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Alabama Auto & Truck Accident Attorney Fights for Clients’ Compensation

Compassionate Alabama lawyer supports those injured in vehicle accidents

Being in a car or motorcycle accident is frightening — and the injuries you suffer can affect you for the rest of your life. No matter what kinds of injuries you’ve sustained in a crash, you have a right to seek compensation, but in Alabama, your chance of recovering damages is limited by state law. That’s why you need a skilled advocate with experience in accident cases. Since 1995, John G. Scherf, IV has helped accident victims find the justice they deserve. Whether you have been hurt in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, you can trust that I will fight hard on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why experienced counsel is crucial for your Alabama auto accident case

Because Alabama follows a fault system for insurance matters, if you’re injured in a car accident, you must file a claim for compensation with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. And because Alabama follows the rule of contributory negligence, you cannot recover any compensation if you are found to have contributed at all to the accident. So if you’re seeking payments to cover damage to your car, lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, you need an established personal injury attorney who knows state law and has the ability to challenge insurers on your behalf.

Strong advocacy for accident victims

When seeking a personal injury lawyer to represent you after an auto accident, it’s important to focus on reputation and skill. My firm has handled a wide range of vehicle accidents since 1995, and I am committed to helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries suffered in:

  • Car accidents — Many car accidents are minor fender-benders caused by inattention. While these accidents can certainly inconvenience us, they don’t generally require legal action. But if you have sustained injury or property damage from a car accident, or if you are encountering issues with an insurer, it is wise to seek experienced counsel. I can help you navigate the Alabama court system so your settlement covers your medical costs and other losses.
  • Motorcycle accidents — Because motorcyclists lack the protection of a car, motorcycle accidents can seriously injure, or even kill, riders. While Alabama requires both motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, they are of little use when a much larger vehicle hits a bike or forces one off the road. I understand the factors often involved in motorcycle accidents and will work to hold negligent car and truck drivers responsible for the harm you’ve suffered, which may involve the need for lifelong care.
  • Truck accidents — The occupants of much smaller passenger cars are likely to suffer serious injuries or worse when they’re struck by large commercial trucks. If you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck crash, I have the skill to challenge the powerful interests of trucking companies. I can determine whether driver rest, weight load, and other regulations were violated, and that violation led to your accident.

Because of the statute of limitations in Alabama, it’s imperative that injured parties seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Those hurt in a car accident have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.

Accomplished law firm helps pedestrians and cyclists injured in vehicular accidents

In addition to advising individuals driving or riding in vehicles, I also represent pedestrians and cyclists who have been injured because of a driver’s negligence. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents across the nation. When a driver is not paying attention to the road because they are focused on their smartphone or another person in their vehicle, they endanger everyone else on the road — and individuals on sidewalks or crosswalks. If you are seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, any loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact a skilled Alabama auto accident lawyer for a free initial consultation.

If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident in Alabama, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you better understand whether you have a viable claim. At Scherf Law Firm, L.L.C., I represent clients in Jefferson, Covington, and Conecuh counties who’ve been injured in car, truck and other vehicular accidents. To learn how I can help, please call 844-200-5495 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Andalusia or Birmingham office.

Our Offices
  • Andalusia Office
    1000 E. Three Notch Street
    Andalusia, Alabama 36420
    Phone: 334-222-0544
    Fax: 334-582-0454
  • Birmingham Office
    6 Office Park Circle
    Suite 100
    Birmingham, Alabama 35223
    Phone: 855-422-4329
  • Please forward all correspondence to:
    PO Box 1067
    Andalusia, Alalabama 36420
    Phone: 334-222-0544
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