If you were hurt in a passenger vehicle accident in Huntsville, Alabama, you can seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Alabama law allows you to hold negligent drivers legally responsible for the injuries and damages they cause. A Huntsville passenger vehicle accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can assess your case for free. We may be able to help you manage your claim and recover compensation on your behalf.
You can speak to a Huntsville car accident lawyer from our team for free. We offer complimentary consultations in Huntsville by appointment only. You can speak with an attorney with no obligation to hire our team. We can assess your case, explain your options, and answer any questions you have about your accident and our services.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Represents Crash Victims in Huntsville
Morris Bart law firm’s personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience with Alabama law necessary to navigate the claims process and recover compensation for clients hurt in Huntsville passenger accidents. We have more than 40 years of experience handling personal injury claims for our clients. We had more than 5,600 cases won in 2021. Yours could be next.
With 15 offices serving Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, our case results show many payouts for clients hurt in traffic accidents. This includes:
- $852,845 for a client who suffered neck, back, and facial injuries
- $580,000 for a client who required cervical disc replacement
- $475,000 for a client with neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 for a client whose injuries required lower back surgery
At the Morris Bart law firm, our car accident attorneys work based on contingency fees. We do not ask clients to pay a retainer or other upfront charges. Our attorney’s fees come directly from the settlement or court award we recover for our clients.
For a free legal consultation with a Passenger Vehicle Accident lawyer serving Huntsville, call 800-537-8185
Fault and Liability in a Huntsville Passenger Vehicle Accident Case
At the Morris Bart law office, our car accident lawyers can build strong cases to hold at-fault drivers responsible for our clients’ injuries. We investigate what happened and gather evidence to show how another party’s negligence caused the crash. This evidence could include:
- The official report the police officer filed
- Video or photos of the crash
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- A survey of the scene
- Expert assessments
- Documentation of damages
This evidence allows us to support the claim and demand fair compensation from the insurer. Alternatively, we can use the evidence in court if we need to sue to seek a just payout.
When a commercial vehicle hits a passenger vehicle, there could be additional liable parties. Alabama case law recognizes the legal doctrine of respondeat superior under St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co. v. Robbins. This 1929 Alabama Supreme Court opinion allows us to hold the commercial driver’s employer vicariously liable for their negligence when they cause a crash.
Recoverable Damages in a Huntsville Passenger Vehicle Accident Case
Before we demand compensation in a car accident case, we need to calculate what a fair settlement offer might look like for our client. We gather evidence to prove the client’s recoverable damages and use other evidence to understand their related expenses and losses.
Each case is different, so we cannot tell you how much your case might be worth before our investigation. However, many victims suffer the same types of damages. These include:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Future and ongoing care expenses
- Income losses while injuries keep them out of work
- Diminished earning ability
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Accident-related costs
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one died from their injuries, different rules apply. Alabama has unusual wrongful death laws under Ala. Code § 6-5-410. Our attorneys know how these laws work and when a client might qualify to seek compensation based on them. We can assess your options for free. We handle these cases, as well.
How Our Attorneys Pursue Justice in a Huntsville Passenger Vehicle Crash Case
Huntsville car accident attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm manage all aspects of passenger vehicle crash cases. Our clients can focus on treatment, healing, rehabilitation, and more while we worry about their insurance claims or lawsuits.
Most of these cases settle without going to trial. We often negotiate a fair settlement without suing the liable driver. However, lawsuits are sometimes necessary. When we must sue, our trial lawyers do not hesitate. We develop a strong case and file the necessary paperwork to start the process.
A settlement is still possible after suing the at-fault driver. Sometimes, it becomes more likely. When the insurer realizes we are serious about recovering fair compensation, they may increase their offer to avoid spending more money on a trial they are likely to lose.
Timeline for Filing a Huntsville Lawsuit
Like other states, Alabama’s statutes of limitations set a deadline for beginning a lawsuit. Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, most victims generally have up to two years to begin a personal injury lawsuit. The state’s wrongful death laws also allow two years to sue if your loved one dies from their injuries. There are exceptions to these rules that could give you more or less time based on your case’s facts.
We encourage you to connect with our team once your injuries are stable. This allows us to build a strong case and protect your rights from the start.
Discuss Your Huntsville Passenger Vehicle Accident Case for Free
The Morris Bart law firm’s Alabama car accident attorneys review crash cases with potential clients for free. If you suffered injuries in a Huntsville accident, we want to discuss your options with you. We may be able to help you recover money based on the facts of your case. This is one way to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible and get justice.
Contact us now for your free consultation with an attorney.
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