It is true in life that “accidents happen.” If they occur as a result of someone else’s action or inaction, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, continued care, and other expenses required to get your life back on track.
I have been fighting for the rights of serious injury victims in Alabama for more than twenty years. From accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles or other motor vehicles to more complex litigation such as wrongful death claims, brain injury cases, dangerous product injuries, premises liability matters and others, I am dedicated to helping clients recover the maximum financial compensation allowed under Alabama law. Choosing the right injury attorney can be the difference between finding success and suffering further emotional stress at the hands of the court system. With a proven track record, I provide the peace of mind you require, bringing to bear an extensive legal acumen and a dedication to thorough, high-quality representation.
Focusing on a broad range of personal injury claims
At the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim L.L.C. we are dedicated to providing dedicated guidance and thorough representation to victims of personal injury and negligence. Just a few of the types of claims that we work with include:
- Automobile accident injuries
- Trucking accident injuries
- Motorcycle accident injuries
- Dangerous Product claims (Product liability)
- Premises liability claims
- Wrongful death suits
- Brain injury cases
- Defective medical devices
- Medical malpractice
If you are unsure if you have a claim or need any questions answered regarding how to proceed, call the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim L.L.C. immediately to schedule a free consultation. Personal injury cases are paid on a contingency basis. If you don’t collect, we don’t get paid.
Third party compensation & contributory negligence
Personal injuries can be sustained in a wide variety of ways and it may not always be clear who the guilty parties are following such an incident. For instance, if you were injured at work due to a piece of malfunctioning equipment and you are receiving worker’s compensation insurance because of it, did you know that the manufacturers of the equipment may also be liable for your injuries? Your personal injury lawyer can help you identify third parties who may be partially responsible for your situation and go after them to recover additional damages. Additionally, under the Alabama law of contributory negligence, if you can be shown to be accountable for your own injury in any measure, your possible damages may be significantly reduced. An exceptional Alabama personal injury attorney can be invaluable in protecting your rights and making sure you are not denied just compensation for your injuries.
The importance of working with an experienced personal injury attorney
It is important to understand that the top priority of insurance companies, unfortunately, is paying out as little as possible to victims, whether it be for car accident claims, premises liability lawsuits, or any other civil litigation. The claims examiners of whatever insurance companies you are dealing with are guaranteed to be proficient at using your lack of knowledge about personal injury law and insurance rules and regulations against you. By partnering with a skilled personal injury lawsuit attorney, you stand a much better chance of receiving a larger share of damages than you would otherwise, up to the full amount to which you are legally entitled. Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, but should your case result in a trial, your lawyer will interview witnesses, consult medical experts, revisit the scene of the crime, and talk to law enforcement officials if necessary in order to help you make the strongest possible case. This is part of the reason time is of the essence when you are retaining a personal injury attorney – the closer to the date of the incident that evidence can be gathered, the stronger your case will be.
For answers to some frequently asked questions regarding personal injury & wrongful death, visit our Personal Injury FAQ page.
Contact a dedicated Alabama personal injury as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. Call the Law Office of Gary W. Fillingim L.L.C. at (251) 445-7257 or fill out our online contact form for a prompt response.