Most people who initiate civil lawsuits are seeking damages from a negligent party. They can be for injuries, financial harm or property damage.
Car accident claims often stem from injuries that a negligent driver caused, and in many cases, the injured party is simply looking to receive compensation for expenses related to the accident. The nature and value of a car accident claim can vary from case to case, and there are several factors that will influence if and how much the at-fault driver may have to cover.
If you sustained serious car crash injuries in Alabama, it may be beneficial to contact an experienced Mobile personal-injury lawyer. A qualified lawyer will have knowledge of local laws and can assess your case to determine if you may have a valid claim for medical expenses and lost wages.
At Morris Bart, LLC, we specialize in helping people who have suffered injuries due to another person or company’s negligence, and we have a large team of attorneys ready to assist you. Call us today at 1-888-996-7971 to schedule an appointment.
Here are four factors that could affect your car accident claim:
- Medical Attention
If you sustained serious injuries in a car accident, it is important to visit a doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible, according to DMV.org. Aside from the importance of obtaining adequate treatment for your injuries before they become more serious, it is possible that a judge will not look favorably upon your claim if you delayed your doctor’s visit.
- Police Report
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A police report is a valuable document in a car accident claim. It will provide comprehensive and credible information about the accident, and it should include details about the law enforcement official who assisted at the scene. Even if you only intend on claiming through insurance, it is likely that a representative from the insurance company will verify all claims with the attending officer listed on the report.
- Pre-Existing Injuries
If you have pre-existing injuries, it still important to request new scans or x-rays of the injured regions, according to the Alabama Department of Insurance. Experts will compare the scans from before and after the crash, and they may be able to determine the extent of the new injuries or if the accident aggravated old injuries.
- DUI / DWI
If a judge finds the other driver guilty of driving under the influence, there is a reasonable chance that the court will automatically assume he or she is criminally liable for the crash.
At Morris Bart, LLC, we specialize in personal-injury law and accident claims. We can evaluate your case and provide advice on how to proceed with a claim.
Call us today at 1-888-996-7971 to schedule an appointment with a qualified personal-injury attorney, and we will take you through the process and outline what you can expect in the coming weeks. We may even be able to recover damages related to your accident that pay for lost wages and medical expenses.