Bessemer Personal Injury Lawyer
Call (205) 581-9777 for Compassionate & Knowledgeable Legal Representation
Getting injured in an accident can make your life quite difficult. Not only could recovering from injury take several weeks or months, being forced to miss time from work to heal can make it difficult to pay for household expenses and take care of the family. Furthermore, if you suffered a permanent injury, you must rely on constant medical care for the rest of your life. On top of all that, the negligent party or their insurance company may vehemently deny being at fault for the accident, which leaves you paying for all expenses related to the injury on your own.
At Guster Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to holding the negligent person or entity liable for their reckless or careless actions. With more than four decades of combined legal experience, our Bessemer personal injury lawyers can evaluate your case, determine your available legal options, and help you recover your entitled compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
To find out how we can help you, call (205) 581-9777 for a free consultation.
Personal Injury Types
There are several ways accidents and resulting personal injuries can occur as a result of medical errors, drunk drivers, defective products, and unsafe premises.
Types of personal injury cases we handle include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Child injuries
- Wrongful death
Personal Injury Laws in Alabama
When one party is 100 percent at fault for an accident, then determining liability is straightforward. However, there are many cases where even the victim shares some responsibility for the underlying accident.
Alabama is a “contributory negligence” state, meaning if a plaintiff was at least one percent at fault of the accident, they cannot recover compensation. So, if you are partially at fault for the accident that resulted in your injury, you will most likely not be able to recover compensation.
But even if you were not at fault whatsoever, the other party and/or their insurer may try to put some blame on you to avoid having to pay for your damages. That is why having an attorney on your side can ensure your rights and best interests are protected throughout the legal process.
The following are the types of damages you could recover in a personal injury claim:
- Economic damages – Common examples include medical expenses, lost earnings, and any tangible costs associated with the injury.
- Noneconomic damages – Common examples include pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment in life, and other “soft” damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Since 2002, our firm has helped our clients maximize their entitled compensation to help them make the best possible recovery from injury. Do not hesitate to let us get started on your case.
Contact us to discuss your case today or visit our office at:
130 18th Street North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Across from the Bessemer Courthouse