An automobile accident can be a traumatic experience for all of the parties involved. There are approximately 33,000 deaths yearly according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fortunately, the majority of traffic accidents do not result in fatalities.
Each traffic accident is unique and presents itself with many issues. One such issue is contributory negligence. Alabama is one of the last few remaining states where this doctrine still applies. Contributory negligence is a legal principle that bars the party from recovering when the trier of fact determines that the party was negligent in causing his own accident. Even if you are determined to be negligent, there are ways that you still may be able to recover for your injuries. That is why you need to speak with an experienced attorney to evaluate your case.
Your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company have attorneys representing their interests. Who is representing your interests? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.