If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone else’s careless actions, you have legal rights. At Long & Long, our Mobile, Alabama, personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of injured people just like you get what they deserve. Call our law office or fill out our FREE form to learn how much your case is worth!
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An accident is not only frightening but can also be a life-changing experience, especially when you suffer serious injuries that result in high medical bills and lost income.
Our team of Mobile, Alabama, personal injury lawyers understand what you’re going through and we want you to focus on healing. Physical and emotional trauma is enough to handle. Let us deal with the paperwork and talk with the insurance company on your behalf. We’re here to help you navigate every step of the legal process.
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Suffering from a personal injury? Getting help is easy!
We’re here to help you get the money you deserve from the insurance companies.
What’s a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers represent injured people who suffered injuries directly caused by someone else’s careless behavior. After an accident that wasn’t your fault, the personal injury lawyers at Long & Long will review the details of your case and inform you of your legal options.
From conducting an in-depth investigation to gathering the evidence needed to support your claim, our attorneys will know how to best handle your case. We’ll do everything we can to help you receive the justice you deserve.
Do I Have a Case?
Personal injury claims can involve many different scenarios and can stem from a wide range of accidents. Determining if you have a case or not can be challenging, but our attorneys are here to help. Below are a few of the factors we will examine when you contact us.
Have you suffered any of these serious injuries? Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of the injuries that can give you grounds to file a personal injury claim.
- Concussion/traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
Any time you suffer an injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you have grounds to speak with a lawyer about seeking compensation. Our Mobile, AL, personal injury lawyers can help you understand your rights.
Injuries can occur in a variety of scenarios. You may want to file a claim if you suffered injuries in an accident such as:
- Auto accidents, including motorcycle, car, truck, and pedestrian accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Medical malpractice incidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability claims
- And more
Each state has a time limit in which you are legally allowed to file a personal injury claim called a statute of limitations. In Alabama, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations runs out. However, each accident is different so it’s crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following your accident to ensure you don’t miss out on your opportunity to seek the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our lawyers are here for you and we will review your claim and walk you through your legal options.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
After suffering serious injuries due to another person’s careless actions, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim that can help provide much-needed compensation. As part of your personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Your pain and suffering/or punitive damages, in some cases
- And more
Alabama’s laws include factors that can make it difficult to recover money if you contributed to the circumstances that caused your accident in any way. That’s why it’s important to speak to our attorneys to ensure you give yourself the best chance possible at seeking the compensation you truly deserve.
How Can Long & Long Help?
Our lawyers can offer solutions that can make it easier for you to understand your rights and file a claim. Our experienced attorneys at Long & Long can:
- Collect evidence and statements to strengthen your claim
- Help you seek compensation you may have not known you were entitled to
- Frame your case in a compelling manner, increasing the odds that you will receive the compensation you deserve.
- Negotiate for the maximum settlement amount you could be entitled to on your behalf
- Field any and all calls from bullying insurance adjusters.
Filing a personal injury claim can be time-consuming, complex, and confusing, but our Mobile, AL, personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you navigate the process with ease and fight for every penny you’re owed.
What Comes Next?
You’re ready to file a claim that you’re confident in. What comes next?
Start with a free phone or online video call or visit our office where our attorneys can review your case and discuss the best course of action for seeking the compensation you need. Your comfort is our number one priority!
Your attorney will work to build your case and make it as compelling as possible with the evidence and statements we collect.
The Long & Long team will fiercely defend your rights in negotiations for the settlement amount you deserve.
Although rare, sometimes a personal injury claim does need to go to court. Most often, however, the insurance company will settle out of court. Even if the claim does have to go to court, our team at Long & Long will proudly and aggressively serve as a fierce advocate for your rights.
Once a fair settlement agreement has been made, your attorney will get your check to you as soon as possible.
In order to win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the other party’s negligent behavior directly caused your injuries. To prove negligence, these four factors must be demonstrated:
It must be proven that the responsible party owed you a duty of care.
It must be proven that the defendant breached their duty of care and acted in a manner below the standard of which a reasonable person would have acted under similar circumstances.
It must also be proven that the responsible party’s negligence directly caused your accident.
Lastly, it must be proven that you suffered damages as a result of your accident, such as emotional or physical injuries and/or property damage.
Proving these four factors of negligence is often challenging without legal guidance. For this reason, we highly recommend that you consult our experienced Mobile, Alabama, personal injury lawyers at Long & Long for help after an accident.
Statute of Limitations in Alabama
The statute of limitations puts a time limit on the person’s ability to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Keep in mind that this law varies from state to state, so it’s important to be aware of the strict deadline.
In the state of Alabama, injured people have exactly two years to file a lawsuit, starting the day the accident happened. Failing to file before this deadline will most likely cause you to receive little to no compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Following these suggestions may help protect your legal rights and any compensation you may be entitled to receive:
- Call For Help: Notify the appropriate personnel that you have been involved in an accident
- Gather Evidence: Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. If there were witnesses, make sure to record their statements and collect their contact information.
- Seek Medical Attention: It’s important that you see a doctor and get a medical report of your health immediately following any accident. In some cases, injuries may not become apparent until weeks or even months after your accident. Failing to seek appropriate medical attention could make it difficult to receive the compensation you deserve.
- Contact our team at Long & Long for a free case review.
The value of your claim will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Every personal injury claim is unique and results will vary. Having a knowledgeable lawyer review your case will give you the best chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
There’s no law stating that you need a personal injury lawyer to file and pursue a civil case. That being said, it’s incredibly important to have experienced legal representation. After all, defendants will have attorneys and powerful insurance companies on their side. Having someone experienced in your corner who knows the law and knows how to stand up against the sneaky, strong-arm tactics of the insurance adjuster will give you the best shot at being awarded significant compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Negligence is a legal term that’s at the heart of every personal injury claim. In your case, you’ll need to prove that the other party was negligent in order to collect compensation. This means that we have to demonstrate three factors. First, we need to show that the defendant acted in a manner that was unreasonably irresponsible, so much so that a normal person wouldn’t act that way. Next, we need to demonstrate that this careless or reckless act led to the accident. Finally, we need to show that you got hurt in the accident.
Alabama has a statute known as contributory negligence, which is slightly different from comparative negligence. Under contributory negligence, your monetary damages can be canceled entirely if you hold any responsibility in the accident whatsoever. This means that unless we can show that the defendant is completely and totally negligent in causing the accident in which you were injured, you may not be able to be awarded compensation. That’s another reason why it’s critical to work with an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney as you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Because of the complexity of personal injury cases, especially if you could be deemed as potentially holding any level of responsibility in the accident, it’s typically in your best interest to refer an insurance adjuster to your personal injury lawyer. From our experience, we recommend that you never trust the insurance adjuster. Although insurance adjusters will pretend to be your friend at first, insurance companies are for-profit businesses and they make the most money for themselves when they pay you as little as possible. Plus, if you refuse their offer, they often turn to strong-arm and intimidating tactics that can manipulate you into accepting an offer that is less than what you deserve. Fortunately, you are not obligated to answer their questions, and you are not required to sign any paperwork they send you without your lawyer reviewing it first. Just send them to your team at Long & Long, and we’ll take care of it for you.
In most cases, no. Insurance companies operate by trying to get personal injury claimants to accept the least amount they can; and once you’ve accepted payment, that is considered a final settlement in most cases. We know that you need your money as soon as possible. So call us as soon as possible, and arrange for your free consultation with an experienced Mobile, Alabama, personal injury lawyer. In some cases, we can negotiate your full settlement right away. In some other cases, we can negotiate a settlement for part of your claim to help pay some of your expenses while we work on some of the more complicated aspects of your claim. In every case, we will do everything we can to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, and that you get it as quickly as possible.
You may have heard of the term “statute of limitations”. This is a legal term that means you only have a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. Every state has a statute, and they are not all the same. In Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. In the case of wrongful death, it’s two years from the date of death. If you file your lawsuit even a day after that, your claim may be refused simply because you took too long. That’s why it’s vital that you file your lawsuit for personal injury in Alabama as early as possible and to consult an experienced Mobile, AL, personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
Not necessarily. Most personal injury cases are settled and never need to go to trial. During the negotiation stage, all parties involved will discuss the details of the accident and attempt to reach a fair settlement amount.
If a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then your case may need to go to trial. In this case, it is even more important to have an experienced attorney representing your interests.
It’s difficult to predict the exact amount of time it will take for your case to settle. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of weeks, while others can take a year or more. If the details of your case are complicated, it may take longer to reach a fair settlement.
Contact Long & Long to Discuss Your Legal Options
At Long & Long, we know the devastating effects an accident can have on an individual and their family. We’re passionate about helping injured people obtain the justice they deserve and always strive to treat our clients like family.
No two personal injury claims are the exact same, so it’s in your best interest to have one of our attorneys evaluate your case. If you’re unsure if you have a case, please don’t hesitate to contact our law office at (251) 432-2277 or fill out our free case review form.
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