You Can Trust Our Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Lawyers to Pursue the Compensation You Deserve
Tuscaloosa is a vibrant city in west-central Alabama with a rich history and culture. Home to the University of Alabama and its much-acclaimed Crimson Tide football team, cheers of “Roll Tide!” can be heard daily across campus and around town. Tuscaloosa earned its nickname “The Druid City” from the beautiful oak trees that line its streets. It has a vibrant culture and a scenic downtown district along the banks of the Black Warrior River.
While there is much to love about living in Tuscaloosa, accidents and injuries can happen anywhere. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in the Tuscaloosa area, you need strong legal representation on your side to get the compensation you deserve. Wettermark Keith’s expert Tuscaloosa personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience representing injury victims in Tuscaloosa and throughout Alabama.
Our attorneys have successfully litigated all types of personal injury cases in Tuscaloosa, including…
From fender benders to devastating multi-car collisions, thousands are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents on Tuscaloosa's streets, highways and interstates each year. Common causes of car accidents in Tuscaloosa County include:
- Distracted or negligent drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Unsafe roads or defective vehicles
- Truck driver errors and commercial vehicle defects
If you were injured in any type of motor vehicle crash, our Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyers can investigate what happened and build a strong claim for damages against any at-fault parties.
Property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises for visitors, tenants, and the public. If hazardous conditions lead to slip and fall injuries, the property owner may be held liable through a personal injury claim.
We have successfully handled trip and fall cases in locations such as:
- Retail stores and restaurants
- Apartment complexes
- Public sidewalks and parks
- Office buildings and hotels
- Medical facilities and nursing homes
Employers have a legal obligation to maintain safe working conditions and follow all relevant safety regulations. If they fail to do so and it results in a workplace accident or injury, workers' compensation may not adequately compensate the injured employee. Our personal injury attorneys can file third-party lawsuits against negligent parties like manufacturers to help the injured worker recover full damages.
When the negligence or wrongdoing of an individual or entity results in a loved one’s death, the surviving family members may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation can be sought for funeral costs, lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and other damages. Our attorneys assist families in pursuing wrongful death claims against culpable drivers, doctors, property owners, or other liable parties.
Dog bites can cause serious injury and permanent scarring due to crushing jaws and teeth - and children are especially vulnerable. The dog owner is legally responsible for controlling and properly restraining their pet to avoid harm. Our attorneys help dog bite victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and permanent disfigurement. We handle even the most severe cases, including those that may involve muscle tears, broken bones, infection, or facial injury requiring reconstructive surgery.
Elderly nursing home residents are vulnerable to abuse and neglect - such as bedsores, dehydration, excessive sedation, physical assault, and other forms of mistreatment. Far too often, staffing shortages and inadequate supervision are to blame. Our attorneys investigate cases of nursing home negligence and will fight for justice on the behalf of you and your loved ones.
When a defective product causes injuries to consumers, victims have legal grounds to pursue compensation from the manufacturer or retailer. Common defective products we see injury claims over include:
- Automobiles and vehicle parts
- Medical devices and drugs
- Baby items and children's toys
- Household appliances
- Power tools
Our in-depth experience with Alabama product liability laws allows us to build strong cases proving design and manufacturing defects.
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Contact Our Tuscaloosa Lawyers For Any Personal Injury Claim
At Wettermark Keith, we realize that no two accidents or injuries are exactly alike. Our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorneys have experience with virtually any situation caused by negligence or misconduct resulting in harm.
Other claims we regularly help clients pursue include:
Social Security disability
Our experienced Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of claims arising from accidents and injuries of all types. We have seen just about every scenario imaginable over our decades of serving local clients.
No matter what type of accident or injury you or a loved one have suffered, we have the skill and resources to build a strong claim on your behalf and negotiate for your full financial recovery. Please don't hesitate - contact us at 877-715-9300 or through our website for a free consultation, even if you do not see your specific incident mentioned here. We are proud to help injury victims throughout the Tuscaloosa area recover the maximum compensation they’re entitled to under the law.
Why Hiring a Local Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney is Important
After an accident, injury victims can feel overwhelmed navigating the insurance claims process on their own. What they may not realize is that insurance companies have teams of expert claims adjusters and attorneys fighting for the company's best interests - which typically means minimizing the compensation you receive.
These insurance professionals are highly trained and well-versed in assessing damages, contesting liability, discrediting claims, and crafting lowball settlement offers. Without an attorney of your own, you are at a significant disadvantage trying to negotiate fair compensation with these experienced adversaries.
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer levels this playing field by providing you with equally seasoned legal representation. Our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorneys offer key benefits to counter opposing counsel and protect your rights, such as:
Deep roots in the community - Our firm has been located in Alabama for over 25 years. As a result, we have built strong relationships and credibility with local judges, experts, and other key players in the legal system.
Knowledge of state laws and court procedures - Laws and interpretations vary from state to state. We focus exclusively on Alabama personal injury law and cases in Tuscaloosa County.
Willingness to take cases to trial - Our attorneys have the resources and willpower to take on insurance companies in court if necessary to fight for your maximum compensation.
Understanding of fair compensation values - Drawing on past case experience, we have a strong sense of what monetary damages injury victims in Tuscaloosa typically receive. This helps us negotiate effectively.
If you’ve had an accident in the Tuscaloosa area, put our local experience to work for you. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, so contact our office today at 877-715-9300 to discuss your potential injury claim.
Steps to Take After Suffering a Personal Injury in Tuscaloosa
1. Seek Medical Care
Your health should be your first priority. Even if you don't think you were seriously injured, the physical effects of an accident can take hours, days or weeks to fully surface. Get checked out by a doctor to document your injuries and start any necessary treatment.
2. Report the Accident
Alert the appropriate authorities about what happened. File a police report for vehicle accidents or incidents of negligence/abuse. Notify your employer about workplace injuries. Taking these actions is vital, as they create an official record.
3. Document the Scene
Take photos and video of the accident scene, your injuries, property damage, or any other evidence that could help support your claim. Also keep records of doctor visits, medical expenses, missed work, rehabilitation costs and other losses incurred.
4. Avoid Giving Recorded Statements
Insurance adjusters may try to get an immediate, recorded statement from you about the accident. Politely decline to give any statements until you have legal representation. Anything you say can be used against you.
5. Consult Our Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Contact our experienced Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyers at 877-715-9300 for a free consultation before agreeing to any settlement offers from insurers. Our attorneys will handle all necessary communications, thoroughly investigate your claim, and fight for your full compensation - all the way to the courtroom. Valuable evidence can disappear quickly, so call us as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Look for an attorney with extensive experience successfully handling local injury cases similar to yours. They should have sufficient staff and financial resources to take on large claims if necessary. Local knowledge of Alabama negligence laws and familiarity with Tuscaloosa courts is also key. Seek out lawyers with a professional reputation for ethical conduct, client communication, and getting results.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing unless we win your case. You will never owe us anything up front or out-of-pocket.
The timeline varies substantially based on factors like the complexity of your case and responsiveness of insurance companies. Some claims settle within 12 months, while complex cases with difficult or stubborn insurers can take two years or longer. Our experienced lawyers will act efficiently to resolve your case as quickly as possible while not compromising your settlement or verdict.
Absolutely. Our qualified personal injury attorney levels the playing field against wealthy insurers and defense lawyers. We know how to build strong evidence, negotiate aggressively, and take cases to trial if needed - all of which substantially increase the potential value of your claim.
Bring any evidence related to your accident/injuries such as medical records, police reports, bills, insurance information, and documentation of lost income. Finally, write down all important details you can remember about the accident and surrounding circumstances.
What to Expect: The Personal Injury Claim Process
If you decide to pursue compensation with the help of our Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyers, here is a basic overview of what to expect:
1. Initial Free Consultation
Meet with our attorneys to discuss your accident, injuries, and damages. We will evaluate the strength of your potential claim at no cost.
2. Case Investigation
We gather police reports, documentation, evidence, witness statements, and other information to build your claim. Our connections with experts, such as accident reconstructionists, can prove invaluable.
3. Demand Letter to Insurance Company
We present a demand letter to the appropriate insurance provider(s) stating your losses and legal right to damages. We negotiate aggressively from there while preparing for litigation if needed.
4. Litigation (if Necessary)
If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we file a lawsuit and take the case to court. Our trial experience gives insurers motivation to settle.
5. Settlement or Trial
Most injury claims settle out of court once evidence is presented and we prove your losses. If not, we take the case before a judge or jury to pursue your full deserved compensation.
Throughout the process, our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorneys keep clients informed and involved. We know legal disputes can be stressful, and make every effort to resolve cases efficiently while maximizing your recovery.
Wettermark Keith was extremely professional and helpful. This personal injury law firm helped my husband over 10 years ago when he fell and broke his foot on vacation. I called them first because I liked their TV commercials. They are very nice people and I would call them again if I needed a lawyer.
Law firm Wettermark Keith has exceeded my expectations! I recommend these lawyers to anyone and everyone I come across. Their commitment to their clients is outstanding. Communication is easy. And I got my settlement very fast. I definitely recommend working with Lee Hawker. He is very gracious and kind. He looked out for me and my family and went above and beyond for us. I’m very grateful!
My personal embattlement with the Social Security Administration went downhill. From a personal recommendation, I reached out to Wettermark Keith law firm. Brian Smith and his team took my case and throughout the whole process, I felt more than just another number. Frequent updates were provided, and emphasis was placed on ensuring all needed documentation was in place. In the end, the accident case resulted in a favorable victory. A big thank you to my lawyer Brian Smith and the team at Wettermark Keith for the hard work throughout the entire personal injury process.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Mark English at Wettermark Keith law firm after my car accident in December 2021. He was very thorough in everything, did a wonderful job of explaining everything that was happening, and was super easy to get in touch with when I needed him. I never had a question that was left unanswered by this lawyer. He's very kind and patient, and he made the personal injury claims process so easy for me. I absolutely recommend him, it was a pleasure working with him!
I am so elated that I utilized Mr. Muhammad Abdullah’s services. In the beginning, he told me the compensation that I would receive for my personal injury claim and I actually received more than that! After my car wreck (in my brand-new vehicle), I was actually surprised that I was in the pain that I was in. Mr. Abdullah made sure I saw the necessary people for therapy and worked hard to get me back into my car after the accident. I felt that he was diligent, listened to my concerns, and quickly got me back in my car and compensated! I will be utilizing Mr. Abdullah again and again, anytime I ever have to hire a lawyer.
IF YOUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FROM WETTERMARK KEITH PRODUCES NO RECOVERY, THEN YOU PAY NO FEE
Many personal injury law firms will ask a client to pay money upfront to represent them. Not with Wettermark Keith. Clients don't pay anything until our firm wins your case. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Any legal fees and associated costs will be collected from your winnings at the conclusion of the case. If your attorney is not able to obtain a verdict or settlement for your injury, you will not be charged any legal fees for their efforts.