Code of Alabama - Title 45: Local Laws - Section 45-24A-32.13 - Civil action for reimbursement

Section 45-24A-32.13 - Civil action for reimbursement.

Any person against whom an adjudication of liability for a civil violation is made under this part, or the ordinance passed pursuant hereto, and who actually pays the civil penalty imposed thereby shall have a cause of action against any person who may be shown to have been operating the vehicle recorded at the time of the violation for the amount of the civil penalty actually paid plus any consequential or compensatory damages and reasonable attorney fees, without regard to the rules regarding joint and several liability, contribution, or indemnity. Provided, however, that as a condition precedent to the bringing of a civil action, that the person held responsible for payment of the civil penalty must first make written demand on the other person for reimbursement of the civil penalty, giving a minimum of 60 days to remit payment, and if reimbursement is fully made within the 60-day period then the cause of action shall be extinguished and no attorney fees or other damages shall attach to the reimbursement. Any cause of action brought pursuant to this section must be commenced within two years from the date of the payment of the civil penalty for a red light violation.

(Act 2010-741, p. 1870, §14.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021