However, that might not happen quickly. Some injuries can take weeks or months to heal, and unfortunately some accidents might leave you with permanent conditions. Depending on the specific of your case, you might be entitled to financial compensation that covers anything from doctor’s bills and prescriptions to time off work and lost quality of life.
If you are the victim of an accident or other injury in the area, then it might be a good idea to take advantage of a free case evaluation courtesy of a Mobile Alabama lawyer.
Why Do I Need an Alabama Injury Lawyer?
In as much as you have doctors, nurses, and specialists helping you recover from your medical wounds and injuries, you need an Alabama accident lawyer help you recover financially. Should you miss time from work because of your injuries, go through pain and suffering, or just rack up medical bills, you might not have to pay them on your own.
If the person potentially liable for your injury has insurance coverage that covers what happened, then they’re likely to send an adjuster or even an attorney of their own to talk to you. This can be stressful enough when you’re healthy but even worse when you’re recovering from an accident.
Let an Alabama injury lawyer handle that side of things for you. Even if you get offered an initial settlement, the sum of money is likely to be far less than what you could otherwise get.
An Alabama accident lawyer can attempt to negotiate a better deal on your behalf. Your Alabama accident attorney can also build up a potential case by talking to witnesses while their memories are still fresh and gathering up evidence and related documents before they disappear or start going bad.
Statute of Limitations for Accident Injury Cases in Alabama
The state of Alabama has a strict statute of limitations if you are going to file an injury case. Most of the time, that’s going to be two years from the date of the accident that caused your injuries. In some cases, it might be two years starting from the first date a doctor discovers or diagnoses your injuries.
Even if you have two years, you don’t want to wait to file your injury case. Cases filed after the statute of limitations has expired are almost always thrown out by the courts immediately. Also, the longer you wait, the more time the defendant’s insurance and lawyers have to build their own case.
Ideally, your own case will never make to the inside of a courtroom, but you might need to be prepared for such an eventuality. Your personal injury attorney in Alabama will talk to people who were there at the scene of the accident, first responders, doctors who treat you, and anyone else potentially involved with your case. The collected witness and expert testimony will go a long way towards building your case for a proper settlement amount.
When faced with the potential of a strong court case, many insurers and opposing lawyers will adjust their offer to something far more realistic and fair to you. If they don’t, then your personal injury attorney will go about filing an actual personal injury case as quickly as possible.
This won’t always mean that a court case is in your future. The threat of actual litigation with a scheduled date is what sometimes convinces the other party to finally negotiate in good faith.
For those that don’t, your personal injury lawyer will have your case ready to go and will represent you in the courtroom before a judge and, if need be, a jury.
The Next Step Is Yours — Call the right Alabama Attorney
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Even if your attorney negotiates a better settlement than the initial offer, it’s always your choice as the client to accept it or decline it and proceed with litigation. Your lawyer will advise you in their best professional opinions whether or not doing this is likely to work, but it is your case at the end of the day.
Taking a fair settlement expedites how quickly you get the compensation that you deserve and can help you find closure to a bad chapter in your life, letting you move on. However, if you feel like even a second offer isn’t fair, then it’s still your right to pursue more money for what you have gone through because of all this.
Personal injury lawyers in the state of Alabama work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. In short, you don’t pay unless your case is won.
An Alabama personal injury lawyer will only take your case after a free consult where they judge the strength and status of your case, deeming the likelihood of a successful outcome. You don’t have to pay them a dime to take the case, as they will only get a percentage of any negotiated settlement or final judgement awarded by the courts.
You have No Obligation, so let’s talk about your case.
There’s no harm to you or your case in taking a free consultation with any personal injury lawyer. They’re not obligated to take your case, but you’re also not obligated to deal only with them. You can do free consultations with multiple attorneys and choose the one that you feel the most comfortable with.
Accidents happen, injuries happen, Charles McCorquodale Law can help.
You never want to be involved in an accident, but they do happen. The physical and emotional consequences of such circumstances can take a toll on you for years.
Recovery is often possible, but only if you get the compensation that you might be entitled to. Charles McCorquodale is a Mobile Alabama lawyer who will fight for your rights, making your case to receive the compensation that you deserve. Turn to him for a free case evaluation if you believe someone was responsible and negligent for your injuries.