Union Springs, Alabama is a small town that has fewer than 4,000 people living within it. Despite its tiny size, this town is big in heart and has a long and detailed history, and it is the county seat of Bullock County, AL.
Despite how small Union Springs may be, the people who live there are not free from the risk of accident. Indeed, motor vehicles are prevalent in this area, residents rely on large trucks to bring in goods and services, and citizens often commute to nearby areas for work.
If you have been in a car accident, our Union Springs car accident lawyer, Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, can answer your questions about the car accident claims process and your right to compensation. Please call today to learn more.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Attorney Chip Nix has been representing car accident victims in our state for more than four decades. Over the years, he has helped those who have been injured in a variety of serious car accident types, including:
- Head-on crashes. Head-on crashes are one of the most fatal crash types. While fault is often clear in these accidents, calculating the extent of damages suffered by a victim–and convincing an insurance company to pay that amount–can prove difficult.
- Rollover collisions. Rollover accidents can have catastrophic consequences. Because these are often single-vehicle collisions, liability can be difficult to establish.
- Commercial vehicle crashes. Car accidents that involve commercial vehicles, including large trucks and buses, are typically catastrophic, leaving those within the smaller vehicle with life-changing or fatal injuries.
- Rear-end accidents. While injuries in a rear-end accident are typically minor (but not always), determining fault in this accident type can be complex. In fact, while there is an assumption that a rear driver is always at fault in a rear-end crash, this is not always the case.
- T-bone and sideswipe accidents. Sideswipe and T-bone accidents can result in serious losses for vehicle occupants, especially when they occur at high speeds. Our lawyer can work to establish fault and negotiate your settlement.
Our car accident attorney also has experience working on distracted driver cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, drunk driver claims, and more.
Proving Liability and Damages after a Crash
In order to recover compensation after a motor vehicle accident in or near Union Springs, you must prove the fault of the responsible party (unless you carry medical payments coverage, which is a type of no-fault coverage). Indeed, Alabama is a tort liability insurance state, which means that negligent parties are held liable for the damages that they cause to others.
One complicated element about Alabama’s fault laws is that the state also recognizes the system of pure contributory negligence, which completely bars a plaintiff from suing a defendant if the plaintiff contributed at all to their own injuries. Because of this, it is extremely important that you understand how to prove fault and hold another party liable for your injuries.
Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, will manage this element of your case for you. Our law firm will open an investigation into your claim that is designed to determine the precise cause of your car accident and gather evidence to prove it. When necessary, we hire accident reconstruction experts, vehicle design experts, and forensic specialists to help legitimize your claim and testify on your behalf.
What’s more, we also work hard to prove the extent of damages you have suffered. If an insurance adjuster doubts the value of your claim, our firm will be by your side to back you up and negotiate for a fair settlement.
Steps to Take Now
After a car accident in Union Springs, it’s important that you act quickly – doing so will help to ensure that your right to damages is preserved. If you have not done so already, we strongly recommend:
- Reporting your car accident to the police. You need to report your car accident to the police immediately after it occurs. Be sure to write down the responding officer’s name and badge number, and request a copy of the report for your records.
- Getting medical treatment. If you fail to seek treatment for any injuries you suffer in a motor vehicle accident, you will have a difficult time proving to an insurance company that your injuries are indeed related to the crash. You may also be faulted for failing to do due diligence in mitigating further damages.
- Informing your insurance provider. Just like reporting your accident to the police, informing your insurance company of the accident is something that you should do as soon as possible after an accident. If you fail to provide your insurance company with notice, your claim could be denied.
- Collecting evidence. Collecting evidence while it’s fresh is important. Types of evidence that may be important in your claim include photos of the accident scene and damages, copies of police reports, medical records and bills, and witnesses’ statements.
What Our Union Springs Car Accident Attorney Can Do for You
In addition to the above, we also recommend reaching out to a lawyer as soon as possible. In Alabama, the statute of limitation for filing a car accident claim is two years from the date of your injury. If you do not file your suit within this time frame, your ability to seek damages will be revoked. When you call Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, we will immediately start investigating your case, advise you regarding next steps, ensure that your insurance company is processing your claim, and start calculating your damages. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive services so that you can focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you a favorable settlement.
How to Get Started – Schedule Your Free Consultation
The next step to take is scheduling a free consultation with our Union Springs car accident attorney. You can do this by sending us a message, coming directly to our office, or calling us at 334-279-7770. We are passionate about serving clients like you.