Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers
The term personal injury can include many different areas of law, including: auto accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall incidents, nursing home negligence and elder abuse, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, accidents at home, premises liability, dog bite cases, and other injuries where someone is harmed by the negligence, breach of duty, or carelessness of another person or entity. These types of claims can involve different laws that need to be reviewed by our Birmingham personal injury lawyers.
To establish a personal injury claim, the Plaintiff must show that the Defendant acted in a negligent way that caused the injuries. Specifically, that the Defendant breached a duty that they had, and the Plaintiff was injured as a proximate cause of this breach. An example of this is a car accident where a driver of a vehicle has to obey all motor vehicle laws and drive in a reasonable manner. If you have been injured in an accident, then call our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation in one of our offices in Montgomery, Anniston, Huntsville, or Birmingham.
If a driver runs a stop sign then they have breached their duty and can be held for injuries that are caused by the accident. Once an injury occurs, our Alabama personal injury lawyers will help you seek the compensation that you have a right to, which can take the form of any of the following: lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property expenses, and emotional distress.
Injured persons benefit greatly from having a lawyer represent them in a personal injury case. Insurance companies have trained employees with a goal of paying as little as possible or nothing at all on your claim. Once you obtain representation, the insurance company will have to stop dealing with you and will start negotiating and communicating your injury attorney.
Usually, these insurance companies have a large amount of in-house lawyers who specialize in personal injury cases. Some of these companies can be very large and have lots of money to use in avoiding claims or to intimidate you. Here is some information about the types of personal injury cases that our lawyers handle in Montgomery, Anniston, Huntsville, Birmingham, and throughout the State of Alabama:
If you are involved in a serious car crash, it is likely that you will have significant injuries. There can be soft-tissue injuries and broken bones, or perhaps you or a loved one have suffered brain and/or spinal injuries. If we decide to take your case we will do so on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay us anything up front. We only get paid if you win your case, as a percentage of any award or settlement.
An average 18-wheeler, including the load it is carrying, can weigh over 80,000 pounds. A car might weigh 3,000 pounds, so that you can see that there is a huge difference between the sizes of these two vehicles. Due to these disparities, it is no surprise that trucking accidents can often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs pedestrians can be injured in the accident as well as the occupants of the vehicles. Many times, the pedestrians are injured more seriously due to the fact that they are being struck by very large vehicles (usually weighing anywhere from 3,000 pounds to 80,000 pounds or more depending on the size of the vehicle) while they are exposed with virtually no protection.
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries and sometimes death due to the exposure of the driver at the time of the accident. Due to the fact that the motorcycle driver is typically thrown from the bike at the time of impact, such an accident can result in very serious injuries.
Many bicycle injuries occur when a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle on the road. Many times this will result in soft tissue damage, but this type of accident can result in more serious injuries and even be fatal. A cyclist usually only has a helmet for protection and when involved in an accident with a much larger vehicle it can cause catastrophic injuries. There are close to 50,000 injuries from bike accidents each year.
Owners of a property have a duty under Alabama law to use reasonable care to keep the premises in a safe condition for business invitees. For example, if you were harmed by a dangerous condition that existed in the grocery store and you could prove that they failed to use reasonable care and due diligence to keep their property safe then you might have a claim against them for your injuries. Examples of this are when you slip and fall due to a dangerous condition on the floor or stairs, or you are assaulted on a commercial property due to inadequate safety measures (such as proper lighting or security).
Illnesses caused by contaminated food and water are very serious and can cause serious injury or even death. Some types of contamination that can occur include E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Salmonella, Botulism, Shigella, Listeria, Campylobacter, HUS, Norovirus, and Cyclospora.
Dog bites and animal attacks are more prevalent than one may believe and the injuries can range in severity from severe injury to death. Some of the injuries suffered from dog bites can include scars, severe infections, emotional trauma, and medical traumas from necessary inoculations and procedures.
Medical negligence during child birth, pregnancy, and post-partum care can cause serious life long injuries or death. Some of the types of injury that can occur due to medical negligence during the birth of a child (or post-partum care or pregnancy) are cerebral palsy, newborn jaundice, bone injury, spinal birth defect, asphyxia, c-section injuries, vacuum birth injuries, infant hematoma, and erbs palsy.
Thousands of children every year are injured or killed as a result of accidents or intentional acts by adults. Such things as injuries on a playground or in a swimming pool tend to happen due to negligent supervision or security. Injuries can also occur at school, in the car, on the bus, playing with toys, food poisoning, and physical abuse. If your child has suffered serious injuries due to the neglect or actions of another, then you should contact an Alabama injury attorney today.
Losing a loved one can be a devastating and extremely painful experience. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence or malpractice of another then you should know that, under Alabama law, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the death of the claimant. This means that you generally have two years, from the death of your family member, to file your wrongful death claim against the party at fault due to negligence or intentional conduct.
We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so that you do not pay anything up front. Our lawyers offer free consultations, and then when you are signed up on a contingency fee the attorney fees are only paid as a percentage of your settlement or award. We are a law firm representing individuals all over the State of Alabama with offices in Montgomery, Anniston, Huntsville, and Birmingham.
At your initial consultation, either over the phone, internet, or in person, our lawyers will seek to understand the nature of the incident and the extent of your injuries. We will also discuss what your goals are in the representation and explain to you how Alabama or federal law applies to your case and what we can do to help you.
Our injury lawyers will be up front with you about your case and the legal process and will give you our honest assessment of your case. Our firm can help you get the financial compensation that you deserve, contact our wrongful death attorneys today.