Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers
SERVING THE INJURED ACROSS ALABAMA SINCE 1890
At Hare Wynn, we are committed to helping individuals from every walk of life stand up for their rights and fight for the justice they deserve. For more than 130 years, our firm has helped people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, navigate the legal system after suffering serious injuries.
Regardless of how devastating your situation, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers in Birmingham is prepared to fight for you. Unexpected accidents can have disastrous results—if you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent or careless behavior of another person or entity, remember that you have important legal rights.
Our firm is here to help you fight for those rights.
Accidents can occur unexpectedly and can often result in long-term consequences for the victims. It is even when these accidents happen because of the negligent actions of another party. You should know that if such a situation occurs, you have the right to fight for justice and you have the right to hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions. Our Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP have over 130 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases. We will help you navigate the legal process, and we will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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Personal Injury FAQ's
A large percentage of individuals feel reluctant when it comes to hiring a lawyer after they have suffered from a personal injury, due to their concerns on the costs involved to hire one. Many of the personal injury attorneys in the Birmingham area often work on a contingency basis.
This means you are not liable for any fees unless the lawyer is able to win your case. At that point, you will be charged a set percentage of the compensation amount you were awarded by a court of law. This percentage will be agreed on in advance, which usually is between 25% and 40%.
These fees also depend upon how much work and time the lawyer is required to set aside for your case. For example, if your lawyer is able to assist you in reaching a satisfactory settlement before your case goes to court, you will need to pay the lawyer a lower percentage than if your case ends up going to court.
This form of payment will mean that you don’t have to worry about coming up with the money to pay your lawyer upfront. It will also mean that the lawyer will work as hard as they can to win your case, as they will also secure a larger fee if your payout is bigger.
There are a few personal injury lawyers that charge either flat fees or hourly rates. This option might be better when you have the funds available to pay upfront. However, for the majority of personal injury victims, they choose the contingency agreements as there are no risks involved even if you lose your case.
Personal injury lawyers have numerous duties when it comes to assisting their clients. Those duties include the ethical and professional codes of conduct and rules that relate to their conduct. The state bar association has strict requirements.
Lawyers are allowed to prepare legal documents, offer legal advice, file complaints in court and argue cases. They must meet certain rules while they do this, however. A personal injury attorney is responsible for interviewing their clients and making an assessment of the case.
They will identify the pertinent issues relating to the client’s case, and will thereafter conduct research to help put together a good case. They have the goal of helping their clients to get justice and compensation for the losses they incurred as a result of their injury.
This is something they do via advocacy and through both oral arguments and legal advice. Only if the parties are unable to reach an amicable settlement will the case go to trial. There are strict guidelines about due diligence, confidentiality and avoiding conflict of interest.
They are obliged to protect the best interests of their clients, not their own and there are detailed guidelines which explain this.
The goal of a compensation claim is to ensure that you are reimbursed for the losses that you suffered due to someone else’s negligence. If it were not for the other party being careless, you would not have experienced damages. Monetary compensation may not completely repair any loss that you suffered in an accident, but they are intended to help to “make whole” the damage as much as possible.
Compensation for economic damages is easy to quantify because the losses can be ascertained. To obtain compensation for economic damages you need to prove via receipts or invoices that you spent money on doctor visits, surgery, medication, and other related costs. If you were unable to work because of the injury then you could prove loss of earnings by using past payslips or your income tax records to show what you would normally earn over the period you were out of work.
It is harder to layout compensation for non-economic damages. Hardship in the form of reduced quality of life, scarring, disfigurement, pain, and other issues can be claimed for but you will need to prove the loss, which is something that can be hard to do. Personal injury attorneys have a lot of experience with proving non-economic damage and can help you make a strong case in the courts.
Contacting our Birmingham injury lawyer after your injury gives you the best chance to get maximum compensation.
Personal injury cases range from the hard-fought battles to quick and simple claims. It is nearly impossible to predict an accurate timeline. Every case and claim is unique and each one goes a different way. Your first step in the process is to focus on your recovery. It is very important that you obtain the medical attention that is necessary to make a full recovery.
Attempting to chase a settlement during the initial stages of recovery might lower your claim. Your personal injury attorney will keep in contact with your doctor and keep up-to-date records of all of your medical expenses.
After determining all of your expenses and gathering your records, your attorney will review the information and itemize your damages and expenses. This allows them to come up with an accurate estimate of what your claim is worth and how much they should demand for you.
Your medical records are important to portray an accurate description of the way your life has been impacted due to the injuries you are dealing with.
The insurance providers have the choice of either offering you a settlement or fighting this case in a court. In some cases, these insurance carriers will make the decision to go to court.
In many cases, they will offer a lower settlement in the hopes that victims of personal injuries will accept this payout. If your lawyer has advised you that your claim is worth a lot more, then it is advisable to take your case further.
Our expert team of attorneys is here to guide you when it comes to making the right decision. In some cases, the insurance providers wait up to the last minute before they will offer you a settlement.
We will then make you an offer in order to avoid expenses and court fees. You can contact us today if you were offered a settlement. We will assist you in making a decision on whether it is a worthwhile offer or not.
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The trial lawyers at Hare Wynn have been serving the local community for more than a century. We’ve helped farmers, small business owners, and ordinary individuals stand up to insurance companies and the world’s largest corporations. Our firm believes in doing things the right way and we’ve made it our mission to fight for the rights of our neighbors, friends, and local families. Our commitment to the community extends beyond the walls of the courtroom—we’re proud to partner with a number of organizations that directly support the people we serve, including the American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama, The YMCA of Greater Birmingham, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and many more.