Incidents happen every day. They can range from slipping and falling or being involved in a car accident. Understanding how the law works will help you prepare in case of an accident. Involved in a personal injury in Alabama? Check out our tips below.
What is Considered Personal Injury?
Personal injuries are any injury that harms a person’s body. These can include:
- Bodily injury in a car accident
- Hit on a motorcycle
- Struck by a hit-and-run
- Any injury caused to your body by faulty equipment at a gym
- Involved in a truck accident
Injuries happen in so many different ways and finding compensation can also happen in many different ways. So, check out these four important facts you need to know about your personal injury claims in Alabama.
The statute of limitations gives you two years from the time of your accident for you to make a case. If you do not follow the statute of limitations, your case becomes “time-barred”, or stopped because of these limitations. So, be sure to always keep accurate, well filed paperwork. Organization helps a case move more quickly.
Defendants also use contributory negligence as a common counterpoint to lessen the damages they may pay. This means that they say you somehow contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. So, if the jury believes the defendant, you could lose your case. Again, the importance of organization may prove your case over theirs. So, take pictures of the scene and make sure to get written statements of any witnesses of the accident to give support to your case.
Finally, your claim cannot reach a limit. At one time, personal injury in Alabama law limited the amount of compensation awarded for injury. Consequently, this no longer applies. Your attorney will help you reach your maximum compensation amount. Some people believe they will receive less financial gain if they have to pay for a lawyer. However, having an attorney can ensure the exact opposite.
Suffer From Personal Injury in Alabama?
It happens so often. You start your day normally, and suddenly, dramatically, it changes. A couple heads to work and ends up in the hospital. A child walks to school and ends up in crutches. These occurrences make life tough physically, mentally, and also financially. Adding one more thing to all of those changes can be tough.
You need someone to help you through these hard times. Thankfully, the attorneys at Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a Client Advocate on staff for you to talk to with any questions or concerns. Additionally, with the Pitman Promise, you can rest assured that we have your best interest at heart. Also, with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you won’t leave disappointed.
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