Perhaps you have been injured in an automobile accident in Huntsville, Alabama. If so, you could be left confused and unsure of what steps you need to take in order to protect your rights, and your future. Contacting a Huntsville, Alabama car accident attorney who has a solid history of protecting clients’ rights, could well be the most important step you could take following your accident. The question you should ask yourself when contacting an auto accident attorney is whether you just want any attorney, or whether you want the best attorney. As with any profession, there are many levels of skills, knowledge and experience among attorneys.
Consider the Huntsville, Alabama law firm of Martinson & Beason, PC. Our attorneys have a strong tradition of excellence which has resulted in numerous legal accolades. Some examples of that excellence include:
Our firm is a notable member of, and has been featured on, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which showcases the most distinguished collection of trial lawyers in the United States who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Avvo – Clients’ Choice for Personal Injury
Each partner at Martinson & Beason has received a top rating on Avvo, a third-party company that compiles ratings and information for attorneys. Attorney Douglas C. Martinson II has been licensed to practice law in the state for 26 years. Doug has a client rating of five stars (the best rating possible), and an Avvo rating of 10 out 10. Attorney A. Mac Martinson has been licensed for 24 years, and has a client rating of 5.0 stars, with an Avvo rating of 9.2 out of 10. Attorney Morris Lilienthal, has been licensed in the state for 12 years. Mr. Lilienthal has a client rating of 5.0 stars, and an Avvo rating of 10 out of 10. Our firm was awarded the 2015 client’s choice award for personal injury.
The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory features peer review ratings. Three of the Martinson & Beason attorneys are featured in the Directory. Attorney Douglas C. Martinson II received a 4.8 out of 5.0 in peer reviews and a 5.0 out of 5.0 in client reviews. Attorney A. Mac Martinson received a 4.6 out of 5.0 in peer reviews and a 5.0 out of 5.0 in client reviews in the Directory, and attorney Morris Lilienthal received a 4.9 out of 5.0 in peer reviews.
Better Business Bureau Accredited
The Martinson & Beason law firm has met all of the Better Business Bureau standards, including exercising a commitment to resolving all customer concerns. The firm received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Super Lawyers – Rising Star
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorney Morris Lilienthal has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a result of peer evaluation, peer nominations and independent research.
Martinson & Beason’s former clients have spoken, and, without exception, have given the firm top marks. With more than fifty, five-star Google reviews to their credit, the firm’s reputation and experience level are top-notch.
When you have been involved in a Huntsville, Alabama automobile accident, don’t you want an attorney who has the experience necessary to give you the best chance of a positive outcome? The accolades of our attorneys listed above are more than awards. They show our attorneys always go above and beyond to ensure our clients receive the vigorous representation they deserve.
About Auto Accidents in Huntsville, Alabama
Huntsville is located primarily in Madison County and, in fact, is the seat of Madison County.
In 2013, there were 21 fatalities resulting from auto accidents, four of which involved an impaired driver. Just across the state line, however, the city of Knoxville, Tennessee made the list of the ten most dangerous cities, as far as impaired drivers and fatal accidents. From 2010 to 2012, Knoxville recorded 31 fatal alcohol-related crashes, which is three times as many, per capita, than the national average. During the same time period, Huntsville, with nearly the same population as Knoxville, recorded only 12 fatal alcohol-related crashes.
Taken as a whole, however, in 2015 the state of Alabama ranked as the seventh highest state for motor vehicle deaths. The rate of auto accident deaths in the state of Alabama is 13.7 per 100,000 population, while the national rate of auto accident deaths is 7.0, according to the Centers for Disease Control. While it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that Alabama residents are just bad drivers, the Alabama Department of Public Health feels the higher rate of auto accident fatalities is due to the fact that a large portion of the population live in rural areas where hospitals may be few and far between.
In other words, being in an auto accident on a rural road could lead to precious minutes being lost during the time it takes for an ambulance to arrive. The hour following an automobile accident is known as the “golden hour” for those involved in the accident. Victims of a car crash are much more likely to survive if they can get to a trauma center within an hour following the accident. There could also be certain lifestyle factors involved in the high rates of traffic fatalities in Alabama. As an example, people tend to drive longer distances to social events, shopping, and school when they live in a rural area. Those who live in rural areas also have a tendency to drive faster, therefore if an auto accident occurs, the damage is likely to be much more serious.
What You Deserve After Your Auto Accident
If you have been involved in a Huntsville, Alabama car accident, you are likely shaken up, and may not be able to make the best decisions during this time. You could have relatively minor injuries or more serious injuries which could lead to a permanent disability. Your Huntsville, Alabama auto accident attorney will offer you organization, documentation and preparation in order to successfully work through any disputes and achieve the settlement you need and deserve. Your auto accident attorney is skilled at valuing your claim correctly, then presenting the specific evidence which will allow you to be compensated for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, and any other damages you have suffered. Call Martinson & Beason today for a free consultation.