Montgomery Auto Accident Attorney
Auto accidents can happen in a split-second. A driver gets distracted, angry, reckless, or stupid, and crashes his or her car into yours. If you are the victim of a Montgomery auto accident, immediately take three crucial steps to protect yourself and your rights. First, regain your composure. Second, do your duty as stated under the laws of Alabama. Third, start calling the professionals on your team, including the law firm of Pittman, Dutton & Hellums.
The more serious the accident, the more you should consult a well-qualified attorney. Not all personal injury attorneys specialize in traffic law, and not all self proclaim “traffic law specialists” have advanced training and years of courtroom experience to provide the zealous representation you deserve. For Montgomery auto accidents, the attorneys at Pittman, Dutton & Hellums are the most successful advocates for auto accident victims.
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Your Legal Rights as an Auto Accident Victim
When, through absolutely no fault of your own, you suffer property damage and bodily injuries in a Montgomery auto accident, the law says you deserve compensation. The driver at-fault in the accident should pay for your medical and rehabilitation costs, and they should pay for repair or replacement of your vehicle. In addition to compensating you for the obvious costs of the accident, the driver at-fault ought to pay for lost wages and “loss of the enjoyment of life”-your pain and suffering. In many cases, the courts also award “punitive damages,” sending a message to the community that citizens will not tolerate reckless driving.
What to do immediately after an accident
Citizens have certain duties they must perform when involved in a traffic accident, including a duty to stop, pull safely out of the flow of traffic, render aid to anyone injured or seek aid for your own injuries, and then report the accident to the police. Perform your duties to the best of your ability under the circumstances—partly because it’s the right thing to do, and partly because your failure to do your duty may compromise your legal position. You know you have done the right thing when you stop, help, and call.
As soon as you have performed your basic duties, call the law firm Pittman, Dutton & Hellums. Their attorneys routinly represent individuals who have suffered extensive, even fatal, injuries in auto accidents throughout Alabama.We will simplify the settlement process for you and will ensure that you have a dedicated law firm fighting for your legal rights.