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.