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CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Although modern technology has made motor vehicles safer than ever, thousands of serious accidents, injuries, and deaths still occur each year. The car accident lawyers at Pepper & Odom, P.C. fight to help injured victims recover the maximum compensation they deserve for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our team provides aggressive legal representation and has extensive experience handling all types of car accident claims.

Car Accidents Cause Serious Injury and Death

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than six million motor vehicle accidents happen each year. In 2019 alone, 36,096 people died and 2,740,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the United States.

Catastrophic injuries such as neck and spinal cord injuries, amputation, and traumatic brain injury often leave victims unable to work or enjoy the things they used to do. Injuries may also require costly medical treatment, hospital stays, multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and ongoing home care. Our car accident lawyers have recovered maximum compensation for clients involved in many different types of collisions, including crashes with large trucks, motorcycles, drunk drivers, and public transit vehicles.

Types Of Damages In Auto Accident Claims

Injuries sustained in car crashes can have devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Our car accident attorneys at Pepper & Odom, P.C. are dedicated to making things right for injured victims and their families. We know how to accurately value your claim and may be able to recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Wage loss
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Long-term care
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage

Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one who’s been lost in an accident, we can evaluate your case and determine whether you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances, punitive damages may be awarded if a negligent party’s actions were particularly egregious or malicious.

Our Car Accident Lawyers Deal With Insurance Companies So You Don’t Have To

Unfortunately, even your own auto insurance company may not have your best interests in mind. Insurers usually offer minimal settlement amounts or deny claims altogether. Our seasoned car accident lawyers are familiar with their tactics and negotiate aggressively on your behalf to help you get the compensation you need to protect your health and your family’s financial future. If a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached, our car accident lawyers won’t hesitate to take your case to court.

Why Choose Our Car Accident Lawyers?

Our personal injury lawyers at Pepper & Odom, P.C. have a track record of success recovering maximum compensation for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and gather vital evidence that can be used to build a solid claim. We also know how to demonstrate the ways in which your injuries and losses have affected your life and why you should receive compensation for your damages. At Pepper & Odom, P.C., we care about our clients. Our compassionate, competent car accident attorneys and staff are here to guide you and provide the legal support and services you need throughout the entire claims process.

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Car Accident

There are several steps you can take to help protect your rights in the event of an accident. Emotions can run high when these things happen, but remaining calm may enable you to document what happened, which can back up any potential claims that may arise. If you are involved in a car accident:

  • Call 911 and wait for police and other first responders to arrive
  • Seek medical care at the emergency room, urgent care, and/or your doctor’s office
  • Take photos of the scene, damage to vehicles, and your injuries
  • Get contact and insurance information from any other drivers who were involved
  • Gather contact information and statements from any witnesses
  • Ask for a copy of the police report
  • Call an experienced car accident lawyer

Do not give a statement to an insurance company representative, sign anything, or accept a settlement before speaking with a car accident attorney. At Pepper & Odom, P.C., your initial consultation is free, regardless of whether we proceed with your case, and you won’t pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Contact An Alabama or Mississippi Car Accident Lawyer To Learn More

If you’ve been hurt in a crash, you don’t have to go it alone – our experienced team at Pepper & Odom, P. C. is here for you. Contact us online, call our Birmingham office at 205-250-1107, or call 601-202-1111 in Jackson, Mississippi. Our car accident lawyers represent clients in Alabama, Mississippi, and nationwide, utilizing local counsel.

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