Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer

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Alabama courts allow for the filing of a personal injury suit when an individual has been injured due to the negligent actions of another. This is often the case in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, automotive accidents, workplace accidents, or product liability. The injured party has the right to seek damages for medical bills, lost wages, personal property losses, and pain and suffering from the person responsible for the accident or injuries.

Personal injury attorneys in Alabama can help the injured person or their family to recover financial losses that have been incurred because of the accident. When an accident is not your fault, or even if you can be found partially at fault, you should contact an attorney for a review of your case.

Personal injury attorneys generally provide a free consultation and use a contingency fee agreement. In a contingency fee agreement, your attorney does not get paid until your case is resolved, and it is generally based on a percentage of your final settlement. Fee agreements can vary amongst attorneys, so it is important to understand how your attorney will be paid for his or her services and how the costs of litigating your case will be paid.

Personal injury cases can sometimes take months or years to complete. When hiring an attorney, find someone who you are comfortable talking to and who understands your case. You may also want to meet the support staff in the office, as they will generally be your first point of contact regarding your case.

The person responsible for your injury may have insurance, and their insurance company may contact you and try to settle your claim soon after the accident. This is especially true if the accident or injury occurred on a company's property or on your employer's time. It is inadvisable to sign anything before you have met with a personal injury attorney. An insurance adjuster is not looking out for your best interests. You may not even know the extent of your injuries or the amount of your losses. Your attorney will protect you while you concentrate on recovery from the accident.

It will also help your personal injury case if you follow the advice of your doctors or medical providers. While you may be concerned about paying for your medical bills like physical therapy, it is important to do what you can to help yourself. Keeping a journal of your appointments, missed work and how you are feeling can help your attorney present your case at trial. Some attorneys will even help you find health care providers who will treat you on contingency as well, so that you need not worry about paying for the help you need until after your case is settled.

Having an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney working to obtain payment for medical bills, lost wages or earning capacity, property loss, and pain and suffering will allow you to concentrate on healing. To find a qualified attorney, it's always wise to use the lawyer locator at the American Bar Association (ABA) website!

It is important to know that personal injury cases can take a long time to resolve, depending on the nature of injury and the evidence available. Insurance company representatives and the opposing parties, as well as their legal representatives, often try to reduce the injured person's chances of recovery, even if they are entitled to be compensated for personal injuries. The victim may have to appear for depositions, answer written interrogatories and provide documents and other evidence to the opposing party. These legal requirements are best handled by hiring a qualified personal injury attorney who is well-versed in tort law.


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