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How Does Alabama Fault Law Work?

Alabama is a “contributory negligence” state. That means, if you are even partially at fault in causing the automobile accident, you cannot recover for your damages. Most other states follow “comparative negligence” rules which allow courts to apportion damages based on some percentage of fault.

Many liability insurance companies will wrongly deny auto accident claims, arguing you are contributorily negligent or partially at fault. If you were injured in a car crash but the liability insurance carrier denied your claim, you should discuss the facts of the collision with a skilled car accident and injury lawyer.