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Accidents can cause a number of traumatic injuries – both physical and mental – that can lead to costly medical bills.
Personal injury law covers any injury done to someone by another person because of their negligence.
A good attorney will know the common accidents of the area and have experience taking on cases similar to yours.
A free consultation with Wettermark Keith will pair you with one of our accident lawyers with experience in cases similar to yours and can offer more precise help.
Wettermark Keith was founded in Birmingham and has seen similar cases cross our desk time and time again and can offer that specialized, experienced knowledge to you.

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Accident law in Central Alabama: What are common types of personal injury cases in Birmingham, AL?

Key Takeaways

Accidents can cause a number of traumatic injuries – both physical and mental – that can lead to costly medical bills.
Personal injury law covers any injury done to someone by another person because of their negligence.
A good attorney will know the common accidents of the area and have experience taking on cases similar to yours.
A free consultation with Wettermark Keith will pair you with one of our accident lawyers with experience in cases similar to yours and can offer more precise help.
Wettermark Keith was founded in Birmingham and has seen similar cases cross our desk time and time again and can offer that specialized, experienced knowledge to you.

Everyday, we go out into the world and put ourselves through a series of acceptable risks. For most people, a simple drive to the store is a part of the everyday routine. At the store, we get out and we go inside. A wet floor sign sits in a shiny spot on the floor where a spilled drink was cleaned up. Once the groceries have been purchased and bagged, we leave. Maybe there are other errands to run first, but in the end, we make it back home. The neighbor's dog is barking again and no matter how many times they swear they’re kind and just curious, you always worry you or your loved ones might be bitten should it ever get out of the fence. You get back inside and everything is well. Time to make dinner.

In a different world, you could find yourself in a car wreck on the way into town because someone ran through the red light. Or maybe you make it to the store, but the employee forgot to put the wet floor sign out and you slip and fall, seriously injuring your hip. Even if the wreck doesn’t happen and the floor sign gets put out, you might get home and the neighbor’s dog escapes and it turns out he does bite after all.

Each day we live our lives fearlessly in the face of the things that could happen. We know we can’t live our lives inside. We have to get in the car, face the wet floor, and ignore the barking dog. That's just life. 

Personal injuries happen everyday. In Birmingham, AL there are some that are more common than others. For anyone who's ever driven down 280 or I-65, wrecks are a common sight. Car accidents and other incidents, like slip and falls, can cause any number of injuries that lead to physical and emotional pain. There are some personal injuries in Birmingham that are more common than others.

What are some common types of personal injuries in Birmingham?

Personal injury laws encompass the rules and regulations that govern injury caused by one person to another, generally through negligence. The most common type of personal injury claim is a car accident. Other common types of personal injury lawsuits can include dog bites, workplace accidents, premise liability, and much more. These accidents can cause a number of debilitating physical and mental injuries that may require extensive healing times because of the damage caused.

There are some personal injuries that are fairly common for those who have suffered an accident:

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Accidents like car wrecks, slip and falls and workplace accidents involving blows or force can result in a brain injury that triggers brain trauma with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences.

Broken Bones: Fractures requiring surgery, metal plates or screws, pins, extensive physical therapy that can lead to a knee replacement or even several hip replacements.

Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the nervous system pathway can lead to partial or total paralysis, life in a wheelchair and loss of normal bodily functions.

Internal Organ Damage: Lung trauma, kidney lacerations, liver damage can severely impact your life and require intricate, high-risk operations.

Amputations:  Losing limbs like arms and legs can lead to extended periods of recovery and rehab.

Burn Injuries: Hazardous materials can ignite and cause enough harm to require skin grafts or even result in lost limbs.

These injuries can cause long lasting pain. The kind of which the insurance adjuster looking at numbers on a screen can’t understand. If you have suffered from one of these traumatic injuries and have received a lowball offer from the insurance company, you do have options.

Consider consulting with a Birmingham personal injury attorney, such as those at Wettermark Keith, to discuss your case.

Doctor team help and take care child patient who injury with broken arm and sit on wheelchair and they look happy stay in emergency room.

How do I find the right Alabama personal injury lawyer for my lawsuit?

If you have had an injury and need to file a personal injury accident lawsuit, you need an injury lawyer who understands the particular needs of your case. Personal injury law can seem confusing, and there are a wide range of lawyers who specialize in different things. Your lawyer should have experience with similar cases and have knowledge of the local area and its various regulations and judges. 

Wettermark Keith was founded in Birmingham and has been serving its citizens for over 20 years. Our attorneys have no trouble facing down the insurance companies in court should a settlement not be reached. We know the judges and we know these courts. The number of cases we have covered have given our attorneys key knowledge we pass on to our clients that can positively affect the outcome of your case. Personal injury claims are not new to us and we have the expertise to help you.

Give Wettermark Keith a call at (877) 715-9300 or chat through our website chat or web form to schedule your free consultation today. One of our attorneys will contact you immediately to answer your questions and begin the legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

A personal injury is any harm done to one person by another through their negligence. For example, a person texting on their phone and rear ending you at a red light they didn’t see. Other injuries can include dog bites, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death and so much more. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you might have grounds for a personal injury case.

Injuries like chronic migraines due to a concussion, insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental conditions can be harder to prove than physical trauma. It can be very hard to feel these unfortunate injuries and be told that someone doubts you have them. Your attorney, in cooperation with medical professionals, will make sure you are heard and your injuries are properly taken care of. Insurance companies might try and tell you your injuries aren’t real or didn’t exist because of the accident, but with the right help you can get the compensation you need.

A personal injury case can arise when an individual suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. The basis for these cases typically revolves around negligence, where the responsible party failed to act with reasonable care, resulting in injury to another person. Proving negligence, intentional misconduct, or a breach of statutory duty is crucial for the injured party to potentially receive compensation through a personal injury claim.

In Alabama, it can be even more difficult to prove fault because of the contributory negligence rule. Under this law, if you are found to be even 1% at fault for your injuries, you will be unable to receive compensation. However, it is important to not lose hope or assume you are at fault. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation to gather all the facts and help build a strong case for you. 

Alabama does not cap compensatory damages. However, Alabama does cap punitive damages for personal injury to three times the amount of compensatory damages or $1.5 million, whichever is greater. How much you will receive will depend on the circumstances of your case. Our personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and discuss with you what, from our experience, is a fair offer you deserve for your situation. We will work hard to make sure you receive fair compensation and fight all the way to the courtroom if necessary. 

Car wrecks are the most common personal injury case. In Birmingham, AL a traffic crash is reported every 3 minutes and 38 seconds. The most common type of injuries reported were broken bones, traumatic brain injuries because of jarring or force caused by the wreck, and lacerations.

Let Wettermark Keith handle your personal injury case

At Wettermark Keith™, we have an excellent reputation as one of the most accomplished personal injury firms in the country. We offer a diverse range of practice areas, including personal injury cases, auto wrecks, trucking wrecks, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, on-the-job injuries, social security, and VA disability, to name just a few. At Wettermark Keith, we believe in taking cases personally. Our purpose is to practice with care and compassion - to tell our clients' stories and make their voices heard. We achieve this by building strong relationships based on constant communication and an unwavering dedication to truth and trust.

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