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Why Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?

Being injured or suffering the loss of a loved one in a car accident can have a lifelong impact on victims and their families. After an accident, you may feel overwhelmed and wonder where to turn for help. If someone else’s negligence caused a crash, seeking the counsel of the best car accident lawyer you can find is critical. Our personal injury attorneys at Pepper & Odom, P.C. provide the responsive, compassionate legal support you can trust. Our experienced Birmingham, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi, car accident attorneys help you understand your rights and fight to recover maximum compensation for damages, such as medical expenses, wage loss, and emotional distress.


Reasons You Should Hire A Car Accident Lawyer

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Most car accident cases involve filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Dealing with insurance companies on your own is stressful and can result in a minimal settlement or denial of your claim. Having one of the best car accident lawyers on your side ensures your rights are protected. We handle all communications and negotiations with insurers and are aware of the tactics they use to reduce the value of claims. Our attorneys represent your interests, so you and your family can focus on healing and recovery.


Investigating Your Car Accident Case

Our team at Pepper & Odom P.C. thoroughly investigates all aspects of your car accident case. We gather critical evidence, such as police reports, photos, video footage, medical records, and witness statements. We often engage the services of car accident reconstructionists who can help us prove who was at fault for the accident and support the facts of your claim. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for your damages.


Determining Damages And Valuing Your Claim

Many injured victims don’t realize the ultimate financial, physical, and emotional costs of a car accident. Your injuries may require surgery, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and long-term care if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury. You may not only lose income during your recovery; if you’re unable to return to the same job or career you had before the accident, your future earning capacity can be affected.


You may also be entitled to noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and loss of companionship and consortium. Without knowledge of the law, it’s challenging to put an accurate value on these types of traumas. Each case is unique, and our attorneys consider many different factors when calculating damages in a car accident claim.  


Proving Liability

To recover compensation in any personal injury case, you must prove that the at-fault party is liable for your injuries and losses. There are four basic elements involved in establishing liability in a car accident case, including:

  • The other driver owed you a duty of care
  • They breached this duty
  • The breach of duty caused injury or harm
  • You suffered losses due to your injuries

The best car accident attorneys understand how to piece together evidence and documentation to build a solid case and use effective legal strategies that prove liability.


Knowledge Of The Law

Our seasoned attorneys know the ins and outs of Alabama and Mississippi personal injury law. We’re also well-versed in traffic laws, which we can often be useful in establishing fault and proving why the negligent party is responsible for your damages. There are strict statutes of limitations that apply to car accident claims. We ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner, so you don’t lose the right to pursue compensation for your damages. If a settlement cannot be achieved through negotiations with the insurance company, our skilled litigators will file a civil lawsuit on your behalf and fight for your rights in court.


Supporting You Through The Process

The weeks and months following a car accident can be stressful, physically painful, and emotionally taxing. The best car accident lawyers are there for their clients — at Pepper & Odom, P.C., we care about you and are here to provide the legal and moral support you need to get through tough times. Our personal injury lawyers work on contingency, which means you won’t incur any up-front costs or owe attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.


Contact The Best Car Accident Lawyers In Alabama and Mississippi

At Pepper & Odom, P.C., we’re dedicated to helping injured victims rebuild their lives and recover the maximum compensation they deserve. Contact us online or call our Birmingham, Alabama, office at 205-250-1107, or our Jackson, Mississippi office at 601-202-1111. We handle cases throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and nationwide, utilizing local counsel.