When a negligent driver hits a pedestrian and causes injuries in Alabama, the state’s personal injury laws allow the victim to seek compensation. If this happened to you, a Hoover pedestrian accident attorney at the Morris Bart law firm could build a case to secure your financial recovery from the responsible party.
Our personal injury law firm reviews cases for free. We can explain your rights, legal options, and how we can help. These consultations are complimentary, no-obligation, and confidential.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Can Handle Your Hoover Pedestrian Accident Case
The Morris Bart law office has helped traffic accident victims prove their cases and recover compensation for more than 40 years. We know what it takes to demonstrate negligence and negotiate a fair and just settlement.
We pursue compensation for our clients by filing an auto liability claim or lawsuit against the driver. Most of our cases never have to go to trial, but our litigation attorneys will sue and go to court if that is best for your case. In 2019 alone, we won over 6,500 cases for our clients, including trial verdicts and negotiated settlements. You can learn more on our case results page.
Our Lawyers Know What It Takes to Recover Compensation for Accident Victims
The Morris Bart team understands Alabama personal injury law and what must happen to recover compensation for our clients. We provide many services in each case we handle, including:
- Obtaining the accident report
- Interviewing witnesses
- Hiring experts to reconstruct the crash, when necessary
- Surveying the scene
- Collecting any video or photos of the collision
- Analyzing evidence
- Documenting all damages in the case and determining their value
At the same time, we protect the client’s rights by:
- Managing all communication about the case
- Preparing all necessary paperwork
- Meeting any applicable deadlines
- Keeping the client updated and answering their questions
Affording a Personal Injury Lawyer Is Easier than Many Victims Think
If you are worried all these services will cost more than you can afford right now, know that we are a contingency fee law firm. Our fee arrangement means we do not ask our clients to pay a retainer or any upfront fees. Instead, we use our resources to pursue compensation for every client, getting our attorney fees from the settlements we negotiate and court awards we win.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Hoover, call (205) 380-4158
You Have a Right to Seek Financial Recovery for a Pedestrian Accident
After a pedestrian accident, you may require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Even a low-speed collision can cause significant injuries, such as:
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Serious contusions and lacerations
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Scarring and disfigurement
The cost of managing these injuries can add up quickly. If a driver’s recklessness caused the collision, you should not have to shoulder the undue financial stress from medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Instead, the negligent driver should pay.
Damages Recoverable Following a Hoover Pedestrian Crash
Depending on the injuries you suffered, you could recover compensation for:
- Current and future accident-related medical bills
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other economic and non-economic damages
Other types of compensation are often available in wrongful death cases.
Alabama Only Allows Families to Recover Punitive Damages in a Wrongful Death
If your loved one died from their injuries, you may have a viable wrongful death claim under Ala. Code § 6-5-410. Our wrongful death lawyers represent families in these cases.
It is worth noting that Alabama’s wrongful death law is unique. Unlike other states’ laws, it does not allow survivors to collect damages for the economic and non-economic losses their families incurred.
Instead, only punitive damages are awarded in these cases. As such, the value of a wrongful death case is based on the negligent party’s behavior, not the compensable losses of the victim’s family.
Proving Your Right to Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
Strong evidence is essential in any Alabama personal injury case. Evidence commonly available after a pedestrian accident includes:
- The accident report filed by police
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction data
- Expert testimony
- Video of the crash
- Damage to the vehicle
- Medical bills and other proof of damages
To get a payout, we must convince the insurer or the judge and jury that the motorist or another party acted negligently, leading to your accident. Negligence occurs when four factors are present:
- The driver had a duty to do something (for example, to follow a traffic law)
- They breached that duty carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally
- This caused the collision
- Our client incurred damages as a result
Our attorneys will take the evidence we uncover in your case and use it to prove these elements and your right to collect compensation.
When do These Cases Need to Go to Trial?
Most traffic accident claims – including pedestrian collision cases – settle out of court. We are often able to present a strong argument and negotiate a fair settlement. Still, sometimes we need to sue the liable party to get the best possible outcome for our client. For example, this may be necessary when:
- The insurer denies the claim.
- The at-fault driver or insurance company blames our client.
- They will not agree to a fair value for the case.
- The deadline for suing is near.
We generally have two years to sue in Alabama under Ala. Code § 6-2-38. However, some victims may have more or less time because of the specific circumstances of their case. This deadline is why we encourage accident victims to reach out as soon as possible.
Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Now
Our attorneys from the Morris Bart law office provide free consultations for potential clients. We will discuss your accident and injuries with you at no cost to your family.
Our firm has 15 offices across the Gulf South, including four in Alabama. We serve Jefferson and Shelby counties from our office in Birmingham, located at 420 20th Street N. #2750. Call (205) 380-4158 now to get started with your complimentary case assessment.
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