(Wilcox County, AL, Feb. 23, 2021) — A Camden resident died on Tuesday afternoon after driving his logging truck through a guard rail and into a creek. The deceased man, identified as 25-year-old Charles Portis, had fled from local law enforcement officers earlier in the day. Sheriff Earnest Evans of Wilcox County said Portis’s girlfriend had filed harassment charges against him, so there was an outstanding warrant for Portis’s arrest. This led to Sheriff’s Department officers pursuing Portis on Tuesday. However, the sheriff said officers quickly abandoned the chase. Shortly after, Portis’s truck fell 30 feet off of Highway 41 into Pine Barrell Creek. Authorities have not determined whether the crash was intentional or not. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the crash. In addition to determining the exact cause of the crash, officers are also awaiting details on Portis’s official cause of death. The ALEA said Portis died from the impact caused by the crash or by drowning after his truck entered the creek. Source: Alabamanews.net Reach out to Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Advice Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can also request a copy of the accident report. Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for the loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our accident attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST
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After an accident, knowing what to do next can feel overwhelming. Between injuries and property damage, the cost of recovery can become expensive. Of course, if you have insurance coverage, this can help you obtain valuable compensation. However, it is no secret that insurance companies don’t always have your best interests in mind. Filing a claim after you have been involved in an accident can be an extremely complicated process on its own. But to make matters even more complicated, it can be devastating when the insurance company refuses to cover your damages. That is why having an experienced attorney in your corner can be invaluable. If you have questions about Liberty Mutual and reporting a claim, we want to help. Our team of personal injury attorneys has extensive experience helping accident victims get the compensation they need to recover. Give the Fob James Law Firm a call today to discuss your case and see what we can do for you. How to File Liberty Insurance Claims If you are involved in an accident that results in property damage or injury, you should consider contacting Liberty Mutual to report a claim. But where do you start? The Liberty Mutual claims department provides a variety of ways to file a claim. You can file through their website with your login and password, through your smartphone, or by calling one of the Liberty Mutual claims department agents at 1-844-525-2467. Liberty Mutual Insurance provides coverage for vehicles, homes, and rentals, but auto insurance claims are the most common. Liberty insurance claims can include: Personal injury claims, Property damage claims, and Long-term or permanent disability claims. If you need assistance getting started, our accident attorneys would be happy to help you navigate the process. What Do I Need to Provide to Liberty Mutual to File a Claim? Like most insurance companies, Liberty Mutual’s goal is to pay out as little as possible on your claim. In fact, it will often fall on the accident victim to prove that he or she is fully entitled to collect on their insurance policy. Thus, it is imperative to gather as much information as possible to help bolster your claim. Examples of information you may want to provide to Liberty Mutual to report a claim include: A formal police report; Medical bills; Photographs or videos of the accident scene; Contact information for other parties involved in the accident; Witness statements; and Witness contact information. Since the insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible, it is crucial to build a strong case for why you are entitled to collect. An experienced accident attorney can help you identify and gather relevant evidence to use in pursuing your Liberty insurance claims. Our Attorneys Can Help You with Your Liberty Insurance Claims Contacting Liberty Mutual to report a claim can be complicated. However, having an attorney can make the process feel more manageable. If you are in the process of pursuing an insurance claim with the Liberty Mutual claims department, the Fob James Law Firm is here to help. Our attorneys can help you gather important evidence and information, negotiate with Liberty Mutual, and navigate the claims process from beginning to end. Contact us today for a free case review and begin the process toward recovery.
Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident injuries. Whiplash can be very painful, and you may have expensive medical bills. You might also have to miss work while you rest and recover. If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who is responsible for your accident, hiring a whiplash lawyer can be a good idea. How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash? In a car accident, your body may experience sudden changes in direction or speed of motion. This is especially true if your vehicle was traveling at a high speed and either crashed or had to stop suddenly to avoid a collision. These sudden changes in motion can strain muscles like the ones in your neck. The resulting condition, called whiplash, usually causes pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing pain after a car accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. A doctor will be able to correctly diagnose your injuries and recommend effective treatment. In addition, if you later decide to consult a whiplash injury lawyer, having doctor’s records can help you build a stronger case. Should I Hire a Lawyer? In general, if you are thinking about filing a suit against the other driver who was involved in your car accident, you should consider hiring a whiplash attorney. Most lawsuits settle before the parties have to go to trial. However, just because you are unlikely to end up pleading your own case in front of a jury does not mean you do not need a lawyer. A good personal injury lawyer is familiar with the law in your state and how it applies to your case. They will know whether the facts of your situation and the available evidence create a strong case against the other driver. Knowing that you have a strong case will allow your lawyer to negotiate a higher settlement offer. Dealing with Insurance Companies You may not want to file a lawsuit against the driver who was responsible for your accident. Or perhaps you were involved in a hit-and-run and do not know the identity of the other party. Whatever the reason, you might decide to file a claim with your insurance company instead of pursuing a lawsuit. Your insurance adjuster may try to reduce the amount of your claim to save the company money. It is important to remember that the adjuster works for the insurance company and not for you. Your adjuster might call you to get a statement about your injuries soon after the accident. You may not yet know the full extent of your injuries and medical expenses at this point, and any statement you give the adjuster is likely to underestimate your damages. The insurance company can then reduce the value of your claim based on your statement. A skilled whiplash lawyer will be aware of this and other insurance company tactics for trying to limit your settlement. Hiring a lawyer to negotiate with your insurance company means you are more likely to get the compensation you deserve. Call the Fob James Law Firm The whiplash lawyers at Fob James are ready to take your call. Our firm does not shy away from litigation, and we will negotiate aggressively to get you the maximum possible settlement. We combine first-rate representation with unparalleled client service by managing our caseload so we can focus on you. If you sustained whiplash injuries in a car accident, call our office today.