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Alabama Accident Lawyers

Your Right to Obtain Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

When someone harms or injures you due to their careless or negligent actions, you have the legal right to be compensated for your injuries, either through informal settlement, or by filing a civil suit in court.

During your initial free accident or injury consultation, the Alabama accident lawyers at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, can assess the value of your case based on liability, the nature and extent of your injuries, medical bills, wage loss and other factors.

For example, if your vehicle is struck from behind by an inattentive driver, then we may ask for compensatory damages for you. You are entitled to be reimbursed for economic damages such as past and future medical expenses and for lost income. You can also claim for non-economic damages for physical pain and mental suffering.

Contributory Negligence Laws in Alabama

During your case evaluation, a Birmingham accident lawyer will look at the Police Report and other factors to help us determine who is at fault for the accident. We will also give you honest answers about the potential value of your claim.

Alabama has a “contributory negligence” doctrine, which means that if you share any fault at all for an accident, even as little as 1%, you could be barred from recovering compensation for your damages. If we find that the other driver is at fault, rest assured that we are not afraid to play hard ball with the adverse auto insurance company in order to safeguard your interests during an insurance dispute.

Reaching Settlement in a Personal Injury Case

By choosing an Alabama accident lawyer from Wininger Law Firm to represent you, you now have the breathing room to move forward after your accident. We deal with aggressive insurance companies and handle all aspects of your claim so that you can concentrate on healing from your injuries.

After you are done treating, we will write a comprehensive and compelling “Demand Letter” to the other driver’s insurance company. We will demand a specific monetary amount to reimburse you for your pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses. We know that each case is unique, depending upon the severity and type of your injuries. Unlike the insurance company, we believe that no case should be settled solely as a multiple of your medical bills. During our investigation, we will gather all necessary medical records and documents to assist us in evaluating your case.

We have over four decades of experience in handling complex injury cases and in demanding settlement amounts specific to the intricacies of your case. We will aggressively and skillfully negotiate with the insurance company until a fair settlement is reached, and only with your express consent.

Punitive Damages in Car Accident and Wrongful Death Cases

In some situations, when the actions of the Defendant warrant it, we will pursue not only compensatory, but also punitive damages to deter the defendant and others from this conduct in the future.

What if We Reach an Impasse During Settlement?

If you reject the offer of settlement, you have the option of filing a lawsuit against the other driver in civil court within the statute of limitations in Alabama. You should consult with the attorneys at Wininger Law Firm to discuss the statute of limitations in your case.

The Alabama accident attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, work tirelessly to obtain an equitable settlement for you and to defend your legal rights. Arrange for a free injury or accident consultation. Call 205.322.3663 or toll free, 888.808.INJURY.


“The Wininger Law Firm recently resolved my case after three years of litigation. The team of Mr. Wininger, Nick and Stephanie fought long and hard to see that I was awarded a fair settlement for my injuries. I was always kept well informed as to the status of my case and made aware of every option available to me at every junction. They never gave up on my case and fought to the bitter end. They truly helped me get the justice I was looking for and the compensation I deserved. I was blessed to find such a law firm and would recommend them to any one looking for a honest and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals. I just want to say thank you and God bless you and your staff for all you have done for me and my family.or making me feel valued and stress free. I will always keep you guys in mind.”

Forever grateful,
The Chutz Family

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