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Car Accident Attorneys Montgomery Can Trust
Car Accident Attorneys Montgomery Can Trust

You Deserve Maximum Compensation. You Deserve Justice.

After a car accident, you may find it challenging to take care of yourself and your family financially, emotionally, and physically. When you’re hurt, overwhelmed, and unsure where to start, call us. We’re here to ease your stress and protect your financial future.

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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

You’ve just been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Now, a long and exhausting legal battle lies ahead of you. Not only do you have to worry about how long your injuries will take to heal, how long it’ll take you to get back to work, and how much money this will cost, but you’re also dealing with insurance companies that are looking to exploit you and pay you less than you need or deserve. At Montlick, we fight tirelessly to help you get justice and get you the money you deserve .

Why Choose Our Montgomery Car Accident Lawyers?

We get results. You get paid.
With over 40 years of experience and billions of dollars won for our clients, you can count on Montlick to get you the money you deserve.

A Winning Reputation.
Unlike most big firms, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury. We give each client and case the individualized attention they deserve. Your circumstances are unique, and we treat them that way.

Do I Need an Attorney?
If you were injured in a car accident in Montgomery, consulting an experienced car accident lawyer is the simplest way to make sure that you’re getting every single penny you deserve after an accident. With an attorney by your side, you can be sure that all the boxes are checked and every stone is unturned. Our experienced Montlick car accident attorneys know that this is more than a case — it’s your life. Even minor accidents can cause injuries that have the potential to be a problem for years to come. And trust us, that’s worth pursuing a claim.

When you work with Montlick, we make it as easy as possible to begin filing your claim because we understand that vehicle accident cases come in all shapes and sizes. Our Montgonmery, Alabama personal injury lawyers represent all types of car accidents caused by someone else’s negligence.

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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Montgomery Car Accident Lawyers

Any type of motor vehicle accident can result in serious injury or the loss of someone you love. Almost 33,000 people per year die in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to take reasonable care to obey traffic laws, pay attention to the road, or choose to drive while intoxicated.

Driving is a big responsibility. When drivers fail to show courtesy and respect for other drivers, accidents can happen and some can be fatal. If you or your family have been injured due to a negligent driver, call Montlick for a free consultation today. Our vigilant Montgomery attorneys will fight on your behalf and are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Montgomery Rear End Crash Lawyer

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

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

Montgomery T-Bone Crash Lawyer
According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 36% of all accidents occur at intersections. Over 480,000 of these accidents involve drivers who are attempting to turn left. The most common causes of left turn accidents are as follows:

  • Poor visibility when turning
  • Inadequate surveillance (driving into another vehicle’s blind spots)
  • Misjudgment of the oncoming vehicle’s speed
  • A miscalculation of the distance or gap that goes across an intersection
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Failure to use a turn signal while attempting to proceed

In the majority of cases, drivers who are going left do not have the right of way, which means that they need to wait for oncoming cars to pass them before proceeding. When a left turn accident occurs, it is typically presumed by law that the left turn driver acted negligently (when there is no green arrow present), and likely caused the accident. The left turn driver however, can introduce evidence (whether through eyewitness accounts, surveillance cameras or other evidence) that can cause the other party to be liable for the accident, such as:

  • The other driver increased his or her speed after the light turned yellow or red or went through a red light
  • An unexpected event, such as a pedestrian illegally crossing the roadway, required the left turn driver to stop mid-turn, resulting in an accident.
  • The other driver was impaired by drugs and/or alcohol or was driving while distracted.

Montgomery 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. Montlick knows how to take on powerful car manufacturers and win.

Montgomery Drunk Driving Accident 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 are 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.

Montgomery Bus Accident Lawyers
Bus accidents usually involve multiple parties and can be complex. Our bus accident attorneys in Montgomery 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.

The most common types bus accidents are:

  • Driver error, including bus driver fatigue. Driver error accounts for as many as 85% of all bus accidents, with fatigue being the most common form of driver error.
  • 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. Defective tires or brakes or poor maintenance can be responsible for a bus accident and following an accident an emergency exit failure or unsafe gas tank could also cause injury to the passengers.
  • Roof failure. Particularly in 15-passenger vans, roof crush results in 41 percent of deaths during a rollover. It is particularly important that the roof area of a bus meet all federal regulations which dictate that the roof must sustain no more than five inches of roof crush while supporting one and a half times the weight of the vehicle.
  • Road conditions. Whether natural or man-made, weather, animals or road construction can change the inherent safety of the roadways. Should poor maintenance of the road be responsible for the bus accident then a governmental entity may be held responsible.
  • 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.

Montgomery Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are convenient and nearly everywhere, but with this popularity comes an increased risk of liability. We understand how to navigate the evolving landscape of rideshare accident protocol and win rideshare injury cases for both drivers and passengers.

What to Do After Being Injured in a Car Accident in Montgomery

The most important thing following a Montgomery car accident is your safety. If you can, check yourself and others for injuries, then if possible, get to a safe place away from the crash, such as the sidewalk. Call 911 and request medical attention immediately. Even if you feel okay, injuries may present later that are initially masked by adrenaline.

If safely able, make sure to:

  • Take pictures and/or video of the scene of the accident
  • Get contact information from witnesses
  • File a police report
  • Tell your insurance company
  • Get in contact with a Montlick attorney as soon as possible

In the days following the accident, there are a few things that you can do to help your Montlick attorney with the process of filing your claim:

  • Go to a follow-up doctor’s appointment
  • Save bills and documents related to your accident
  • Tell your insurance company

Remember that after your accident, the other involved party’s attorney and insurance companies (including your own) will attempt to speak with you. It’s never a good idea to do so without your attorney present.

Battling Big Insurance After an Auto Accident

A common mistake people involved in car accidents make is not hiring a lawyer because they believe their own insurance company will take care of them. The insurance company’s main concern is paying you the smallest amount possible, not necessarily paying you what you deserve. These companies tend to use a variety of tactics to get you to agree to a settlement amount that is less than what your claim is worth. For example, they may:

  • Seem very friendly when calling to discuss your claim, asking seemingly innocuous questions that can hurt you later
  • Offer a settlement amount as soon as you report your accident
  • Delay the process of your claim
  • Place the blame on you

Dealing with the physical, emotional and financial aftermath of a car crash is a lot to handle. During this difficult and confusing time, people injured in auto accidents must be careful to avoid damaging their legal claim for a settlement. Some people assume that they can deal directly with the insurance companies, but it’s important to remember that the job of the insurance company is to protect its own bottom line. To keep profits up, they try to pay injury victims as little as possible or even deny their claim altogether. The insurance company will have a team of investigators, experts and attorneys at their disposal whose goals are to pay you the absolute minimum they can. When you try to deal with insurance company adjusters on your own, without a lawyer, it could cost you valuable money in the long run.
Your insurance policy is intended to financially protect you. We’ll fight to make sure it does.

What Could My Car Accident Settlement Pay For?
Montlick car accident attorneys can help you understand what types of compensation you may be entitled to receive after an injury-causing crash. Our team is dedicated to helping personal injury victims recover maximum compensation so they can move forward with their lives following an unexpected tragedy.

Damages that could be available include:

  • Economic Damages: These damages are intended to reimburse a victim for money lost due to their injuries. This includes medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and any other monetary loss caused by the accident.
  • Non-economic Damages: These damages are designed to compensate victims for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded if the responsible party is found to have been particularly negligent or reckless in causing the accident. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and discourage others from similar behavior in the future.
  • Wrongful Death: If a loved one has died due to a car accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, their family may be able to pursue wrongful death damages from the responsible parties. These damages include medical expenses incurred before death, funeral costs, loss of companionship and support provided by the deceased person, and more.

These are just a few of the potential damages that Montlick may be able to recover on your behalf. If you have been injured in an auto accident involving negligence, contact us to learn about your rights and what steps are necessary to protect those rights.

Aggressive Representation. Unmatched Compassion.

When seeking justice in Montgomery, time is of the essence. Timely action is critical for any personal injury claim, as evidence may need to be gathered, witnesses may need to be located to build a strong case, and reports may need to be compiled. Montlick is committed to providing clients with the best possible representation through transparent communication and genuine care.

Call Montlick today for a free consultation. Past results include:

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With the help of Montlick Injury Attorneys, you can rest assured knowing that your rights will be protected throughout the process. If you have been injured in a car accident in Montgomery, call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone

Your path to justice is just a call away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Personal Injury Law in Montgomery

What is Modified Comparative Negligence and Does Alabama Follow it?

Modified comparative negligence means that damages a plaintiff may recover are reduced based on the percentage of their fault in the accident. In some instances, a plaintiff will be barred from compensation if they are 50-51% responsible.

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

Alabama is one of five states that still apply the antiquated contributory negligence doctrine. Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington DC, are the other four states.

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.
Don’t wait. 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 which 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 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 this is the case in your accident, the personal injury statute will not apply. Instead, the statute of limitations for product liability claims takes effect one year from the injury or death caused by the defect.

Child Victims
If a car accident victim is under 18, they cannot file a personal injury lawsuit. Car accident victims who are minors have a longer statute of limitations, which do not begin until the child turns 18. However, a parent or guardian can file a claim on a child’s behalf before their 18th birthday.

There are many exceptions and nuances to every car accident case. Our Montgomery 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.