases, poor lighting, such as burned-out streetlights, may play a role. Your attorney will identify all potentially liable parties in your case.
Call the Morris Bart law firm at (205) 380-4158 to learn more.
Time Limits on Filing Alabama Car Accident Lawsuits
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 sets a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases. This means you generally only have two years from the date you sustained car accident injuries to take legal action against the liable party or parties. Missing this deadline could mean forfeiting your right to seek compensation in court.
If you required medical care following a Birmingham traffic accident, you should consider speaking to a member of our legal team to understand your options for pursuing financial recovery.
Pursuing Damages After a Nighttime Car Accident in Birmingham
In general, the types of damages recoverable in a nighttime car accident case will be similar to those available in other types of Birmingham car accident cases. Like other types of accidents, those that occur after dark can range widely in severity, the injuries sustained, the necessary treatment, and the related costs. Our team will work to document the value of your losses and pursue a fair settlement agreement when possible.
If necessary, we will take your case to court to pursue damages such as:
- Current and future medical care
- Expenses related to your medical treatment
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages including the repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other noneconomic damages
Our team seeks wrongful death damages for surviving family members of Birmingham car accident victims who pass away as a result of their injuries. If you experienced the loss of a loved one in a night driving accident, reach out to us today. You can talk to someone at our Birmingham office about your wrongful death car accident case today for a free consultation.
Talk to a Birmingham Night Driving Lawyer About Your Case
If you suffered injuries in a nighttime car accident in Birmingham or elsewhere in Jefferson County, Alabama, you do not have to try to handle your insurance claim and payout on your own. A Birmingham night driving lawyer from the Morris Bartlaw firm may be able to seek damages and secure compensation on your behalf. We are ready to discuss your accident and evaluate your legal options based on the facts of your case.
In addition to our Birmingham-area office serving north-central Alabama, we also have additional offices throughout Alabama, as well as Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Call (205) 380-4158 today to discuss your Birmingham night driving accident case with a member of our team. Our initial consultations are free, and we handle all car accident cases on a contingency basis. You will pay nothing unless we recover a payout for you.
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