We are pleased to announce we recently resolved a personal injury claim for a Huntsville Police Officer. Our client was working a car accident scene on I-565 in Huntsville, AL when the driver of an 18 wheeler failed to stop for the traffic for this first accident and plowed into several vehicles including our client’s patrol car. Fortunately, our client had just gotten out of her patrol car but she was forced to dive out of the way to avoid being struck by the big rig truck. Despite injuring her back in this accident, our client and another officer immediately reacted to render aid to another driver who was struck by the 18 wheeler.
Since this accident occurred on the job, our client had 2 claims she could pursue, a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim against the 18 wheeler driver and trucking company. The claim against the driver and trucking company is often called a 3rd party claim, in this case we were able to make claims for her medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and out of pocket cost. Since workmen’s comp paid for her medical bills, we’re obligated under Alabama law to repay workers comp the amount of what they paid out, this is known as subrogation.
To protect and serve is their moto, and we’re so grateful they do. It’s always an honor and privilege to represent members of our law enforcement and military community.
M&B car accident attorney Morris Lilienthal represented our client is matter.
Here’s what our deserving client had to say about her case and working with M&B:
I cannot describe how satisfied I am about the way Morris handled my case. He and Sara always returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner, most of the time on the same day! Morris is a very professional lawyer who is honest and very …MoreI cannot describe how satisfied I am about the way Morris handled my case. He and Sara always returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner, most of the time on the same day! Morris is a very professional lawyer who is honest and very knowledgeable. He was straight forward with me from the beginning, in what he thought he could do with my case. It turned out in the end that the amount received was much higher than expected. I would highly recommend this law firm! The people in the office are so pleasant to work with. GOOD JOB!!!