Alexander City Attorneys
Personal Injury & Product Liability in Tallapoosa County
Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident or were hurt using a defective product, navigating the legal system can be a complicated and time-consuming process. It’s important that you find the right legal team, one that can answer your questions, protect your rights, and advocate for you.
At Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law, we have been fighting on behalf of injured Alabamans since 1991. From our office in Alexander City, our attorneys provide personalized and aggressive representation to clients throughout Tallapoosa County and the surrounding areas. We focus on complex cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability and have the necessary resources and experience to effectively pursue these claims. To date, our firm has secured more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients—learn how we can help you with your case today.
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Cases We Handle
Our attorneys are highly experienced in a wide variety of personal injury and product liability matters. We have helped clients with catastrophic injuries and extensive damages, including thousands of dollars in medical bills and other damages, recover the full compensation they were owed. We are committed to maximizing your recovery and will do everything possible to achieve a swift and favorable settlement. However, if the insurance company refuses to settle your claim, we are fully prepared to represent you at trial.
We can help you if you were injured or if your loved one passed away due to a:
Our team is prepared to go up against powerful trucking companies, manufacturers, and insurance companies and fight for the justice you and your family deserve.
Alabama Statutes of Limitations on Personal Injury & Product Liability Cases
Like other states, Alabama has specific deadlines for filing personal injury and product liability lawsuits. These deadlines are known as statutes of limitations, and they limit your ability to sue a negligent or liable party if more than the specified number of years have passed.
In most cases, the statute of limitations on both personal injury and product liability lawsuits in Alabama is two years from the date of injury. If the injury was not immediately discovered, the statute of limitations may be deferred until two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered. However, most of the time, if you fail to file a lawsuit within two years, you will not be able to pursue damages in court.
Note that the statutes of limitations only apply to lawsuits, not insurance claims. Often, your time to file an insurance claim following an accident or injury is even more limited. We recommend that you reach out to our Alexander City attorneys right away to learn more.
What Compensation Is Available for Injured Accident Victims?
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident or are harmed by a defective product, you are likely to experience significant physical, emotional, and financial losses. Collectively, these losses are referred to as “damages.” The purpose of filing a personal injury or product liability claim is to recover compensation for these damages.
Examples of common damages in personal injury and product liability claims include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
Essentially, you are entitled to recover compensation for any financial damages you suffered as a result of the incident, as well as certain non-economic losses. In some cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant (as opposed to compensate you for your losses). Punitive damages are relatively rare and are generally only available in cases involving egregious acts of negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
How Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law Can Help
Insurance companies, manufacturers, and other large entities often dispute or deny valid claims. Remember, the insurance adjuster is not on your side, and you should always avoid making any statements or signing anything without first talking to a lawyer. Insurance adjusters’ goal is to limit payouts and settle cases for as little as possible, but an attorney can help you fight for every penny you are owed.
When you turn to the team at Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law, you can feel confident knowing that we have your back. Our firm is known for our aggressive approach to litigation, and we are always prepared to represent our clients at trial if necessary. We do not back down from challenging cases, and we have the experience and resources to effectively advocate for you.
Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law has been representing clients throughout Alabama for more than 30 years, recovering numerous million- and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our Alexander City attorneys will personally handle your case, offering the dedicated support and one-on-one counsel you need to navigate the legal process. We are compassionate advocates for the rights of injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed and are ready to stand up for you.