Personal Injury Lawsuit Facts in Alabama

Threatening to sue for a personal injury caused by a slip and fall accident, faulty or defective product, auto accident, or a similar problem is very common. However, most people do not realize that the vast majority of these cases are never heard in court, with nearly 80% being dismissed in the state of Alabama each year. Most of these are lost due to lack of evidence, statute of limitations violations, or documentation issues. That is why it is so important to have someone working to get things done the right way the first time, so you do not lose valuable time trying to figure things out for yourself.

Your time to file a personal injury claim is limited, and once the statute of limitations expires, you no longer have a claim. This does not imply that you did not have an injury, just that you did not file for compensation in time. The statute of limitations varies, but the state of Alabama gives only two years from the time of the accident to file the claim.

There are strict rules regarding testimony, documentation, and other forms of evidence in a personal injury case. Our team of professionals is aware of these restrictions, and we have more than two decades of combined experience dealing with Alabama and Georgia laws in this area. We fight to keep you out of the courtroom, settling many cases through settlement offers and similar agreements so you never have to worry about going to court.

Most people do not realize that personal injury lawsuits involve more than slip-and-fall issues. You are not limited in what kind of injury qualifies as a personal injury lawsuit. Whether your injury was caused by someone’s careless act, a negligent action, automobile accident, big rig injury, motorcycle injury, medical malpractice, birth defect due to hospital or doctor error, animal bite, wrongful death, nursing home abuse or daycare abuse, defective product or recalled product problem, we are here to help you get what you deserve.

You are not limited to filing a claim only for yourself. You can also file a claim on behalf of your biological or adopted child, someone you are the legal guardian for, an adult who has given you power of attorney, or a loved one who died due to one of the above mentioned issues without establishing next of kin or power of attorney, such as a parent, brother, sister, or someone similar. If you think you have a case, call us right away to discuss the situation so we can tell you if your case should be brought to a judge for consideration.

Do not assume that your case is not serious enough to consider compensation! Your injuries are never too minor to be considered worthy of compensation if they are creating medical bills and other debt. Schedule your initial consultation with Hand and Associates as soon as possible, and let us help you decide what is best for your situation and your injury.


About handlawfirm

Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990. Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish. Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department. Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand, Fellows and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal adviser to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations. Ben was hired by Chief of police, Terry Sanders, to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police, Ben Brown, to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama. The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency. He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor. Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders. Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law. He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995. Ben%2
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