If you’ve suffered injuries from a driver crashing into you while riding your motorcycle in Morgan County, you might wonder what options you have to pay for the mounting medical bills and replacing your bike. Alabama law could allow you to pursue money damages and hold the at-fault motorist responsible.
The team at the Morris Bart law firm may be able to handle your claim for you. We offer complimentary consultations for crash victims and we’re also contingency fee based Our Decatur motorcycle accident attorneys will assess your rights and answer any questions you may have about your insurance claim or lawsuit. We are often able to recover compensation for our clients without going to court.
How Much Is My Decatur Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
We are not able to put an accurate value on your insurance claim until we understand your accident case better. The factors that could affect your payout include:
- The circumstances that led to the crash
- The liable party
- If you contributed to the collision
- The severity of your injuries
- The lasting effects of the crash
- The expenses and losses you experienced
When our team manages an insurance claim or lawsuit, we work to recover compensation based on the losses our client experienced due to the crash, including:
- Medical bills, including future treatment and care costs
- Lost income and benefits if they missed work
- Diminished earning capacity if they cannot return to their previous job
- Property damages, including replacement of their motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Compensation After an Alabama Motorcycle Accident
Alabama’s wrongful death law, Ala. Code § 6-5-410, is unusual. While you cannot recover punitive damages in most traffic accident cases, Alabama makes them the only type of damages allowable in a wrongful death suit.
If your loved one passed from their motorcycle accident and or injuries in Decatur, you have our sincerest condolences for your loss. In addition, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. Although you won’t be able to seek compensation for the expenses and losses you experienced, you can hold them accountable by proving their negligent acts (whether intentional or recklessness) caused the crash.
We can explain more about the process of pursuing an Alabama wrongful death claim during your complimentary consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Decatur, call (800) 537-8185
How Can Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Help Me with My Insurance Claim?
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team represents clients hurt in traffic accidents in Decatur and elsewhere in Morgan County.If you can’t make it into our Huntsville location. We can conveniently meet you at your home or the hospital if needed.
We are a contingency fee law firm meaning that we will never ask injured clients to pay anything upfront nor charge a retainer. Instead, we use our resources, experience, and knowledge to develop a convincing case and only receive attorney’s fees if we win you a settlement or judgment.
Trust in Our Proven Record of Success
In 2019, we had more than 6,500 wins across our 15 locations, including settlements, verdicts, and other insurance claim payouts. We could seek and recover compensation for you by taking these steps:
- Investigating the crash
- Identifying the liable parties
- Reviewing the available insurance coverage
- Documenting your physical, monetary, and emotional damages
- Demanding a fair and just settlement from the other driver’s insurer
- Managing all communication with the insurer
- Keeping you apprised as negotiations proceed
If we do not reach an agreement with the insurer, we protect our clients’ rights to sue. Therefore, we will prepare and file a civil lawsuit against the driver, which doesn’t mean we will go to trial. However, our attorneys stand ready to litigate your case if necessary.
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How Will My Attorney Prove Fault and Responsibility for My Accident?
When a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents a motorcycle accident victim, we investigate what happened, by gathering evidence to support the claim. This investigation could include:
- Obtaining documents and records
- Identifying videos or photos of the crash
- Surveying the scene
- Accident reconstruction
- Enlisting experts
- Interviewing witnesses
The evidence commonly used to prove negligence and liability in traffic accidents includes:
- The police report
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- Physical evidence
- Relevant medical records
- Video documentation
- Accident reconstruction data
- Medical bills and receipts
- Repair bills and estimates
We’ll use this evidence to show how the at-fault driver met all four elements of negligence necessary for collecting compensation. For example, if a driver ran a red light and crashed into your motorcycle, we would demonstrate how:
- They had a duty to act in a certain way (in this case, stopping at a red light) to keep you safe
- They breached this duty by running the red light
- This failure to stop at the red light caused the accident
- You suffered damages (both tangible, like medical bills, and intangible, like pain and suffering) as a result
What Happens If We Both Contributed to Causing the Crash?
Alabama is one of four states recognizing pure contributory negligence as the standard regarding shared fault. Under Golden v. McCurry (1980), accident victims in Alabama who share any responsibility for the crash will not be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation.
Our attorneys will strive to counter any claims the at-fault driver or their insurer makes that you caused or contributed to your accident in any way.
What If the Insurer Will Not Accept Responsibility?
When the insurer does not accept legal responsibility for the expenses and losses you endured in a crash, we may need to sue the driver who caused your accident. Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, we usually have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Exceptions do exist, though, so you may have less time.
Speak to a Lawyer From Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, for Free Today
The Morris Bart law firm provides complimentary case consultations for victims of Decatur, AL, motorcycle collisions and their families. Our attorneys can evaluate your legal options and determine the best approach to recovering money damages in your case.
Call (800) 537-8185 now to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Huntsville.
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