Tuscaloosa Auto Accident / Car Wreck Lawyer
Helping The Injured
Car accidents can not only result in a serious injury for you or a loved one, but are also very inconvenient in your daily life. Not only can they result in a physically grueling recovery, but potentially losing your vehicle can seriously get in the way of you or your family’s everyday lives. If you or someone in your family finds themselves seriously hurt or even killed as a result of an auto accident, the result can be emotionally and financially devastating. The psychological trauma that also may result can hurt your own confidence as a driver, even if it wasn’t your fault. Thankfully, a skilled attorney will help you to get the maximum payout that you deserve. We want to make sure you are confident enough to get back behind the wheel again after a full physical and financial recovery and will do everything in our power to make that happen.
What types of auto accidents qualify me for a claim?
There are many different kinds of auto accidents, but there is no question that the recovery process can be very difficult for all of them. Some auto accidents you may want to pursue a case for include:
- A rear-end collision occurs when a driver hits your vehicle from behind with their own. These can occur as a result of tailgating, distracted driving, or sudden deceleration from the driver in front. The is the most common collision and is almost always legally considered the fault of the rear driver.
Front-End / Head-On Collision
- You could very well wind up in a front-end or head-on collusion, which occurs when two vehicles collide at the front end whilst going in opposite directions. These are usually the result of lane departures, as the driver at fault may fail to stay in their own lane for various reasons. These collisions are often fatal or can result in serious damage to the skull, neck and brain.
Side-Impact Collision (T-Boning)
- Side collisions are when another vehicle makes impact with your own at the side. These often occur in intersections when the driver at fault fails to yield to another.
- A sideswipe is the term used to describe when one vehicle makes contact with the side of another. These can occur when one or both vehicles are in motion. They are often the result of failure to remain in one’s lane and can also occur from improper lane changes. They can also occur if the vehicle at fault drives too close to a parked car. These accidents are usually attributed to distracted or impaired driving.
- Like front-end collisions, these accidents are often fatal. A rollover collision occurs when a vehicle is forced onto its side or its roof. A “tripped” rollover occurs when it is caused by a collision with another object or vehicle.
- A true nightmare scenario, a vehicular pileup occurs when multiple cars are involved in an accident. These often occur at high-speed, high-capacity areas such as highways. They are usually the result of a single collision and occur following the initial accident when other drivers subsequently cannot react fast enough to avoid colliding with other vehicles. They are often the result of other external factors, such as dangerous weather or poor road conditions.
You are highly encouraged to file a claim if the individual who wronged you is guilty of any of the following:
- Driver Error
- Distracted Driving
- Intoxicated or Reckless Driving
- Ignoring Traffic Signals
- Improper Turns or Lane Changes
What kinds of injuries can result from an auto accident?
The most obvious consequence of being involved in an auto accident is the resulting physical damage that can very likely occur. Car accidents are not only dangerous to the vehicle itself, but it is also very likely that those involved could be seriously injured or even killed. Several different kinds of physical injury that may result from a car accident include:
- Head or Brain Trauma
- Fractured Skull
- Broken Bones
- Cracked or Broken Ribs
- Internal Bleeding
It is also important to keep in mind that a car accident can not only effect you physically, but psychologically as well. Despite the accident not being you fault, the resulting trauma could hurt your own confidence as a driver in the future. You might also feel guilty if you or a loved one are seriously hurt in a car crash while you are behind the wheel. Emotional and psychological distress, while not visible, are results that may have a lasting impact following an accident.
When should I take action?
Take action as soon as you can. Although different states require different statutes of limitations for filing a claim, most states grant you with several years to move forward with seeking a financial payout. The being said, it is important to take action as soon as possible; while the physical recovery process can be long and difficult, it is absolutely necessary to establish your case in a very time-efficient manner.
Filing the claim early can be beneficial in many ways. If your vehicle is seriously damaged in an accident, immediate action should be taken in order to use the visible damage as evidence in order to further push your case. You should contact us as soon as possible in order to learn more about when to pursue compensation.
Settle Your Claim in the Easy Way Possible
Although some cases can lead to trial, your claim can also be settled out-of-court. This is often a preferred route for many who wish to pursue a claim, as it can bring a swift end to what may very well be a rather strenuous legal process and could also result in a higher, more immediate payout.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, injured or involved in a serious auto / car accident, contact Attorney Jason C. Neff for help! We will work hard to help you get the justice and compensation that YOU deserve!
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