Decatur Personal Injury Lawyers & Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers & Attorneys in Decatur
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Personal Injury Attorneys in Decatur Alabama
Establishing Personal Injury Claims
For an injury lawyer in Decatur to establish your claim the Plaintiff must show that the Defendant acted in a negligent way that caused the injuries. Also, they must specifically show that the Defendant breached their duty they were to uphold. Lastly, they must prove injuries caused to the Plaintiff is a proximate cause of the breach. Once an injury occurs, our Decatur and Morgan County personal injury lawyers will help seek compensation that you have a right to. These rights can take the form of any of the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property expenses
- Emotional distress
You will benefit greatly having a personal injury lawyer in Decatur Alabama to represent you in your personal injury case. Insurance companies train employees to pay as little as possible or nothing at all on your claim. Your Morgan County personal injury attorney will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. Usually, insurance companies have a large amount of in-house lawyers who specialize in personal injury cases. Some of the companies can be very large and with a lot of money to use in avoiding claims or to intimidate you.
Your initial consultation can be done over the phone, internet, or in person. Our Decatur personal injury lawyer 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 in Morgan County will be up front with you about your case and the legal process and will give you our honest assessment of your case. Work is done on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing up front. Attorney fees are only paid as a percentage of your settlement or award.
DECATUR ALABAMA INJURY LAWYERS
Personal injury claims involve different laws that our Decatur personal injury lawyers can review. For example:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Nursing home negligence and elder abuse
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Accidents at home
- Dog bite cases
- Injuries by the negligence, breach of duty, or carelessness of another person or entity
MORGAN COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
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 our Decatur car accident lawyers 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.
MORGAN COUNTY TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYERS
An average 18-wheeler, including the load it is carrying, can weigh over 80,000 pounds. A car might weigh 3,000 pounds, so there is a huge difference between the sizes of these two vehicles. Therefore, it is no surprise that trucking accidents can often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
PEDESTRIAN INJURIES IN MORGAN COUNTY
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, pedestrian injuries can also happen. These pedestrian injuries can be severely serious since they had no protection against the large vehicle. If you are hit by a vehicle in Decatur, Hartselle, or anywhere else in Morgan County, Alabama then we can help you get compensated for your injuries.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES IN DECATUR ALABAMA
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries and sometimes death due to the nature of the accident. Thus, a motorist thrown from the bike at the time of impact, can result in very serious injuries. Our Decatur personal injury lawyers handle motorcycle accidents in Morgan County and can help get the compensation you deserve.
BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN MORGAN COUNTY
Many bicycle injuries occur when a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle on the road. Typically the only protection a cyclist is wearing at the time of an accident is a helmet. This causes catastrophic injuries. There are close to 50,000 injuries from bike accidents each year.
BIRTH INJURY LAWYERS IN MORGAN COUNTY
Medical negligence during childbirth, pregnancy, and postpartum care can cause serious life long injuries or death. Therefore, resulting in several types of birth injuries. Birth injuries that can occur due to medical negligence during the birth of a child (or postpartum care or pregnancy) are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Newborn jaundice
- Bone injury
- Spinal birth defect
- C-section injuries
- Vacuum birth injuries
- Infant hematoma
- Erb’s palsy
MORGAN COUNTY CHILD INJURY LAWYERS
Thousands of children sustain injuries or die as a result of accidents or intentional acts by adults every year. If your child has suffered serious injuries due to the neglect or actions of another, then you should contact a local Morgan County child injury attorney today. Such injuries can happen anywhere including:
- A playground or swimming pool tend to happen due to negligent supervision or security
- At school
- In a car
- On the bus
- Playing with toys
- Food poisoning
- Physical abuse
WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS IN MORGAN COUNTY
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 we can help! In short, under Alabama law you have two years, from the death of your family member, to file your wrongful death claim against the party at fault due to negligence.
PREMISES LIABILITY LAWYERS IN MORGAN COUNTY
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 harmed by a dangerous condition 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 premise liability:
- A slip and fall due to a dangerous condition on the floor or stairs
- An assault on a commercial property due to inadequate safety measures (such as proper lighting or security)
MORGAN COUNTY DOG BITE LAWYERS
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. State laws concerning dog bite injuries vary from each other. In that case, it is important to retain a local Morgan County dog bite attorney to help you with your case.
MORGAN COUNTY SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYERS
If you are disabled and can no longer work, then our local Social Security attorneys can file a claim for you. Our disability lawyers in Morgan County will work to get your claim approved as quick as possible. Meanwhile, your disability attorney will gather all medical records and submit evidence to the court. So when the hearing is set you are ready to go. Call today if you need a Social Security Disability lawyer anywhere in Decatur or Morgan County, Alabama.