Montgomery, Alabama Car Accident Attorney
A car accident in Montgomery, Alabama, can change your life in an instant. One moment you’re driving through Montgomery County and the next you’re wondering if life will ever be the same.
At Martinson & Beason, P.C., we know what you’re going through. Having served our neighbors all across Alabama since 1937, we’ve seen the impact a car accident can have on families just like yours. You’re dealing with much more than physical pain—you’re emotionally stressed and financially burdened by medical expenses.
That’s why we’re here to help.
You deserve a team on your side who understands your needs and wants to fight for your well-being. Let us work to obtain compensation for you while you focus on what matters most: healing.
I was in a Car Accident. What Do I Do Now?
Whether your accident occurred in Montgomery or anywhere else in the U.S., there are several steps you should take to ensure your safety and well-being. The most important and first thing you should do is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Your health is the biggest priority, so it’s critical that you tell the medical professional everything, even the things you think are not significant.
Accidents are stressful events for everyone, whether this is your first or your fifth. The addition of severe injuries can make you feel even more overwhelmed. As personal injury attorneys, we’ve seen how the effects of a car accident can take a toll on families like yours. We understand how anxious you must be feeling at a time like this.
That being said, there are several other things you should and should not do if you’ve been in a car accident:
- Take note of what time the accident occurred, if you’re able.
- Contact police and emergency personnel.
- Collect the contact information of witnesses if there are any and you are able.
- Document all of your injuries and property damages that resulted from the accident. This means saving receipts and medical bills related to the accident, taking photographs of your injuries as the progress and heal, and keeping track of the time you had to take of work as the result of your injuries.
- Make apologies at the scene of the accident.
- Give statements to anyone other than the police before speaking with an attorney.
- Sign a claim or anything that releases you from liability before speaking with an attorney.
Do I Actually Need an Attorney?
The answer to this question is largely dependent on your personal circumstance. If your Montgomery, AL car accident only resulted in property damage, a car accident attorney may not be able to do much more for you than your insurance company could.
But should your accident result in significant injuries, lost wages, and steep medical bills to you or your loved one, contacting an attorney is in your best interest. An Alabama car accident attorney can help you recover compensation that can make a huge difference in your family’s financial future and well-being. This compensation could include damages for:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Medical bills
- Cost of future medical care
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contributory negligence is also taken into account when determining your compensation for your injuries and damages in the state of Alabama. Under this law, you will most likely be barred from receiving compensation if you were even 1 percent at fault for the accident. However, it is important that you contact an Alabama car accident attorney and let him or her examine the particulars of your case. You may think all is lost when really you may have a chance.
Serving Alabama—and You—for 75 Years and Counting
When you work with the attorneys at Martinson & Beason, P.C., you work with a team that cares about you. We serve our car accident injury clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge you anything unless we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys hold themselves to the highest ethical and confidentiality standards. At the end of the day, you can rest assured that as our client, you will always have our respect, dedication, and attention. Do not attempt to get through this time alone—contact us today.
Personal Injury in Montgomery, AL
An injury can and does happen to anyone in Montgomery and throughout Alabama. The wrongful actions of someone can severely harm another person, either by outright neglect in the case of nursing home abuse, or due to an accident, such as a car accident, slip and fall accident, or an accident caused by a malfunctioning device.
Injuries from these circumstances can be disastrous, and they are often made worse by the fact that they could have been prevented. Frequently, the injury’s effects last long after the physical wound has healed. Most often, victims are hit harder by the financial and lifestyle ramifications: the financial welfare of the victim and their family is dealt a harsh blow by the high expenses of medical care as well as the loss of income from days off work. Victims could be paying off these costs for months or years after the injury has healed. In addition, adverse changes to the victim’s lifestyle can be present long after the injury. A severe injury can prevent the victims from enjoying the many activities that Montgomery has to offer and can prohibit them from living as they would normally.
Wrongful Death Caused by Car Accident
Unfortunately, Montgomery is also known as the site of many accidents and accident-related injuries and deaths because of its size and population. Car accidents, in particular, stand out as one of the leading causes of death for all Americans. In Montgomery in 2008, 8,171 crashes occurred, resulting in 17 deaths. Motor vehicle accidents are not the only circumstances under which someone can be wrongfully killed, however. Each year, thousands of Americans are killed in accidents caused by defective products, in falls, and in cases of nursing home abuse.
If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are going through one of the most painful periods a person can experience in life. At Martinson & Beason, P.C., we have handled many cases with families who have experienced similar losses, and we understand the grief that you are feeling. Let us help you seek justice and fair compensation for you. Our Montgomery, AL wrongful death lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain a just recovery from the responsible party, which can give you relief and allow you to ease the emotional and financial burden of your loss.
For a free consultation with a compassionate, skilled attorney, contact Martinson & Beason, P.C. today.
Montgomery, AL Motorcycle Accident Attorney
As one of the largest cities in our state, Montgomery sees its fair share of motorcycle accidents. In 2011, 7,715 crashes occurred in Montgomery, many of them involving motorcycles. In the entire state of Alabama, there were 1,925 motorcycle accidents in the same year. Sadly, the vast majority of these accidents caused injuries, at 1,438.1 Injuries from motorcycle accidents are so common in part because there is relatively little standing between the motorcyclist and the pavement or car. This is also why the injuries to riders can be so devastating.
Common injuries that may happen during a motorcycle wreck include concussions, head injuries, brain injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, road rash, and injuries to the legs and arms. Some of these injuries, such as road rash, can be prevented by wearing safety gear; however, the majority are nearly impossible to fully avoid. Similarly, it can be almost impossible to predict and avoid an accident with another car. You can only drive as safely as possible and stay vigilant of nearby traffic.
At Martinson & Beason, P.C., we’ve helped numerous injured individuals and their families navigate the complex legal issues surrounding a motorcycle accident. We’ve assisted clients in Montgomery, Montgomery County, and throughout Alabama, working to get them the best legal outcome possible: the compensation they need to support themselves and their families.
We would be glad to discuss how our experienced Montgomery, AL motorcycle accident attorneys can help you after your motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident because of the negligence of another driver, contact us today.