4 Things You Need To Know About a Car Accident

Were you injured in a crash and have questions? Read these 4 things you need to know about a car accident, then call our Alabama attorney.

1. Attorney Fees

4 Things You Need To Know About a Car AccidentThere is no risk to meet with us about your car accident case. It’s a free consultation. We spend as much time as we need to answer your questions, to see how your case adheres to  the law in Alabama related to uninsured motorists and under-insured motorist claims. There is no charge for the initial meeting. There’s also no pressure. If you decide that you don’t want an attorney, or you want to go talk to somebody else, you can decide to do that. Clients tend to hire us at that first meeting because we have a lot of experience with these types of cases. There is a contingent fee charged for these cases, which means if there’s no recovery, there’s no fee. We tend to only take cases that we believe we can obtain full and fair compensation for our clients. The fee is tied to the end result and not necessarily the work put into it, which can be considerable. The fee is limited to the contingent fee.

2. Case Value

The value of a car accident claim, bodily injury claim, is tied to the medical expenses and lost wages. In Alabama, you can recover compensation for permanent injury, permanent disfigurement, physical pain, and emotional trauma. We factor all those elements of damage in to try to determine a range of values. We  try to present the claim in a way that maximizes the settlement value, but there are many factors that go into determining what a case is worth.

3. Steps To Take After a Car Accident

The first step to take after being involved in a serious car accident is to focus on your medical care. Be realistic about your injuries. We often meet with people who have put off medical attention. If you have serious injuries, go see a doctor first. You start with an emergency room. After that, we can worry about how to navigate the insurance claim process. When you hire our firm, we handle the insurance company, and you worry about your health. You worry about getting to the appropriate medical specialist to treat your injury. You don’t worry about what’s going on with the auto insurer. Leave that to us. You will have the peace of mind knowing we are taking care of that while you are taking care of you.

4. Case Timeline

A car accident case can be resolved quickly if it involves minimal damage and minimal injury. We don’t want to resolve any car accident claim unless we are certain that our client is either done with their treatment, or their treatment has progressed to a place where we know for certain what sort of medical care and expenses will be necessary in the future. Sometimes that can take from months to up to a year or more. We will pursue the claim as aggressively as we need to once it is in a place to be resolved.

Were you or a loved one injured in a crash and have questions about these 4 things you need to know about a car accident? Contact our experienced Alabama Car Accident Attorney, Jacob Maples today for a confidential consultation and legal case evaluation.