Turn to Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. after a Serious Accident
Our team of Birmingham personal injury attorneys represents victims of serious injuries in Alabama caused by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident or other incident, trust our skilled team of devoted injury lawyers in Birmingham for the help you need, when you need it. Our team seeks justice for victims by pursuing fair compensation for damages such as medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain/suffering.
If you have been the victim of an injury caused by someone else's negligence, we can help. Call (205) 900-7714 today.
We provide representation in Alabama for the following cases:
- Car accidents: Crashes involving motor vehicles can lead to serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment. Victims should not be responsible for covering these costs, especially when someone else is to blame for the collision.
- Truck accidents: Truck accidents are complex as they often involve substantial injuries and several parties may be liable.
- Motorcycle accidents: Bikers are more likely to sustain serious or catastrophic injuries because they are not protected by a metal structure like passengers in a vehicle. Often, motorcycle collisions result because the driver was inattentive when operating their car.
- Premises liability: Premises liability law allows those injured on another person's property to file a claim, provided that the cause of the accident was the property owner's negligence in addressing a hazard on the premises.
- Product liability: Victims can hold manufacturers and distributors responsible for damages resulting from an accident caused by a defective product.
Alabama has a contributory negligence rule stating that if a victim is even partly responsible for an accident, they cannot pursue compensation. Because of this, it is critical that you reach out to a Birmingham injury lawyer to help with your case.
We’ve handled thousands of cases for clients throughout Alabama and have developed many successful resolutions for clients that are suffering the negative effects of another’s actions. Call (205) 900-7714 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.
JAFFE, HANLE, WHISONANT & KNIGHT, P.C. SEEKS THE RESULTS YOU NEED
Our Birmingham injury attorneys are dedicated to helping clients move forward from their accidents without additional financial burdens. We know that recovering from a serious injury from a car or truck accident, as well as holding product manufacturers and property owners accountable for their actions is important, which is why we never back down from offering compassionate guidance and aggressive representation.
PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Serious injuries are expensive and victims can actually go into debt without the financial help that may be available through a lawsuit for compensation. You should not have to carry these burdens alone. The law provides a way for victims of negligence to pursue financial recovery for their injury and loss. Do not hesitate to hire a trusted personal injury lawyer in Birmingham to guide you through this process and represent your best interests.
Personal injury claims can help you get the money you need for all of the following, and more:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Lost wages from time taken off work to recover
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In the case of gross or excessive negligence or misdeeds, punitive damages can also be awarded to punish the negligent party and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Our personal injury attorneys in Birmingham will help you fight for the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Personal Injury Cases we Handle in Birmingham, AL:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
What is the Alabama Personal Injury Statute of Limitations?
If you are involved in an accident in Alabama that results in serious bodily injury, it’s important that you file your lawsuit as quickly as possible to ensure that you are able to pursue compensation for your injuries. The “statute of limitations” refers to the laws that limit how long after an incident a victim may take legal action against the other party. Each state has its own statute of limitations governing personal injury claims, for Alabama, it’s two years. If you do not file a claim within two years of your injury, you may lose the right to pursue compensation at all.
There are a few instances where the normal statute of limitations may not apply. For example, under Alabama’s statute of limitations discovery rule, if you suffered an injury that you were unable to detect for a certain period of time, you may be allowed to extend the statute of limitations to the date when you discovered (or reasonably should have discovered) your injuries. For situations like this it’s important to have a lawyer who can argue your case and prove your right to bring an injury lawsuit against the individual responsible.
For situations where only property damage was sustained, victims still have the right to pursue compensation for up to two years after the date of the accident, with the exception of property damage that was caused as a result of trespassing. This is known as Alabama’s statute of limitations on property damage.
It is important to know that Alabama is one of the few states that operates under the "contributory negligence" rule, which relates to "shared fault" in an accident. The rule states that if the plaintiff was at fault for the accident that took place—even to a small extent—then he or she cannot receive compensation for injuries. In a trial, the jury would determine whether or not the injured party held a percentage of fault for the accident occurring.
This law makes it even more crucial that you hire a skilled personal injury lawyer who can prove to the jury that the fault lies solely with the negligent party. In other situations, you might benefit more from making a settlement agreement with an insurance adjuster instead of going to trial. Either way, hiring an experienced lawyer is your best bet for being able to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
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