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Auto accidents aren’t just painful and traumatic—they’re also expensive. Your vehicle may be totaled, you may be facing expensive medical bills and physical rehabilitation, and you could be unable to go back to work for weeks, months, or even years. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you can file a claim for compensation, but it can be difficult to get the money you deserve, as insurance companies are often reluctant to pay big settlements to injury victims.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, our Alabama car accident lawyers fight for the rights of injured victims like you every day. And while we do everything we can to help our clients get the money they deserve, we also know that victims themselves can help improve their chances of getting compensation by:

  1. Getting prompt and immediate medical attention – An auto accident claim requires proof that the crash itself caused a victim’s injury. By going to the doctor or hospital right away, you’ll create a medical record that will serve as valuable evidence for your claim.
  2. Obtaining contact information from witnesses and other drivers – If your accident wasn’t captured on video, it can be difficult to prove what happened and who was at fault. But having statements from people who saw the accident or who were involved in the accident can help prove you didn’t cause the crash.
  3. Writing down what happened – Details such as the time of day, weather conditions, the lane you were traveling in, and where on the road the crash occurred can all make a big difference when our attorneys pursue compensation for you, but those details may be quickly forgotten if they aren’t written down.

Finally, having an experienced law firm on your side can help hold your claim together and maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help.