An injury could qualify for a settlement in Alabama due to another party’s negligence. For example, if the liable party acted unreasonably, and their actions caused you to suffer an injury, then that party could be responsible for your damages.
You can contact our firm anytime if you have any questions about whether you deserve money or how to fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Is Negligence?
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that negligence occurs when someone acts in a way that a “reasonable person” would not. Unreasonable actions that could qualify as negligence include:
- Failing to fix broken stairs on a premises
- Failing to install sufficient security at a business or housing complex
- Manufacturing a dangerous product
- Engaging in any form of medical malpractice
Every single case of negligence is unique. An attorney from our firm can review the details of your injuries and determine what someone should have done to prevent those injuries.
How does an Attorney Prove that Negligence Caused My Injuries?
A lawyer from our firm will argue that your injury qualifies you for a settlement. In making this argument, your attorney will explain the elements of negligence (as they apply to your case), which include:
- Duty of care: Parties have a duty to prevent harming others. Whether driving with caution or maintaining a hazard-free premises, many parties owe a duty of care to others.
- Violation of the duty of care: If a party did not display necessary caution and caused your injuries, they might have violated their duty of care.
- Causation of injuries: We will work to prove that the liable party’s violation of the duty of care led directly to your injuries.
- Damages: We must also show the damages you have suffered because of the liable party’s negligence.
We will weave the details of your case into this general framework. For example, in a car accident case, we could argue that a speeding motorist was negligent, that their speeding caused them to strike your vehicle, and that the collision caused damages such as medical expenses and lost income.
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Who Will Pay for My Injury Settlement?
This depends on the nature of your accident. Insurance companies are often involved in the settlement process. Even if our firm decides to file a lawsuit on your behalf, an insurance company could be the party we seek compensation from.
Insurance does not apply to every case type, and seeking compensation from individuals or corporations who have caused you harm may be necessary. For example, the manufacturer of a defective vehicle could be financially responsible for resulting injuries and damages.
What does an Injury-Related Settlement in Alabama Cover?
When you suffer injuries, you are likely to suffer other damages, including:
- Professional losses: Injuries can cost you income, productivity, promotions, bonuses, retirement contributions, and even your job. You may have to abandon your career if you cannot work for an extended period. In addition, losing the ability to work could worsen the psychological and emotional toll of your injury.
- Medical expenses: A settlement should cover the cost of diagnosing and treating your injuries. In addition, liable parties should pay for emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and any other medical services you receive.
- Pain and suffering: An injury can cause emotional distress, physical pain, lost quality of life, and other types of pain and suffering. You could get compensation for the pain and suffering. You can also receive funds to cover the treatment of your pain and suffering.
The severity of your injuries will be relevant to your settlement value. The National Safety Council (NSC) notes that the economic cost of a disabling injury is more than $100,000 on average. The cost could be even higher when we consider the non-economic toll of your injury.
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What Should I Do if I Want to Pursue Compensation?
Your first step should be to hire legal counsel. A personal injury attorney can review your case and develop a legal strategy. We will take over communications with insurance companies and others involved in your case and will immediately begin seeking the money you deserve.
We will also:
- Gather all evidence and documentation that could help us get your settlement
- Complete all case-related paperwork
- Hire any experts who can strengthen your claim or lawsuit
- Lead settlement negotiations for you
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
Our personal injury law firm has secured more than $1 billion for our clients. We know how to deliver when our clients need it the most, so let us lead your case in Alabama.
Contact Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Today for Your Free Consultation
You should not wait to seek a financial recovery for your injuries. However, Alabama law generally restricts your window for filing a lawsuit, so let us start on your case as soon as possible.
Call the Morris Bar law firm today to speak with a lawyer about your settlement options if you were injured in an accident.
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