If you were injured in a Montgomery, AL, car accident, our attorneys will review your collision facts and legal options for you for free. A Montgomery texting behind the wheel accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to help you if a distracted driver caused your collision.
If we can prove that the other driver was at-fault in your accident because of their negligence, you may recover a settlement or award for your damages. This could include your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Seeking Compensation for Your Damages After a Montgomery Texting and Driving Crash
If there is evidence to support your allegation that the other driver was texting or otherwise driving in a careless and reckless way and caused your accident, we may be able to help you hold them accountable. Our team may be able to help you develop a case and handle your claim or sue the driver to recover money damages.
It may be possible to resolve this type of collision case without going to trial if the insurer representing the at-fault driver will negotiate in good faith and not try to pay out as little as possible. Our lawyers will not accept a settlement agreement that does not appropriately compensate our clients for their damages.
The recoverable damages in a Montgomery car accident case could include current and future:
- Medical needs to treat accident injuries
- Lost wages because of injuries, treatment, or impairment
- Property damages and related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death damages, when applicable
For a free legal consultation with a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Texting Behind the Wheel Is Dangerous and Illegal in Alabama
With only a handful of exceptions, texting and driving is illegal in Alabama under Ala. Code § 32-5A-350. This statute makes it against the law to use a wireless device to read, write, or send any written communication while driving. Not only is it illegal, but it is dangerous because it distracts the driver from focusing on their responsibilities to be a safe driver.
If the driver who hit you violated this law and caused your collision and injuries, you may be able to build a case that holds them responsible for your accident-related expenses and losses. You may not even have to prove they were distracted at the time the accident occurred. Instead, you only need to show that:
- The driver violated this traffic law
- The violation led to your collision and injuries
- You suffered financial harm because of it
For example, imagine the texting driver failed to notice stopped traffic at a red light ahead and slammed into the back of your vehicle as a result. You likely will not need to subpoena their phone records and prove they were sending a text when the accident occurred. Instead, you can show they caused the accident by failing to stop at the traffic signal, causing the accident.
To learn if we may be able to help you with building your accident claim, let our texting behind the wheel accident lawyers in Montgomery review the evidence and facts of your case for free. Our team will discuss your rights and other information you should know about your case during your free case assessment, as well as determine how we can help.
Timeline for Suing the Texting Driver After Your Montgomery Collision
If an insurance carrier refuses to fairly compensate our client for their damages following a texting and driving collision, we may have to sue the at-fault motorist. Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, we generally have two years from the accident to take this action.
We encourage victims to get started as soon as possible after their accidents so that we have time to investigate the crash and develop a strong argument for compensation.
How Can Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Help Crash Victims?
A Montgomery texting behind the wheel accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm knows the traffic regulations and civil laws necessary to build a case for compensation after a collision. We know the required evidence to support a claim and prove the driver was negligent.
Our clients count on us to navigate the claims process and pursue a fair and just settlement on their behalf and discuss their options with them if this does not seem possible. We are trial attorneys and will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if we believe that could provide a better outcome for our clients.
Our team is available for frequent updates or to answer questions, or our clients can focus solely on healing and let us take care of their legal case.
Getting Started With Our Team
Before we get started on any Montgomery accident and injury case, we speak with the potential client at length during a free consultation. This will include evaluating their case’s merit, an opportunity to learn more about our services, and a chance to ask any questions about the process.
We have more than 40 years of experience and won more than 6,500 cases in 2019. We have extensive experience securing payouts for our clients, and we want you to feel comfortable partnering with us.
You can enlist the help of our Montgomery office or another of our 15 offices near you. We serve accident victims in four states, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Contact Our Montgomery Texting Behind the Wheel Accident Attorneys Today for Free
If you suffered injuries caused by a distracted motorist, the Morris Bart law firm’s texting behind the wheel accident attorneys in Montgomery may be able to help you seek and secure a payout based on your damages. Call us to learn more about your options for pursuing financial recovery.
You can speak with a team member from our Montgomery office now by calling us or filling out our online contact form. Your consultation is free, and we are a contingency fee firm.
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