The CDC’s motor vehicle safety facts reveal 2,400 teen deaths and 258,000 injuries in 2019.
If your teen driver was hurt in a traffic collision in Montgomery, your family can hold the at-fault motorist accountable for medical bills and other expenses, as well as your child’s intangible losses.
A teen driving accident lawyer in Montgomery from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help your family with your case against the driver who caused the crash. We can investigate what happened, find out who is liable, file insurance claims, and sue the at-fault driver if necessary.
How Can My Family Pay for Our Teen’s Care and Our Other Losses?
When a teen suffers injuries in a crash riding with a friend, their medical care and other accident expenses can add up quickly. We pursue money damages for our clients, seeking a payout that appropriately compensates them for the costs and losses they experienced because of their teen’s injuries. This includes damages both for the teen’s injuries and for the family’s losses.
Examples of recoverable damages in a Montgomery teen driving accident include:
- Current medical costs and related expenses
- Future care and treatment costs for accident injuries
- Ongoing support and long-term care for severe injuries
- The time you missed at work caring for your injured teen
- Property damages
- Additional related costs
- Your teen’s pain and suffering and other non-economic harm they experienced
For a free legal consultation with a Teen Driving Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Navigating Car Accident Claims in Montgomery
Most teenage drivers know the safest driving tips and how to operate a vehicle carefully. But when a teen driver has other teen passengers without an adult in the vehicle, it dramatically increases the risk of an accident. The more friends they have in the car, the more the risk goes up. Speeding and texting while driving are also common reasons for teen accidents.
Teens hurt in traffic accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries, including some which could affect them for the rest of their lives. Examples include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and paralysis
- Lost limbs
- Internal injuries
Physical healing from these injuries could include hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and months of therapy and support.
Teen Drivers and Wrongful Death
At the Morris Bart law firm, we also accept wrongful death cases. If you’re the parent of a teenage driver, and your teen died from their accident injuries following a crash with a friend, we are here for you. We may be able to secure a financial recovery based on your child’s case.
You can learn more during your initial consultation with a teen driving accident attorney in Montgomery. We will answer your questions about insurance claims and civil suits, review your teen’s accident, and offer advice on your next steps.
Deadline for Suing the At-Fault Motorist in Your Teen Driving Accident Case
If the insurance carrier representing the driver who caused your teen’s collision will not negotiate fairly and allow you to secure a just settlement, it may be necessary for you to sue them in a Montgomery County civil court.
In nearby areas, there may be another more appropriate jurisdiction. We can help you understand this during your initial case review.
Ala. Code § 6-2-38 generally gives accident victims and their families two years to sue the at-fault party for their role in causing the collision and the resulting physical and financial harm. When the victim is a minor, it could alter the timeline, though.
If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to sue the liable party later. Also, exceptions may shorten your deadline.
Can Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Help With My Case?
A Montgomery teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents families whose teens were hurt in crashes. There are generally two ways we may seek financial recovery for our clients following a collision. This includes:
- Filing a claim for money damages with the insurer representing the at-fault driver
- Suing the liable driver and asking the court to award an appropriate payout
Our team has represented families like yours for more than 40 years. In 2019, we secured payouts in more than 6,500 claims and civil suits. Some recent car accident results our team secured for clients include:
- $852,845 for neck and back pain, facial fractures, and other injuries
- $580,000 for neck injuries and cervical surgery
- $475,000 for neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 for a lower back injury that required surgical repair
Since each case is unique, this does not indicate how much any particular client might receive for similar injuries. However, it does highlight our experience and ability to secure settlements and court awards for clients with serious injuries related to traffic accidents.
We have 15 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, including a location in Montgomery. We are a contingency-fee firm, and our Montgomery law office staff will assess your case and options for you today for free.
Speak With a Montgomery Team Member for Free Today
A lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm who handles Montgomery teen driving accident cases may be able to help your family recover money damages for the expenses and losses related to your child’s collision injuries.
We can help you better understand your rights, and outline your options for taking legal action based on your teen’s case. Call our teen driving accident lawyers in Montgomery today or fill out our online contact form. We can get started reviewing your case for free right away.
Questions?Call (334) 523-0664
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