Our team represents victims of serious injuries 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 lawyers for the help you need, when you need it.
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 to schedule your free consultation today.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION
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 Birmingham personal injury lawyer 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 Birmingham personal injury attorneys will help you fight for the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
NEGLIGENCE IN ALABAMA
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.
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.
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.