You don’t speed. You fasten your seat belt every time. You don’t even use your phone while driving, and yet, you ended up in a car wreck caused by another driver who was impaired by alcohol. Now you are left with serious injuries, massive medical bills and you are unable to work. Fortunately, our civil justice system provides a way for you to take legal action against the negligent driver who caused the crash where you were injured.
At Mezrano Law Firm, helping injured people recover compensation after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence is what we do. We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to win for you. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident injury case today. You will never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
While a motor vehicle is a complex piece of equipment, it is very simple to operate. The most important safety feature in a vehicle is the driver’s attention. Driver error, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for about 94% of traffic crashes. Here’s a list of some of the different ways human error causes car accidents, and the other causes not directly related to driver error:
There may be endless ways in which cars can smash into each other and cause massive injuries and property damage.
The following are a few of the general categories of car accidents:
Distracted driving is a type of driver error – a deadly one. Trusted Choice Insurance reports that Alabama has the second highest rate of fatal car accidents in the country. Distracted driving caused 40 deaths in 2017. And, 43 percent of Alabama teens self-report texting behind the wheel. Even though the state banned texting and driving in 2012, the statistics show distracted driving is still a problem.
Anything a driver does behind the wheel that takes their attention away from the task of operating the vehicle is considered distracted driving. This includes basic and mundane tasks most of us don’t think about twice – but they indeed take our minds off the road. Activities like firing off a quick text, talking on the phone, adjusting the GPS, checking makeup or eating are all good examples of distracted driving.
After a car accident injury, the injured person, the plaintiff, must prove that the car accident which caused their injury was the fault of another party. Three types of car accident claims include:
If you are hit by a negligent driver who works for the county, your timelines to file a claim are much shorter. Instead of the general two years, you only have six months to file a claim. Furthermore, it is important to note that different cities have different rules. For example, both Birmingham and Montgomery require you to file paperwork with their city offices before you do anything else.
If your claim is denied, however, don’t give up: you may still be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
When human bodies are involved in a collision of motor vehicles, the outcome is often devastating. There are endless ways a body can be injured in a car wreck, but here are some examples of car accident injures that often occur:
Before you can hope to recover compensation for your car accident injury, you must first prove that it was the fault of the other driver that caused your injury. This will require a careful investigation of the accident, interviewing witnesses, reconstructing the accident, proving who is at fault and then preparing a strong case for compensation for your injuries.
An experienced Alabama car accident lawyer handles all these tasks and more on your behalf, negotiates with the other insurance company and fights for fair compensation for you. A car accident lawyer will almost always be able to recover more compensation than you would be able to on your own simply because of their knowledge and experience in handling these cases and being able to determine the value of your case without falling for the insurance company’s initial lowball offer.
When you are dealing with a car accident lawyer from Mezrano Law Firm, our intention is to win you case, not just settle with the insurance company. Even as we are preparing a demand package for you, we are preparing to litigate if it is required.
A car accident injury is another form of stress in your life. We take on the legal challenge so that you can focus on recuperating from your injury and getting back to your normal life. Because we get paid only when we win compensation for you, we are doubly inspired to work hard to recover as much compensation as we can on your behalf.
According to Drive Safe Alabama’s most recent data, there’s a traffic crash reported about every 200 seconds, and someone is injured in a crash every 11 minutes. Maybe that’s why Alabama drivers have, on average, more than a one-in-three chance of being seriously hurt or even killed in a wreck. Here are some other facts and statistics you should know:
While this is a common question that new clients ask, it is not a question we can answer at the outset of the case. There are so many factors that contribute to what a case is worth, but no one will know the full extent of them in the beginning of the case. Factors such as the extent of your injuries, how much pain the injury is causing you, whether the injury will keep you from being able to work, the amount of your medical bills, wage and benefits lost all determine the value of your case.
Although we can’t tell you at your initial consultation how much you might expect to recover, we will review your case and offer sound, legal advice about how you might proceed given the present facts. You can rely on our trusted representation, and our willingness to fight for the best possible outcome for you.
The Alabama car accident attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm take cases on contingency. Because of this, you will not pay attorney fees up front. Instead, we advance the costs of your case and pursue compensation for you. We get paid our attorney fees as a percentage of your total settlement amount or the jury verdict.
This arrangement creates a win-win for the attorney and the client. We are in this together, and we have a strong incentive to fight to recover the most compensation possible for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, Mezrano Law Firm needs to be your first call. Our experienced Alabama car accident injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state with offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Florence, Gadsden, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. You are encouraged to call 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form and schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer.
If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today to learn more.