There was a time when laws didn’t support claims for compensation by injured parties after an accident, no matter how shocking the responsible party acted. Today, personal injury law exists to protect innocent victims who have been harmed by someone else’s recklessness or negligence. Victims have the right to be justly compensated for their losses. Unfortunately, even with the law on your side, this can be an uphill battle.
At The Cochran Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for your right to full and fair compensation after suffering an injury. We have extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and a successful track record with even the most complex cases. If you have questions about your rights or have been injured in an accident in the Birmingham area, contact our office now to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm has achieved notable success in securing compensation in a wide variety of cases. Some of the types of personal injury cases that we handle include:
Motor vehicle accidents. We handle personal injury claims from all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, trains, airplanes, farm vehicles, and any other type of vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents can be severe and life-threatening. Our skilled legal team will investigate your case and pursue recovery from the responsible parties.
Premises accidents. If you or someone you care about was injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability case.
Defective products. Some products cause harm due to poor design, bad parts, or faulty installation. Call us to discuss your potential defective or dangerous products case.
Nursing home abuse & neglect. The elderly and disabled deserve care and respect in nursing homes and sometimes receive the opposite. If abuse or neglect occurs, we can pursue damages against a negligent facility.
Medical malpractice. While medical malpractice is common, it is difficult to prove. Our medical malpractice attorneys understand how to assemble the right resources to successfully pursue these cases.
Wrongful death. The loss of a loved one is painful, but it can be devastating when it was caused by another party’s negligence. Our firm will demonstrate compassion when handling every aspect of your wrongful death case.
Even if your particular type of personal injury wasn’t listed here, that doesn’t mean we can’t help. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact us to discuss your situation.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
An injury can change your life in an instant. You may suddenly be faced with years worth of expensive and painful medical treatment, physical and emotional scars, reduced mobility, lost wages and earning capacity, and other hardships.
While no court decision or amount of money can take you back to the period before the accident occurred, you have the right to justice if your injuries were the fault of another party. At The Cochran Firm, our personal injury attorneys will work to calculate, prove, and demand maximum compensation for your losses such as:
Pain and suffering
Punitive damages are also a possibility in some Alabama personal injury cases. These are damages that are meant to punish the defendant for egregiously bad behavior and help deter them and others from engaging in similar behavior in the future.
Personal Injury Laws in Alabama
While you have the right to ask for the recovery of damages if someone else was responsible for your accident, Alabama has several laws that apply to personal injury cases. For example, Alabama follows the “joint and several liability” rule. This means that, if two or more parties were at fault for your injuries, you may be able to fully recover damages from each defendant.
Personal injury victims in Alabama should be particularly aware of the state’s negligence rule. Alabama follows a pure contributory negligence legal standard, which would bar an injured party from recovering any damages if they were partially at fault in the accident, even just one percent. Injured parties also have just two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases.
How Our Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You
After an accident, you have the right to make a claim that compensates you for your losses from any party that was responsible for your injuries through intent or negligence. Insurance companies will often pay these claims, but it’s important to realize that these are for-profit companies whose goal is to pay out as little as possible on each case.
Our Alabama personal injury attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies that are not making full and fair payments to injured parties. You can trust our skilled and aggressive legal team to provide you with the representation you need and deserve during a difficult period.
Our attorneys will thoroughly and independently investigate your accident, collecting the evidence necessary to prove the extent of your damages. We will manage the communication with creditors and insurance companies so that you can focus on your wellbeing and take the steps required to reclaim your life. We will aggressively negotiate with the insurer to reach a fair settlement but are ready to fight for you in court (if necessary) to secure you the outcome you deserve.
Contact Our Experienced Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, many issues will need to be addressed so that you can receive justice and proper compensation for your injuries. At The Cochran Firm, each of our personal injury attorneys aggressively advocates for the rights of injured parties. We handle a wide variety of personal injury matters and would welcome a conversation about your case.
We not only provide a free consultation to personal injury clients but also handle cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you are never charged a fee unless we settle the case or otherwise get a favorable ruling in court. Contact our Birmingham office now at (205) 994-8555 or 1-800-THE-FIRM to schedule your initial appointment.