What is an Alabama Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury is a broadly used phrase that refers to any injury to you that was caused by someone else. This may include injury to your body, mental injury, or emotional injury.
An important element in establishing an Alabama personal injury claim is proving your injury was caused by the negligence of another person or negligence of a company. The negligence of another party resulting in a personal injury is the foundation for any personal injury case.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is defined by legal scholars as a “failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.”
In other words, personal injury arises from a situation in which a person or a company acts in a thoughtless, careless, or unintentional (“negligent”) manner; those bad actions result in harm to you. The harm caused to you may be physical, financial, emotional, or mental.
Personal injury in Alabama comes from an assortment of scenarios:
- Car Accidents or Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Defective Products
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Accidental Shooting
- Truck Accidents
Virtually any scenario where one person or a company harms another can give rise to Alabama personal injury claims such as wrongful death claims, bodily injury claims, workers compensation claims, defamation claims, and general negligence claims.
Hiring a personal injury attorney experienced in Alabama law is important, because Alabama’s law on negligence can be complex. Alabama is one of five states that has a pure contributory negligence standard.
Under the pure contributory negligence law, if you’re injured by another person or company, you will lose your right to financial compensation for your injuries if you were in any way at fault for causing the personal injuries you are claiming.
If you or a loved one have sustained a personal injury due to negligence, a personal injury attorney will not only help you navigate the complexity of Alabama’s negligence laws as it applies to your personal injury claim but fight for the compensation you deserve.
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How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Alabama
Before filing a personal injury claim, you must make sure to file your personal injury claim within Alabama’s Statute of Limitations. This statute extends only to two years from the date of the accident.
The process of filing a personal injury claim can be daunting, but with the help of an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyers like the attorneys at Walton Law Firm, your claim will be handled with care and expertise.
When someone who is seeking compensation for a personal injury claim hires an attorney, their attorney will make sure the at fault party is notified, a claim with the at fault party’s insurance carrier is opened, and your attorney will begin to investigate and collect as much evidence to support your case.
From the outset of a personal injury claim, there are two paths that an attorney can follow to seek financial compensation for their client’s injuries.
There are two options for your financial recovery through pursuit of a personal injury claim – either your attorney negotiates with the at fault insurance carrier to secure a pre-trial settlement for you, or your attorney files a lawsuit against the at fault party on your behalf to seek recovery through a jury award.
A majority of personal injury cases in Alabama a settlement is reached and agreed upon by the parties before trial occurs.
Thus, having an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer working on your personal injury case and fighting in the legal arena with you will greatly increase your chances of receiving the settlement or jury award you deserve.
How Much Will My Alabama Personal Injury Claim Recover?
The amount of money you may receive from a personal injury settlement will depend on the factual details of your case, the severity of your injuries, and the amount of medical treatment you need to fully recover from your injuries. Typically, the most severe injuries receive the highest financial compensation; however, we believe that everyone is entitled to compensation for the injuries they’ve suffered due to the negligence of another person or company.
Our team at Walton Law Firm has a strong track record of getting our clients the compensation they deserve, whether they have a big case or a small case
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If you or a loved one have been injured in a personal injury accident in Alabama, contact Walton Law and talk with our team of experienced Alabama personal injury lawyers. We will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.