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Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Alabama and Georgia. When people are injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s carelessness, an experienced auto accident lawyer can guide them through the confusing process of recovering compensation for their injuries.

 

The car accident lawyers at Jinks, Crow & Dickson have more than 40 years of experience and have handled auto accident cases for clients throughout the states of Alabama and Georgia. If you have been injured or lost a family member in an auto accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Car Accidents Are Common

According to recent statistics released by the Alabama Department of Public Safety:

  • A traffic crash was reported every 3 minutes and 18 seconds.

  • There were 930 people killed in 851 fatal crashes.

  • There were about 50 injuries for each fatality.

  • Most Alabama crashes occur within urban areas (77%), while most fatalities occur in rural areas (59%).

Most accidents do not involve injuries, but those that do can be devastating for the people involved. Hospital bills, lost wages from missed work, and mental anguish are just a few of the long-term effects of car accidents. An experienced car accident attorney can help injured people recover the compensation to which they may be entitled.

Car Accident Lawsuits Can be Complicated

The cause of an auto accident or injury is the major factor in determining what kind of lawsuit a plaintiff should bring. Sometimes the accident is the fault of another driver. Other times it may have arisen from a misplaced road sign or a defect with the road itself. Some accidents can be traced to a defective component or lack of crashworthiness in one of the cars involved.

 

Whether multi-car or single-vehicle, determining the cause of the accident or injury is an essential first step in seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a car wreck. Some car accident claims are best litigated as wrongful death or personal injury suits under a negligence theory of liability. In those cases, the plaintiff must prove that another person’s failure to exercise reasonable care caused the injuries at issue. Others may be brought as a defective product case, in which a plaintiff must prove that a defective car component caused the injury. Plaintiffs in both personal injury and product liability suits may recover compensatory damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Wrongful death plaintiffs may seek only punitive damages in Alabama.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident, keep in mind that most states have a two-year statute of limitations, while others have only a one-year statute of limitations. This means that a personal injury lawsuit must be brought within two years of the date of the accident or injury, and a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within 1-2 years of the victim’s date of death.  

 

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, as a result of someone's negligence, or by a defective product or you have an estate, trust, or business dispute issue, contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free and confidential initial consultation.

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Union Springs Office

219 North Prairie Street

Union Springs, Alabama 36089

Phone: (334) 738-4225

Fax: (334) 738-4229

Toll-Free: (888) 297-9592

Montgomery Office

7030 Fain Park Dr #10

Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Phone: (334) 473-2393

Fax: (334) 738-4229

Toll-Free: (888) 297-9592

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These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

 

We serve the following localities: Bullock County including Union Springs; Montgomery County including Montgomery; Macon County including Tuskegee, Shorter, and Notasulga; Barbour County including Clayton and Eufaula; Chambers County including LaFayette, Lanett, and Valley; Clarke County including Grove Hill, Jackson, and Thomasville; Perry County including Marion; Russell County including Phenix City; Tallapoosa County including Alexander City; and Wilcox County including Camden.

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