Were you involved in a moving van accident in Mobile, Alabama? You could be eligible for compensation to help pay for medical care and support your family in the short and long term as you recover.
There are different types of compensation available to truck accident victims. Our Mobile moving van accident lawyers can discuss your legal options and may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses.
Your Options for Compensation After a Moving Van Accident in Mobile
According to Ala. Code §6-2-38, you have the right to sue for monetary compensation after an accident, so long as you begin your lawsuit within two years. Something to keep in mind is that exceptions can shorten this deadline.
The damages you can recover depend on the specific details of each case. The Morris Bart law office can help you determine which damages you may be eligible to receive.
Economic Damages for Financial Losses
If your accident cost you money or resulted in a loss of income, you may be able to sue for economic damages. Common examples of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses for those injured badly enough to need care from a doctor, dentist, psychologist, or another healthcare provider
- Repair expenses in order to operate your vehicle
- Lost income or benefits while you were out of work or working fewer hours as a result of your injuries
- Lost earning capacity due to reduced working hours or having to take a lower-paying job because of your injuries
Non-Economic Damages for Physical and Mental Injuries
If your accident affected your physical or mental health, you may be able to sue for non-economic damages. Examples of these losses include:
- Pain and suffering as a result of physical anguish, emotional trauma, or both
- Disability, such as when you lose temporary or permanent use of a limb, an organ, or any other body part or function
- Disfigurement including scar tissue and how it affects your appearance, range of motion, and/or self-image
- Impaired quality of life including major changes to your lifestyle made in order to accommodate your injuries
If you lost a loved one in a moving van accident, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Ala. Code §6-5-410, you must begin your wrongful death case within two years of your loved one’s passing.
In Alabama, though, wrongful death damages may only be filed by the deceased estate’s representative, not the family members. Additionally, wrongful death only awards punitive damages. These are damages meant to punish the at-fault party rather than to provide compensatory recovery. A moving van accident lawyer can explain these details during a complimentary consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Moving Van Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
Should You Hire a Moving Van Accident Lawyer?
Our firm can perform all legal tasks on your behalf, including but not limited to:
- Evaluating your case at no charge or obligation
- Finding evidence to support your case
- Identifying the liable party or parties
- Notifying all relevant parties that you have filed suit
- Managing all communications between you and the relevant parties
- Negotiating with the insurance company for a satisfactory settlement
- Filing all necessary paperwork, including the settlement agreement
- Preparing your case for court
- Representing you in the courtroom
We always work to recover fair out-of-court settlements for our clients. Settlements spare you from having to wait through a potentially lengthy court case. However, we are more than willing to take your case to trial if the insurance company does not cooperate.
We Pride Ourselves on Transparency
In addition to performing these tasks, we always make time to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with the legal process. Your attorney can do this by:
- Working for a contingency fee
- Explaining your legal rights
- Exploring all available options and suggesting which may work best for you
- Answering any questions you have as they arise
- Providing a neutral, professional perspective
- Contacting you whenever something important happens with your case
If you need anything at any point in your lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.
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We Can Help You Determine the At-Fault Party in Your Case
Moving van accidents can happen for any number of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Driver error: Truck drivers can make serious mistakes, such as driving while distracted, speeding, or ignoring traffic signals.
- Employer pressure: Some trucking companies may push delivery over safety, pushing their drivers to make risky decisions. Some employers may not have their vehicles inspected as often as they should, making their vehicles more likely to malfunction.
- Manufacturer oversight: A faulty truck part (e.g., the brakes or the steering column) could cause a truck driver to lose control of their vehicle.
- Poor road maintenance: Faulty stoplights, potholes, overgrown vegetation that obscures vision, and other such factors increase the risk of an accident.
You may already know what and who caused your accident. Other times multiple factors may have contributed to your accident, and you are unsure which parties to sue for damages. We can help you figure out what happened and who to hold responsible for your injuries.
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The Morris Bart law office has over 40 years of experience with personal injury cases. To learn more about how a moving van accident lawyer from our Mobile law office can assist you with your case, call today at (251) 298-8380.
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