What Are My Legal Options After a Serious Car Accident?
Car accidents are a common occurrence on our nation’s roads. If you're injured in an accident, you will have medical expenses and car repair costs. These will likely be covered by an insurance company. It is sometimes possible to settle your claim with the insurance company. You may need to file a lawsuit to recover the expenses resulting from the accident, however.
Mobile, Alabama, personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy, have extensive experience representing clients injured in car, truck, motorcycle and boating accidents. Let us review your case and counsel you on your legal rights as they relate to your accident.
About Personal Injury Cases
Law and civility demand the use of care when interacting with others. If a car, truck, motorcycle or boating accident happens, in most cases someone did not exercise the necessary care that could have prevented an injury.
Courts will always look at accidents and make decisions about:
- How much care all the parties owed each other
- Which party and what lack of care caused the accident
- What injuries occurred as a result of the accident
- Who should pay what to whom based on fault
More than one party could have been the cause of the accident. Courts could order all parties at fault to pay based on their share of the fault.
Do I Need a Lawyer After A Car Accident?
Car accidents happen more frequently than any other motor vehicle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2.7 million people were injured and more than 36,000 people were killed in car accidents in 2018.
Other types of motor vehicle accidents can involve motorcycles, buses, large trucks, and boats. Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents often occur when drivers engage in any number of careless activities while driving. These can include texting, talking on cell phones or drunk driving.
Braswell Murphy has successfully litigated many Alabama and Mississippi car accident claims arising from a variety of causes. No car accident case is too big or too complicated for the attorneys at Braswell Murphy.
Attorney Kasie Braswell’s top-notch litigation skills and winning trial record have landed her such top accolades as a Rising Star from Alabama Super Lawyers and “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Attorney from the National Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Braswell is also a member of the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum ® – designations reserved for premier attorneys who have won million-dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers belong to either forum.
Attorney Brian Murphy is an experienced personal injury lawyer and holds top leadership positions throughout the Alabama legal community. Alabama Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Murphy’s legal expertise in personal injury law and named him a Rising Star.