Personal Injury Lawyer in Jefferson County
Did You Suffer an Injury Due to Negligence in Madison County, Montgomery County, Mobile County, & Tuscaloosa County?
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.
Tommy James has decades worth of experience representing those who have been wrongfully injured. Over the years, he has successfully represented clients in both high- and low-profile cases, winning over $50,000,000 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, if you got into an accident where a truck driver is at fault, these types of cases can get complicated 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 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 Jefferson County 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 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 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. You have to turn to your general practitioner, who will often refer you to a complete stranger depending on the severity of the issue. You are putting your complete trust in them to “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 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, and other serious accidents. Taking proper precautions to maintain your premises will help ensure that you do not face a lawsuit in the event a worker or patron is injured.
Victims of Abuse, Neglect, & Other Crimes
When an individual, staff member, or institution inflicts emotional and/or physical harm on people in their care, we are here to help. Victims of this type of institutional abuse often feel ashamed and afraid after their ordeals, but they deserve compensation for their suffering. We help individuals seek that compensation. Though our firm cannot prosecute the monsters who hurt people in their care, we can help you take those abusers to civil court.
The death of a loved one is a tragic event that everyone will go through at one point or another. However, the hurt such a tragedy can cause when it is due to the negligence of another party can be devastating. For the families of the people who fall victim to these circumstances, we are here to help. Alabama law allows the survivors of wrongful death the opportunity to sue the party responsible for the tragedy. Depend on our experience to help you win the compensation you deserve if you have lost a loved one due to negligence.
Troubled Teen Industry
When a teen’s behavior reaches a certain point, many authorities will recommend some sort of intervention. One very common intervention is sending a misbehaving child to a behavioral modification facility. These institutions often claim they can help these troubled teens. However, these facilities are often understaffed, mismanaged, and ill-equipped to properly handle the rehabilitation of a young person. When this is the case, teens sent to these facilities can face years of abuse and neglect. Our work helps give these teens a voice and forces facilities to pay for the harm they cause. We help teens abused by the troubled teen industry get compensation for their suffering.
Have More Questions? Our Attorney Is Ready to Help
At Tommy James Law, we have experience helping individuals recover compensation for the pain and damages they have suffered.
If someone or an institution harmed you in a way we described in our practice areas, please call (205) 843-5086 or reach out to us with our online contact form.
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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 Jefferson County personal injury attorney like Tommy James can help you investigate the details of your situation, 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, contact our office 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.