PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
It's more to us, it's personal.
Leading Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Clients With Compassion And Expertise.
Our attorneys represent accident clients like family.
Because to us, they are.
A careless driver skids through a rain-slick intersection and plows into your car. A poorly-maintained machine catches your hand during your last shift at the build site. You trip on the uneven stairs to the break room, hitting your head hard on the railing. A distracted anesthesiologist keeps your loved one under a little too long for a routine procedure, causing irreversible brain trauma.
all of our consultations are free - you won’t pay us anything until we’ve won your case.
you are in good hands.
TYPES OF CASES WE HANDLE
WHO WE ARE: REGIONALLY GROWN, NATIONALLY KNOWN.
Wettermark Keith on the client experience, emphasizing justice, compassion, and hard work over flashy advertising
Wettermark Keith began its journey in 2003 with two dedicated personal injury attorneys in a two-room Birmingham office. The first lawyer in a blue-collar family, Chris Keith had watched his mother’s painful struggle with the physical and financial repercussions of a car accident. He intended to make legal representation accessible to the kind of ordinary, hard working people he grew up with. James Wettermark’s passion lay in defending railroad workers who faced destitution after an injury on the job. The partners founded Wettermark Keith on the client experience, emphasizing justice, compassion and hard work over flashy advertising.
all of our consultations are free -you won’t pay us anything until we’ve won your case.
Awards & Memberships
They fought very hard for us. I don’t believe any other law firm could have got us the settlement we received.
WORKERS COMPENSATION CLIENT
They worked hard for me and I can’t praise or thank them enough for what they did.
DEFECTIVE DRUG CLIENT
They really cared about me and my wife. They made us feel like family. It couldn’t have been any better.
LET WETTERMARK KEITH HELP YOU TODAY.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to another's negligence, please contact us today to discuss your situation. With multiple conveniently located offices, exceptional attorneys, and a strong record of success in and out of the courtroom, we are confident in our ability to take on any type or size of case to get you the settlement you deserve. Please fill out the consultation form on our website, or call us at (877) 715-9300 for a free case evaluation. No matter what legal issue you or your family members are dealing with, Wettermark Keith is here to help you through it. To us, it’s personal.
YOUR NEEDS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY
We are sympathetic to the difficulties of pursuing civil actions immediately after an accident and want to offer you valuable peace of mind while we assist you with your claim. Our initial consultation takes five minutes, and is absolutely free! During your introductory call, a member of our intake team will listen and learn every detail of your story. If we take your case, we’ll assign one of our seasoned personal injury lawyers to help you every step of the way - including in the courtroom.
Our personal injury attorneys will keep you in the loop while they do the heavy lifting necessary for your maximum compensation. While you focus on healing and recovering from your accident, they will gather necessary evidence, file any required paperwork, and negotiate with other parties and insurance providers to ensure you receive the recovery you’re entitled to according to the law. Ultimately, your personal injury attorney will be there to provide any support you need during this difficult time in your life.
FREE CASE EVALUATION AND NO UPFRONT COSTS
Between hospital visits, car damage, and forced time off work, accidents can be expensive. Even if you are financially comfortable, you may struggle to bear the cost that serious injuries may incur - throwing additional cash at an attorney may be the last thing on your mind. We intend to ease your financial worries. Wettermark Keith represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no upfront costs, and your initial consultation is always free.
Any legal expenses incurred throughout the proceedings will be advanced by our firm to the conclusion of the case. If we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, we will collect our legal fees as a percentage of your winnings—never out of pocket. If we don’t win, you are not obligated to pay for any legal expenses or fees. This arrangement allows all personal injury victims to seek exceptional representation by our attorneys without the limitation of cost. It holds us accountable for our services and pushes our attorneys to ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation the law allows. Ultimately, it gives all of our clients risk-free representation with no strings attached.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Out of endless options for personal injury firms, our clients choose us because we choose them. At Wettermark Keith, your story will be told because you need someone to listen, and we believe in taking cases personally. As a top personal injury law firm, our purpose is to practice with care and compassion - to tell our clients’ stories and make their voices heard. We do this by building strong relationships based on constant communication and an unwavering dedication to truth and trust. Winning cases isn’t our goal - caring for you is. Winning is just how we show it.
Wettermark Keith operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never pay your personal injury lawyer by the hour or out of pocket. Any legal fees and associated costs will be collected from your winnings at the conclusion of the case. If we are not able to obtain a verdict or settlement, you will not be charged. We choose to operate this way for the benefit of our clients - we want to see you obtain the compensation you need to continue your life.
Experiencing an accident can be a deeply traumatic event, leaving physical, emotional, and financial scars that can take a significant toll on your wellbeing. Amidst all the stress and uncertainty, you should be focusing on your recovery, not trying to navigate the complexities of a personal injury lawsuit. This is where hiring a personal injury lawyer can be immensely beneficial.
- Knowledge of the Legal System: Personal injury lawyers are experts in their field, with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. They're familiar with the processes, paperwork, and legal terminology that can be overwhelming for those without legal training. They can accurately interpret laws and regulations related to your accident case, ensuring you avoid pitfalls and errors that could jeopardize your claim.
- Case Preparation and Evidence Gathering: To build a solid case, you need strong evidence. Personal injury lawyers know exactly what to look for and where to find it. This can include medical records, police reports, surveillance footage, and witness testimonies. They will meticulously investigate your case, gathering all the necessary evidence to prove negligence and validate your claim.
- Negotiation Skills: Often, accident cases are resolved through settlements with insurance companies. These companies have skilled negotiators working for them, whose job is to minimize the payout. A personal injury lawyer will fight for your best interests, using their negotiation skills and legal knowledge to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible after your accident.
- Access to Healthcare Providers: Personal injury attorneys often work with a network of healthcare providers and can refer you to specialists who can provide the best treatment for your injuries. These medical professionals can also serve as witnesses if your case goes to trial.
- Peace of Mind: Last but certainly not least, a personal injury attorney provides you with peace of mind. They take over the burden of the legal process, allowing you to focus on your recovery. They are there to answer your questions, guide you through each step of the process, and provide you with regular updates on the progress of your case.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer means you're not alone in this daunting journey. They are your advocates, your advisors, and your champions, tirelessly working to ensure that justice is served and that you receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life after an accident.
Determining if you have a valid personal injury case is not always straightforward. Many factors come into play, such as the extent of your injury, the circumstances surrounding the incident, the level of negligence or intent involved, and the presence of any third-party liability. It's a complex matrix that requires expert legal analysis - and that's where we come in.
At Wettermark Keith, we offer a complimentary consultation designed to help you understand whether you have a case worth pursuing. Our highly experienced professionals will meticulously review the facts surrounding your incident. They will assess key factors such as:
- Establishing Fault: This involves determining if another party was negligent or directly responsible for your injury. It could be an employer who failed to maintain a safe workspace, a manufacturer who produced a defective product, or a driver who was operating their vehicle carelessly.
- The Severity of Your Injury: Significant injuries that have a dramatic impact on your life are more likely to result in a successful personal injury claim. These include injuries that prevent you from working, have long-term or permanent effects, or require extensive medical treatment.
- The Impact on Your Life: We consider how your injury has affected your daily life, relationships, and your ability to enjoy activities that you previously participated in. The more severe the impact, the higher the potential compensation.
- Evidence: Strong evidence, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements, can significantly strengthen your case. Our team can guide you on how to collect and preserve this crucial evidence.
After a thorough review of all these elements, if it's determined that you have a viable personal injury case, your attorney will proceed to discuss potential next steps. They'll outline the process, expected timelines, and provide a realistic estimate of the damages you may be able to recover. This could include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Remember, no two cases are identical. That's why it's essential to get personalized legal advice. Allow us to help you navigate these challenging times with confidence and clarity and provide you with the expertise and care you deserve. Reach out to our legal team today, and let's start the conversation.
When you've suffered a personal injury, one of the most crucial aspects of your claim or lawsuit is the evidence that supports your case. Lawyers play an integral role in gathering this evidence, methodically assembling the necessary information that paints a clear picture of what occurred, who is responsible, and the impact it has had on your life. Your accident lawyer will be responsible for:
- Gathering Official Reports: Lawyers can obtain law enforcement and witness reports that provide an objective account of the accident. Law enforcement agencies meticulously document accident scenes, and these reports often include details about potential violations, causative factors, and the involved parties. Your attorney can access these reports, which are essential in providing a factual basis for your claim.
- Procuring Medical Information: Medical records are a cornerstone of personal injury claims. They offer a clear, indisputable record of your injuries and the treatments you've undergone. This can include doctors' notes, x-rays, MRIs, physiotherapy records, and any other treatments related to your injury. Your attorney can acquire these records and may consult with medical professionals to understand the extent of your injuries, the expected recovery timeline, and any potential long-term impacts.
- Collecting Physical Evidence: In some instances, physical evidence from the accident scene can provide crucial insights into the event. This may include items damaged in the accident, skid marks, or property damage. If contacted immediately following the incident, your attorney can help ensure this evidence is preserved and documented appropriately.
- Documenting the Scene: Photos or videos taken at the accident scene can be powerful evidence. They can provide a visual record of what occurred and capture details that may be overlooked in written reports. Your lawyer can guide you on what types of photos or videos to take, or assist in obtaining evidence from local businesses or neighbors who have cameras on their property that might have captured the scene of the accident.
- Conducting Interviews: Eyewitness testimony can be a valuable asset in a personal injury case. Your attorney can identify potential witnesses and conduct interviews, gathering their accounts of what they saw and heard.
- Consulting with Experts: In more complex cases, your lawyer may bring in experts to provide specialized insight. This could include accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, or vocational experts who can speak to your ability to work following your injury.
Ultimately, the goal of our attorneys is to demonstrate the other party's negligence and the extent of your injuries, therefore validating your request for compensation. By entrusting your case to one of our skilled attorneys, you significantly increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
While it is entirely legal to file "pro se," undertaking the litigation process without representation is both risky and daunting, and can bring on unpredictable results, especially when the other party has a lawyer on their side. Hiring one of Wettermark Keith's attorneys to defend you can prevent you from making critical mistakes and ensure compensation. Our attorneys are experts in the courtroom and knowledgeable on nearly every aspect of law. Skilled representation can provide you with valuable peace of mind and excellent results - at no upfront cost.
If you have suffered an accident or injury, it is important to call our firm as soon as possible. The sooner we’re involved, the sooner we can start working to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. If you’re able to contact us right away for a free consultation, an attorney may be able to survey the scene of the incident and help you gather vital evidence for your case. Contact our legal team today at (877) 715-9300 for a free consultation.
The vast majority of personal injury cases end in a settlement - it is rare for these claims to go to trial. In Alabama, personal injury claims are usually resolved within 6 months. While cases that proceed to court tend to stretch longer, they often settle for much higher. Considering this, our firm encourages our attorneys to take cases to court because we believe that obtaining justice for you is worth our time. Complex variables - including severe injuries or unclear liability - can influence the length of time it takes for your attorney to obtain a settlement.
Anyone and everyone who needs it. Our firm has represented victims of traumatic car and truck accidents. We've represented railroad workers who sustained major injuries on the job and instantly lost their means of future employment. We’ve represented veterans and social security disability clients who have been denied the benefits they deserve. We've represented families who've lost children in pedestrian accidents, motorcyclists run off the road by a distracted driver, and individuals who have lost a grandparent to medical malpractice. We know there will never be a shortage of accidents, but we make sure there is never a shortage of help, either.