Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers

You never know when you’re going to need a Birmingham personal injury lawyer. You could get hurt while grocery shopping. Or you could get injured while on vacation. When this happens, there are a few things you need to do.

The first thing you need to do is get medical treatment immediately. The doctors at the hospital will check for and treat you for any injuries.

The other thing you need to do is either call the police or fill out an incident form. If you get hurt on commercial property, the store manager should have a form you can fill out. This documents your accident in case the defendant claims it didn’t take place later.

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. In order to prove negligence, your injury lawyer will have to prove the following:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached this duty
  • You were injured
  • Your injuries were caused by the defendant's negligence

The first element is easy to prove. We all owe each other a duty of care. When it comes to personal injury cases, the duty depends on the situation. Proving that you were injured isn’t difficult as long as you get medical treatment. The hard part is proving that the defendant breached their duty and that your injuries were caused by this breach.

If you get hurt and someone else is at fault, you need to contact a personal injury law firm.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP, we handle all sorts of personal injury claims. Whether your injuries are minor or serious, we can help get you the compensation you deserve.

Once you receive medical treatment for your injuries, you need to contact a Birmingham, Alabama personal injury lawyer. We can help prove that the defendant caused your injuries. We can also get you justice.

Our lawyers have decades of combined experience handling all types of personal injury cases. We’re not intimidated by the insurance companies. In fact, our injury attorneys have a lot of experience negotiating settlements with insurance adjusters. That is how we resolve most of our cases.

Ideally, the defendant’s insurance company will pay your claim right away. There are cases where they may deny your claim. This could be any of the following reasons:

  • The policy wasn’t valid at the time of the accident
  • The insurance company thinks you were at fault
  • They don’t believe you suffered any injuries
  • The defendant wasn’t named on the policy
  • The claim is large and they believe it isn’t worth that much

If your claim is denied, your attorney will call and try to get it approved. They’ll work hard to settle your claim. If this doesn’t work, he’ll have no choice but to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Here are some of the types of cases our firm handles:

Car Accidents

One of the most common types of personal injury cases is a car accident. Some accidents are very minor. They only involve some property damage and minor injuries. Examples of these may be rear-ended collisions.

Other car accidents involve much more serious injuries. Some of the most dangerous types of accidents are drunk driving accidents and head-on collisions. The impact suffered in these crashes is quite severe. You could end up with internal injuries or traumatic brain injury.

Truck Accidents

Because tractor trailers are so big, they cause a lot of damage. If your car is hit by a semi-truck, chances are you’ll experience pretty severe injuries. Your car will probably be totaled as well. Your personal injury lawyer is going to make sure the driver and his company are held accountable.

Passenger vehicles just don’t stand a chance against a large truck. Most of the injuries in these types of accidents are suffered by the car driver, not the truck driver. This is because nothing stands between you and a huge machine.

Motorcycle Accidents

A lot of people like to blame motorcycle drivers for being reckless when they’re on the road. In reality, it’s not that riders are more reckless. It’s that cars don’t really look out for them when they’re driving.

Motorcycles are smaller. They tend to weave in and out of traffic more than they should. But this doesn’t mean they deserve to be hit by another vehicle.

Because motorcycle riders have nothing to protect them other than a helmet, they tend to suffer pretty serious injuries. Some common injuries in a motorcycle crash include spinal cord injuries, broken necks and internal injuries.

Wrongful Death

Sometimes, a victim’s injuries are so serious, they don’t survive their accident. When this happens, their estate may have a claim for wrongful death. As long as the victim could have filed suit had they survived, the estate can file on their behalf.

Unlike other states, Alabama doesn’t allow family members of the deceased to file for wrongful death. Only the decedent’s personal representative can do that. Another interesting thing about wrongful death in Alabama is that the only damages your attorney can seek are punitive. There are no compensatory damages.

Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

A lot of people think long and hard before they move their loved ones into a nursing home. We all wish we could take care of our elderly parents ourselves. When this just isn’t possible, nursing homes and assisted living facilities provide great options.

The last thing you want to hear is that your mom or dad was abused while in the nursing home. They’re supposed to take care of our loved ones - not hurt them.

There are several types of nursing home abuse, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse

If your loved one has been injured while in a nursing home, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dog Bites

Dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend. However, some dogs are not as friendly as we’d like. If you’re bit by a neighbor or friend’s dog, you may have a personal injury claim.

In Alabama, in order to recover for a dog bite injury, the following rules apply:

  • You didn’t provoke the dog
  • You were not trespassing

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, call a Birmingham personal injury lawyer.

Burn Injuries

People don’t really think about burn injuries when they think of personal injury lawyers. However, more people get burned every year than you may realize. Most burns are caused by car accidents and house fires. Sadly, many children suffer burns each year as well.

There are several types of burns. They aren’t limited to house fires and car accidents. Some of the different types of burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns
  • Explosions
  • Electrical burns
  • Scalding accidents
  • Tanning bed accidents

If you suffer any type of burn because of someone else’s negligence, call and schedule a free initial consultation with an Alabama injury lawyer.

Spine Injuries

The reason spine injuries are so scary is that they can leave you partially or totally paralyzed. Depending on where the injury occurs, your injuries may be temporary or permanent. Either way, you’ll be out of commission for quite some time.

Most spinal cord injuries are caused by:

  • Falls from great heights
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Severe blow to the back or neck

Spine injuries almost always require surgery and long-term medical treatment. The damages involved in these types of cases are usually significant. Your attorney is going to work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Birth Injuries

Some of the saddest personal injury cases are those involving birth injuries. Having a baby should be a happy and joyous event. When your baby is hurt during delivery, it can be terrifying.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your baby gets the treatment they need. He or she could be in the hospital for a long time before they can come home. Your child may end up with long-term complications and medical issues.

There could be several parties responsible for birth injuries, including:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Hospital

Your lawyer will make sure all possible parties are named in the lawsuit. If you don’t name them at the outset, you may not get a chance to name them later on.

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Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys in Birmingham, Alabama at Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP

If you or your loved one are suffering after a personal injury, you need help. Having a personal injury attorney by your side increases your chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

An experienced personal injury lawyer at Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. They’ll go up against the insurance companies. They’ll deal with the insurance adjuster and try to get your claim settled. They’ll handle the legal side of things while you recover from your injuries.

Call now and schedule your free initial consultation today. You can sit down with an experienced and compassionate attorney and ask any questions you may have.

The defendant will have lawyers on their side and you should too. The consultation is absolutely free and you pay nothing until you win your case.

BRAIN INJURY

BIRTH INJURY

BURN INJURY

CAR ACCIDENTS

CATASTROPHIC INJURY

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

DANGEROUS & DEFECTIVE DRUGS

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

MEDICATION ERRORS

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

NURSING HOME ABUSE & NEGLECT

PREMISES LIABILITY

PRODUCT LIABILITY

SPINAL CORD INJURY

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

WRONGFUL DEATH

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys in Birmingham, Alabama at Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP

If you or your loved one are suffering after a personal injury, you need help. Although you can certainly handle the matter yourself, having a personal injury attorney by your side increases your chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

An experienced personal injury lawyer at Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. They’ll go up against the insurance companies. They’ll deal with the insurance adjuster and try to get your claim settled. They’ll handle the legal side of things while you recover from your injuries.

Call now and schedule your free initial consultation today. You can sit down with an experienced and compassionate attorney and ask any questions you may have. Your attorney will also review your case and let you know what it may be worth.

The defendant will have lawyers on their side and you should too. The consultation is absolutely free and you pay nothing until you win your case.