Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Securing Rightful Compensation
The Alabama personal injury attorneys at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge
& Driggers, LLC would like to ensure that you are fairly compensated
if you or a loved one has been injured in a preventable pedestrian accident.
Often times, pedestrians suffer
catastrophic injuries when they are involved in a collision with a much larger motor vehicle—especially
when they are afforded little to no protection against the force of the
impact—so securing compensation may be a necessary step in your
recovery. To find out if you are entitled to damages, we encourage you
to contact the firm today.
Determining Liability after an Accident
Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are the direct result of someone
else's negligent actions. If, for example, a driver had decided to
make a call, send a text or program their navigation device before losing
control of their vehicle, it could be argued that this singular distraction
had contributed to the cause of the accident—which, in essence,
would be an act of
This is also true of any instance in which a driver has decided to get
behind the wheel while intoxicated or fatigued, as they would be knowingly
putting others at risk. It is for this reason that they could be held
responsible for compensating the wrongfully injured victim through a civil
lawsuit. If you have been struck by a reckless or careless driver in Dothan,
however, you must also need to determine whether or not your own actions
have contributed to the cause of the accident—as Alabama follows
a system of contributory negligence.
This means that a victim cannot secure any amount of compensation if they
are deemed to be even 1% responsible for causing their own injuries. If,
for example, you had been J-walking at the time that you were hit by a
drunk driver, the jury might argue that the accident could have been prevented had
you, yourself not acted negligently. Although this might seem unfair,
this is, unfortunately, just the way it is in Alabama.
How long do I have to file a claim in Alabama?
In accordance with the statute of limitations, all wrongfully injured victims
in Alabama have a limited amount of time to pursue a
personal injury lawsuit. Generally speaking, all claims must be filed within two years of the
date of injury. Although this may seem like plenty of time to organize
a case and initiate a lawsuit, you should not wait until the deadline
approaches to get started. For this reason, our firm prompts you to take
action as soon as possible if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.
In doing so, you can ensure that your right to claim compensation is not
jeopardized by an expired statute of limitations. Contact the firm today for a
free initial consultation.
Call Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers!
Were you injured in a negligently caused pedestrian accident? If so, it
is imperative that you discuss your case with an Alabama personal injury
attorney as soon as possible. We are fully committed to securing the level
of compensation that our wrongfully injured clients deserve, so you can
rest assured that we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. It is up to
you to take the first step, however, by enlisting the professional help
that you will need.
Fortunately, getting started is easy – simply pick up the phone and
call the firm today at (888) 694-0174 to take advantage of a free initial consultation. If
you prefer to contact us online, you can also submit a free case evaluation
form directly from our website. Either way you choose to get in touch,
however, we just encourage you to do so without delay.
Time may be running out, so do not hesitate to obtain the dedicated representation
that you deserve.