When you or a loved one has been injured, it is an overwhelming and stressful time. A personal injury causes pain and suffering and can even prevent you from working and earning a living. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of the wrongful actions of another person, a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need—allowing you to recover without worrying about how you will pay your medical bills and support yourself and your family.
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The Alabama personal injury attorneys at Martinson & Beason, P.C. have represented thousands of injured victims and their families over the firm’s 72-year existence, and we can help you.
The term personal injury can encompass a wide range of areas, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Products liability
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
Although these are the majority of the accidents we see, they are not the only scenarios where someone can be injured by the negligence or carelessness of another.
Committed to Injured Persons in Madison County Since 1937
If you have been injured in an accident, there are many steps that need to be taken for optimal results. We will go a bit more into detail about these steps, but this is most likely not what you need at this point in time. Right now, the main question you are asking yourself is likely, “Do I need an attorney?”
If you are indeed asking yourself this question, your safest bet would be to pick up the phone and talk to an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney. If you would prefer to write to us first, request a consultation by filling out the form on our website. We promise to get back to you quickly. We have been accessible to the people of Huntsville, Alabama, and beyond since 1937, and we pride ourselves on the relationships we have built with our clients.
We are here for you—to listen to your story, answer your questions, and offer honest advice about your particular case and what you can and cannot expect as an outcome. By contacting us, you are making no commitment—you are only gathering information so you can make an informed decision. If, after speaking with us, you decide you would like us to represent you through your case, you can be confident that we will fight for every penny you deserve, as we have for countless other Alabama residents throughout the years. You can read about our past verdicts and settlements here.
Basics of a Personal Injury Claim
Generally, in order to establish a personal injury claim under Alabama law, the injured party (Plaintiff) must establish that the Defendant acted in a negligent manner that caused the accident and the Plaintiff’s injuries. Specifically, the Plaintiff must establish that the Defendant had a duty, failed to fulfill that duty, and that because of that, the Plaintiff was injured.
For example, in the context of a car accident, a driver has a duty to obey all motor vehicle laws and drive his or her car in a reasonable manner. If a driver fails to obey a traffic law, such as stopping for a red light, and causes an accident, that driver can be held liable for any injuries that result from the accident.
What is my claim worth?
When someone is injured by the wrongful conduct of another, the skilled personal injury lawyers at Martinson & Beason, P.C. will work tirelessly to pursue the just compensation our client deserves. This compensation includes recovery for things such as lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and emotional distress. To learn more about the factors that affect the value of your claim, visit our page, “What Is My Claim Worth?”
What are the steps in the personal injury process?
One of the first steps in the personal injury process is to gather the evidence. Depending on the nature of your accident, we will send out an investigative team to take pictures of the scene, collect samples, and talk with witnesses so that we have the necessary information to build a solid case for your right to compensation. This is often the case with car accidents. We are thorough and meticulous in this beginning stage so that we can be prepared for whatever comes our way. If we have to take your case to trial, we will be ready.
At the same time, your goal is to focus on recovering. You are our number one priority, and we will do everything we can to put you in the care of the best medical professionals out there. We want you to get better. We cannot know how much your claim is worth until we know the extent of your damages, and we cannot know the extent of your damages unless you get proper medical attention.
Think of this as the recovery phase. This can be one of the longest phases, and it varies from person to person. Your recovery time depends on several factors, such as the severity of your accident, the extent of your injuries, and your state of health prior to the accident. This phase should not be rushed, as injuries can surface months and sometimes years down the road. It is important that you seek medical care immediately, so that your injuries are fully documented from the start and so that the long-term effects have time to surface before your window of time for filing your lawsuit runs out. While you are focusing on recovering, we are building your case, dealing with the insurance companies, employing our network of external professionals (if need be), and managing the complex legal side of things.
Our Alabama personal injury lawyers handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact an experienced and dedicated Alabama injury attorney at Martinson & Beason, P.C. The evaluation is free and confidential.
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