Birmingham Car Accident Attorney
Overview – Car Wreck Lawyers Birmingham, Alabama
There is approximately one vehicle for each of the 4,700,000 people who reside in Alabama. As the number of cars on the road increases, so do the risks for car accidents. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, there were more than 123,000 motor vehicle accidents in 2009. In the same year, 848 individuals lost their lives in traffic accidents on state roadways.
Mending from a collision takes time. It may take several months to regain your strength. If you are off of work and are unable to support your family, this takes an emotional toll as well. It is hard to recover from injuries when you are worried about paying for skyrocketing medical bills.
You can’t rely on insurance companies to look after you. They may promise to investigate an accident claim, but will put all their efforts on reducing their own liability and looking out for number one.
For over 40 years, the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, have built a formidable reputation for looking after clients who have suffered personal injuries due to the careless actions of another. The firm’s goal is to vigorously negotiate or litigate an accident case until a successful settlement or verdict is won.
Property Damage Claim: Repairing or Replacing Your Vehicle
Many clients ask if our Alabama car accident attorneys can represent them in their property damage claim, as they repair a damaged vehicle. Although property damage claims and personal injury claims are separate, we can assist them with property damage claims, as needed. Many of our clients easily settle property damage claims on their own, before coming to us with an injury claim.
You have the choice of filing a property damage claim with your own insurance company. If you do this, you must pay a deductible. However, since you are their client, they owe you a duty to repair your vehicle to your satisfaction.
If you choose to file a damage claim with the opposing insurance company, you will have no deductible to pay. They should also pay for rental car or towing fees. They have a duty to their own client; this means you will have little say if you are dissatisfied with the way they handled the repair of your car or truck.
In order to protect your interests, be sure to sign a Release pertaining to property damages only. Do NOT sign a General Release. By signing a General Release, you are barred forever from bringing further claims against the insurance company, including claims for your injuries!
Medical Bills and Medical Payments
As you treat for your injuries and your case is pending, you have many options available to help you to pay medical bills before a settlement is reached. Many people use their own private health insurance or auto policy medical payments coverage to pay for their bills until settlement is reached. At settlement, your insurers will be paid back through a process known as insurance subrogation.
Our Birmingham car wreck attorneys will handle all claim issues with health insurers or auto insurers and use every collateral resource available to facilitate payment of your bills until settlement is reached.
Maximum Compensation for Serious Injury Cases
The attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, understand the challenges that clients face after a car accident. They have helped Alabama residents receive maximum compensation for soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns, amputations and spinal cord injuries. Call today to discuss your injury case with a Birmingham car accident attorney. Our telephone number is 205.322.3663.