If you’re involved in an accident hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you probably want that person to pay your medical bills. But there may be a part of you that feels bad because you know that person can’t afford to pay your bills. Personal Injury Lawyer David Greene tells Cherish Lombard this is why it’s important to have insurance.
He says some people are afraid if they hire a lawyer, the’ll financially ruin somebody else’s life. But the majority of the time, the person who caused the accident has insurance. He says when you hire a personal injury lawyer to recover money, the money they’re going after is from the insurance company that has a legal obligation to pay for it.
Greene says sometimes a lawyer may be able to reach a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company pretty quickly, and the case may never have to go to court. If the insurance company doesn’t pay, the victim would have to sue the driver at fault.
If the case goes to trial in Alabama, the jury isn’t allowed to know if either driver has insurance. Greene says your attorney can give you that and other important information, as well as advise you of any time limits you have to file and he or she will know the best way to handle any possible defenses raised by the other side.
If you think you have a case and you would ike to talk with any of the personal lawyers at Greene and Phillips, please call 251-300-2000.
Greene & Phillips
50 North Florida Street
Mobile, AL 36607