5 Steps Injury Lawyers Take To Maximize Compensation For Clients

November 7, 2018

Picture that represents injury lawyersYou didn’t choose to be injured. You were doing well and had a lot going for you. But then you got into an accident that resulted in catastrophic health issues. Maybe you ended up with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns, or even amputation or paralysis.

You may have a case to receive financial compensation, but you won’t be able to win without an experienced attorney. We have helped injured people in central and northern Alabama get the highest amount of compensation possible. Here are five steps our injury lawyers will take to help you.

  1. A thorough investigation of the case. We visit the scene where the injury occurred and interview witnesses as well as your family, friends, and colleagues.
  2. Identification of all possible sources of financial compensation.
  3. Development of an effective case strategy as early as possible.
  4. Weaving the facts of your case into a compelling and relatable story that juries can easily understand.
  5. Case preparation for trial. Our reputation for success at trial often results in a favorable settlement outside of court.

This blog post should not be taken as legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been seriously injured, we can help you receive compensation.

Liddon Law Firm focuses its practice on personal injury cases involving life-altering injuries. Our firm has won more than $100 million in financial compensation for seriously injured individuals. You can trust us with your financial futures because of our record of success and our reputation for personal service.

Call 205-224-5675 today or fill out the form for a free consultation with our Birmingham, Alabama law firm.

10 Types of Injuries That Lead to Lawsuits & Financial Compensation

October 10, 2018

Picture of a man with bandaged hand and pain medication.To say that an injury can be life-altering would be an understatement. The negligence of others often results in medical bills, ongoing therapy, lost wages and a lifetime of pain and suffering.

People or companies that have caused serious or fatal injuries need to be held accountable for their actions. If you are the victim of an injury, you could receive financial compensation for the damages suffered.

We have represented victims of these types of legal suits from accidents and injuries:

  1. Catastrophic injuries: This has included broken bones all the way up to paralysis. Serious burns also belong in this category. Learn more here.
  2. Traumatic brain injury: Serious head trauma that disrupts normal brain function. Your brain is everything, so it’s worth considering legal action if you’ve recently had a head injury. Some symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) include forgetfulness, change in personality, slurred speech, vision issues, depression, and more.
  3. Motor vehicle accidents: Automobile accidents are extremely common and can lead to devastating results. This category includes injuries that occur after car accidents, truck wrecks, semi-trailer accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
  4. Workplace injuries: On-the-job injuries sustained at construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses, offices, and other workplaces
  5. Third-party claims: Not every work-related injury is covered by worker’s compensation. This type of legal claim is for people in this category.
  6. Defective products: You should be able to buy a product and trust that it’ll work properly. You should also expect it to have been tested for safety. Still, companies make mistakes that lead to customer injuries. People have been injured by defective tires, auto parts, toys and children’s products, tools, equipment, and medical devices.
  7. Medical malpractice: We put our health in the hands of doctors. Medical professionals need to be held accountable for errors that harm patients.
  8. Hospital or nurse negligence: This includes medication errors, inadequate staffing, and failure to prevent falls and hospital-acquired infections.
  9. Premises liability: Many warehouses, construction sites, and other business locations put safety as a prior for their employees and guests. However, there are still companies that don’t put emphasis on safety, and people end up with injuries from dangerous property conditions ranging from inadequate railings to fires caused by bad wiring
  10. Wrongful death: Families have lost members because someone else was negligent.

As victims battle to recover from these injuries, they must also fight for compensation from the insurance companies and those who caused the accident. That money is desperately needed to cover medical bills, treatment, therapy, and lost wages.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been injured, we can help you receive compensation. Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of catastrophic injuries. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Call 205-224-5675 today for a free consultation with our Birmingham law firm.

6 Catastrophic Injuries That Warrant Legal Action

September 14, 2018

We have represented clients who have suffered a wide range of catastrophic injuries. A serious injury can cause immediate issues for physical and mental health, but it can also destroy life financially.

The more severe your injury, the harder it is to maintain a job and pay the bills. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, you may be able to file a law suit for financial compensation. The following are six injuries that warrant legal action.

1) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This happens when you receive a blow to the head serious enough to disrupt normal brain function. TBIs range from mild to severe to fatal. Even mild TBIs can leave you unable to work and support yourself.

2) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A spinal cord injury can leave you paralyzed from the waist down (paraplegia) or the neck down (quadriplegia). These life-changing injuries require extensive medical care and assistance with the tasks of daily living.

3) Paralysis: Brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, birth injuries, severe burns, and surgical errors are just a few potential causes of paralysis.

4) Electrical Injury: We represent people who were seriously harmed by electrical shock, electrical burns and thermal burns. You may have a legal case if you suffered an arc-flash injury in a workplace accident or experienced a serious shock from a defective wiring.

5) Serious Burns: Burns are among the most painful of all injuries. They leave lifelong physical and emotional scars. We represent people who suffered thermal burns, chemical burns, electrical burns or radiological burns that were caused by the negligence of others.

6) Amputation: Car accidents, unsafe equipment, work accidents, and medical negligence may all lead to an amputation of a body part. An amputation can leave you unable to resume the life you once lived and unable to support yourself and your family. You may need extensive ongoing medical care, prosthetic devices, modifications to your home and an accessible vehicle.

Catastrophic injuries turn lives upside down. The devastation is often compounded because the legal cases about the damages are very complex. Your future quality of life is largely dependent on the success of your personal injury claim. When the stakes are this high, it is essential to select an experienced law firm with a record of success in catastrophic injury cases. You need to know that you are taken care of and getting enough compensation for future care and medical bills.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been injured, we can help you receive compensation. Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of catastrophic injuries. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Call 205-224-5675 today for a free consultation with our Birmingham law firm.