Personal Injury Lawyers in Birmingham
Personal injury lawyers can be the first line of defense between injured
clients and the major corporations and individuals that have wronged
them. Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are part of one of the most
expansive personal injury law firms in the nation, spanning more than 30
offices in 10 states, including the office here in Birmingham. Our
attorneys are prepared to hear your case and to provide you with expert
counsel. Schedule your free case evaluation today.
By dealing directly with corporations and insurance companies looking to
give you less than you need, we use our resources to help you instead of
helping more powerful forces. People need a voice when filing a lawsuit
against large corporations; we allow your voice to be heard.
In Alabama, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two
years. It’s important to get your case started as soon as possible. If
you or a loved one in the Birmingham area have been hurt by someone
else’s negligence, complete our case review form to sign up for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Accidents Can Happen Anywhere
There are a number of categories that the most common injuries fall
into. One of the biggest ones is car accidents — as well as accidents
involving motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles.
Car accidents in Alabama have declined slightly in recent years, but
still remain a major threat to Birmingham residents. In one of Alabama’s
most recent studies on crashes, accidents in Jefferson County went down
from 2012-13 — yet there were still nearly 20,000 car accidents there in
2013, leading to over 4,300 injuries. A person was injured in a car
accident in Alabama every 14 minutes. Both the cities and rural areas
were affected by these crashes - there were more crashes in cities, but
more deaths in rural areas.
Injuries can often happen on the job, especially in ones that involve
labor. Construction jobs leave plenty of opportunity for possible
injuries, and even non-labor jobs bring their own unique risks to them.
When you’re hurt on the job, workers’ compensation is there to help pay
for your treatment and/or missed time. But sometimes the company’s
insurance will deny your claim, or offer you less than you actually
need. At times like this, an attorney can help you get the compensation
Premises liability cases are when you are injured either on someone
else’s property, whether it’s someone’s house or an establishment like a
restaurant or place of business. Whether you’ll have a slip and fall
lawsuit on your hands will depend on whether you can prove that the
condition of the property was not cared for in a reasonable matter,
causing the fall.
There are other forms of personal injury that could lead to a lawsuit as
well. If you’ve been injured and are not at fault, contact us to find
out if we can handle your case.
Were You the Victim of Negligence?
Negligence is usually the cause of personal injuries, and what you and
your attorney will have to prove occurred to win your lawsuit.
Negligence is when someone does not act with the reasonable standard
care that someone else in their position would be expected to act with.
There are many different forms of negligence, depending on the type of
injury and situation. For example, consider a car accident in which you
were injured. Was the other driver distracted by texting while driving?
Were they asleep at the wheel, or driving under the influence of
alcohol? These are all examples of driving negligently, and in some
cases recklessly. With proof of this, you may be able to gain
compensation for damages.
Think of a slip and fall situation. If there was no wet floor sign by a
wet floor, and you slipped on the floor and were injured, that would be
negligent, and it would have directly resulted in your fall.
What Can Morgan & Morgan Attorneys Do to Help?
Morgan & Morgan’s reputation is that we are, in fact, for the people. We
stop at nothing to bring justice to the everyday person who was hurt by
no fault of their own. Our reputation is also built on success: Our more
than 30 offices across the U.S. have gotten many multi-million dollar
settlements and verdicts for their clients, helping them get their
medical bills paid and ensuring peace of mind.
What Can I Win From My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The amount you can win in compensation during a lawsuit of will depend
upon your case. There are several different forms of compensation you
can be awarded, however, and these combined amounts can be a big boost
to your finances, helping you stay afloat in a time of need.
Some examples of what you can be compensated for include:
Medical Expenses: One of the biggest, most common ways you can
receive compensation in a personal injury lawsuit is being compensated
for your medical expenses. This includes past and future
medical/hospital bills, and can include future medical needs - expenses
for rehabilitation exercises, hiring an in-home health care
professional, and other medical expenses that your insurance won’t
Lost Wages: Lost wages can mean a number of things, depending on the
severity of your injury and how it affected your work performance.
Injuries usually mean missed time at work, and you can potentially be
compensated for what you would have been paid for that time. In more
extreme cases, injuries can affect your ability to do your job
effectively, worsening your chances of employment. In cases like these,
you may also be compensated for your lost income.
Pain and Suffering: The trauma suffered due to the physical pain of
an injury is something you can receive compensation for, if proven that
it is severe enough and is an active hinderance in your day-to-day life.
You may also be able to get compensation for emotional suffering you
have dealt with in the aftermath of your injury.
Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are usually reserved for cases
where injuries were caused by extreme negligence or by recklessness. For
example, if your injury was caused by a drunk driver and you won your
case, punitive damages might be included in your compensation. These are
awarded to you as punishment to the other party, to discourage them and
others from making that mistake again.
With all of these forms of compensation a possibility, it’s more
important than ever that you find out what you could be entitled to.
Have you or someone you know been injured by someone else’s
carelessness? If so, Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys in Birmingham can help
you figure out what your next steps are. For a no-obligation case
evaluation, fill out our free case review