Despite increased safety and awareness efforts, there were still 778 crashes in Foley in 2017, and 5,535 collisions in Baldwin County. In those accidents, 1,603 of our friends and neighbors were hurt.
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’re proud to help our community in Foley, Alabama, recover after terrible car accidents. When you work with one of our experienced attorneys, you can trust you’re getting the highest level of representation and care. We don’t take the responsibility of handling your case lightly, and are honored to help Foley crash victims get the justice they deserve.
To learn more about our work representing injury victims, continue reading or contact our Foley, Alabama, law office today. We help victims just like you with all manner of vehicle crash claims, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and more. If you have questions or concerns about your accident, feel free to reach out to the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team!
Do You Know What to Do After an Alabama Car Crash?
Car accidents are traumatic, terrifying events. Adrenaline is racing through your body, and your emotions are running high. In this environment, knowing what steps to take after a wreck can save your life and protect your legal claims.
Call the Police and Emergency Medical Services
Unfortunately, many people don’t call the police after a crash because they don’t think it was “that bad” of an accident. However, it’s always a good idea to call the police — the responding officer’s report is a valuable piece of evidence that preserves a wealth of information and details about the scene that would otherwise be lost. If you or another person is hurt, call 911 right away and make sure they receive medical attention.
If you can preserve evidence at the scene of the crash, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to so. If it’s safe and you’re able:
- Take as many pictures as you can of the crash scene and road conditions from multiple angles. Even your cell phone’s camera will do the trick.
- Write down witnesses’ names and contact information, as well as the other driver’s insurance information.
- Don’t throw away or repair damaged objects. Talk to your attorney about what you can fix and what you should preserve, like a cracked bike helmet or a defective tire.
Seek Medical Attention
No matter how badly you think you’re hurt (or not), it’s always a good idea to get checked out by a doctor after a crash. We strongly recommend victims visiting the emergency room, urgent care, or making an appointment with their primary care physician as soon as they are able. A doctor can help you identify hidden injuries like internal bleeding or cracked ribs that might go unnoticed and cause a great deal of pain, suffering, and expense down the road.
Call Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys
With over 30 years of experience fighting for Alabama crash victims, we have a proven track record and formidable reputation of getting people through complicated litigation and settlement processes, helping keep bills organized, capturing critical pieces of evidence, and recovering financial compensation.
Our Foley, AL office is conveniently located near South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. 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
We believe that every victim deserves the right to live a happy, healthy life after a crash. However, many innocent people damage their claims without realizing it, putting their right to compensation at risk. Avoid these common mistakes to give yourself the best shot possible.
1. Don’t Apologize
It’s a natural urge to apologize after an accident, even if it wasn’t your fault. But that apology could be used against you. Under Alabama law, if a wreck is even 1% your fault, you are not eligible for compensation. If you need to talk to the other driver after the crash, ask if they’re alright, need medical care, or offer to call first responders instead of saying, “Sorry!” or “I didn’t see you!”
2. Don’t Tough Out Your Injuries
Sometimes, car accident injuries take time to develop. For example, you may not realize you have a herniated disc in your back for days or even weeks after a crash. If your symptoms change or worsen, follow up with your doctor.
Sometimes, car accident victims avoid treatment, thinking that it’s a sign of weakness or that they can’t afford more medical bills. There’s nothing shameful or weak about getting medical attention! When you’re hurting physically or emotionally, it’s always in your best interest to get help. And, if you’re worried about paying for the cost of your care, you can include these bills in your injury claim.
3. Don’t Sign Anything Before Talking to a Lawyer
Insurance companies frequently offer low settlements and bully unrepresented victims into accepting them. This is never OK. The insurance company won’t tell you the true value of your claim, and will do everything it can to get you to settle quickly. You should always have an injury lawyer review documents before you sign or agree to anything.
Hurt in a Crash? A Foley Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you need to piece your life back together, it’s time to call Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for:
- Damaged property
- Lost income and wages
- Medical bills, like hospital, ambulance, and physical therapy bills
- Medical equipment, like crutches and wheelchairs
- Prescription medications
- The cost of future medical care (such as surgeries, physical therapy, and testing)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental stress
- Home renovations to accommodate your new physical needs
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Other financial losses
- Punitive damages
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions for victims just like you. If someone else’s reckless behavior hurt you or someone you love, don’t wait. Call us and we’ll get to know you, listen to your story, and offer straightforward legal advice at no cost or risk to you.
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We are proud to call Foley, AL, home. We know our neighbors and are honored to fight for them when they’re hurt through no fault of their own. If you or someone you love was injured in a crash, don’t wait to call the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team. We’ll evaluate your case for free and even meet with you in your own home.
2017 Crash Facts (2018). Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved from http://www.caps.ua.edu/files/2019/01/ALDOT-2017-CrashFactsBook.pdf
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