Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defects, including poorly placed trees and utility poles, can cause serious accidents. If you haven’t brought a personal injury claim because you didn’t think there was another driver to blame, contact us to evaluate other potential defendants.
North Alabama and Tennessee
Car Accident and Trucking Accident Lawyers
A car accident or trucking accident can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. When it is caused by negligence, whether by another driver or by improper maintenance, poorly placed utility pools, signs or other factors, you have a right to fair compensation. The Huntsville, Alabama, car accident and trucking accident lawyers of Wolfe, Jones, Wolfe, Hancock, Daniel & South, LLC have been fighting for just compensation for people like you for more than 66 years. Wayne Wolfe, the firm’s leading trial attorney in personal injury law, has a record of more than 130 million dollars in settlements and verdicts.
After an unexpected crisis, it can be hard to see past the immediate needs of medical expenses, physical and mental recovery and lost wages. A serious car accident or trucking accident can have long-lasting impacts, including your ability to support yourself or your family and to restore the life you had before the accident. Without an attorney to represent you, insurance companies may deny your right to the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys do not represent insurance companies, but rather have chosen to represent individuals harmed by insurance company tactics.
It is important to take action in a timely manner after an accident and essential to find the right attorney. Seniority, respect, and experience matter. Your choice of attorney can make the difference between hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars in a settlement or verdict. Our attorneys have an excellent reputation and proven track record in the Alabama court system. In addition, they have an outstanding reputation with their clients of being down to earth, hard-working and tough on opposing insurance companies and corporations.
Contact the Alabama car accident and trucking accident attorneys of Wolfe, Jones, Wolfe, Hancock, Daniel & South, LLC to arrange an initial consultation about a personal injury accident in Alabama or Tennessee. Consultations are free of charge.
Car Accidents and Trucking Accidents – An Overview
Car accidents and trucking accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Contact an attorney to find out more.
When you have been in an auto accident, you may have a sense of who caused it. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.
Auto Accident Injuries and Compensation
Our attorneys have tried and resolved hundreds of automobile accident cases. Unlike many attorneys, they will actually go to the courtroom and try their clients’ cases if necessary. They are not young and inexperienced. They have been recognized in their specialties, both state-wide and nationally, and have received recognition for obtaining the highest possible peer rating, AV Preeminent. You can trust experience and credibility.
Insurance Claim Dos and Don’ts
When you need to make an auto insurance claim, you should proceed with care. Your actions may have a significant influence on the amount of compensation you receive. Contact an attorney to learn more.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
When a driver refuses or is unable to carry proper motor vehicle insurance, that driver puts more than just himself or herself at risk. If the driver injures another person, the insurance may be inadequate to cover the damages. Injured parties, however, may be covered by their own insurance policies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage protects accident victims in these cases. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it is important to contact an attorney to create a plan of action. There are some very confusing, and sometimes tricky, rules that must be followed to collect uninsured or underinsured coverage. You can forfeit coverages if the proper steps are not followed.
When a driver has been in an accident, no-fault auto insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who was at fault. Not every state has a no-fault insurance structure, but those that do have very specific laws governing when, how much and for how long the injured party may collect. Consult with an attorney to discuss how your state views fault and to determine how the laws may affect your right to recover damages for injuries.
What to Do If You Are in an Accident
When you are in an accident, you have immediate, important decisions to make. For the crucial decisions you have to make, consult with an attorney.
|Car Accidents and Trucking Accidents Resource Links
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The NHTSA is a government agency dedicated to making American roads safer for travelers.
National Safety Council
The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization, provides links and articles on topics like seat belt use, safe driving for teenagers and reducing car crashes.
US Department of Transportation (DOT)
The Department of Transportation is a federal agency focusing on policy and lawmaking to ensure safer US travel.
MedlinePlus: Motor Vehicle Safety
This Web site, from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, offers information on preventing car crashes, stating that about every 12 minutes, someone in America dies from an auto accident.Read More