If you suffered injuries in a rear-end collision in Mobile, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you fight for compensation. We may be able to file an insurance claim or sue the at-fault driver to recover money damages for you.
Our team can discuss your rights, legal options, and review the details of your crash with you today during a free case review.
Financial Recovery May Be Possible
The recoverable damages for which you may be entitled in a traffic accident case include:
- Current medical bills
- Future treatment needs and care costs
- Lost income and diminished ability to earn in your current career
- Repairs to your car
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
Our team can help you identify your expenses and losses and pursue compensation based on them. If you lost a loved one in a collision, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages under Ala. Code §6-5-410, and we can help you fight for compensation.
We Get Results for Injured Motorists and Passengers in Mobile
At the Morris Bart law firm, we have a long history of helping traffic accident victims seek and secure a financial recovery. We are a contingency fee firm with 16 locations. Our team serves all areas of Alabama, including those in and around Mobile.
We recovered damages for more than 6,500 clients in 2019. Recent car collision case results include:
- $580,000 for a traffic accident victim whose injuries required them to undergo a cervical disc replacement
- $475,000 for a client who needed treatment for neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $852,845 for a client who suffered neck and back pain and facial fractures due to a collision
- $450,000 for a victim of a traffic accident that caused a significant lower back injury
Our firm has represented thousands of traffic accident victims and helped them recover money damages, pay for their care, and hold irresponsible drivers accountable. We have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in accidents similar to yours. We may be able to help you, too.
Is the Rear Driver Always Liable for a Rear-End Collision?
While there are few absolutes in personal injury law, and there could be an exception based on the circumstances of your accident, the rear driver is often liable for a rear-end collision. When we build a rear-end accident claim, we will still need to provide evidence to show what happened and how the other driver’s negligence caused the crash. Some common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Following too closely in bad weather or poor visibility
- Driving too fast for the posted speed limit or road conditions
- Distracted driving that causes the driver to miss the stopped traffic in front of them
- Drowsy or fatigued driving leading to bad decision making
- Drinking or drug use
- Ignoring a stop sign or red light
In almost every instance, the problem is that the rear driver failed to follow the rules of the road. These rules are meant to prevent this type of collision. Paying attention, leaving adequate following distance, and obeying the speed limit can prevent most rear-end crashes.
Injuries You Can Sue for After a Rear-End Collision
While spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and many other serious injuries can and do occur in rear-end accidents, the injury most commonly associated with these collisions is whiplash. Make sure to see your doctor as soon as possible after your accident so that your injuries can be diagnosed and treated. Evidence in your medical record that your injuries came from your rear-end collision can also be helpful in your case for compensation.
Is There a Deadline for Holding the At-Fault Driver Responsible?
There is a timeline that you may need to be aware of in your case. In general, the statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury lawsuits is two years, as established by Ala. Code §6-2-38. There is also a two-year deadline for filing wrongful death lawsuits.
However, there are exceptions. In some cases, this may not be the only deadline you should be aware of. If the other motorist was working for a municipal agency, for example, the deadline to notify that agency of the crash may be much sooner.
Because there could be deadlines coming soon in your case, we recommend reaching out to us as soon as you can after your accident.
Speak with an Attorney on Our Team for a Free Consultation Today
Our case assessments are free and confidential, and there is no obligation to commit to our firm. We want you to know about your rights, legal options, and the merits of your case before you make a decision about what you should do next. Call the Morris Bart law office in Mobile today at (251) 298-8380 now to discuss your collision with our team.
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