Motor Vehicle Accidents
Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents can be incredibly harrowing times. This is especially true if you or a loved one were injured during the accident and are facing a tough road to recovery. In these cases, it can be easy to look at the different insurance providers involved and opt for whatever settlement comes your way, but the fact of the matter is that this could be a mistake. An insurance provider will often attempt to offer the lowest settlement amount possible because they are depending on your desire to simply rest and recover rather than fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to recover your financial expenses. In order to determine if you have a case and to craft the best approach possible you need an attorney with accident and injury law experience. At Gaines LLC, we have knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who understand how personal injury and accident law works. We work passionately to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve as quickly and easily as possible.
Car Accident Claims
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you might be wondering exactly where to go from here. On a practical level, the first thing you should do is stop. While many people believe that it is morally right to stop after an accident, they might not be aware that it is actually state law to do so if the accident in question causes damage to any vehicle. Exchange your insurance and driver’s license information with the other party.
The next thing you should do is seek medical attention. Pay attention to your body and how it is reacting after the accident. Even if you don’t immediately feel as though you have been injured, you could very well find a few days later that you have a sore neck or back. Sometimes it takes injuries awhile to show up. Seek medical attention as quickly as possible and do not write anything off as “too simple” to seek medical attention. Keep detailed records of your expenses, your damages, your visits to the hospital or doctor’s office, your diagnoses, and any potential treatment options that your doctor mentions. This information will come in handy when the time comes to file your case.
One of the trickiest parts to any personal injury car accident case is proving fault. Sometimes this might be an easy step, but often it proves to be far trickier than you might imagine. In order to help you navigate the applicable laws and determine exactly who was at fault for the accident and to what degree, you should consider speaking with an experienced attorney for advice. They can help look through witness’ statements, photographs of your injuries, damages, and the scene, police reports, and medical records to determine who is at fault and how much you deserve in compensation.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been victim to a motorcycle accident, you might find yourselves a bit unsure as to how you should proceed. This can be a confusing situation and it’s perfectly fine to need some help. You should know that there is a possibility that you could recover your damages from the accident if the other driver was at fault. This could greatly help ease the financial burden that is often present after these types of accidents, not to mention alleviate some of the stress that missing work and being injured can bring. The best thing you can do at this point is to reach out to an experienced attorney who understands motorcycle accident law.
Motorcycle Accidents & Fault
When it comes to many motorcycle accidents, the question of fault is a relatively easy one to lay to rest. While motorcyclists can absolutely cause accidents and bear fault, the majority of cases find that fault rests with the operators of passenger vehicles. Drivers are often simply not aware as to how they should properly share the road with motorcyclists, which can lead to dangerous conditions and extreme negligence. This, in turn, causes serious accidents that can have life-long consequences for everyone involved.
When to Call a Lawyer?
One common question about motorcycle accidents is when to contact an attorney. The very first thing you do when you are in an accident is ensure that yourself and your loved ones are okay. Seek medical attention and take care of yourself. But before too long, you want to reach out to an experienced attorney to start your claim. While there are a few reasons for this, perhaps the most important of them is that it is actually incredibly easy to say something to insurance providers that will damage your case – and the people questioning you know it, and will purposefully ask you questions that are designed to obtain specific answers.
Instead of dealing with insurance companies on your own, let an attorney handle everything for you. They understand how the law works and are able to speak with insurance companies on your behalf. Not only does this help ease the stress that you might be experiencing during this time, but it will also help ensure that you do not accidentally damage your case.
In addition to the above, it is a good idea to reach out to an attorney as quickly as possible because you have a set amount of time within which you can file a motorcycle accident claim. Contact us to learn more.
Truck Accident Attorneys
It might not immediately seem like it, but the road is full of trucks. From delivery trucks to garbage trucks and even semi-trucks, you often ace trucks of all sizes and types while driving every day. And it might not seem like something worthy of note until you end up in an accident with one of them. When that happens, you might find that you or a loved one have been injured and need help. The best thing to do at this point is to reach out to an experienced attorney who can help you throughout your truck accident claims process.
We work tirelessly for our clients so that they can focus on recovering and feeling better, and we will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible.
The Type of Truck Matters
In other types of traffic accidents, the kind of vehicles involved aren’t that important. It often doesn’t matter whether the cars involved were SUVs, sedans, or any mixture of the two, for example. The type of truck that you are in an accident with, however, could prove to be very important, indeed. This is because trucks are so often used for various kinds of work. If you are in an accident and the truck in question is a business vehicle, then the way in which we handle your claim changes a bit.
After you have been in an accident, try to collect as much information as possible. Take care of yourself and your passengers, of course, and seek immediate medical attention if necessary. If you are able, it is a good idea to take pictures of the scene of the accident, of your damages, and even of your injuries. You want to make sure that you if the vehicle involved in your accident is a work vehicle, that you have evidence that backs that up. Depending upon the circumstances behind the driver operating the truck, it is possible that the business in question is also responsible for your injuries and damages. In these cases, it might necessary to file claims against both the individual driver as well as the business for which they work in order to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Steps to Take After an Accident
It can be difficult to remember exactly what kind of information to gather after an accident occurs. It’s an overwhelming time, and it is perfectly understandable to forget about exactly what you should be doing. We can help! Alter an accident, it is important to exchange information, including insurance information and driver’s license information, with the other driver. You will also want to collect the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
On a longer-term basis, keep detailed records regarding your damages. If you have physical damages, for example, you need to have them documented. The same goes for physical injuries. If you have been physically harmed in an accident, make sure that you keep track of your visits to any and all health care providers as a result. Carefully track your expenses and ask about what kind of future treatment you might be facing. These detailed records can be a great help when the time comes to file your claim.
Contact A Car, Motorcycle & Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been in a car, motorcycle or truck accident, you need a top accident and injury lawyer. Gaines LLC can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve! We understand how to handle these cases and work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.