Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers
There are many dangers in this world, and if you've reached this page you've probably experienced your fair share.
Perhaps your brakes failed without warning. Perhaps you suffered an injury on the assembly line. Or perhaps you were literally exposed to danger in the form of pollution or hazardous chemicals. In any of these cases, you do not have to sit back and accept the troubles these problems have given you.
Fight to get fair compensation with the help of an Alabama personal injury lawyer. An Alabama personal injury lawyer can study your case to determine how this situation should be approached.
An Alabama Injury Attorney can Handle Insurance Issues for You
If the calls haven't already begun, an insurance agency is probably going to be calling soon.
Just remember that the less money the company has to pay you, the more money the company and its representatives get to keep. Consider hiring an Alabama personal injury lawyer to represent your interests. Personal injury lawyers understand the insurance company policies. Let an Alabama personal injury lawyer handle your claim.
Alabama Comparative and Contributory Negligence
Comparative negligence allows an injury victim to seek compensation for any part of his or her injury that wasn't their fault. For example, if you are involved in a car accident and you are partially at fault for that accident, you can still seek damages from the other parties who were also at fault for your injuries based on their percentage of fault.
Contributory negligence is a defense that can prevent victims from collecting any compensation for an accident for which they are in any way to blame. "Pure contributory negligence" does still exist in some states - meaning that if a victim is found in any way at fault for his or her personal injury, the victim cannot collect any compensation from other parties for the injury.
This defense has been modified in many states so that a victim who is less than 50% at fault for his or her accident can still seek compensation for injuries.
"Pure comparative negligence" is kind of the opposite of pure contributory negligence - it allows a victim of injury who may have been mostly responsible for the accident to collect damages from the parties that were less at fault for the injury. "Modified comparative negligence," however,
allows a victim to recover only if their fault level is below a certain percentage.
Alabama is a state that uses the "pure contributory negligence" statute. This means that in Alabama, if you are found to be in any way at fault for your accident, you cannot collect compensation for your injury.
Seek Compensation for Your Injuries and Lost Work Time
Pay no attention to the popular notion that all lawsuits are frivolous. Yes, it is true that some cases are absurd, and that is why those cases are so exposed in the media. Most cases, however, are legitimate attempts by normal citizens demanding justice. Do not let those who are negligently at fault for an injury escape their responsibility. Talk to an Alabama injury lawyer near you who can explain your options to you today.
Just fill out the free case evaluation form, or call us toll-free at 877-288-7564, we will get you in touch with an Alabama personal injury lawyer. This initial consultation is both free and no-obligation.