Personal Injury Lawyer in Tuskegee
If you are a Tuskegee, AL resident who has been injured due to someone else’s negligence or breach of duty, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the law office of Frank M. Wilson are ready to help you. We can represent you, protect your rights, and take all the necessary steps to ensure you are sufficiently compensated for your injuries and any other losses you might have suffered.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Can Handle
Rt 53 is often backed up around the intersection of rt 85. And of course, rt. 80 downtown at the intersection of Elm or Main St is always a dangerous place to be around rush hour. Automobile accidents in Tuskegee can result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries as well as extensive property damage. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and speeding are the most common factors that contribute to these accidents here in Tuskegee, AL.
If you are injured in an automobile accident, you might be able to sue one or more of the following parties – depending on what caused the accident.
- The other driver
- The company they work for (if they work for a commercial truck company or a ridesharing service)
- The auto part manufacturer (if the accident was caused by a defective part)
- The government agency responsible for road maintenance (if the accident was by a dangerous road condition)
Accidents involving motorcycles and automobiles almost always result in serious injuries for motorcyclists.
Pedestrians are undoubtedly the most vulnerable road users, as they are completely unprotected and are at risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
If you get injured on a third party’s property due to a hazardous condition, you might be able to sue them (or the person who was in charge of maintaining the property) for damages.
If you get injured or become ill due to a defective or dangerous product, you might be able to sue the company that designed or manufactured it as well as the retailer who sold it to you – depending on the circumstances.
Medical professionals in Tuskegee, AL are required to treat their patients in accordance with the established medical standard of care. When they fail to do so, and if you suffer an injury as a result, you might be able to sue them for medical malpractice.
If you are injured by another person’s dog, you might be able to sue them – as long as you did not break in or trespass into the person’s property or provoke the dog in any way.
If you lose someone in your family due to a third party’s negligence, breach of duty, or deliberate act, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim against them and recover damages for the financial losses, pain and suffering, and other losses caused by your loved one’s untimely death.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Tuskegee, AL Personal Injury Claim
The deadline for filing a personal injury claim in Tuskegee, AL is two years – starting from the date on which you were injured. The deadline can be extended if you were a minor or not of sound mind at the time of the accident or if the at-fault party left town before you could bring a claim against them. If you miss the deadline for any other reason, you will lose your right to sue the at-fault party permanently.
How to Determine the Value of a Tuskegee, AL Personal Injury Claim?
The value of your personal injury claim depends on a wide range of factors including:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- The level of treatment and care you need (at Tuskegee Medical & Surgical Center or another local hospital or clinic)
- The expected recovery time for your injuries
- Whether you are likely to be physically or cognitively disabled as a result of your injuries
- The amount of earnings you have lost – and stand to lose – as a result of your injuries
- Whether your disabilities (if any) might affect your earning capacity
- Whether you are permanently scarred or disfigured by the injuries
- Whether your quality of life has been – or will be – impacted by your injuries
What Kind of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Tuskegee, AL Personal Injury Claim?
Compensatory damages you can recover in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of future treatment and care
- Cost of rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
In rare cases, you might also be entitled to punitive damages, which can be up to three times the compensatory damages you are awarded (as long as it does not exceed $1.5 million). However, these damages are awarded only in cases where the defendant is found to have acted with malicious intent or engaged in oppression or fraud.
Experienced Tuskegee, AL Personal Injury Lawyers are Ready to Fight for You
At the law office of Frank M. Wilson, we are committed to providing personalized legal representation to injury victims in Tuskegee, Alabama. We can assess your case, determine who can be held liable, calculate the value of your claim, and devise the right legal strategy to recover the maximum possible compensation from them.
Our founder – attorney Frank M. Wilson – has decades of experience in civil litigation and is a recipient of the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. To discuss your claim with one of our seasoned Tuskegee, AL personal injury attorneys, call us today at 334-420-2931 or fill out our online contact form and schedule a free consultation.