Alabama is one of the few states that requires its residents to prove negligence in a car accident. For example, if you’ve been the victim of a car accident, then the burden of proof is on you to make sure that you can show information that will prove you were not at fault, and that the other party was at fault. In addition, you must prove your case 100%. In other words, if at the end of your trial even one juror decides you’ve not shown proof while the others have, then you’ll not be awarded any damages.
Additionally, once the negligent party has been proven, they must pay for all of the damages accrued because of the accident. If the negligent party didn’t have the right amount of insurance coverage when the accident occurred, it could up becoming extremely costly. Whether you’re the victim of the accident or another party is at fault, it’s imperative to retain the services of a car accident lawyer in Alabama. Without an attorney, you run the risk of not getting a penny back in damages if you’re the victim. You also run the risk of being found guilty when you’re not at fault.