Our Madison failure to yield accident attorney may be able to help you seek and recover compensation based on the facts of your case. Alabama law allows crash victims to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible for injuries and expenses resulting from the collisions they caused. We may be able to recover money to help you pay your medical bills, cover lost income, and compensate you for your noneconomic losses.
You can talk to an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm for free today. Discuss your rights and options with a Madison car accident lawyer from our team. We will assess your case, discuss our services, explain our fees, and talk about your next steps. We know what it takes to recover fair compensation in these crash cases.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Represents Clients Hurt in Madison Crashes
Attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm know what it takes to recover compensation for our clients. We have handled car accident cases for more than 40 years, across 16 offices, and in four states.
Our attorneys won more than 5,800 cases in 2021. Each of these wins represents a client who received compensation for their injuries and damages. These settlements and awards can vary widely since each case is unique. Our case results include:
- $852,845 recovery for neck, back, and facial injuries
- $580,000 in a case where the victim required neck surgery
- $490,000 for a client who suffered neck and back injuries when a truck driver hit their car
While our case results tell the financial side of the cases, the testimonials from former clients tell the human side. Our team provides advice, support, and guidance when crash victims need it most. We are proud to say that many of our former clients recommend us to their friends and family members after a crash.
The Morris Bart law firm works based on contingency. There are no upfront fees to pay. We use firm resources to manage your case and only charge you once we recover your money. If you do not get paid, you do not pay any attorney’s fees.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Yield Accident lawyer serving Madison, call 800-537-8185
Proving Failure to Yield Caused Your Madison, AL, Collision
At the Morris Bart law office, we handle failure to yield accidents daily. This is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. One driver makes a careless mistake. They may look and not see oncoming traffic or fail to look. The other driver cannot stop in time, and the two collide.
Proving this is not always as easy as it seems, though. The details of the case matter greatly because the specific circumstances determine who had the right of way when the collision occurred. In these cases, certain types of evidence are especially important. These include:
- Eyewitness statements
- Video of the crash
- Accident reconstruction, especially without witnesses or videos
When a commercial driver fails to yield and causes a crash, their employer may be vicariously liable for the damages you suffer. Alabama case law St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co. v. Robbins recognizes that businesses are legally responsible for their workers when they are acting “within the scope of their employment.”
Seeking and Recovering Damages in a Madison Failure to Yield Crash Case
When our attorneys file an insurance claim or lawsuit on behalf of a client, our goal is to recover compensation for them. We want to ensure they do not have to endure financial stress to pay their accident-related bills or cover their lost income.
We gather documentation of their expenses and losses so we can calculate a fair settlement range for the case. This is the best way to ensure we recover enough money for them. We use this range for demanding compensation and negotiating a settlement. If the case goes to trial, we present this evidence to the jury and ask for a fair award.
The recoverable damages common in these cases include:
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
- Medical care and related expenses, current and future
- Income lost when the victim could not work
- Diminished earning capacity if they cannot return to their career
- Property damage
- Other related, documented expenses
Alabama does allow wrongful death actions based on traffic accidents under Ala. Code § 6-5-410, but these cases only award punitive damages. This makes it challenging to meet the burden of proof necessary in most crash cases. You will need evidence to show the driver acted deliberately or with extreme malice or wanton recklessness to win compensation. Our team can assess your case and explain if you qualify.
Our Team Represents Clients in Madison Failure to Yield Crash Cases
There are generally two ways to recover damages after a failure to yield crash in Madison, Alabama. They include:
- Filing a claim based on the liable party’s insurance policy
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court
With either of these options, most cases settle without going to trial. However, there are some circumstances when we need to sue the at-fault driver. Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, we have up to two years to sue. Some exceptions could reduce this time even further. We need to assess your case and determine our approach as soon as possible.
Even when we file an insurance claim and negotiate with the insurer for a settlement agreement, we must protect the client’s right to sue. This requires us to ensure we meet the applicable deadlines, as well.
Discuss Your Madison Failure to Yield Accident Case With Our Lawyer for Free
The Morris Bart law firm provides free consultations for accident victims. Our attorneys assess these cases for free and can help you understand your options for seeking compensation. We will answer your questions and explain how we most commonly approach these cases. These consultations are confidential, and there’s no obligation to sign on for representation.
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