Birmingham Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving accidents are some of the most common types of vehicle crashes in Alabama. Every day, hundreds of distracted and inattentive drivers fill the roads and put others at risk. At Wettermark Keith, we aim to be part of the solution by helping victims of distracted drivers seek financial compensation. We have spent over 50 years combined helping crash survivors obtain justice. Let us help you go up against a distracted driver in Birmingham. Call (205) 933-9500 today for a free legal consultation near you.
Why Choose Us?
- We care about the people we help. Our car accident lawyers are passionate about handling cases properly to help crash victims when they need it most.
- We have won over $800 million in results for injured clients. Our attorneys can go the extra mile by going to trial, if necessary.
- We have the resources of a large-scale firm. We have the investigators, personnel and state-of-the-art equipment you need for a strong case.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. Our Birmingham distracted driving attorneys take clients without charging any fees upfront.
Why Is It Important to Use a Lawyer?
Retaining a lawyer to protect your best interests could help you avoid mistakes such as accepting a lowball settlement from the distracted driver’s insurance corporation. Insurers can use intimidation tactics and deceit to try to get you to settle for less. Your lawyer will know how to negotiate with a claims adjuster for maximum financial compensation on your behalf. You don’t have to figure out your claim alone. The right attorney can stand in your corner throughout the claims process in Birmingham.
Common Examples of Distracted Driving
A distraction can refer to any cognitive, physical or visual element that takes a driver’s attention away from driving. Any distraction – large or small – that detracts from keeping one’s eyes on the road or hands on the wheel could be dangerous. Proof of any type of driver distraction could serve as evidence in your case against another driver in Birmingham.
- Using a cellphone
- Eating or drinking
- Looking at a map
- Chatting with passengers
- Tending to a child or pet
- Personal grooming
- Reading a billboard
- Driving while tired
At Wettermark Keith, it is our job to investigate car accidents on behalf of our clients while searching for signs of fault or liability, including signs of distracted driving. If we find proof of distracted driving, we may be able to use it to get the at-fault driver’s insurance company to offer you a reasonable settlement. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you obtain fair recovery from a distracted driver in Birmingham.
Civil vs. Criminal Law After a Distracted Driving Accident
Distracted driving is not a crime in Alabama. Unless the driver was also breaking one of Alabama’s laws, the driver might not face criminal charges for causing an accident. The driver may, however, owe you compensation under the rules of civil liability. A prosecutor will not file a civil claim for you. It is up to you to hold a distracted driver civilly responsible for your car accident. You or an attorney will need to file a civil claim with the correct court in your county by the deadline. Then, you can fight for fair compensation from the distracted driver.
Contact a Distracted Driving Attorney in Birmingham Today
Wettermark Keith has the experience you need for a strong claim to damages after a distracted driving car accident in Birmingham, Alabama. We can take the right steps toward obtaining fair compensation, on your behalf, for your economic and noneconomic damages after a collision involving a negligent or reckless driver. Contact us today to see how we may be able to help you recover. Call (205) 933-9500 for a free legal consultation, where we’ll evaluate your claim and let you know what we believe it could be worth.