Personal Injury Law in Union Springs, AL
Suppose you have been hurt in a car accident, a trucking or motorcycle accident, or experienced injuries from a slip and fall in Union Springs, Alabama. In that case, you may be entitled to receive compensation if it was entirely someone else’s fault.
You have not just lost your health if you have been injured, think about the medical bills as well. Whether there was an ambulance involved, an emergency room visit, the doctors, anesthesiologists, medication, medical supplies, and follow-up therapy, the bills will begin to add up after a personal injury in Union Springs.
Alabama law allows you to receive compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial losses you have suffered.
Your experienced personal injury lawyer Chip Nix has spent decades helping people just like you who have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. Whether Bullock, Montgomery, and Macon County, a confidential and complimentary meeting with Mr. Nix will provide you with options allowed under the law.
However, it’s crucial to begin the conversation soon because evidence needs to be gathered in your personal injury case. The other side may prefer that that evidence goes away, and that is something we’ve seen before. Optimizing your outcome begins soon after your injury, so give Mr. Nix a call at his Montgomery office at your earliest convenience.
What is a Personal Injury?
Personal injury is defined as an injury to a person’s body, reputation, or emotions as distinguished from injury to property. Negligence is the basis for a personal injury claim.
That means the at-fault party was negligent in driving his car, motorcycle, or truck. A manufacturer may have been negligent in putting a defective product on the market. A big lot store may be derelict in failing to clear up a spill that causes someone to slip and fall, or in making a parking lot safe at night with adequate lighting.
Union Springs personal injury claims may arise from:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking or motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accident
- Workplace accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
Union Springs is considered a rural area accessible by U.S. Highway 82 from the east, and 29 from the north, with state roads 223 and 110 also coming into town.
Some of these accidents are single-car crashes where the vehicle leaves the road, generally in the early morning hours when the driver is not wearing a seat belt. Law enforcement often finds alcohol, exhaustion, or drugs were a cause.
Hit-and-run accidents generally leave a pedestrian dead or dying on the side of the road. Without witnesses or street cameras, the perpetrator is often never caught.
Speeding, alcohol or drug use, and not wearing a seat belt are leading causes of traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than the passenger vehicle because they don’t have the protection of a steel cage. In Union Springs and all of Alabama, 72 individuals lost their lives riding a motorcycle in 2020 crashes.
Some of the most serious injuries involve a traumatic head injury that can last a lifetime. In that case, compensation must meet the degree of injury.
Your Union Springs Personal Injury Case
Personal injury involves just that, an injury from which one will recover to some degree. There may be instances where recovery will be slow, or you may never regain the health you had before. Your compensation should reflect the degree to which you can return to a productive life.
From the negligent, at-fault party and his insurance carrier, we may be able to obtain:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Household assistance
- Follow-up treatment
- Travel expenses
Injuries can be far more extensive than they appear superficially, particularly head injuries. Some injured people may think that their injuries will go away on their own so they do not need the help of a personal injury attorney. It is in these cases we sometimes find that the injury needed to be explored more closely following the accident.
Another assumption some injured people make is that they can negotiate in good faith with the insurance company. There are complexities to the law, and it is important to understand that these are adversarial negotiations. The insurance company representative will not be on your side to provide you with the best financial outcome for your case.
Under Alabama law, you have a limited window within which to file a personal injury lawsuit, that is, two years from the accident date. The sooner you explore your legal options, you will likely receive more just compensation.
The conversation will help you understand why your case is winnable or the weakness in the case. Either way, the consultation will inform you about your legal rights and options under Alabama law.
Your Union Springs Personal Injury Attorney
Insurance companies stay fiscally healthy by paying out as little as possible to someone who files a personal injury claim. Their first offer is almost never their best offer. Mr. Nix has decades of experience sitting down at the negotiating table to come up with the best compensation for your case.
You have alerted the other side that you are seeking compensation by filing a lawsuit. With an experienced, compassionate personal injury attorney by your side, you have signaled the strength of your case.
On the other hand, if a settlement does not seem possible, Mr. Nix has the experience and know-how to take your case to its conclusion before a judge and jury. This requires gathering evidence, depositions, witness interviews, photographing the scene of the accident, having a thorough medical knowledge of the extent of your injuries, and reviewing police reports.
Mr. Nix is available for a complimentary consultation in his Montgomery office. Call him at 334-203-6669 to explore what your next move might be.