Living in Alabama, you might be aware that our state handles car accidents differently than many other states. While some states adopt a ‘no-fault’ approach, Alabama stands firm with a ‘tort-based’ system. What’s the difference? Essentially, in our state, the party responsible for the accident is also responsible for covering the damages.
This distinction means that determining fault becomes a central factor of any accident claim. As a driver or passenger in Alabama, it is vital to know how this system works. If you ever find yourself in an unfortunate situation on the road, having this knowledge can be instrumental in ensuring you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
The Consequences of Manufacturer Negligence
Hitting the open road in Alabama, you can be forgiven for expecting your vehicle to get you from the start to the finish of your journey without any trouble. There are times, however, when an unseen defect can compromise the safety of your ride and even cause an accident.
Any car or truck accident can quickly escalate into a life-threatening situation. The repercussions of an accident can affect you physically, mentally, and also financially. Just as when you are involved in an accident and another driver is the cause, when a defect or manufacturer negligence causes an accident, the manufacturer is responsible.
Product Liability Laws in Alabama
In Alabama, product liability laws are designed to protect consumers like you. If you have been injured due to a vehicle’s defect, Alabama’s laws are on your side. The state operates under the ‘tort-based’ system, which means the party at fault is responsible for the damages. This can be difficult to prove, and vehicle manufacturers will fight liability at every step of the process. To win the fight for compensation for your injuries, you will need legal representation. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can get the justice you deserve.
Getting Help from the Professionals
The ‘tort-based’ system can be complicated. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by manufacturer negligence and suffered an injury, you may be unable to begin the legal process on your own. It is highly recommended that you consult an attorney to evaluate your case and start litigating on your behalf. Vehicle manufacturers will do everything they can to avoid liability and a costly compensation claim. In order to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, both physical and emotional, you need an experienced and skilled attorney.
Monge & Associates has offices in 32 locations across 19 states, including Alabama, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland. We have offices in both Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and if you have been involved in any type of vehicle accident, even if the manufacturer is at fault, we can help. Visit us at 60 Commerce Street, Suite 350, Montgomery, AL 36104, or 2429 Norris Rd, Suite 5, Columbus, GA 31907, or call now for a free consultation on (888) 477-0597.
We can help you get the recognition and compensation that you deserve. Don’t let justice wait and get in touch with us today.