For more than 30 years, Moore Law Firm has helped clients who have suffered personal injuries in Mobile and throughout the state of Alabama. From slip and fall accidents to product liability, our personal injury attorneys provide personalized, straightforward legal representation you can trust. We fight to help you recover maximum compensation if you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions.
You’ve Been Hurt, Now What?
When you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may be unsure of the next steps to take. Your first priority should be getting the medical care you need. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you will cover your medical bills, make up for lost time from work and pay for other accident-related expenses. Regardless of the circumstances or the type of injuries you’ve sustained, contacting our Mobile personal injury attorneys is never a bad idea—your initial consultation is free and we provide a thorough, honest assessment of your case.
Common Types of Accidents
There are countless scenarios in which someone else’s carelessness or negligence can cause injury or death. Our personal injury attorneys in Mobile, AL handle claims involving all types of accidents.
- Some of the most common include:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Auto accidents
- Accidents involving tractor trailers and other types of big trucks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
If you have lost a loved one due to an industrial accident, nursing home abuse, DUI or any other type of accident that was caused by another person’s or entity’s negligence, you may be entitled to bring a wrongful death suit against all liable parties.
Types Of Injuries
Each case has its own unique aspects, but many of the repercussions of being injured in an accident are the same. Back, neck and head injuries sustained in car crashes or slip and fall accidents can require costly hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation and ongoing care. Victims who are hurt in motorcycle accidents sometimes suffer from catastrophic injuries such as broken or crushed bones, lost limbs, traumatic brain injury and paralysis.
Dog bites and other animal attacks may result in permanent scarring, pain and suffering and mental anguish. Medical malpractice, dangerous drugs & medical devices and defective products cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year.
Do You Have A Claim?
Determining whether you have a personal injury claim is difficult to do on your own. There are several basic elements that must be taken into account when proving liability:
Duty of Care—You must prove that the other party had a legal obligation to maintain reasonable care. For example, property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises and keep it safe for all who enter.
Negligence—You must demonstrate that the person or entity that caused your injury acted carelessly or negligently,even if their actions were unintentional. For instance, if a motorist is texting and driving, they are negligent in their duty to drive safely.
Causation—You will also need to show that the other party’s negligence is the cause of your injuries and losses. If a motorist who is texting and driving causes an accident and you are injured, you must prove that their wrongful actions caused your injuries.
Damages—Calculating the total amount of damages you’ve suffered is complex. Successfully presenting this information to insurance companies and courts can be daunting.
That’s why it is vital to seek the counsel of experienced personal injury lawyers in Mobile, AL. We listen to your story, assess your case and let you know whether you have a valid claim that is worth pursuing. Our attorneys understand how to determine which types of damages you may be able to recover. We know how to properly value your claim to ensure you receive maximum compensation for damages like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Your Rights & Benefits After An Accident
In Alabama, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. Alabama does place limits on compensation amounts in personal injury cases. The contributory negligence standard is also applied in Alabama when fault is shared among the parties, which means you may not be entitled to damages if you contributed to the accident or your injuries in any way. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law. We act as your staunch advocate to protect your rights.
- You may be entitled to collect compensatory damages such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future loss of wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Permanent injury/permanent disfigurement
If the negligent party’s actions were particularly egregious, you may be entitled to punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are designed to punish a defendant and deter them and others from committing the same type of wrong. It’s also important to keep in mind that more than one person or entity may be liable for your damages. We pursue all possible avenues for maximum compensation to help you get the care you need and protect your family’s financial future.
How Do I Handle Insurance Claims?
Handling a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim without an attorney often leads to recovering minimal or no compensation. The top priority of insurance companies is their bottom line– they do everything they can to minimize settlement amounts or deny claims altogether. Even your own insurance company may try to deny a valid claim if you’ve been injured. Attempting to negotiate and come to a fair settlement on your own can leave you stressed out and take a serious toll on your physical, emotional and financial health.
Our attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Personal injury cases are complex and we understand the multifaceted aspects of proving your case and negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement. We gather evidence and handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies so you and your family can focus on healing.
How Does a Civil Lawsuit Work?
The vast majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court, but if a fair settlement cannot be reached our attorneys will not hesitate to take your case to the civil court. Actions filed in the civil court allow you to hold another person or entity liable for some type of wrong. The initial complaint must state the cause of action for the complaint, outline legal and factual reasons you believe the defendant is liable, and set forth the compensation and damages you’re requesting. Our personal injury attorneys at Moore law Firm are skilled litigators who have successfully recovered compensation for thousands of clients in the civil court.
Before a civil trial begins, there is a discovery period in which parties share information surrounding the case and discuss possible settlements. Sometimes a judge assists in these negotiations to help all parties come to a fair agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached, upon completion of discovery the matter proceeds to a trial in which both sides have the opportunity to present their case. If the court rules in your favor, you are awarded compensation for the harm that the defendant caused. Both the plaintiff and defendant have the right to appeal if they believe the outcome of the case was wrong.
The burden of proof in civil cases rests on the plaintiff. That’s why it is vital to have a tenacious and experienced Mobile personal injury attorney represent your interests in court. Our legal team investigates all aspects of your case and collects compelling evidence to back up the facts of your claim. We build a solid case and develop effective, winning legal strategies that clearly demonstrate to the judge or jury how and why the defendant is liable for your damages.
How Do I Pay For My Case?
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that there are no up-front costs to pursue your case and we only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
How To Find The Right Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing an attorney with a proven track record of success is essential to ensure you receive the best legal representation possible. At Moore Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for your rights and recovering the compensation you deserve, but it’s not just about winning cases. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and support and helping you and your family rebuild your lives after an accident.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys in Mobile, AL can help. Call Moore Law Firm at 251-445-7602 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.