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Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers

Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers (1)

Helping car crash victims throughout Alabama

Birmingham is the most populous city in Alabama. Our rich history has always lent itself to a steady stream of tourists. All of those cars, however, increase your risk of getting into a wreck. When you get into a car accident, you deserve some of the best Birmingham car accident lawyers from Mezrano Law Firm. Give us a call to find out how we can help.

Need legal assistance?

Call us at (205) 654-8146 24/7 to arrange to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case, or contact us through the website today.

How Much Does a Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

At Mezrano Law Firm, we work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation with a child injury lawyer. At Mezrano Law Firm, we offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas such as:

Do I need a Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer?

If you get into a wreck, you might be tempted to accept whatever the insurance company offers and go your way. We strongly caution against this. Remember that your insurance company’s only goal is to make money. As such, they will offer you the least amount of compensation they can. Most insurance companies in Alabama use a Colossus program to calculate their offer, which routinely leads to lowball offers.

Hiring a lawyer will ensure a higher compensation if you have been injured in a car accident. At Mezrano Law Firm, we won’t accept an unfair, unjust settlement from your insurance company to close your case. We make it a point to prepare every case we take for a trial because our willingness to go to court often leads to a better initial settlement offer for our clients. Because we’re used to the lowball offers Colossus puts out, we know how to build a case that proves the software’s calculations were unfair and incorrect. Dealing with your insurance company is part of our job, but we do much more than that for our clients. Just some of the ways we serve our clients are:

  • Help you get a tow truck and a rental car if you need one.
  • Make sure you get the medical care you need and help you find the right neurologists, imaging centers, and chiropractors.
  • Work with your doctors to ensure that your medical records are up-to-date.
  • Team up with outside experts, like financial planners or counselors, to ensure you have a plan for moving forward.
  • Interview witnesses, take depositions, and work with accident reconstructionists to show how someone else’s negligence caused your collision.

At Mezrano Law Firm, you’re not just a client but a family. So we protect you and your loved ones from the start.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Car Accident Claim?

Under the law, you have two years from the day you were injured or could have reasonably known you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit. You must seek legal representation quickly after a car accident because time isn’t on your side.

Filing a Claim Against Jefferson County

Over the past few years, Mezrano Law Firm has successfully represented multiple clients in claims against Jefferson County. Some of those claims involved car crashes with county vehicles, including police cars and garbage trucks. Some defective roadways cause drivers to skid out, even when doing nothing wrong. Claims against municipalities have a six-month statute of limitations. Claims against the county have a one-year statute of limitations, so if you were hurt on a dangerous road, or hit by a county vehicle, call us immediately.

How Much is My Birmingham Car Accident Case Worth?

Based on the initial meeting, every case is different, so there is no way to tell just how much your car accident claim will be worth. In many cases, the full extent of your injuries may not arise until a few days after the accident. You might be entitled to three different types of damages:

  • Economic damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages

How Contributory Negligence Can Affect Your Claim

Alabama has contributory negligence, which means if you are found to be 1% at fault for your accident, you cannot get damages awarded. So whatever you do after a crash, do NOT admit any fault or role in the accident. Instead, call us and schedule a free consultation, and we can help you determine a path forward.

What Happens if the Negligent Driver is Uninsured/Underinsured?

The state only requires $25,000 in liability coverage. That is probably enough coverage for a collision with minor property damage and no injuries. However, for an accident where you sustain a TBI, break a bone, or end up with injuries that require an inpatient hospital stay, it will not even begin to scratch the surface of what you need.

Fast Facts About Alabama Car Crashes

In 2016, there was a car crash every 3 minutes and 22 seconds, according to Drive Safe Alabama. Per their research, “typical drivers in Alabama have greater than a one in three chance of involvement in an injury or fatal crash operating a vehicle over their lifetimes.”

Birmingham had 18,329 car accidents – 4,250 which led to injuries, 44 which were fatal – in 2016. There were more car crashes in Birmingham than in any other city in Alabama. The only city close was Mobile, and Birmingham had 7,000 more accidents that year than Mobile. So we had the most significant number of injuries, and the most fatalities, too. The moral of this story is that driving in Birmingham can be dangerous.

Did You Know?

“The probability of individuals being in a crash of any severity during their lifetimes is greater than 98%.” – Drive Safe Alabama.

Leading Causes of Car Accidents

No matter where you are – on I-65 in Hoover, on Us 11 in Bessemer, even taking in the view from the Easley Bridge in Oneonta – the most significant risk you face is another driver. This is because driver error is the leading cause of collisions. Driving in Alabama isn’t just about being safe on the road; it’s about keeping an eye on everyone else, too.

The leading causes of car accidents in Birmingham are:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drowsy driving
  • Aggressive driving

Hit by Another Driver in Birmingham? Give us a call.

At Mezrano Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting car accident victims and their families. Our Birmingham injury attorneys will fight for your future. To learn more about what we do, who we serve, and how we can help, please call 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form.
If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today to learn more.

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