Despite increased safety and awareness efforts, there were still 9,433 car crashes in Montgomery in 2018 and 10,363 in Montgomery County. In those accidents, 3,671 of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones were hurt and 42 were killed. It’s gotten so bad that Alabamians now have a one in three chance of getting injured or killed in a car crash in their lifetime.
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’re proud of our track record and our reputation throughout Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. When you work with our team of experienced attorneys, you can trust that you’re getting excellent, empathetic representation. We take our responsibility as attorneys seriously and are honored to help Montgomery car accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you would like to learn more about our work representing victims injured in car crashes, please contact us to schedule a free consultation in our Montgomery office. We are proud to help victims just like you with all types of crash claims — including those with commercial trucks, cars, motorcycles, bike, pedestrian, and more. We’ve been fighting for justice for victims just like you for over 30 years. If you have questions about your options or need to learn more about how we might be able to help, please reach out to the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team today!
Do You Know What to Do After an Alabama Car Crash?
Knowing what to do immediately after a crash can save your life and preserve a potential legal claim.
Call the Police and Emergency Medical Services
Choosing not to call the police after a car crash is a dangerous decision. When the police respond to a crash, their report becomes an essential piece of evidence. In their report, police officers will note which driver is responsible for the crash. When the car crash wasn’t your fault, this piece of evidence is critical.
Preserve the Evidence
If you’re well enough to preserve evidence after a crash, there are some relatively simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your case.
- Take as many photos as you can of your vehicle, the road, the other person’s car, weather conditions, any objects that impacted the crash, and anything else that might be relevant.
- At the scene of the crash, take down the contact information of the other driver and any people who may have witnessed the crash.
- Make sure to take pictures of all your damaged objects before getting them repaired. For example, when you do fix your car, save the receipts.
- If you have torn or bloody clothing, don’t wash it until your lawyer says it’s okay to do so.
- If you’re hurt, take pictures of your wounds.
Get Medical Attention
Too often, victims skip going to the doctor because they don’t think they’re hurt — or hurt badly enough to justify going to the emergency room. What many don’t realize is that their medical costs can be included in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, so victims should never put off going to the doctor for financial reasons, especially since hidden injuries like internal bleeding or nerve damage might not be immediately apparent.
Getting checked out early is one way to prevent injuries from becoming more expensive and severe down the road. These medical records can also serve as valuable evidence down the road.
Call Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys
With over 30 years of experience fighting for Alabama crash victims, we’re ready to listen to the details of your case, offer real-life advice, and fight for justice if necessary.
Our Montgomery office is conveniently located near Baptist Medical Center East, off of Taylor Road, just south of I-85. And because we want you to understand your rights and options, initial consultations with our lawyers are always free.
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3 Mistakes You Should Avoid After a Crash
Every car crash victim has the right to a happy, healthy life after a crash. However, victims might unintentionally damage their cases or their claims without realizing it.
Below are three major mistakes victims should avoid after a crash.
1. Don’t Apologize
It’s human nature to say “I’m sorry” when something bad happens. However, in the eyes of the law, saying “I’m sorry” is just like admitting that the crash was your fault. When you talk to the other driver after a crash, stay away from small talk or needless apologies that could put your options for recovery at risk.
2. Don’t Ignore Your Injuries
Skipping a doctor’s appointment after a crash is a mistake many victims make. Not only do you risk hidden injuries getting worse over time, failing to get medical records of your injuries can lead the insurance company or the other driver’s legal team to say you’re lying about your wounds. The argument being that if you were hurt badly enough to justify a lawsuit, surely you would have gone to the doctor.
3. Don’t Sign Anything Before Talking to a Lawyer
When you file a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company, their first offer will almost certainly be too low. The insurance adjustor who’s responsible for your case is likely under tremendous pressure from their manager to settle claims as quickly and cheaply as possible. It’s in your best interest to have your attorney review their offer before you sign it because your case could be worth more than they’re offering.
Hurt in a Crash? A Montgomery Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you need to pick up the pieces after a car crash, consider calling Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys. We’re skilled, experienced Montgomery personal injury attorneys who can help you get financial compensation for:
- Medical bills (hospital, ambulance, and physical therapy)
- Medical equipment, such as crutches and wheelchairs
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and wages
- The cost of future medical care (such as surgeries, physical therapy, and testing)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental stress — including anxiety, depression, or PTSD
- Damaged property
- Home renovations to accommodate your new physical needs or mobility devices
- Other financial losses
- Punitive damages for the at-fault driver
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions for victims just like you. If someone else’s irresponsible driving has hurt you or someone you love, you deserve justice.
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Contact Our Alabama Car Crash Lawyers Today
We are proud to call Montgomery home. We are grateful and proud to fight for the lives of our neighbors and friends who’ve been hurt in car crashes. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, please contact the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team today to schedule your free no-obligation consultation. for help understanding your options.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.