Personal injury lawyers have experience representing clients in a variety of issues due to the many types incidents that may lead to a legal action. These kinds of cases are called “torts.” A tort is a wrongful act that breaches a duty to another, causes harm and calls for the courts to impose a liability on the person committing the wrongful act.
That wrongful act can be a mistake that the law refers to as negligence. If someone fails to take appropriate care and causes harm to you, a personal injury lawyer is the person you’d call to get fair compensation for your injury.
A personal injury attorney can handle many different types of cases, including:
- Car and Truck Accidents – These cases are perhaps the most frequently addressed of all personal injury cases. In 2016, there were 47,635 car accidents involving injury in Alabama alone. A lawyer is often called upon to help people receive compensation for injuries, lost wages, and medical bills.
- Defective Products – A product manufacturer’s negligence can cause you injury through faulty workmanship or bad design. An attorney can uncover the cause of an accident, and if the company is found to be grossly negligent, the attorney may win punitive damages.
- Medical Malpractice – When a medical professional is negligent and causes you harm, a lawyer can sue the medical professional and the hospital where the treatment occurred.
- Wrongful Death – When you lose a loved one because of someone else’s wrongful act, an attorney can help you receive compensation in an effort to deter similar wrongful conduct in an effort to preserve other lives.
Under Alabama law, if you are found to be partially at fault for your injuries, the court may not allow you to recover damages. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim. If you are in the Tennessee Valley and in need of help, contact the law firm of Martin & Helms, P.C., to discuss your case.