If a reckless driver caused your left-turn accident in Madison, AL, you could seek to hold them legally responsible. Alabama law allows you to build a case against the driver who caused your injuries and other losses. A Madison left-turn accident attorney from our team can help you develop your case for damages, file your insurance claim, and seek compensation for your expenses and losses.
You can speak with a Madison car accident lawyer at the Morris Bart law firm for free. Our attorneys provide free case consultations for accident victims in Madison. We understand Alabama car accident laws and can prove negligence, liability, and the value of your case. We will discuss your legal options and how we can help you today for free.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Handles Madison Left-Turn Accident Cases
Our Morris Bart law firm personal injury attorneys understand the applicable laws, necessary evidence, and claims process we must navigate to recover compensation for our clients after an Alabama injury accident. We calculate the value of these claims and demand fair compensation for clients daily.
We have more than 40 years of experience handling crash cases similar to yours at our 15 offices across four states, including Alabama. We recovered compensation for more than 5,800 clients in 2021. We may be able to go to work for you today. We can take care of your claim or lawsuit, seeking a fair payout based on the estimated value of your damages.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee law office. We do not ask our clients to pay a retainer or cover other upfront fees or costs. We only charge fees once the case is over and if we recover awards for our clients. Our attorney’s fees come straight from the settlement or another payout we recover for the client. We can answer your questions about our fees during your initial case review.
For a free legal consultation with a Left-Turn Accident lawyer serving Madison, call 800-537-8185
Building a Madison, AL, Left-Turn Collision Case
The Morris Bart law office represents clients hurt in left-turn accidents. We investigate these cases and build strong support for their claim. To do this, we need to show negligence occurred. This is critical because the case’s facts determine who is liable for these crashes. In many cases, the driver turning left acted carelessly and was at fault. Sometimes, though, they had the right-of-way.
The most common way we think of left-turn crashes happening involves a driver failing to yield to oncoming traffic. They turn left across an intersection before another vehicle going straight collides with them. When this occurs, we must prove fault and liability by showing the four elements of negligence:
- A duty of care established by the traffic law that requires a driver to yield when turning left
- A breach of that duty, which occurs when the driver fails to yield the right-of-way
- Physical, psychological, and financial harm suffered by the victim
There are other ways these crashes can occur, though. When investigating a collision, we carefully gather, analyze, and organize the available evidence to understand what happened. This could include police reports, accident reconstruction, eyewitness statements, video of the crash, and more.
Damages Available in a Madison Left-Turn Crash Claim or Lawsuit
Our team seeks fair and just compensation for our clients in these cases. A claim or lawsuit’s goal is to recover money to prevent the crash victim from having to pay for their accident-related injuries, expenses, and losses. Our attorneys identify the recoverable damages, value them, and calculate a possible settlement range for the case. This is essential before we demand a payout from the insurer.
Some common recoverable damages in these cases include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Future treatment and care costs
- Income losses from work and other sources
- Diminished earning capacity for long-term injuries
- Property damages
- Other related expenses
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one died in a crash in Alabama, wrongful death damages are only rarely available. Only when we can prove our client deserves punitive damages in the case can the family recover a payout under Ala. Code § 6-5-410.
Since most crashes occur because of carelessness and not conscious or deliberate actions, a jury is unlikely to offer a verdict in our client’s favor. However, this is not true in every circumstance. Our team will review your case with you today to determine your options.
Let Our Attorneys Take Action in Your Madison Car Accident Case
When we have the essential evidence to support our client’s claim and understand their case’s value, we contact the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier and demand a fair payout. We provide a general outline of our evidence against their policyholder and list the client’s damages. This generally results in a counteroffer, and settlement negotiations begin. Frequently, this results in an agreement to pay our client a fair sum, and the case ends.
Sometimes, we must sue the at-fault driver or another liable party. This might be necessary for several reasons. Our attorneys are not afraid to sue or take a case to trial if it is in our client’s best interests. Even when we sue, these cases often settle before the trial date arrives.
If we must sue for recovery in your case, we must meet the two-year deadline that Ala. Code § 6-2-38 sets. Exceptions could give you even less time, so we urge you to contact us now to protect your rights.
Discuss Your Madison Left-Turn Accident With Our Attorney for Free Today
Car accident attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm review collision cases with potential clients for free. You can discuss your legal options, rights, and next steps with us today at no cost or obligation. We will gladly answer your questions and explain how we help clients navigate this challenging time. We may be able to handle all aspects of your legal case while you focus on healing.
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