At Patrick Marshall Law, We Help Personal Injury Victims Recover Damages So Our Clients can Focus On Getting Their Life Back On Track
An accident causing a personal injury can leave you with unpaid bills and medical expenses, no way to generate income, and unable to perform even the most common tasks and duties at home. Not to mention potentially debilitating and chronic pain and emotional damage. However, if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence or purposeful wrongful act, you may be entitled to recover for these damages and more. If you’ve suffered a personal injury or accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Patrick Marshall Law. We’ll focus on your legal claims so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
The Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Alabama
The short answer is any type of accident that causes you harm. Some examples of these accidents include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents, as well as other Premises Liability Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability and Defective Medical Devices
- Wrongful Death
- And many others
Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case in Alabama
Someone else’s negligence causes most personal injury accidents. Generally speaking, to prove fault in a negligence case, you need to show the following:
- Another person or entity owed you a duty of care
- The other person or entity breached that duty of care
- The breach was the cause of the accident
- The injuries you suffered were the result of that accident, and those injuries caused financial loss to you
For example, if a drunk driver hits you, the relevant duty of care would be to obey all traffic laws and drive reasonably safely, including driving sober. The breach of that duty would be driving while intoxicated which resulted in injuries to you.
Damages That May Be Recoverable in Personal injury Cases Alabama
There are many types of damages that you may recover as a victim in a personal injury claim. Although they may vary slightly from state to state, generally, you can recover damages such as:
- Medical bills, both past and future
- Lost wages, both past, and future
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and cosmetic disfigurement
- Loss of companionship, love, and support
- And in some cases, punitive damages
How Long Do I Have to File My Alabama Personal Injury Claim?
Timing is important. Each state has a time deadline by which you must file a claim; otherwise, your claim will be time-barred by the court. These rules are called statutes of limitations. For example, in Georgia and Alabama, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims based on negligence is typically two years from the date of the injury or death, although some exceptions may apply.
How Patrick Marshall Law Can Help If You’ve Suffered From A Personal Injury
Unfortunately, personal injuries are all too common and can happen in countless ways, usually involving someone else’s negligence. Each injury-causing accident is unique in its own way, which is why you need to hire an experienced attorney to handle your case. Patrick Marshall Law has the knowledge, skill, and experience to tackle even the most complex personal injury claims. We use this knowledge to fight for you and never back down from insurance companies. All so our clients can focus on what’s truly important, recovering from their injuries and getting their life back on track.
Remember, If you’ve been injured, don’t speak to your insurance company until you’ve contacted us first. We are experienced and skilled negotiators and will seek a favorable settlement for your insurance and legal claims. And if our opponents refuse to negotiate in good faith, we’ll take them to trial. Contact us as quickly as possible, as the time to file is already ticking down.