Suffer an Injury Due to Negligence?
Our Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Victims Recover
The National Safety Council (NSC) states that “ 44.5 million” people were wrongfully injured in 2016. These injuries can largely be attributed to negligence, such as texting and driving, unsafe business practices or errors made during surgery. As of 2016, unintentional personal injury is one of the top leading causes of death in the United States; the NSC reports that over 160,000 individuals suffered a “preventable” death that year. If you have been injured — or have lost a loved one to a wrongful death — due to someone else’s negligence, then there are legal rights and options available to you.
Alabama personal injury lawyer, Tommy James has decades worth of experience representing those who have been wrongfully injured in Birmingham and throughout the state. Over the years, he has successfully represented clients in both high and low profile cases, winning them over $50,000,000.00 in collective restitution. Tommy always knew that he wanted to help people and that is precisely what he has done since opening the doors to Tommy James Law.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The answer to this question will vary for everyone as each case offers unique circumstances and varying levels of difficulty. If you get into a fender-bender with only mild cosmetic damage done to vehicles, then you likely will not require legal assistance. However, say for instance you get into an accident where a truck driver is at fault. These types of cases can get complicated very fast because you can potentially hold several — potentially powerful — parties liable. One party you may be able to hold accountable is the trucking company itself. This can greatly affect the difficulty of your case, however, and should be handled by a professional personal injury lawyer for the best possible results.
If taking legal action against a negligent party (or parties) is an avenue you wish to pursue, then it is highly recommended that you hire a personal injury attorney. Going against a larger company will be difficult as they usually have a sizeable retainer of lawyers at their side during legal proceedings. The sole job of these lawyers is to ensure that you receive little to nothing. This is neither what you deserve nor what you should risk when you have already suffered wrongfully. The people accountable need to be held responsible to the maximum extent of the law. Hiring an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer will better your chances at receiving maximum compensation for incurred damages.
What Are the Leading Causes of Personal Injury?
Nobody likes to think about the dangers they face just doing everyday things, like getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. The sobering fact is that doing simple, but necessary, things like commuting to work, performing your job duties or seeking medical help can all potentially lead to a personal injury under the right circumstances.
The following are three common leading causes of personal injury:
- Car and Truck Accidents. It is necessary for most of us to get behind the wheel every day, so it is scary to think about the dangers that are associated with driving. However, being informed is often one of the best ways to stay safe. The NSC reports that “medically consulted injuries in motor vehicle accidents totaled 4.6 million in 2016” while total damages “were estimated at 416.2 billion”. Speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and distracted driving are the leading causes of car accidents in Alabama and across the nation.
- Medical Malpractice. When you are ill, all you can think about is getting better. For this reason, you often have to turn to your general practitioner — who will often refer you to a complete stranger depending on severity of the issue. You are putting you complete trust in them to “first do no harm”; because of this, we expect the treatment they recommend to not be harmful to us. When you come out sicker than when you went in, a lawsuit can likely come out of that experience. Common examples of medical malpractice include failure to diagnose a serious illness, unnecessary surgical procedures and improper medication dosage or prescription.
- Workplace Accidents. All business owners have a reasonable duty of care to their visitors as well as their employees. This means that the property must be safe in every way possible in order to prevent slip and fall accidents, chemical exposure, equipment malfunction among other serious accidents. Taking proper precautions to maintain your premises will better help ensure that you do not face a lawsuit in the event a worker or patron is injured.
Injured and Have Questions? Schedule a Free Consultation
Being injured or losing a loved one is a stressful event for anyone. All you should have to focus on right now is your recovery. Whatever the cause, if you have been wrongfully injured due to another person’s negligence, then you deserve restitution. An experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer like Tommy can help you investigate the details of your case, build a strong case and fight vigorously on your behalf to seek justice.
If you are suffering from an injury caused by an irresponsible individual, then contact our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. During this initial meeting, Tommy will sit down with you to discuss the details of your case, how you should proceed and how he can help. With no obligation, you can start to find peace of mind about your case when you choose Tommy James Law. Call us at (205) 259-7850 or fill out our online form today.