Personal Injury FAQ

Explanations of Alabama personal injury law from an experienced attorney

The aftermath of an accident or injury can be an incredibly confusing time. The law offices of Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, exist to help people like you navigate these complicated situations. Our firm has experience helping all types of victims who have suffered many types of injuries. After an accident, we know that you will have many questions, and we have provided answers to some common questions below:

We guide you through the personal injury legal process, ensuring that we are available to address any concerns you may have along the way.

Call an experienced Montgomery personal injury lawyer today to protect your rights

It is important that you contact an experienced and dedicated attorney as quickly as possible after you have suffered an injury. If you or a family member has been hurt, the firm of Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, is there to help you get any damages you are owed under the law. Our firm is dedicated to making this process easy for our clients. If you can’t get to our office, we can visit you in the hospital or at home. Contact us online or call us at 334-279-7770 today to start down the path to justice.


Why do I need a lawyer?

If you wish, you are free to go to court without an attorney. Unfortunately, you will likely be facing big insurance companies or corporations in court. These lawyers and insurers will work hard to prevent you from recovering damages in court. Having a dedicated and experienced Montgomery personal injury attorney on your side is essential. An experienced attorney knows about important deadlines, procedures and rules that must be followed to keep your case on track. We will also work to gather evidence, interview experts and take any necessary steps to build your case.

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How much does a good lawyer cost?

Many prospective clients are worried that they may not be able to afford a good lawyer. Fortunately, there is no need to worry. Most attorneys represent injured clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that the lawyer agrees to represent their client with no up-front costs. The attorney only gets paid after a settlement or the recovery of damages in court. If we are unable to help you secure an economic recovery, you will not have to pay attorney fees. Contingency fees are arranged and written down in advance, so there is no reason to worry about hidden costs.

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How much is my case worth?

Every single case is different, and even the most experienced attorney in the world can only guess whether your claim will be successful and how much it could be worth. The slightest details in the facts of your case or the extent of your injury can result in major differences in the liability of the parties involved. You may be entitled to damages for medical costs, lost wages, and, occasionally, pain and suffering. An experienced injury lawyer can help explain the types of damages that may be available in your case.

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How long do I have to sue?

If you or a loved one has been hurt, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you possibly can. Even though you have time to sue, contacting an attorney quickly allows for the collection of evidence before it disappears or is destroyed. In general, the statute of limitations for Alabama personal injury claims by adults is two years from the date of injury. These limits are sometimes different for children or when a city or government is involved.

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How can I find a knowledgeable Montgomery personal injury attorney?

Finding an experienced, trustworthy and dedicated lawyer can be difficult. The Alabama State Bar can recommend local lawyers and you can rely on word of mouth, but we urge you to give us a call first. Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, wants you to feel comfortable and confident in your representation. Our firm has been helping people like you for more than four decades. We make every effort to keep you informed during the legal process, and we work hard to make sure your concerns are heard. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

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