Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
An accident can be physically and emotionally draining. And on top of having to deal with pain of your injuries, you’re probably also worried about your medical bills, lost income, and fighting with insurance companies about your claim. Don’t try to handle these issues alone. An experienced Alabama personal injury attorney can help.
Insurance companies aren’t in the business of paying claims or offering generous settlements. To recover the compensation you deserve, you’ll need an experienced attorney fighting in your corner. At Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys, we focus our practice on personal injury claims, and can help you understand your rights as well as the options available to you. If you’ve suffered injuries because of the negligence of someone else, contact us today.
What Do You Need To Prove In A Personal Injury Claim?
Most personal injury claims require that you provide proof of who was at fault, or negligent, for the accident. In order to prove negligence, you typically must show the following:
- The party who caused your injuries owed you a duty of care, such as a duty to keep a lookout for hazards while driving.
- The person or company violated this duty of care.
- You suffered injuries because of their negligent act.
- Your injuries caused damages, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Different rules may apply in certain claims, such as medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine which laws apply in your particular case. If you believe that someone’s mistakes or misconduct caused you or a loved one serious injuries, it’s important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Car accidents occur every day in Alabama, and often result in serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, burns, joint damage, internal injuries, and emotional trauma. At Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys, we have extensive experience handling car accident claims involving:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Delivery vehicles
- Reckless driving
- Taxis and rideshares
- Other forms of negligence
We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, identify the insurance policies that might apply, and help you understand how much your claim is worth.
Commercial vehicles like semi-trucks and delivery vehicles typically weigh more than your average car or pickup. They are also slower to respond to hazards and more difficult to handle. So when a negligent truck driver causes a crash, the injuries that result are often traumatic or even fatal.
Unfortunately, truck drivers and the companies that hire them will do their best to avoid paying liability claims. That’s why it’s important to have an Alabama personal injury lawyer take a proactive approach in investigating, negotiating, and litigating your truck accident claim. We can examine any rule violations or other misconduct that will help in holding negligent drivers and companies accountable for your injuries.
Motorcycle riders get an unfair reputation being reckless thrill-seekers. And because bikers have less protection in a crash, they often suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical bills and recovery time. If your crash was caused by a negligent driver, you may have to fight the bias against you with solid evidence and shrewd legal tactics in order to prove liability and obtain fair compensation for your damages. At Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys, we understand the issues involved in serious motorcycle accidents, and can help you maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Nursing Home Abuse
When you entrust your beloved and vulnerable loved ones to a nursing home or long-term care facility, you expect them to deliver the highest quality of care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common in Alabama. Our personal injury lawyers work hard to demand justice for senior citizens and disabled individuals who are harmed by abuse and neglect.
Property owners have a duty to protect many visitors from hazards. When they fail to do so and a serious slip and fall or another injury occurs, they may be responsible for your medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can help you understand the exact duty the property owner owed you and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Aggressive Legal Representation For Accident Victims
Each personal injury case is unique. You need an experienced attorney who knows how to apply Alabama’s personal injury laws to your claim and understands the nuances involved. We can help ensure that you don’t miss important deadlines, such as Alabama’s two-year statute of limitations, that could result in lost claims and compensation. We can also help you avoid making damaging statements that could weaken your claim.
Remember, the insurance company and their adjusters are not on your side. In fact, the adjuster has a duty to keep their employer’s best interests in mind when negotiating a settlement, not yours. That means that any advice they give you or settlements they offer are probably skewed and unfair. So before you discuss settlement with the insurance company, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys. Because we focus on the most serious of injury claims, we have the skill and resources necessary to protect you from insurance company tactics.
Request A Free Consultation With A Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys, we have built a reputation throughout Alabama for our aggressive, smart, and victim-centered approach to litigation. We always put our clients first. That’s why we offer every client a 30-day client service satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with our representation for any reason in the first 30 days, we will give you your file and will not charge you for our costs or attorney’s fees.
If you or a loved one suffered life-changing injuries at no fault of your own, contact our office today. We will listen to your story, help you build a legal strategy, and explain your rights.
Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys
Our civil litigation firm focuses on those who have suffered injuries and losses due to someone else’s negligence.
If you are currently considering legal action to get compensation, let an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney go to work for you. It is important to reach out to your attorney to discuss anything about your case so that you fully understand the process, timeline, and statute of limitations. A skilled Alabama injury lawyer can help you through the process in a manner that wisely uses your time and resources.
To get assistance from our legal team, contact our office today and schedule your complimentary, 30-minute, Injury Claim Strategy Session with a licensed attorney.