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Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Alabama and Georgia. When people are injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s carelessness, an experienced auto accident lawyer can guide them through the confusing process of recovering compensation for their injuries.
The car accident lawyers at Jinks Crow have more than 40 years of experience and have handled auto accident cases for clients throughout the states of Alabama and Georgia. If you have been injured or lost a family member in an auto accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
What damages am I entitled to as a result of my car accident?
Whoever can be shown as responsible or liable for the car accident can be held responsible for the damages caused as a result. Such damages include punitive damages, in some cases, and compensatory damages such as:
Any out-of-pocket expenses
Emergency room bills
Physical pain, suffering, or mental anguish
An experienced car wreck lawyer can help ensure that you receive compensation for all of the damages to which you are entitled.
Car Accident Lawsuits Can be Complicated
The cause of an auto accident or injury is the major factor in determining what kind of lawsuit a plaintiff should bring. Sometimes the accident is the fault of another driver. Other times it may have arisen from a misplaced road sign or a defect with the road itself. Some accidents
can be traced to a defective component or lack of crashworthiness in one of the cars involved.
Whether multi-car or single-vehicle, determining the cause of the accident or injury is an essential first step in seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a car wreck.
Some car accident claims are best litigated as wrongful death or personal injury suits under a negligence theory of liability. In those cases, the plaintiff must prove that another person’s failure to exercise reasonable care caused the injuries at issue. Others may be brought as a defective product case, in which a plaintiff must prove that a defective car component caused the injury. Plaintiffs in both personal injury and product liability suits may recover compensatory damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Wrongful death plaintiffs may seek only punitive damages in Alabama.
How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit?
Every state has a statute of limitations that applies to claims that occur within that state. While most are two years, some states have a one-year statute of limitations. Every claim must be brought within the statute of limitations, which means that a personal injury lawsuit should be investigated as soon as possible to determine which statute of limitations applies, and a wrongful death lawsuit must usually be brought within 1-2 years of the victim’s date of death.
We can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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