Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Martin & Helms, the Huntsville law firm where we take your case personally

Every moment of every day someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Whether from a fall, a car accident, a dog bite, or a defective product, people get hurt and sometimes the injury causes their death. When you have sustained a serious injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, aside from the pain and discomfort, dealing with an injury disrupts your life.

With more than 45 years of combined legal experience, the Huntsville personal injury lawyers at Martin & Helms are here to protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. You are welcome to come in for a free consultation, which does not obligate you to hire us. You should know that you will not pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

What types of cases do we handle at Martin & Helms?

The Alabama personal injury law firm of Martin & Helms, P.C. is dedicated to winning justice for our clients throughout the state. We handle injury cases from slip and fall, car accidents and truck accidents to the complex litigation required for defective product injury claims. The following is an overview of the practice areas we cover.

Personal injury

We handle a wide breadth of personal injury cases where an individual suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence. The general category or area of legal practice is personal injury, which is broken down into specific areas such as car and truck accidents, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, defective product injury, premises liability, and more. We represent clients who have been injured and we help make sure that they receive the compensation they need to get back to their lives. Contact us for help with claims involving:

Car accidents

Car accidents are far more common than many people realize. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that between 2016-2018 the U.S. had three straight years of at least 40,000 traffic fatalities. Factors such as distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving increase the likelihood of an accident. The experienced Huntsville car accident lawyers at Martin & Helms are here to represent your interests and fight for your right to recover compensation through settlement negotiations with the insurance company, or in a jury trial. Contact us for help with claims involving:

Truck accidents

Investigating a truck accident case is far more complicated than a car accident between passenger vehicles. Because of their massive size and weight, trucks can cause catastrophic injuries and death. Due to the potential harm caused by truck wrecks, truck drivers and trucking companies must follow special federal safety regulations. Our Huntsville truck accident attorneys know the laws which apply to trucking operations, and how to hold shippers, brokers, drivers, and trucking companies accountable for their role in your injuries.

Motorcycle accidents

Because they lack protection from the impact of other motor vehicles, motorcyclists can sustain serious injuries and death in traffic accidents. We understand the unfair biases that some insurance companies have against motorcyclists. Our Huntsville motorcycle accident lawyers are here to protect your right to recover compensation after a motorcycle crash caused by another driver’s negligence.

Workers’ compensation

The Alabama workers’ compensation laws provide benefits for workers who are injured on the job or who have been diagnosed with an occupational disease. Sometimes workers will face a dispute with their employer’s insurer. Our experienced Huntsville workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers and we fight to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Construction accidents

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. economy. However, many construction workers are independent contractors which makes them ineligible for workers’ compensation. When your construction accident injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, using a defective tool or piece of equipment or because of a hazard on someone else’s property, our Huntsville workplace accident lawyers pursue justice for you. We also represent non-workers who have sustained injuries in or around a construction zone.

Premises liability

If you sustain a serious injury on someone else’s property, whether a slip and fall because of loose tile, or an even more dangerous condition such as inadequate security or a dog attack, our premises liability lawyers work diligently to present your case and recover compensation for you.

Product liability

Without even thinking about it we interact with products all day long. It is not until a product is defective and causes harm that we even consider its impact. Product litigation can be complicated, and proving liability is best left to attorneys who have experience with these types of cases. Currently, the Huntsville product liability attorneys of Martin & Helms handle claims involving:

Fires and explosions

Burn injuries and smoke inhalation injuries from a fire that was caused by someone else’s negligence can have lasting, detrimental impact on your life and your ability to earn income for your family. If you want to pursue compensation for injuries in a fire or explosion, our personal injury attorneys are here to represent your interests.

Wrongful death

Any negligent condition that can cause a serious injury could also cause death. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our compassionate Huntsville wrongful death lawyers fight for you and your family’s right to compensation for the loss of your loved one.

What damages could I recover in a personal injury case?

If we have successfully proven the defendant’s liability for your injuries and you obtain a settlement or jury verdict, there are several types of damages you might expect to recover including:

  • Medical expenses related to the accident injury.
  • Lost wages for time missed at work recuperating from the injury.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Loss of consortium (for the spouse)
  • Punitive damages (where appropriate)
  • Other losses

The partners at Martin & Helms strive to bring a unique perspective to the practice of law. We put our clients' needs first and we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for them.

It will not cost you anything up front to hire a Huntsville personal injury lawyer

You may be aware some attorneys require clients to pay a retainer to have access to their services, but most personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency. So, you do not have to pay attorney fees or any other fees at the start of the case. We advance the costs of pursuing your case, which allows you to have the benefit of strong representation for your injury case without worrying about how you will pay for it. Our Huntsville personal injury lawyers get paid as a percentage of the total settlement amount or jury verdict. We offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, and we will review how our contingency fee agreement works.

So, if you thought you’d try to pursue your injury claim on your own because you didn’t think you could afford to hire a good lawyer, we have just put your worries to rest. It will not cost you anything but your time to call and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and discover your legal options.

What can you expect from a free consultation with our legal team?

The personal injury lawyer you hire to represent your injury claim can make all the difference in the outcome of your case, but you also want to choose a lawyer you can trust and build a working rapport with. The initial consultation is a time to meet your prospective lawyer, tell your story, and share the details of your injury. You will get a feel for how it might be to work with the attorney, and the attorney will make a preliminary evaluation of your case and advise you about your legal options given the facts of your case.

If you have been injured and you want to pursue compensation, you are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Schedule a free consultation with our experienced Huntsville personal injury law firm today

After a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence, the trusted Huntsville lawyers at Martin & Helms are here to pursue justice for you. You may call us at 256-539-1990 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We also serve injured clients in Decatur, Athens and Madison, and throughout the state.