Decatur Car Accident Attorneys

Fighting for the rights of Morgan County auto accident victims

The hours and days after a car accident can be muddled and confusing. And looking for legal representation is likely the last thing on your mind. However, when you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, working with a skilled and compassionate attorney can give you a better chance at winning compensation for your losses.

The Decatur car accident lawyers at Martin & Helms have decades of experience, and understand the types of losses and expenses victims experience. We get to know our clients, get to know the details of your accident, and work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

We understand that you’re a person who’s suffered an accident and injuries – you’re not just another case or claim. With personalized legal strategies and service, our goal is to let you heal from your trauma while we seek compensation on your behalf. Our attorneys work for your best interests only.

Car accidents on popular roadways

All of us get in a car just about every day, either as a driver or a passenger. Whether you’re running an errand a few blocks away or taking a day trip with the family, your risk for an accident can be just as high. And, here in town, traffic can get congested, which means more people on the road and more chances for an accident.

As local attorneys, we’re familiar with Decatur roads and highways, including:

  • Interstate 65
  • Interstate 565
  • Sixth Avenue (U.S. Highway 31)
  • S. Highway 72 Alternate
  • AL-20
  • Gordon Terry Parkway (AL-24)
  • Beltline Road (AL-67)

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT), 2017 saw nearly 157,000 accidents in our state. Out of these accidents, there were 45,763 injuries and 948 fatalities. Nobody gets into car or behind the wheel expecting to be involved in an accident, but unfortunately even the most prepared and cautious driver can’t avoid the actions of a reckless driver.

How your Decatur injury attorney can help

After an accident, the insurance companies will often attempt to deny or devalue your claim. Our team knows the tactics companies use to try to get accident victims to sign away their rights to compensation. Instead, we’ll investigate your accident, including:

  • Collecting evidence from the scene of the accident
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing accident, hospital, and police reports
  • Reviewing your insurance policy
  • Hiring accident reconstruction experts
  • Analyzing available video footage (security or dash cams, etc.)

Here in Alabama, you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim, so get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. Our goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries.

Causes of Decatur car wrecks

Even though car wrecks take you by surprise, it can help a bit to understand the possible causes of your accident. It may not always be apparent who or what caused your accident. Sometimes it may be obvious – a car speeding through a red light, perhaps – but often an accident may seem completely random. This is where your personal injury attorney comes in. It’s our job to find out why.

Even though all accidents happen under unique circumstances, we tend to see some common causes of car wrecks here in Decatur:

  • Speeding
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Defective auto parts
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Reckless driving/road rage

If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of the negligence of another driver, or for any other reason, give our attorneys a call.

Common injuries from car accidents

Depending on the circumstances, injuries from a car accident can be mild, severe, or even catastrophic. Some common accident injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Back injuries
  • Bone fractures or breaks
  • Burn injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wrongful death

Common types of car accidents

Car wrecks are nearly always caused by driver error. They can happen at any time of day or night and in any kind of weather. The more common types of auto accidents include rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, broadside collisions, multi-vehicle crashes, sideswipes, wrong-way collisions, or crashes with stationary objects.

Car accidents can change your life in an instant. They cause injuries, prevent you from earning a paycheck, cause unmanageable medical bills, and in the worst cases, take the lives of loved ones. When you suffer harm due to someone else’s carelessness, you shouldn’t have to stress over medical expenses or how you’re going to earn a living. Our attorneys protect your right to compensation, and we fight to secure you the highest amount possible for your losses. Let us help you begin the process of closure.

Decatur car accident attorneys you can trust

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, talk to the Decatur car crash lawyers at Martin & Helms. We advocate and fight for your rights. You should never have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s negligence. We can help. Talk to us today for personalized attention and service. Call us at 256-539-1990 or fill out our contact form.