Car accidents are dangerous and scary experiences. The unfortunate truth is that countless car accidents happen across the United States every day. These accidents often leave victims with serious or even life-altering injuries, and that is to say nothing of the lasting mental impression that car accidents can leave on victims. On top of all that, victims of car accidents have to deal with very large medical bills for the treatment of their injuries. This can leave victims of car accidents upset, frustrated, and looking for justice for the position they have been put in.
If you were in a car accident around Northport, our lawyers can help you. We can talk to witnesses, opposing lawyers, and defendants, collect evidence, examine the facts of your case, and fight for you in court so that you can move on from the experience and get the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
If you need legal assistance, call Howe Law’s Tuscaloosa, AL car accident lawyers at (844) 876-4357.
Types of Car Accidents in Northport, AL
No two car accidents are exactly the same. A multitude of factors make it so that even car accidents that look superficially similar can have different outcomes. One head-on collision may only result in minor injuries, but another may end with all vehicle occupants on their way to the emergency room.
Going into detail about what type of car accident you experienced with our car accident lawyers can help us build a stronger case for you by including specific facts and details about the circumstances of your car accident.
Head-on car accidents happen when two vehicles are going in opposite directions, and one car hits the other. While the good news about these kinds of accidents is that the front of a car is usually the area where a lot of protection and safety features are focused, the bad news is that these accidents can still lead to very serious injuries, especially if both cars are traveling at a high rate of speed, such as on a highway.
Rear-end collisions are similar to head-on collisions, except they happen when one car hits the back of another. This can happen when one car in the same lane is traveling much faster than the other, either because the rear car is speeding or because the front vehicle decides to suddenly slow down without warning.
Rear-end collisions also can create the potential for vehicle occupants to get injured by items stored in the trunk or rear seats of their car. When a sudden impact happens, stuff in the rear of a vehicle can go flying forward, injuring or potentially even killing people in the front seats.
A T-bone accident is when one car hits another perpendicularly, forming a “T” shape at the moment of collision. Unlike in head-on or rear-end collisions, T-bone accidents can sometimes pose a greater threat to vehicle occupants just by nature of there being fewer physical cars in between them and the oncoming vehicle.
T-bone accidents can happen anywhere, but they can frequently happen when a driver goes through an intersection when they do not have the right of way or when a driver is pulling out of a parking area.
Rollover accidents are when a car tips on its side or roof during a car accident. This can happen when a car is hit by another much heavier vehicle. However, rollover accidents are more frequent when a car goes off-road and is disrupted by uneven ground.
Rollover accidents are dangerous in any car, but they can lead to especially serious injuries in vehicles that do not have roofs or roll cages, like some older convertibles.
Many car accidents involve motor vehicles colliding with each other. However, probably just as many car accidents happen where a car hits an unsuspecting pedestrian. These accidents can be very dangerous for pedestrians because, as pedestrians, they are not shielded by the bulk of a car and its many safety features.
Pedestrian accidents are more likely to happen in some places than others. For example, a pedestrian is likely to get hit by a car at a crosswalk, in a shopping center parking lot, or somewhere near those areas. However, there will be much less likelihood of there being a pedestrian accident on a highway.
Damages in Northport, AL Car Accident Lawsuits
The objective of personal injury lawsuits of any kind is to prove that the defendant is liable and collect damages. Damages primarily mean financial compensation. That being said, what probably matters the most to victims of car accidents is getting a payout to deal with hefty medical bills and other expenses.
Indeed, you can get damages based on the cost of your medical treatment. You can ask for damages based on medical bills from emergency care and long-term treatment, medication prescriptions, and any other medical procedures you underwent because of your car accident injuries.
You can also get damages for lost pay from the time you missed at work recovering from your injuries. Additionally, if you can no longer work, you can get compensation based on what your income would be for the rest of your working career.
Additionally, you can get damages for things that do not have a value that you can look up. This would include pain and suffering as well as mental distress. Since there is no source we can point to for the value of these things, our lawyers will have to convince the jury as to what they are worth.
Speak to Our Northport, AL Car Accident Lawyers
Howe Law’s car accident lawyers are standing by ready to help you with your case when you call (844) 876-4357.