1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
3. Your Accident.com lawyer reaches out immediately to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
Accident.com lawyers do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
Alabama is among the few states that adhere to contributory negligence rules for personal injury cases. This means if you are found at fault to any extent, compensation will not be granted for your injuries. Be mindful that insurance companies may refer to this rule to induce your acceptance of a low settlement.
Alabama's guest passenger law makes it so you generally can not file a claim if you were the passenger in the accident. However, there are two exceptions. First, the law states that if the driver caused the accident through "willful or wanton misconduct", for instance, texting while driving, you can still file a claim. Additionally, you can still file a claim if the driver of the vehicle was paid.
Caps on the number of damages you can demand in a Personal Injury claim has been ruled unconstitutional by Alabama's state Supreme Court. This means there is no restricting limit to damages you can claim for your injury. However, in Alabama, the cap on punitive damages is limited to a maximum of three times the compensation for compensating damage, and up to 1.5 million for serious injuries. The cap for personal injury cases against state or local municipality is $100,000.
For the Accident.com founders, that question was: “Why is getting paid by insurance companies such a frustrating experience?" Frustrating is an understatement. Navigating the world of insurance is confusing, stressful and a step backward in time (hello, call centers). Even when they know they are covered, people know insurance companies make more money if they pay you less.
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