car accident in Athens

If you have been injured in a car accident in Athens, Alabama, you need to know where to turn for help. Your first call should be to law enforcement to report the accident and to request emergency responders if anyone needs medical attention. You also may have questions regarding your medical bills and who is responsible for paying them if another driver was at fault.

Having a knowledgeable Athens personal injury attorney standing up for you can allow you to focus on your recovery and your family. Our attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., have repeatedly been recognized by legal publications and other Alabama lawyers for providing exceptional legal service. We offer the strength and understanding you and your family need during the trying days and weeks after a serious accident. We are justifiably proud of the case results we have obtained for Alabamians who put their trust in our law firm.

Our attorneys are committed to providing legal representation to individuals and families in Athens and across North Alabama who are struggling to recover from injuries caused by other drivers. At Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., we offer a free consultation to review the details of your accident and discuss your legal options. Call us toll free at 888-445-5585 or use our online attorney contact form to speak with an experienced North Alabama car accident attorney.

How Our Athens Car Accident Lawyers Can Assist You

Our skilled car accident lawyers handle claims for people injured in car accidents in

Athens and throughout the Tennessee Valley. The attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., all grew up in North Alabama, and we are proud to use our legal skills to help the people of the Tennessee Valley.

As your attorney, we will take the following steps to pursue your accident claim:

  • Investigate the car accident thoroughly and identify all the parties who may be held liable;
  • Track down all the insurance policies that may be available to provide compensation for your injuries;
  • Calculate the extent of your losses including hospital bills, lost income, future medical care, and need for living assistance;
  • Handle all negotiations and communication with the insurance companies;
  • Seek to head off any medical debt collection efforts while your accident claim is pending;
  • Negotiate for the maximum compensation;
  • Inform you of the progress of the negotiations and any settlement offers;
  • Prepare your case for trial and be ready to proceed to Limestone County Circuit Court if the insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement;
  • Handle your case on a contingent fee basis. You owe no legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you.

Common Types Of Car Accidents in Athens, AL

Emergency Responders Serving Athens and Limestone County

Athens is situated along the Interstate 65 corridor, near the junction with U.S. Highway 72. One of the fastest growing areas in Alabama, Athens and Limestone County are part of the Huntsville Metropolitan Area. Interstate 65 has a total of six interchanges in Limestone County:

  • Ardmore (Mile Marker 365)
  • Elkmont (Mile Marker 361)
  • Huntsville/Decatur (Mile Marker 340)
  • U.S. Highway 31/Athens (Mile Marker 354)
  • U.S. Highway 72/Athens (Mile Marker 351)
  • Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road/Athens (Mile Marker 347)

Dial 9-1-1 to reach the Athens-Limestone County 911 Center and summon help for automobile accident emergencies requiring immediate assistance. Depending on the location of the car crash, the law enforcement agency that responds to the accident may be the Athens Police Department, Athens Fire and Rescue, the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department or the Alabama Highway Patrol.

  • Athens Police Department
    951 Hobbs Street E.
    Athens, AL 35611
    Phone: (256) 233-8700

If you have been involved in a traffic collision in Athens, you may obtain an accident report from the Athens Police Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a $10 fee for each report.

  • Athens Fire and Rescue
    Administrative Office
    950 W. Washington Street
    Athens, AL 35611
    Phone: (256) 233-8710
  • Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
    101 W. Elm Street
    Athens, AL 35611
    Phone: (256) 232-0111

Alabama State Troopers may handle the crash if it occurs on an interstate or highway. Dial *HP or *47 to report traffic accidents, stranded motorists, suspected drunk drivers, and highway emergencies.

  • Alabama Highway Patrol
    4204 Highway 31 South
    Decatur, AL 35603
    Phone: (256) 353-0631

Hospital Serving Athens Alabama

If you have sustained serious trauma in a car crash, you will most likely be transported to the Athens-Limestone Hospital and treated initially in the emergency room.

  • Athens-Limestone Hospital
    700 West Market Street
    Athens, AL 35611
    Phone: (256) 233-9292

While you are recovering from your injuries, you may have questions about what you need to do to recover financially as well as physically. You may be concerned about how you will pay off the medical bills for the medical treatment you are receiving. You may have a legal right to seek compensation to cover your medical bills and other expenses by filing a personal injury lawsuit if another motorist caused your injuries.

After a serious car accident, we understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time. More than anything, you need compassion and trusted guidance. We will listen to your concerns and offer guidance about your legal options, based on years of experience. Our attorneys at Morris, King and Hodge, P.C., have helped many Alabama families just like yours recover from serious injuries.

If your injuries make it difficult for you to visit our office, an auto accident attorney from Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., can meet with you in your hospital room, rehab center or other location that is convenient to you. Contact us to learn how an Athens personal injury attorney can help you.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Athens, AL

What Should Your Next Step Be After an Athens, AL Car Crash?

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by another driver and those injuries cloud your future, you want to have experienced and determined personal injury lawyers representing you. You want courtroom-tested trial attorneys with a demonstrated record of results. We are proud of the results our legal team has achieved for many Alabama families. Trust the knowledge and experience of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. We would like to help you as we have helped many others. Contact us now for a free consultation.