Mountain Brook, Alabama Car Accident Attorneys

Physical injuries from a car accident can be devastating and negatively impact a person’s entire life in many ways. Based on recent data, typical Alabama drivers—including those who live in Mountain Brook—have a 40%, or better, chance of being involved in a car accident that causes injury or death over their lifetimes. The probability of any given Alabama driver being in some kind of car wreck accident during their lifetime is 90%. Without the help of the skilled Mountain Brook car accident attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C., injury victims in Mountain Brook and its surrounding areas may not receive the compensation they deserve and need following an accident.

Hiring a skilled and experienced car accident attorney is the key to navigating injury claims and maximizing your settlement with the involved insurance companies. The Mountain Brook car accident attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. specialize in handling all aspects of a car accident case, whether it be a fender bender or a catastrophic accident. For years, our attorneys have been standing up to large automobile insurance companies and recovering full compensation for our clients including recoveries for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent scarring and impairment.

If you or someone you love has been injured in any type of a car accident in or around Mountain Brook, Alabama, then the choice is easy. You should always trust the Mountain Brook car accident attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC to handle your claim. Our entire team of attorneys and staff are local and provide a personal, unparalleled touch to each claim. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you. You will never get a bill or invoice from our law firm. So, you have nothing to lose. Contact us for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation today. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.

Car Accidents in Alabama by the Numbers

A vast majority of vehicles involved in car accidents in Alabama are passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. The breakdown by percentage is below.

  • Passenger Car: 47.8%
  • Pickup and SUV: 42.7%
  • Truck: 4.2%
  • Van: 3.4%
  • Motorcycle/Moped: .6%
  • Other: 1.3%

Car accidents can occur in many different ways. The accident is not always the result of a vehicle-on-vehicle type collision. Many accidents involved single car accidents, hitting fixed or roadside objects, pedestrian and bicycle related incidents and more. Of course, a vast majority of fatalities are caused by the classic car accident, in which a car hits another car. Here is a breakdown of recent data showing how car related accidents typically occur:

  • Hit Other Vehicle: Total (103,904), Fatalities (428)
  • Hit Fixed Object or Other Object: Total (16,365), Fatalities (299)
  • Hit Pedestrian: Total (605), Fatalities (75)
  • Overturning: Total (1,193), Fatalities (32)
  • Hit Parked Vehicle: Total (6,180), Fatalities (12)
  • Hit Bicyclist: Total (166), Fatalities (9)
  • Hit Railway Train: Total (75), Fatalities (2)
  • Hit Animal: Total (3,265), Fatalities (1)
  • All Other: Total (12,164), Fatalities (123)
Holding a Negligent Driver and His Insurance Responsible

A victim of a negligent driver in Mountain Brook can and should hold the negligent driver responsible for any personal injury related to the accident. While some accidents can be traced to mechanical failure, poor weather, or wildlife in the road, a vast majority of car accidents are a direct result of another driver’s negligent or careless behavior behind the wheel. Unfortunately, your injury may prevent you from being able to work, making it difficult to pay mounting medical bills while continuing to support your family and pay for the normal household bills. Several factors come into play when obtaining maximum compensation for our clients. Some of what comes into play and where our attorneys excel is in the following areas:

  • Replacement of Lost Income: You may need to take time off from work during your recovery. If your injury impacts your ability to earn income for days, weeks, months or even years, or even permanently, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, as well as future lost wages. Our attorneys can evaluate a potential lost wage claim and have decades of experience recovering compensation for past and future lost wages. Moreover, your injury may be such that you have lost access to certain jobs in the market because of a permanent impairment or disabling injury. Loss of access to the job market is also a compensable injury that our attorneys will assess and pursue if appropriate.
  • Payment for Medical Expenses: From emergency care to ongoing treatments, you may be able to collect payment for present and future health care costs related to your injury. In addition to the expense of hospitalization and/or surgery, your compensation may cover the costs of prescriptions, assistive devices, physical therapy, and follow-up care. Many clients have health insurance that pays or satisfies their medical bills following an accident. If so, this is great news on the one hand but bad news on the other. When a health insurance company pays or satisfies your medical bills, it is entitled to reimbursement of a portion of what it paid to satisfy your bills from any settlement in your car accident claim. This is known as the right of subrogation. Our attorneys are experienced in reducing, and sometimes completely eliminating, what has to be paid back to health insurance companies from your settlement.
  • Pain and Suffering: Your life may never be the same after your injury from the physical pain of the injury itself to the potential for lifelong disability or disfigurement. The law may hold the at-fault party responsible for the damage done to your general well-being, your stress level, and your traumatic response to the event. Our attorneys have a unique and successful approach towards proving your pain and suffering and emotional distress. From other family members, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other healthcare providers, our attorneys will present your emotional distress and pain and suffering to a jury or insurance claims adjuster in a compelling, very convincing way so that they truly understand and appreciate what you have gone though and experienced from the car accident.
Don’t Let Large Insurance Companies Take Advantage of You

Rest assured, the insurance company for the at-fault party will have attorneys working immediately following the accident. Don’t be fooled: the insurance adjuster is not on your side. Do not speak to the adjuster or offer any type of statement. The at-fault party and its insurance company do not have your best interest at heart and will work to pay you as little compensation as possible for your injuries and emotional distress. The at-fault insurance company’s goal is to get you to settle your claim and sign a settlement and release agreement. If you sign a settlement and release agreement, then your case is over and you will never get any further payment or compensation for your injuries. This is why it is so crucial to hire our Mountain Brook car accident attorneys who have decades of experience handling insurance companies and ensuring our clients are compensated fully.

How Can You Help Us Fight the Insurance Company?

Please note that our attorneys will investigate your car accident thoroughly, order and review your medical records, review employment records and document any lost wage claim, and hire experts for a variety of reasons to prove your claim. However, you may also want to capture pertinent information that can only be found at the scene of the accident or shortly thereafter. This will help our attorneys piece together the full picture of how the accident happened. Below is a list of things to consider doing should you be in a car accident in Mountain Brook or its surrounding areas.

  • Take photos of the vehicles involved, including damage to the vehicles.
  • Take photos of any markings on the road or of the road conditions.
  • Photograph any visible injuries.
  • Gather contact information for any witnesses.
  • Exchange information with the other driver.
  • Gather the name and information of the investigating officer.
  • If you are in pain, take an ambulance to the emergency room.
  • If you experience pain the next day, go immediately to the emergency room or to your personal physician.
Failure to Get Medical Treatment – it Will Cost You

One of the biggest mistakes we see injured victims make is not getting medical treatment right after a car accident. Significant delays in getting medical treatment will cost you. The longer you wait to get checked out by a doctor or register your complaints of pain and discomfort with a doctor, the more likely it is that the insurance company for the at-fault driver will deny your claim or contend that your injuries were not caused by the car accident. The insurance company will argue that if you were really injured in the car accident, you would have gotten treatment closer in time to the accident. Delays in medical treatment really put your claim and your attorney at a disadvantage when pursuing these claims so don’t wait, get treatment.

Mountain Brook Car Accident Attorneys Here for You

A car accident can certainly be a life-changing event, but the Mountain Brook car accident attorneys are here to help you get your life back on track and in proper order. We will handle the claim and the at-fault insurance company while you recover. Remember, we DO NOT get paid unless we recover money for you. Call us for a FREE and CONFIDEINTIAL consultation at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600, or contact us online here.

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