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Car Accident Attorneys in Birmingham
Car Accident Attorneys in Birmingham

Make Your First Call The Right Call. Make It Montlick.

The emotional and physical pain following an accident can be devastating, taxing, and traumatizing. On top of it all, you’re dealing with a mountain of endless logistics — people to call, doctors appointments to schedule, and insurance companies to deal with. Don’t shoulder the burden alone. Montlick is here to help.

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We have tirelessly represented people injured or killed by the negligence of others for more than 40 years. Comprehensive legal representation is a right owed to everyone. That's why we provide our services on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay until we win.
Why Choose Montlick?

Acting With Integrity

Even with 40 years of growth, our founding goals remain the same: Montlick attorneys will always empower and improve our community while operating in a manner that allows every client to know and trust their legal team. That’s the Montlick way.

Fighting With Ferocity

We take on insurance companies and work tirelessly to recover the money you need for your medical treatments, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. We never represent big corporations and we never forget who we’re fighting for: you. That’s the kind of legal help we have provided for decades.

A car wreck can upend your life. Bills are piling up, you’re in pain and possibly unable to work, and you’re trying to figure out how to move forward in the chaos. To minimize your frustration and forge a path forward, you need a law firm that cares, and one that can add real financial value to your case. You need Montlick.

Why Choose Our Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers?

When you trust Montlick, we promise to:

  1. Treat your case as if it were our own. We believe in the Golden Rule: treating others how you’d want to be treated.
  2. Protect you from powerful insurance companies: Remember the insurance company (even your own!) is not on your side. We are.
  3. You don’t pay until we win: We’ll evaluate your situation and advise how to best protect yourself, at no charge to you. We invite you to call us 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays or use our 24/7 online chat right here on our website.
  4. Help you get what you deserve: When clients rely on us for help, we never take that lightly. The stakes are high, and we treat them that way.
  5. Provide personal attention: You concentrate on getting well, we’ll handle the rest. We want you to feel comfortable asking any and all questions. After all, we work for you, not the other way around.
  6. Keep you in the loop: We’ve all heard the horror stories about lawyers not returning phone calls. Don’t worry, that’s not us. We keep our clients informed of all important developments, promptly return phone calls and emails and fully answer questions.
  7. Be there for you when you need us most: You don’t have to do this alone. We’ll take on the insurance companies for you and help you get the money you deserve. That’s the kind of help we’ve been giving for over 40 years.
  8. Always treat you with dignity and respect: Some law firms tend to forget that their clients are people, not just case numbers. We operate at all times with honesty, integrity, kindness, and unquestionable ethics. To us, your well-being comes first. Always.

The Powerhouse Firm that Puts You First®

Your best interest will always be our primary focus. If you have been injured in a car accident in Conyers, call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone.

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We Fight for Victims of All Kinds of Auto Accidents

Personal injury claims can arise from any auto accident involving negligence. At Montlick, we take on all kinds of vehicle accident cases, including:

Birmingham Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are the most common type of auto accident in Birmingham. In Alabama, a traffic crash was reported every 3 minutes and 27 seconds in 2021. Whether caused by a driver’s negligence, poor driving conditions, or a malfunctioning vehicle part, one truth remains: car accidents can be devastating. We put our decades of experience to work to ensure victims receive full and fair compensation for their damages.

Birmingham Rear End Crash Lawyer
Rear-end accidents account for 29% of all car accidents resulting in serious injury. In almost all rear-end crash cases, these collisions are typically the result of negligent driving, and in many cases, the driver who rear-ends another car is the responsible party.

There are some exceptions when a driver who rear-ends another car is not the responsible party, such as:

  • The forward driver brakes suddenly and unexpectedly without good cause
  • The brakes on the rear driver’s vehicle are defective
  • The tail lights/brake lights on the forward vehicle are broken
  • The forward driver causes the accident by turning directly in front of the rear driver in a negligent manner or lane-changing in front of the rear driver
  • The forward driver backs into the rear driver’s vehicle

If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, our car accident lawyers at Montlick can help establish liability and pursue the compensation you need to move forward.

Birmingham Defective Vehicle Component Lawyer
In 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued 932 vehicle safety recalls affecting more than 30.8 million vehicles in the United States. Still, millions of vehicle recalls still go unrepaired or unaddressed every year. When you purchase a car, you trust that the car is designed with consumer’s safety as a top priority. However, thousands of people are still injured and killed in car accidents every year as a result of defective auto products. If you’ve been injured due to a defective vehicle, it’s essential to call a car accident attorney as soon as possible to begin your financial recovery and raise awareness of the defect for other car owners.

Birmingham Drunk Driving Victim Lawyers
One of the most traumatic experiences is being hit by a drunk driver. One minute you’re cruising and the next, you’re spinning out, confused and scared at what’s going on. Drunk driving accidents tend to be especially dangerous and can result in severe injuries or even death.

Our attorneys have extensive experience with drunk driving cases. We understand what it takes to establish liability and maximize compensation for victims. We will fight fiercely to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions and that victims receive the justice they deserve.

Birmingham Airport Car Accident Lawyers
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama’s largest commercial airport, serving nearly 3 million passengers per year. With continued efforts on construction projects, the projection of passengers is expected to grow in the coming years. The increase of visitors also means an increase in airport traffic from buses, shuttles, taxi cabs, ride-share vehicles, and private citizens dropping off and picking up passengers. Airport pickups and drop offs can be confusing for drivers, causing negligent driving due to an increase of stress, fear, and high traffic.

Some common types of airport accidents include:

  • Fender-benders – As stated above, many vehicles abruptly stop at airports whether to take evasive action to change lanes or possibly to avoid hitting a car that has just pulled out in front. While fender-benders are typically not considered to be severe accidents, especially at low speeds, the consequential injuries can be debilitating and permanent. For example, if a large bus is the vehicle to strike a car that has abruptly stopped in front, the injuries have the potential to be significant. Even in the event of a low-speed accident with minimal property damage, the injuries sustained can be extremely serious.
  • Parking lot accidents – With 12,000 public parking spaces at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, and millions of travelers each year, it is no surprise that fighting for a parking spot can be a tough task. When drivers become eager and anxious to find a parking spot, they are less likely to be paying attention to other vehicles and pedestrians, creating a situation where accidents can happen.
  • Pedestrian accidents – There are numerous crosswalks at airports that help to control the flow of traffic and protect pedestrians, many of whom are traveling with heavy luggage. While many vehicles adhere to the crosswalks, there are times when drivers do not stop to allow a pedestrian to pass. On the flip side, there have been multiple-vehicle accidents caused by a pedestrian who has not been paying attention and walks when or where they should not.

Birmingham Bus Accident Lawyers
Bus accidents usually involve multiple parties and can be complex. Our bus accident attorneys in Birmingham are fully equipped to handle bus accident cases involving personal injury claims against private companies, public agencies, or governmental entities on behalf of injured passengers or pedestrians who were injured as a result of negligent bus operators or other parties involved in the crash.

Bus accidents are caused by various circumstances but some of the most common include:

  • Driver error, including bus driver fatigue. Human error accounts for as many as 90% of all motor vehicle accidents, with fatigue often influencing poor decision making.
  • Driver negligence. Some of the more common bus driver violations include changing lanes improperly, veering off the road, failure to yield the right of way and exceeding the speed limit with failure to yield the right-of-way being the most common.
  • Equipment failure. Mechanical failures can occur in buses in the same way they occur in large commercial trucks.
  • Roof failure. Particularly in 15-passenger vans, roof crush results in 41 percent of deaths during a rollover.
  • Road conditions. Whether natural or man-made, weather, animals or road construction can change the inherent safety of the roadways.
  • Unsafe seatbelts. Studies done by the NHTSA have concluded that the addition of lap belts in large buses would be unlikely to reduce injuries sustained by passengers in a head-on crash.

Birmingham Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular over the past few years, but with this popularity comes an increased risk of liability issues if an accident occurs while using these services. We understand how to navigate the evolving landscape of rideshare accident protocol. Whether you’re a driver or passenger, we troubleshoot any insurance coverage issues so you can get the compensation you deserve from any liable parties involved in your case.

Common Car Accident Injuries

While some injuries from a car accident may eventually heal, other damages, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries and more may result in long-term impairments. Injuries obtained from a car accident may include:

  • Joint injuries of the shoulder or knee
  • Whiplash
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Wounds requiring stitches or sutures
  • Internal organ damage
  • Decapitation
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Dislocations
  • Hyper-extensions
  • Wrongful death

Wrongful Death Claims
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. When you’ve lost someone due to the actions of another, you deserve justice– and so does your loved one. A Montlick Birmingham, Alabama attorney can guide you through this difficult time. Compensation in wrongful death cases may include:

  • Full economic and non-economic value of the life of the victim*
  • Loss of companionship
  • Value of support and services
  • Punitive damages
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased

Wrongful death claims require significant investigation. At Montlick, we have the resources to do it right. We can help you move forward by easing your financial burden and honoring their legacy.

*We know terms like the “value of a life” can feel extremely cold, even cruel after such the loss of a loved one. We include these terms here because this is how courts and the insurance companies will refer to the claim when determining the claim’s financial value.

A major part of our job as personal injury lawyers is to personalize your loved one and your family to the courts and companies making these decisions. They should see your loved one as the full person they were before they were taken too soon, and help insurance adjusters or juries see the full impact of their loss on you, your family, and your community.

What is my claim worth?

Our Birmingham lawyers pursue all types of damages that our clients are entitled to under Alabama law. This can include past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages and/or loss of earning capacity if your injury has prevented you from working or will prevent you from working in the future. In some cases, you could be entitled to money to cover property damage as well, including damage to vehicles and other personal property. Additional compensation could also apply based on other, less clearly measurable factors, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and more.

The value of a claim depends on numerous factors, including:

  • the strength of legal liability
  • the facts and circumstances of the incident
  • the strength of the applicable law and evidence
  • the venue or locality where a claim must be brought
  • the likability and credibility that witnesses would have to a jury
  • the extent of a client’s injuries
  • the costs of medical treatment- including past and future, impact on the quality of life
  • the extent of pain and suffering
  • whether someone is temporarily or permanently disabled

The amount of economic damages an auto accident injury victim might recover in the state of Alabama is specific to the circumstances and facts of the case. As such, each individual accident claim is unique. Predicting the exact dollar amount you and your family could receive from an accident claim is generally not possible at the outset of your traffic accident case. However, our lawyers are able to advise our clients on the range of predicted case values, once all of the evidence has been reviewed, we understand the extent and long-term effects of the injury or injuries, we have reviewed all medical expenses and records, and have evaluated the applicable Alabama law and the strength of the evidence.

Your case’s outcome may impact the rest of your life. That’s why we aim to maximize the money in your pocket – so you can prioritize your recovery.

We Win Big for Car Accident Victims

We believe comprehensive legal representation is a right, not a privilege. That’s why we provide our services on a contingency fee basis. You only pay when we win, and winning is what we do best. Past results include:

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We never forget who we’re fighting for: you. We never represent insurance companies, government organizations, or corporations. If you have been injured in a car accident in Birmingham, call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone

You don’t have to do this alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Personal Injury Law in Birmingham

Is Alabama a Modified Comparative Negligence State?

Alabama is not a comparative or modified comparative fault state. In fact, Alabama is among the five states in the US that still follow the contributory negligence rules. Contributory negligence is the oldest common law fault doctrine. Contributory negligence means that you are not eligible to recover any damages if you’re found even partially responsible for an accident. If the victim is found to be partially at fault to any degree (even the slightest 1%), the defendant cannot be held liable for the damages.

For example, if a drunk driver runs a red light and crashes into a bicyclist who was riding their bicycle without a white headlight, the jury may find that the bicyclist was at least 1% responsible for the accident, since the bicyclist failed to equip their bicycle with a white headlight, as required by Alabama law. Even if the jury also finds that the drunk driver was 99% at fault for the accident for operating their vehicle while intoxicated and running a red light, under the contributory negligence rule, the bicyclist could still be barred from recovering ANY damages.

Alabama is one of five states (in addition to Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC) that still apply the contributory negligence doctrine. This makes it especially important for you to consult an Alabama personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following a Birmingha

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Cases in Alabama?

Alabama Code § 6-2-38 outlines that the time limit for personal injury claims, including car accidents, must be filed within two years of the accident, starting when the accident happened. This is generally the time frame that applies to the majority of Alabama car accidents. However, there can be exceptions.
Don’t wait to call us. If the statute of limitations expires, you will be unable to move forward with your claim and barred from recovering potential compensation.

Possible Exceptions to the Car Accident Statute of Limitations
While this statute generally applies to most car accident cases, some exceptions may arise that could shorten or extend the deadline. The exceptions to Alabama’s car accident statute of limitations include the following:

Wrongful Death
If a loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s death, which may differ from the date of the accident.

Automotive Defect
Brake malfunctions and faulty steering components are common defects in cars that can lead to accidents. If an automotive defect was involved in your accident, the personal injury statute of limitations might not apply. Instead, the statute of limitations for product liability claims could go into effect, giving the victim one year from the injury or death caused by the defect. There is no blanket guidance when it comes to personal injury cases and claims, so it is important to contact a skilled Birmingham personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to find out what rules and laws apply to your specific circumstances.

Child Victims
If a car accident victim is under 18, this can affect the statute of limitations that apply. Car accident victims who are minors generally have a longer statute of limitations, which does not begin until the child turns 18. However, a parent or guardian may be able to file a claim on a child’s behalf before their 18th birthday.

There are many exceptions and nuances to every car accident case. Our Birmingham car accident attorneys at Montlick can help assess your circumstances, determine what deadlines are at play in your specific case, and the next best steps to take for maximum financial recovery.

We Win More than Settlements.

We win the peace-of-mind you need to get your life back.

 

At Montlick, we believe comprehensive legal representation is a right, not a privilege. That’s why we provide our services on a contingency fee basis. You only pay when we win.

Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.