The attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers understand that when you leave the safety of your home in Clanton, AL, it is never a part of your plans to experience a personal injury. Yet, the unexpected can happen during your daily commute to work, or on a quick run to the supermarket.
In 2015, there were more fatal accidents in Alabama than in 33 other states. Such accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of the guilty party.
If you or your loved one experienced a personal injury in Clanton, AL, due to someone else’s negligence, don’t deal with the aftermath alone. Norris Injury Lawyers can help you. We have over 40 years of experience in assisting families who have suffered personal injuries. Call our local law firm today at (800) 477-7510 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
Our Practice Areas of Personal Injury Law
There are a variety of claims that come under personal injury law. This sphere of the law intends to restore as much as possible of what the injured person has lost and to discourage others from committing the same offense. Personal injury law covers a wide range of practice areas, from slip-and-falls to wrongful death.
Premises liability (including slip-and-fall)
Owners of both private homes and commercial properties have a legal responsibility to provide and maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors (not trespassers). The owner could be liable for any injuries that occur as a result of negligence.
These rules apply to all types of properties such as retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, and offices, even when involving parking lots and sidewalks.
In most cases, the cause of these accidents has been a negligent driver. In fact, in 2019, distracted driving resulted in the death of 3,142 people nationwide. Other common forms of negligence while driving include DUIs, failing to yield, tailgating, and speeding.
Commercial truck accidents
Statewide, in 2018, there were 115 large trucks involved in fatal crashes. Due to the size of the vehicles, commercial truck accidents often result in serious, life-threatening, or life-changing injuries.
These types of accidents usually involve multiple potentially liable parties and insurance companies. As such, determining liability can be a complicated process.
Every year, thousands of pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles in the US. The force of the impact from a moving vehicle often leaves a pedestrian with devastatingly catastrophic or fatal injuries.
In 2019, the US experienced the highest number of pedestrian deaths in 30 years. Distracted driving, failing to yield, speeding, and low visibility are some common causes of pedestrian accidents.
Every day, about 1000 people in the US seek emergency treatment for dog bite injuries. In fact, in Alabama alone, there were 234 dog bite claims filed in 2019, with an average cost of $43,225 per claim.
When a dog attacks, it can be an incredibly frightening experience, especially for those most vulnerable – children aged 5 to 9 years. These attacks usually leave scarring – both physically and emotionally. The dog’s owner could be found liable for the resulting injuries and other related repercussions.
Nursing home abuse
When youare no longer able to provide quality care for your loved one, you may seek a facility that has the resources to do so. Sometimes, unfortunately, the trust that you have placed in that facility is betrayed and abuse through neglect or intention occurs.
This abuse may be physical, emotional, sexual, or even financial. Regardless of the individuals involved, nursing homes can sometimes be found liable for the actions of their employees.
Alabama defines wrongful death as caused by the wrongful act, omission, or negligence of another person or entity. Losing a loved one is emotionally crushing. If it is discovered that the accident that caused the death could have been avoided, the pain of the loss may be increased.
There are many types of wrongful death cases. Some of these include bicycle and motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and acts of violence.
Types of Compensation You May be Entitled To Receive
The law in Alabama states that if someone’s negligence has caused you or your loved one to be injured, you have the right to pursue fair compensation that will help cover your losses and damages.
You may receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death and related expenses
Get Your Case in Good Hands Before Time Runs Out
If you or your loved one experiences a personal injury in Clanton, Alabama, or the surrounding areas, contact us right away to speak with a personal injury attorney. Even if you may believe your injury is not so serious, call us. Sometimes the effects of an injury might take months or years to become manifest. And by then it could be too late.
In Alabama, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is only 2 yearsfrom the date of the incident. This is why it is so important for you to get legal assistance from an attorney with our law firm as soon as possible, so you can file your claim or lawsuit before time runs out.
It only makes sense that the person who caused your injury (or his or her insurer) should pay for your recovery. However, the responsible party’s insurance company is likely to resist giving you a fair amount of compensation, perhaps not even offering enough to cover all your financial losses.
That’s why you need our help! Norris Injury Lawyers has the resources you need. Our lawyers have many years in practicing personal injury law and can help you get maximum compensation for your losses.
Let Norris Injury Lawyers put our 40+ years of legal experience to work for you and get you every penny you deserve. Call us at (800) 477-7510 to find out how and to schedule a case review with us. Your consultation is free, and we only collect payment if and when you get your compensation.