Tuskegee Personal Injury Attorney
You may not be familiar with personal injury law until you are the victim of an accident. Personal injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and the event can be life-altering both physically and financially.
You may not have done anything wrong when unexpectedly someone else’s negligence and carelessness causes you harm.
When that happens, you will need the guidance of a skilled Tuskegee personal injury lawyer. Alabama limits the time within which you can file an action for compensation, so contacting the law office of Chip Nix immediately after your accident increases your chances for recovery.
Personal Injury Cases
Tuskegee is about 40 miles east of Montgomery, the State Capitol. As the county seat of Macon County with a population of just over 11,000, the largely rural county has an area of 125 miles.
Tuskegee also has a 92-acre Lake Tuskegee, which provides outdoor activities such as boating, water skiing, and fishing. Boating has its own inherent risks, and rural roads are also the site of many car accidents, especially late at night when visibility is poor, and drivers may be tired.
According to Drive Safe Alabama statistics, 48 percent of all fatal car crashes occurred at night in 2020, including dusk and dawn hours.
That same year, 932 people were killed in Alabama crashes. Roadway accidents make up the bulk of personal injury lawsuits.
Other areas where personal injury accidents occur are:
- Car Crashes
- Truck and motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Defective product injury
- On-the-job accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing Home harm
- Wrongful death
- Slip & Fall cases
Your Personal Injury Attorney
Your Tuskegee, AL personal injury lawyer understands the law in general and specifically Alabama law. He understands when there has been a violation of law and that you must file a lawsuit within two years of the accident.
As your representative, attorney Chip Nix is prepared to do the groundwork necessary to identify the at-fault party and the violations they committed to finding you the compensation you deserve.
He must first identify the negligent or reckless activity.
Whether the other driver was texting while driving, exceeding the speed limit or if your nearby big box store has a history of slippery substances on the floor that caused your fall, Chip Nix understands that investigation of the circumstances is the first step.
It takes a team to:
- Compare eyewitness reports with a police report
- Talk to witnesses and gather their statements
- Investigate the history of the drunk driver, the defective product, the store that has repeated slip & fall accidents, the truck driver’s record
- In some cases, a black box recorder will tell us what the actual speed was at the time of the crash and how many hours the driver had been on the road
- Determine the weather conditions and the road conditions when an accident occurs
- Uncover the history of accidents at a construction site and worker claims
Once the groundwork is done, it will be up to your Alabama personal injury attorney to contact the defendant or the insurer for the other party.
The next step is to prepare a demand letter that outlines your monetary losses and what it will take to reach a full and fair settlement.
In Alabama, we can settle the matter or take it to trial if the other side will not settle and the evidence is solid. Your Alabama personal injury attorney should have experience with both options, so you have choices.
Your Injuries and Losses
After the circumstances of your accident, your Tuskegee personal injury lawyer and his team will tally the injuries you suffered and the losses you sustained.
It is easy to overlook all of the costs involved in fixing an automobile, making return trips for medical appointments, the long-term medical conditions, and the treatment you require, as well as the pain and suffering you or a loved one endured.
We will incorporate your losses in our claim for compensation.
Alabama is one of a handful of states that presents a significant roadblock to recovery following a personal injury accident.
Under the doctrine of “contributory negligence,” the insurer for the at-fault party will try and blame you for your accident. The amount of fault doesn’t matter.
Suppose the other side can make a convincing argument that traveling five miles over the speed limit caused or even contributed to any degree to your accident. In that case, you could be barred from recovering under contributory negligence.
Determining who caused an accident and the degree of fault can complicate recovery under Alabama’s defendant-friendly rule. This makes hiring an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney essential to your lawsuit and a key to your financial recovery.
Your Tuskegee Personal Injury Attorney
There are many complexities and hurdles to compensation presented by Alabama law and hiring a Tuskegee personal injury lawyer is your best asset in moving forward.
The at-fault party may offer you some compensation initially. The insurer for the other side wants you to go away and rarely is this the best offer you can receive.
If you have been injured by a defective product, an at-fault driver, a dangerous truck, or in a slip and fall, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death due to the negligence of another person, the law office of Chip Nix will provide you with the support and expertise you need to receive compensation.
An initial consultation with Mr. Nix will help him determine the strength of your case and whether it should be filed, settled, or go to trial. You will understand your options moving forward.
There will be no cost to you when we take your case because Mr. Nix handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you only pay when you win.
Contact our Montgomery office to schedule a complimentary consultation at 334-203-6669 to begin the conversation. Whether Montgomery, Selma to Phenix City, or Huntsville to Mobile, we take injury cases from across the state of Alabama.
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