Car accidents can occur due to a number of reasons. Most of the time car crashes happen because a driver was negligent. They could be texting while driving, speeding, drunk or behaving in a manner that causes harm to other drivers. In some instances however an accident can be caused by something other than a driver’s negligence. In Montgomery, AL a number of car wrecks have been caused by faulty traffic signals. The traffic signal could be malfunctioning, poorly programmed, not visible, one or all lights are not working etc. The defective traffic signals could make you or another driver do the wrong thing causing a minor or major car accident. If you are involved in such an accident you should talk to an Alabama car accident lawyer immediately.
When you are involved in an accident caused by a defective traffic signal you may be entitled to compensation. In most cases, the relevant local authority should pay for your medicals bills, vehicle damages and more. However getting compensation from the local authority can be very challenging even when they were negligent. That’s why you will need a good car accident attorney in Montgomery, AL. The Alabama car accident lawyer will have to prove a traffic signal was faulty. Once they do this they will have to also show that the faulty signal and not something else caused your accident. The negligent party and your insurance company may not believe that a defective light caused your accident. So proving that will be crucial for you to get compensation. Your attorney will use their experience handling cases involving faulty traffic signals to determine how to get you compensation.
After your accident, you are likely to be in a state of shock which is to be expected. They’re however some steps which you should take if you are able that can make your claims process easier. These steps include:
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a faulty traffic device contact The Vance Law Firm. We may be able to assist you to get compensation for your injuries and property damage. Because you might be seeking compensation form the government, you will need the best legal team on your case. Our car accident lawyers in Alabama have years of experience making claims against the government. This experience will be put to good use and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us now for a free consultation where we will assess your claim and determine if it is valid. Don’t take long before getting legal help. There is a time limit for when you can make a personal injury claim. Failure to make a claim in time will see you lose out on compensation.