If your car accident occurred in Montgomery, Alabama, you can get a police report for the accident by submitting a request to the Montgomery County Department of Police. To obtain a copy of the report, you must:
- Apply in person, online, or by mail
- Provide identification to prove you were involved in the accident
- Pay a $10 fee
How a Car Accident Report Can Help You with Your Lawsuit
When you file a claim for compensation after a car accident, you must prove to the liable party’s insurance company that:
- The car accident happened.
- Their policyholder is responsible for the collision.
- The accident has caused you or your loved one physical, emotional, or financial harm.
The information in a car accident report can help prove these factors to the insurance company’s satisfaction. If this does not persuade the insurer, then an attorney can submit the report as evidence during a trial.
For a free legal consultation, call (334) 523-0664
After An Accident, You May Be Eligible for Two Types of Compensation
If you sustained any type of injury, whether physical or psychological, you could qualify for non-economic damages.
Understanding Non-Economic Damages
Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering: the physical and mental distress your injuries have caused you
- Disability: the physical or intellectual capabilities that your injuries temporarily or permanently affected
- Loss of consortium: the ways in which your accident has negatively affected your marriage
- Disfigurement: permanent scars from your injuries that cause you physical or emotional pain
It can be difficult to determine how much to ask for in non-economic damages; there is no universal “price tag” for things like physical discomfort or the pain of being unable to care for your children the way you used to. A car accident attorney from our team can help you figure out what a fair settlement may look like in your case.
Understanding Economic Damages
Economic damages compensate accident victims for any money they spent or lost due to their injuries. Common examples include:
- Loss of wages: the income you could not earn because your injuries forced you to take a leave of absence from work
- Loss of earning capacity: the money you should have been able to earn throughout your career but now cannot because your injuries limit your ability to work
- Loss of employment: the fact that you are no longer able to work in your previous profession or at all
- Medical expenses: the money you spent or will need to spend on medical interventions to treat and manage your injuries
Economic damages are usually easier to quantify than non-economic damages. The number of paychecks you missed, the total amount due on your medical bills, and so on can give you a good idea of what to seek. However, calculating all of your damages on your own can still be overwhelming. Our team can help to identify compensable damages that you may have otherwise missed.
Wrongful Death Damages
Many of the damages discussed above can also apply to wrongful death cases. You will file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are suing on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to their car accident injuries.
Getting Help with Your Car Accident Case
Helping you get a police report for your car accident in Montgomery is just one of many services that the Morris Bart law office, our contingency fee firm, can provide you. We can perform all of the following actions and more:
- Evaluate your case at no charge or obligation
- Explain your rights
- Collect evidence (including a police report) to strengthen your case
- Identify the party or parties responsible for your accident
- Advise you about your options
- Send notifications to the liable party and their insurance company
- Communicate with the liable party on your behalf
- Fill out and submit all necessary paperwork
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement
- Prepare for trial, including scheduling court dates
- Present your case before a judge and jury
- Make ourselves available to answer your questions
We do all of this for no upfront or hourly attorney’s fees. Our contingency policy means we receive compensation for our services only when we win your claim or case.
Our firm also offers complimentary case assessments to help you learn more about your rights after a car accident.
Get a Free Case Review At Any Time
You do not have to file a claim or lawsuit by yourself. Our law firm handles car accident cases and can help you build yours to fight for the compensation you need.
Call today for a free case review. You can reach our Montgomery, Alabama, office by calling (334) 523-0664. Members of our team are available to assist you all day, every day.
Questions?Call (334) 523-0664
to find a Morris Bart office near you.