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Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents can be devastating. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, let the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. deal with the legal details while you focus on recovering. Call today for a free consultation.

Whether you’re wrestling with an insurance claim or think you may want to pursue a lawsuit, our attorneys offer experienced and dedicated representation for your car accident case. We understand the many ways that a car accident can affect your life and that obtaining compensation for your injuries and losses can have a profound effect on your ability to recover and move forward. That’s why we’ll fight for the maximum available compensation for your case — including taking your case to trial if that’s the best path.

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Each year thousands of Alabama residents are involved in car accidents. In 2013, a person was injured in a vehicle accident every 14 minutes, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). If you are involved in a traffic crash, you may be severely injured, incur extensive medical costs, lose the ability to earn income, and experience a decline in personal relationships due to stress.

However, with the help of one of our skilled personal injury lawyers, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. We have the trial skills and resources to take on big insurance companies and make a strong case on your behalf. Contact us to learn more about how Belt & Bruner, P.C. can help you.

How Soon Should I Contact a Birmingham Car Accident Attorney?

In Alabama, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries. Accident investigations, medical evaluations, and case preparation can take a significant amount of time, so you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. The accident attorneys at Belt & Bruner, P.C. will aggressively pursue full compensation for your personal injury claim.

Through a car accident case, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Property loss or damage

Our lawyers can listen to your story and explain the types of compensation you may be able to pursue when you schedule your free consultation.

Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause intense physical pain and mental anguish. Common injuries suffered in traffic crashes include:

  • Mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Burns

These types of injuries can require lengthy recovery periods and multiple treatments, during which you may be unable to work at least part of the time. That makes your ability to obtain compensation through a car accident claim all the more important — and the help of a good personal injury lawyer can be critical to getting the most out of your accident claim.

For your best chance at recovering financial losses after being injured in an auto collision, contact the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. and speak to a legal team with a history of successful results on behalf of injured Alabamians.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Prove Your Case

Car accidents are common and can be caused by many situations on the road. Drivers must maintain awareness at all times.

Additionally, it’s the job of an insurance adjuster who is investigating your accident claim to pay out the least amount possible. In some situations, the initial investigation may not clearly establish liability, or there may be a question of contributory negligence.

In some situations, proving who caused a car accident can be difficult. Experts and car accident reconstructionists may be necessary to show exactly what happened at the scene. The personal injury attorneys at Belt & Bruner, P.C. have more than 65 years of collective experience proving liability in such situations and know how to investigate claims and what kinds of evidence will be important to proving your case. They will fight to show that you deserve compensation for your injuries.

What You Should Know About Car Accident Cases

You probably have a lot of questions after being involved in a car wreck. The Birmingham car accident lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. can answer your questions about your case and about the legal process. Some important topics we can address include:

What should I do after a car accident? — In the immediate aftermath of a car crash, you should take steps to get medical care and to preserve evidence that might be vital to your accident claim. Another important step is to contact a Birmingham car accident lawyer to find out how you can recover compensation for your losses. Belt & Bruner, P.C. will handle the investigation of your crash, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your rights in court, if necessary.

What To Do When Your Car Is Totaled — Property damage to a vehicle after an accident, especially when it results in loss of use to its owner, can cause a wide variety of financial and logistical problems. Typically, your auto insurance will help cover this cost, but the insurance claim process can be complicated and a knowledgable car accident attorney can help.

What is my car accident claim worth? — Every car accident is different. The Birmingham car accident lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. will evaluate the details of your specific situation and help you understand what your injuries may be worth. Car accidents can result in serious injuries, and they can be costly.

What if my accident claim was denied? — Just because an insurance company denied your accident or injury claim doesn’t mean you’re out of options. You may need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Our lawyers can review your case and help you make decisions on a path forward.

Fatal Car Accidents — When a loved one is killed in a car crash, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case against the driver who caused the crash, or against any other negligent parties. A wrongful death claim requires attention to detail, expert input, and may involve a court battle. Belt & Bruner, P.C. is familiar with the nuances of fatal car accident cases and will diligently fight for your rights to compensation.

What if the other driver was uninsured or underinsured? — If the responsible party did not have insurance or did not have enough insurance to cover all the costs incurred in the crash, you may be able to pursue a recovery under your own insurance if you carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on your own insurance policy. The help of an experienced Birmingham car accident attorney can help investigate situations involving an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist to make sure you obtain the most recovery that you can.

What if I am injured by an out-of-state driver? — If your car accident was caused by an out-of-state driver, you may be unsure of how to approach the situation. Insurance companies may have conflicting views of liability, and the other driver may be unaware of Alabama road laws. However, ignorance of the law does not relieve that driver of responsibility. Belt & Bruner, P.C. is experienced at handling cases involving out-of-state insurance companies and drivers who are difficult to contact.

Construction Zone Injuries & Dangerous Roads — There can be unique legal issues involved when you are hurt in a car accident caused by conditions in a construction zone or because of a dangerous road. Our lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of cases involving construction zone injuries and dangerous roads.

Common Causes of Car Accidents — There could be any number of reasons why a car wreck happens. When drivers fail to adhere to the rules of the road and safety standards, they may become liable for losses that they cause. Distracted driving, drunk driving, driver fatigue, and other scenarios create dangerous situations that often result in injury to travelers.

Common Types of Collisions — Different types of collisions can result in different kinds of injuries. It can be important to demonstrate the type of crash you were in, such as a head-on or rear-end crash, and how the crash contributed to your injuries. Our lawyers can discuss the circumstances of your crash and how to proceed with your case.

How Our Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You

The personal injury attorneys at Belt & Bruner, P.C. have more than 65 years of collective trial experience. We obtained a $13 million jury verdict in a single automobile accident (remitted to $9 million by the court), and more than $1 million in 40 other victories. If you have experienced injuries due to someone else’s negligence in an automobile accident, contact Belt & Bruner, P.C. at today.