You should hire an attorney in Alabama. If the case has to be filed, it should be filed in Alabama. Technically it could also be filed in federal court. If you have questions about Alabama injury law, feel free to call me at any time.
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You should consult with an attorney licensed in Alabama. In addition, the attorney should be experienced in handling personal injury work. When you speak with attorneys ask them about their specialty. Ask them about their experience in court.
In the meantime, you should also be very careful in dealing with the insurance company for the driver who hit you. You should be aware that insurance adjusters often record phone calls. Adjusters also often try to get the injured person to sign release documents allowing the insurance company access to medical and other personal records related to you. I would not sign anything until consulting with an attorney. I have included, below, a link to an article on personal injury lawyers that offers some advice.
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