If you sustained injuries in a Montgomery, Alabama, car accident caused by a drunk, drugged, or otherwise impaired driver, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable. When you’ve been injured in an accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation through an insurance claim and settlement or by taking the case to court.
A member of the car accident team from the Morris Bart law firm in Montgomery can review your case today for free. We handle all personal injury cases on contingency. Call (334) 523-0664 to get started right away.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC May Be Able to Pursue Damages on Your Behalf
When a member of the Morris Bart law firm team evaluates your case, we will discuss the basic facts of what happened. We can tentatively identify the at-fault party in the accident and determine if we believe you can take action against them based on what we know. If we believe you have a compelling case, a Montgomery driving while intoxicated lawyer will likely offer to represent you and pursue damages on your behalf.
Some people are surprised to learn that proving a drunk or drugged driving civil case does not hinge on providing evidence that the driver was driving while impaired. Instead, we only have to prove:
- There was a traffic law or rules of the road that they were obligated to follow.
- They failed to follow these rules.
- Their failure to follow the law caused your accident and injuries.
- You suffered physical injuries and financial losses.
While we do not need to show a drunk driving conviction to recover compensation in your case, it will only support your claim if we can.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you pursue compensation based on the facts of your driving while intoxicated accident case, call the Morris Bart law firm at our Montgomery, Alabama, office today at (334) 523-0664.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Drunk Drivers Pose Serious Risks to Others on the Road
Drunk, drugged, and otherwise impaired drivers cause a significant number of injury and fatality accidents each year. Their impairments may cause them to break numerous traffic laws or take other risks that put you, your family, and others on the road in danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some signs for visual detection of a DWI motorist include:
- Struggle to maintain their lane position
- Braking too soon, too late, or too hard
- Varying speed for no reason
- Driving the wrong way on a divided highway or interstate
- Having a slow response to red lights or other indicators to stop
- Driving without headlights at night
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Improper lane changes
- Running off the road, driving on the shoulder, or driving in the median
Almost any of the acts on this list can cause an accident. Drunk driving and driving under the influence of other substances change a driver’s reaction time and judgment and weaken motor skills.
If you were the victim of an intoxicated driver and required medical attention for your injuries, you may qualify to proceed with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Call Morris Bart & Associates, LLC today at (334) 523-0664 to find out more.
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Alabama Law Limits How Long You Have to Take Legal Action
Alabama Code §6-2-38 sets the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits at two years. In general, you may lose the right to pursue a lawsuit in your case if you wait too long. Reach out to a Montgomery driving while intoxicated lawyer to learn more about the timeline you will need to follow if you are eligible to pursue a payout based on the facts of your accident case.
Damages Available in a Montgomery, Alabama DWI Accident Settlement
The damages available in a Montgomery, Alabama, drunk driving accident may include a variety of losses and expenses you incurred as a result of the accident. We will document your damages as a part of our investigation into your accident and provide proof of your economic and non-economic losses to support your claim for compensation.
We may be able to help you recover a settlement or pursue a court award for damages that include:
- Current and future medical treatment for your accident injuries.
- Any temporary or ongoing care related to your injuries.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Diminished earning capacity for those who cannot return to work.
- Property damages, including your damaged vehicle.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other non-economic damages.
Wrongful death damages may be recoverable for surviving family members of those who passed away as a result of their accident injuries. A Montgomery driving while intoxicated lawyer may be able to help you understand your rights in a wrongful death case and pursue a payout on your behalf.
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Talk to a Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Lawyer About Your Case Today
The Montgomery driving while intoxicated accident team at the Morris Bart law firm knows what it takes to collect evidence, prove fault, and seek a payout on behalf of our clients in this type of case. We may be able to investigate your accident and file a claim based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance policy. Let us evaluate your case today during a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
Our law firm has fully staffed personal injury legal offices throughout the Gulf South. This includes our Montgomery office, additional offices in Alabama, and offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
For a free review of your Montgomery County driving while intoxicated accident case, reach out to a member of the Morris Bart & Associates, LLC team in our Montgomery office today by calling (334) 523-0664. We can evaluate your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
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