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Car accidents are a headache to deal with no matter how small or how large.  You will inevitably have car repairs and insurance companies to deal with, and in severe accidents, you may even have mountains of medical bills and physical disabilities to live with.  As a victim of a car accident, you should not be forced to handle this type of trauma on your own, but should instead enlist the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney.

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Just how common are car accidents in the state of Alabama and what are the potential injuries? Some of the statistics may surprise you. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, in 2008 there were a total of 123,943 traffic-related accidents. Within these accidents, 35,615 people suffered a degree of personal injury while 964 lost their lives. From this data we can see that:

  • – About 14 accidents occur every hour across the state
  • – 4 people suffer a form of injury in an accident every hour
  • – More than 2 people die on the streets and roads of Alabama every day

You should not be responsible for treating ongoing medical pain for a car accident you did not cause.  The responsible party should be held accountable not only for your property damage, but any ongoing injuries that have the potential to impact your future.  The other party should additionally be responsible for any lost wages which you may incur as a result of your injuries. However, it is important to keep in mind that Alabama is a contributory negligence state, meaning that if you played any role in the accident, even a minor role such as going 5 miles over the speed limit, you may not be able to receive any compensation for your injuries.  An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to walk you through the law behind your claim.


Car accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, from small bruising, to permanent paralysis or brain damage.  The majority of car accidents often lead to neck and back injuries, such as whiplash. This is a serious injury that often goes untreated, but can rear its ugly head in the future any time you tweak your back.  It is important to get a doctor to thoroughly examine you if you have any pain after an accident.

The severity of an injury suffered from auto wrecks varies a lot. Our firm has successfully represented individuals who suffered:

Sadly, a great number of car accidents do in fact end fatally. Due to this, if you have lost a loved one, Our team is well-versed in wrongful death law, it is vital for you to contact an attorney as soon as possible if a fatality occurred in a car accident. Besides, in many cases, a successful claim of wrongful death against the responsible party is the only way to recover financially from this type of accident.

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If you have been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys of Wettermark & Keith.  Our attorneys understand the frustration car accidents can cause, especially once you realize how easy it would have been to avoid the accident altogether if the other person had followed the rules of the road.  Contact our Montgomery office today for your initial free consultation and we can begin building up your accident claim.

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When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.

Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our website and we will get back to you promptly.

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It is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful claim of personal injury or wrongful death can be made to come to fruition.

This is precisely how our top accident lawyers operate for every client, every day.
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