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Martin & Helms: Trusted Huntsville Personal Injury Law Firm
We take your injury case personally
When you have suffered a serious injury, or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, the last thing you want to worry about is a lawsuit. At Martin & Helms, we understand that your priorities lie with your family: keeping a roof over their heads, the lights on in your home, and food on your table is what is most important. We also understand that when you’re critically injured, you’re going to need some help accomplishing these goals.
That is why at Martin & Helms, every claim and case is handled with your best interests in mind. Our Huntsville injury attorneys have spent decades caring for the families of our clients, and fighting for what is right. Whether you are hit by a car in Decatur, injured by a defective product in Madison, get hurt in a fall in Athens, or are the victim of negligence anywhere in Alabama, we are the team you can trust.
The Huntsville team who listens to what you need
Every injury case is different, and every injury victim is different, too. Sometimes, all you need is someone who can help you deal with the insurance company, so you get a fair settlement; other times, your best option is fighting for your future in a jury trial. Wanting to take one path but being forced into the other is frustrating. It is certainly not what is best for you.
That’s not something you have to worry about when you partner with Martin & Helms. We listen to what you want, offer honest and practical guidance about what options you have, and create a path forward that works for you. No matter what you choose to do, you will be represented by an attorney whose name is on the front door, and who will help you find a way forward.
How our personal injury lawyers can help
Our team provides a wide array of personal injury services. From negotiation to arbitration to litigation, there is nothing we can’t manage. We have the resources, experience, and skills to handle whatever you need help with, including claims against national companies whose products or practices have put you in harm’s way.
According to Drive Safe Alabama’s most recent data, a traffic accident is reported in Alabama every 3.3 minutes. Our drivers have a one-in-three chance of being injured or killed in an accident. You can rely on our Huntsville accident attorneys for help after a:
- Car accident
- Tractor-trailer or commercial truck accident
- Motorcycle wreck
- Distracted driving accident
- Drunk or drugged driving accident and “dram shop” claims
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist collision
- Collision with a cyclist or pedestrian
- Collision in a work zone
- Collision in a construction zone
- Accident involving public transportation or a rideshare vehicle, like Uber or Lyft
In certain circumstances, the victim of an alcohol-related accident can hold the bar or restaurant liable for the intoxicated person’s conduct. Dram shop laws are state statutes that hold alcohol-serving establishments responsible for negligent service. In other words, a server or bartender has a responsibility to exercise reasonable care, which means not serving those who are visibly drunk or minors. No matter who caused your accident, you can call us to learn more about your options.
Negligence by caretakers and employers
When you get hurt on the job, or because of the negligence of someone you’re supposed to trust, your claim can get pretty complicated. Martin & Helms is your choice for claims involving:
A traffic accident is reported in Alabama every
car crashes in 2017. About a quarter of those accidents resulted in injuries.
– Drive Safe Alabama
Defective product litigation
Manufacturers can be held liable when a product they created fails to work in the way it should, or if a design or production defect renders that product unsafe. They may also be held accountable if they are aware of the potential for injuries or problems, but fail to warn consumers about it. If that happens, our Huntsville product liability attorneys are prepared to help. From defective appliances and children’s products, to mass tort claims involving auto defects, dangerous drugs or medical devices, you can rely on us to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Catastrophic injury claims
Not all injuries are equal in severity. A broken leg, for example, will usually heal, and bruises will usually fade. Some injuries, though, are truly life-altering. Catastrophic injuries not only change the lives of the victims, but also the lives of those who care for them. In many cases, these injuries are permanent, and the medical treatment needed can end up costing millions of dollars. Some of the more common catastrophic injury claims we handle involve:
A note about fire and explosions claims
Burns are among the most catastrophic injuries a person can sustain. In severe cases, victims require multiple surgeries, and may suffer from chronic pain for the rest of their lives. They may also require specialized equipment, such as HEPA filters, and medical care. If you were burned in a fire or explosion on a construction site, because of a defective product, or because of the negligence of another person, Martin & Helms can help.
Meet Our Huntsville Injury Attorneys
A hometown firm with a large-scale reach
“First, you should know that founding partners Clay Martin and Tara Helms have each been in practice for more than 20 years. They have always practiced personal injury law, which means all of those years were spent honing their craft, fighting for injured clients. You will always be represented by one of them.”
— who you see is who you get.
Choosing the best Huntsville personal injury lawyer is a critical step in your recovery. At Martin & Helms, we believe you should choose us to represent you.
Second, one-on-one guidance is important to us; it is one of the driving factors for why we have chosen to remain small in size. By being more selective in our cases, we have been able to establish a vast network of outside experts and resources, both in Alabama and throughout the country, that is available to every client we help. We are just as equipped to handle a catastrophic injury from a fire or explosion as we are to handle an insurance dispute after your car accident.
Third, we are a part of this community, and we believe it is our duty to give back to the people who have always supported us. We live here, we work here, and our kids go to school here. We know what kinds of struggles folks in and around Huntsville face, because we have faced some of them ourselves. We really believe that we all do better when we all do better, and it is our honor to make that so.
Finally, we believe that our clients’ lives are important; what matters to you, matters to us. That is why we fight so hard on behalf of our clients. Our sympathy for the position you are in drives us and our work. To borrow from Shakespeare, we may be small – but we are fierce. It is why so many of our clients are offered more just, fair settlements from the start. The insurance companies know that we do not quit. Getting results for you is our number one mission. We will not stop working until we achieve the results you deserve, through settlement or trial.
The Huntsville injury team who works with you
Martin & Helms is a premier North Alabama personal injury law firm with offices in Huntsville and Decatur, serving Madison, Athens, the Tennessee Valley and the surrounding areas. When you need honest advice about your options and your future, we are the team you can rely on to steer you right. To learn more about our services, or to schedule a free initial consultation, please call 256-203-0332 or complete our contact form.