According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, an automobile accident occurs every 254 seconds, a victim is injured every 15 minutes, and a fatality occurs every 10 hours. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are seeking compensation, you need an experienced team behind you. The auto accident lawyers at Moore Law Firm have over 30 years of experience and will guide you step-by-step through the legal process.
How to Respond in a Car Accident
Being involved in an auto accident can be quite traumatic. Often, people panic and are unsure about what steps they should take. At Moore Law firm, we advise our clients to assess the damage and call 911. Check to see if anyone is injured and explain the situation to the best of your ability to the operator. If you are unsure if the occupants in the other vehicle are injured, then relay this information to the operator and ask them to send emergency personnel, just in case. Never exchange information without a police officer present. Even if the accident is on private property and the other person takes fault for the accident, don’t trust that they will take care of everything.
Get Contact Information for Witnesses
After the initial steps are taken, we advise our clients to check for witnesses, take photos of the scene, and gather their insurance information. Accident victims often fail to properly document what happens at the scene of a wreck, which can negatively affect the case. It is always better to have pictures of the accident scene and contact information for independent witnesses who can verify your account of what happened.
Call Moore Law Firm
The third step in this process is contacting a car accident lawyer. Victims often fail to realize how vital legal counsel is when processing claims. Even seemingly simple claims can prove misleading. Claims are often disputed or denied, and insurance adjusters are often misleading by offering low settlement amounts or getting injury victims to sign releases, which bars any future injury claim. Furthermore, there are insurance policy issues, coverage questions, and medical subrogation liens that are very important in settling a case. If these are not handled correctly, it could lead to a judgment against you personally. At Moore Law Firm, we can help you find answers and understand your legal options.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Hiring an experienced auto accident lawyer is crucial. Many insurance companies won’t take your injuries seriously until you do so. In fact, the value of your case typically increases once you’ve partnered with a skilled lawyer. Since we represent clients following accidents with motorcycles, 18-wheelers, and uninsured motorists, we have a firm grasp of the laws that govern automobile collisions. Contact Moore Law Firm today for your free, straightforward case evaluation.