Mobile residents should feel safe walking the city streets. But if you were hurt in a pedestrian crash, you will need legal representation to help you cover medical expenses and lost wages. The Morris Bart law firm will review your case for free, investigate liability, and prove driver negligence.
A pedestrian accident attorney in Mobile will work with you to develop a claim and pursue compensation on your behalf. We are here to help you better understand your rights and legal options for seeking compensation based on your injuries and damages.
What Are My Recoverable Damages After a Pedestrian Accident Injury?
Unfortunately, not all motorists in Mobile follow the rules of the road. If we can gather proof to show the driver caused your accident, injuries, and losses, we may be able to hold them responsible by building an insurance claim and showing the insurer the strength of your case.
When we represent an injured pedestrian, we manage this entire process for them. Alternatively, we can litigate the case if necessary.
Damages that May Be Available to You
The financial recovery in a pedestrian injury accident claim or trial is based on the victim’s expenses and losses, including their intangible losses. The recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Current medical bills
- Future necessary medical care for your injuries
- Lost wages and other missed income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Other related expenses or losses
In Alabama, an accident victim’s personal representative can instead claim damages for the estate if the victim passes away from their injuries. This is known as a wrongful death action.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
Building a Case Based on Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Losses
Most pedestrians understand how to walk safely across the street or in busy intersections. They know how to avoid getting into an accident with a vehicle.
But according to Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) crash facts, there were 106 pedestrian fatalities in Alabama in 2018. Many more pedestrians suffered injuries. These accidents can occur almost anywhere that people on foot have to cross paths with a car, such as:
- Parking lots
- Parking lot entrances or driveways
- In crosswalks
- Along the road
The Evidence We May Use in Your Case
At the Morris Bart law office in Mobile, our attorneys know how to build a car accident case and fight for compensation on behalf of our clients. The evidence we may use in your case could include:
- The traffic accident report filed by law enforcement
- Eyewitness statements about the accident
- Pictures and video from the scene
- Physical evidence related to the accident
- Expert testimony from an accident reconstruction specialist
- Medical expert witnesses
- All relevant medical records
- Documents, receipts, bills, and other proof of your accident-related damages
The Deadline to Sue in Alabama
Personal injury cases such as traffic accidents frequently settle outside of court. However, if the other party refuses to accept their responsibility for the accident or make you a fair settlement offer, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
To do this, we generally must file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of your accident, per Ala. Code § 6-2-38. For a wrongful death lawsuit, the general deadline is two years from the date of your loved one’s death.
It is imperative that you do not miss this deadline. Depending on the circumstances, this deadline could be even shorter than two years. An attorney can help you determine the specific deadlines in your case when you contact us for your free consultation.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Has More than 40 Years of Experience Helping Accident Victims
When the Morris Bart law firm helps a client build a claim after a car versus pedestrian collision, we take care of everything on their behalf. We protect their best interests and work to navigate the process and recover a settlement or court award for them. We are also a contingency fee firm.
Including our Mobile office, we have 15 locations that allow us to serve clients in:
Our Firm’s Track Record
We opened our first office more than 40 years ago and have won thousands of cases for our clients since that time. In 2019 we settled or successfully litigated 6,500 cases. Some of our recent case results include:
- $852,845 in a New Orleans car accident case
- $650,000 in a Monroe, Louisiana case against a drunk driver
- $580,000 in a crash in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that required our client to undergo neck surgery
- $475,000 in a collision in New Orleans
This does not mean your case could be worth this much. There is no way to put an accurate estimate on a case’s fair and just settlement value until after we investigate what happened and identify the recoverable damages. However, we can determine an estimated value and seek appropriate compensation for every client we represent in a personal injury case.
Speak to Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Mobile Today
If you were hurt by a car when crossing the street, parking lot, or intersection in Mobile, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm who handles pedestrian accident cases can help you pursue a settlement with the insurer or recover a court award.
Let our attorneys review your case for free. We will assess your rights and options and answer your questions about our services. Call us today or fill out our online contact form so that we can get started with your case review right away.
Questions?Call (251) 298-8380
to find a Morris Bart office near you.