Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Jefferson County
Have you been injured due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another? Was someone else to blame for your loved one’s catastrophic or fatal injuries? You could be entitled to financial compensation, and Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law can help.
Since 1991, our firm has been fighting for the rights of the injured throughout Alabama. From our office in Birmingham, our personal injury lawyers provide highly personalized and attentive legal services; when you turn to our team, you will always be directly connected with a partner attorney at the firm, not an associate or paralegal. We recognize the challenges you are facing, and we know how to help you seek the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?
Anyone who has been injured or suffered damages due to the careless, reckless, or intentional conduct of another person, company, or party can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in Alabama. In other words, if someone else was at fault for your injuries, you likely have grounds for a claim.
To bring a personal injury case based on negligence, you will need to prove the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care
- You were injured and suffered damages
- The defendant’s negligent act or omission was the cause of your injuries
It is important to note that there is a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury lawsuits in Alabama. This means you typically have just two years from the date of injury to sue the at-fault party. However, the time you have to file an insurance claim could be even shorter. We encourage you to contact our Birmingham personal injury attorneys right away if you believe you may have a case.
Damages in Personal Injury Claims
The purpose of filing a personal injury claim is to recover compensation for losses you have suffered related to your injuries. A successful case could also result in the recovery of punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for egregious negligence, wanton or willful misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury.
Depending on the specific details of your case, you could be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance and hospital fees
- Medical treatments, including surgery
- Medications and medical devices/equipment
- Projected future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of expected future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Home modifications
- Accommodations for a disability
- In-home assistance and care
Our attorneys can help you learn more about the potential value of your claim during a free, no-obligation consultation. During this time, we can review the facts of your case and provide guidance on how to proceed.
Choose a Team That Can Fight for You
If you’ve been involved in an accident or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, it’s important that you find the right attorney to help you with your claim. You want someone with the experience and resources needed to effectively pursue maximum recovery on your behalf.
For more than 30 years, our Birmingham personal injury lawyers have been representing victims of negligence throughout Alabama. We handle all types of personal injury cases, including those involving car accidents, motorcycle crashes, large truck collisions, and defective products, such as auto defects and gun defects. In addition to representing clients in personal injury claims, we also handle wrongful death cases on behalf of surviving loved ones and dependents who have suffered unimaginable losses due to the carelessness and recklessness of others.
Our team has recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients, including many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. We offer compassionate, client-focused representation and are committed to maximizing our clients’ recoveries.