Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim in Alabama?
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you should not have to suffer without reparations. At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, we will fight on your behalf to hold the negligent or responsible party accountable. Even if you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, we are prepared to pursue justice.
We can handle the following types of personal injury claims, and more:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Premises Liability – including slip & fall accidents and dog bites
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
Contact Tidwell Law Group, LLC to get started on your free consultation with our Birmingham personal injury lawyer.
Birmingham Car Accident Personal Injury Claims
It is estimated that in 2016, there were 1,058 traffic fatalities in Alabama; this number is above the national crash fatality rate. Additionally, there were an estimated 149,339 car accidents. Car accidents can result in devastating injuries, such as damage to the back, neck, or spine, broken or crushed bones, burns, brain injury, and more.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Alabama include:
- Failure to give the right of way
- Changing lanes improperly
- Distracted driving
If you or a loved one have suffered in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence or error, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Birmingham personal injury attorneys can help you pursue damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, damaged property, and lost wages.
Negligence Laws in Alabama
Alabama follows the “contributory negligence” rule, which means that if the injured party is deemed to be partially responsible for his or her accident, he or she will not be entitled to damages for the injury. Even if the defendant is Only four states in the U.S. hold to this harsh rule, whereas the rest of the country will still permit an injured party to pursue damages even if he or she was partially at fault.
Because winning a personal injury case is more difficult in Alabama, you should not hesitate to obtain aggressive and experienced legal representation. We know how to present compelling arguments and evidence to the court to demonstrate that you should not be considered at fault for your accident.
What Is the Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury Claims?
It is important to remember that personal injury cases are subject to the “statute of limitations,” which is the legal term for the “time limit” injury victims have to file a claim. In Alabama, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against the negligent or liable party. If you wait longer than two years, your case will almost certainly be discounted.
The only exceptions that will extend the statute of limitations are if the injured party was a minor, or if the injury was due to a doctor’s error that did not become apparent until more than two years after the operation/procedure. Because there is only a limited amount of time to file your claim, do not delay taking action if you or a loved one have suffered due to another’s wrongful actions.
Experienced Legal Counsel Serving Jefferson County, Shelby County and Birmingham City
We are dedicated to securing the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries. We know how to make a compelling case to the jury and argue for who should be held liable. Our personal injury attorneys serve injured individuals throughout Jefferson County, Shelby County, and Birmingham City.
Contact Tidwell Law Group today to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss the details of your accident and help you file a claim.