Personal Injury Cases in Mobile, Alabama
Hundreds of thousands of people live, work, and play in the Mobile, AL area. With recreational areas like Polecat Bay, and several major highways in the city, Franklin Primary Health Center and USA Health University Hospital are usually very busy treating injury victims. Unfortunately, not a day passes without incident in Mobile, Alabama.
When you’ve been involved in an accident resulting in injury due to the fault of another person or entity, you may have a legal claim or right to recovery. You may have the option of pursuing compensation through an insurance claim or by filing a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Provided you can prove that the other party’s negligence was the direct and proximate cause of your injuries, you may be entitled to various types of damages. These damages include, but are not limited to the following:
- Personal property damage
- Past and future medical bill and expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Proving negligence will likely be your most daunting hurdle. Many insurance companies will try to deny fault or shift the blame to the injured party and attempt to prove he or she contributed to the accident. The reason for this is because Alabama, unfortunately, permits the affirmative defense of contributory negligence. Under this defense, if the at-fault party can prove that the injured party is at-least 1% at fault for causing its’ own injuries, he or she is barred from the recovery of compensation.
The next potential roadblock relates to compensation. Even if fault is clear, will you be able to collect the amount of money you are owed? Most insurance companies aren’t in the business of voluntarily paying full value on their cases. Unless pressured to do so through the threat of legal action, many companies will delay or deny claims unnecessarily, causing even further harm and financial hardship for an individual or family suffering from injuries.
A dedicated personal injury lawyer can protect your rights from day one. While you focus on recovering from your accident, you will have someone in your corner who is fighting to hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Law Firm Respected Throughout Mobile
The attorneys at Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough & Howell P.A. maintain a focus on civil litigation. We are respected and accomplished trial lawyers with hands-on, practical courtroom experience. Our firm is not afraid to stand up to large insurance companies or take your case to trial if it will obtain the best result.
We have successfully represented the interests of injury victims throughout Southwest Alabama for over 60 years. Our firm is listed among the Preeminent Lawyers on Martindale Hubbell, and several of our members have received the agency’s highest AV rating.
When we take a case, we put our extensive experience and knowledge of the law to work on our clients’ behalf. We also provide client0focused personalized service, meaning you will have access to your attorney to get questions answered and/or receive updates on your case. We don’t believe in case managers.
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Mobile
The Alabama Department of Transportation reports that there were nearly 160,000 vehicle crashes in Alabama in 2018, an increase of almost 2% from the prior year. These resulted in over 47,000 injuries and 953 deaths. Mobile County alone reported roughly 16,126 motor-vehicle accidents and nearly 74 accident-related fatalities.
As the number of licensed drivers and registered vehicles on Alabama’s roads continues to increase, so will the number of serious crashes. These accidents happen involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and even pedestrians. If you were one of those involved in a motor-vehicle accident in the Mobile area, we can help you prove your case and seek fair compensation.
Defective Product Cases in Mobile
When you purchase and/or use products, you expect them to be safe and perform as advertised. If you were injured due to a mistake in the design or manufacturing of the product, the product designer or manufacturer could be held responsible. Our firm understands how to investigate and litigate defective product cases, and routinely produce favorable outcomes for our clients in such cases.
Slip and Fall Cases in Mobile
Slip and fall cases often result in serious orthopedic injuries and are far more common than people believe. Property owners are required to provide a safe premise for their visitors and customers. If they fail in upholding this legal duty and someone is injured as a result, they may be held responsible for the injured party’s damages. If you suffered a slip and fall injury or were hurt on another person’s property, you may have a viable case worth pursuing.
Wrongful Death Cases in Mobile
Losing a loved one is the worst outcome in any accident as no amount of money can replace the value of a life. Our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys work intimately with surviving family members to not only accomplish their legal needs and seek the recovery of just compensation, but to also serve as a harbor of hope for brighter times.
Speak With A Personal Injury Attorney Familiar With Mobile
If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence or reckless actions, you owe it to yourself to thoroughly explore your legal options. Our firm provides clients with personal representation and a free consultation to properly determine your legal rights.
We believe that every injury victim should be able to make an informed decision about their future. One of our experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers can help you do just that. Call our office today at (251) 847-2237 (Chatom) or (251) 651-0483 (Bay Minette) or reach out to us online to start the conversation.