Alabama Car Accident Attorneys

Being injured in an auto accident presents many challenges and is often a traumatic experience during and after the actual crash. It is important to remember that no matter how difficult the situation, there may be a way to set things right. To help an accident survivor cope physically, emotionally, and financially, he or she may file an injury claim or pursue a lawsuit to hold negligent parties responsible.

While not every car crash calls for legal action, it helps to at least know your legal rights and options to make the best decision for your specific situation. If you have been injured in an Alabama auto accident, you deserve to hold the negligent party accountable.

The aftermath of an auto accident may seem overwhelming, especially when contacting insurance companies, gathering information, and dealing with financial expenses. The skilled car crash attorneys at J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, help personal injury and wrongful death victims secure fair compensation for their losses. We understand that no amount of money can undo what has happened; however, we want to help your family through legal hardships so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Call us at (334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY or fill out an online contact form today for a free consultation.

About Car Accidents
Most personal injury claims in the United States arise from motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 2.24 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents each year. On average, approximately 33,000 Americans lose their lives in traffic accidents each year. A third of all these fatalities are caused by drunk or drug-impaired drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 3,092 people lost their lives in 2010 in "distraction-affected" crashes. Many of these collisions were due to the use of cell phones or text messaging devices while behind the wheel. Many factors can play a role in dangerous and deadly accidents, such as:
  • Drunk driving (DUI): There were 794 alcohol-related car accident fatalities in Alabama in 2010. Another 12,168 injuries resulted from crashes where alcohol was a contributing factor.
  • Distracted driving: Cell phones, text messaging and other mobile technologies can cause drivers to lose focus on the road. This is particularly true in the case of young drivers. In a recent survey, nearly half of 16 and 17-year-olds acknowledged texting behind the wheel.
  • Following too closely: Tailgating limits visibility and reduces a driver's ability to react to a sudden, dangerous road condition. Rear-end collisions are often the result of following too closely.
  • Running a stop sign/red light: Failure to yield at intersections is responsible for car accidents, but also some of the worst pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries.
  • Hit & run: Some at-fault drivers don't stop like they are supposed to. In these cases, it could be possible to recover damages under your policy's uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM / UIM) coverage.
What You Should Do If You're Involved in A Alabama Car Crash
Seeking medical treatment is the first priority after any type of motor vehicle accident. Here are some tips about other things to do following a collision, if possible:
  • Gather insurance information, names and contact numbers for all of the involved parties and any witnesses.
  • Request copies of all accident reports and photos.
  • Take photos of the accident scene yourself, even if just on a cell phone.
  • Take pictures of your own injuries.
  • Keep all medical records and receipts for treatment.
  • Never admit fault for the accident.
  • Do not give a statement to the insurance company without speaking with a car accident attorney first. Don't sign anything either.
Contact Our Alabama Car Accident Lawyers Today
For over 15 years, Mr. Benson has dedicated his law practice to treating each client with dignity and respect while determining the best course of action to help them recover the compensation they deserve. He advocates for his clients in Montgomery, Alabama, and across the U.S. on a daily basis to make sure their rights are protected and fights for the benefits they deserve.

Call J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law (334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY or use our online contact form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. If our lawyers can assist you, we will proceed on a contingency-fee basis. This means we don't get paid for our services until you recover money. Please call as soon as possible to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.