Car Accidents

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Call Bill Eiland,  Your Car Accident Lawyer


Hurt in a traffic accident? Car wreck attorney Bill Eiland is here to help 24/7. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases for people hurt on Alabama roads.


Injuries from a car wreck can be much more complicated than you might imagine. Too often, hurt people will want to accept what an insurance company offers. Almost every time, that amount is way too small.  On average, hiring a car wreck attorney can get you more than three times the original offer by the insurance company.


Do you suffer from any of these injuries?


Brain and Head Injuries – Did you hit the windshield? Did you hit the steering wheel? Bruises around your head could indicate a brain injury. Untreated, this could lead to serious permanent impairments.

Chest Injuries – These internal injuries can involve broken ribs, organ damage, and even create conditions like paralysis.

Back and Neck Injuries – Often caused by the quick stop or sudden push caused by an accident, these injuries can result in a lifelong inability to move normally and result in terrible pain. Surgery and physical therapy, along with your pain and suffering, need to be paid for by the person who hit you.

Soft Tissue, Lacerations, and Broken Bones – All these injuries can be caused by strain on your body during an accident. Metal and glass can also become embedded in your body. We have also had clients hit by objects inside the vehicle, causing serious harm.


How You Can Help Win Your Case


Number one, get medical care. We must have medical professionals to acknowledge your injuries. If you tough it out, it will be difficult, but not impossible, to convince an insurance company or a jury that you are seriously injured. If you do not have a doctor, we can help you find one. Also, remember that chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and physical therapists are medical professionals.

If possible, gather pictures and names of eyewitnesses. Evidence can easily disappear. If you are not seriously injured, take pictures with your phone. Aside from the accident scene, take pictures of the other person’s license plate and insurance card. If you can, get a wide shot of the area. It can tell a lot. Once you call us, we will move quickly to preserve additional evidence – often including video surveillance, wreck site materials, and police reports.

Hire a Car Accident Lawyer. Do not wait. The insurance companies have lawyers who will begin working against you almost immediately. I know because I once was one of them. You need a lawyer on your side. Remember, the people who pay claims are not the friendly people who sold you your insurance.

Don’t admit to anything. Alabama has an odd law that says if you are even 1% responsible, you can not collect.  I know you might find that hard to believe, but it is true.

And whatever you do, do not give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster before talking with a lawyer. Whatever you say can be used against you.


You focus on getting well. Let us handle everything else.

Here is the bottom line: Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible. We have to build your claim and actively challenge the insurance adjusters. This may take gathering accident scene reports, reviewing medical records, tracking down and interviewing witnesses, creating models of the accident, and coordinating expert witnesses to support our findings.

So, What Is My Case Worth?

With our experience of hundreds of traffic accidents in South Alabama, we can give a fair estimate once we gather all the evidence. Primarily, your claim will be tied to how severely injured you are. Here are some areas to consider:

Medical Expenses – Now and In the Future

This is not just doctors and hospitals. Your medical expenses can include drugs, therapy equipment, and in-home care.

Lost Wages – Now and In the Future

If you cannot work, you should receive that money from the person who hurt you. If you must train for a different type of work, this training and the possible reduction in pay should be covered.

Pain and Suffering – Now and In the Future

This is not only your physical pain but also your mental anxiety. A serious injury can change how you live your life. It is not uncommon for victims of auto accidents to experience relationship changes and even undergo personality shifts.


Call Bill 251-255-5000

Remember, you can talk to us for free.

For more than a decade, we have offered free information through our TV show, NBC 15 LawCall. Now we can help you with your traffic accident if you just call 251-255-5000. That number will put you directly with Car wreck attorney Bill Eiland. Like we have for so many of your friends and neighbors, we want to get you the money to get better.