Basic Personal Injury Information

Thousands of people suffer every day from a wide variety of medical issues not caused by a disease or chronic illness. Many suffer in pain and silence, never realizing that they should be seeking compensation from the person, company, manufacturer, business, or corporation that caused the injury to begin with. They pay thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of dollars on medical bills, rehabilitation bills, ongoing therapy, prescription medicines, lost wages, and much more.

Do not be one of those people any longer! Let us help you decide whether your case should be presented to a judge for consideration for compensation as soon as possible, so that you can get back to healing and living as close to a normal life as you can. We deal with the insurance companies, individuals, and other attorneys for you, and work hard to avoid ever having to step foot in the courtroom by settling before the trial even begins.

We have decades of experience dealing with personal injury claims! Our friendly team, including a licensed paralegal, professional attorney, legal secretaries, and legal assistants can help you file your claim and get the compensation that you are entitled to receive for your injury. We are well versed in Alabama and Georgia personal injury laws and know how to deal with insurance companies and attorneys for the other parties.

You are not limited to filing for yourself! Some people believe that they can only file a claim for themselves, but there are other people that you can help get compensation for, such as a spouse, child, dependent, or other loved one. It depends on the situation, so be sure to contact us to find out what options you have, especially if you are caring for someone who was hurt due to the carelessness of another.

Injuries do not have restrictions! There are no specific parts of your body that have to be injured in order for you to file a claim against an insurance company, individual, place of business, manufacturer, retailer, restaurant, or other place of business. From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, never overlook the importance of a healthy body and sound mind.

The law limits the time that you have to file your claim! Strict statutes of limitation govern personal injury claims, and your time begins ticking as soon as you are hurt. In many states, like Alabama and Georgia, you have only two years to file your claim, so be sure to act quickly to avoid risking the permanent loss of your right to compensation. Once the lawsuit has been filed, we can work with you to decide the right amount of compensation, based on insurance coverage, medical debt, ongoing debt, lost wages, and compensation for your pain and suffering.


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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