Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC attorneys want to help you recover from personal injuries. Whether your injury resulted from an automobile accident, on-the-job accident, slip-and-fall, product liability, or some other situation, you need an aggressive and experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney to protect you and insure prompt and equitable redress for you and your family.
Our attorneys have an outstanding record of successful representation of clients with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even tragic wrongful death claims. While we recognize that financial recovery alone cannot make someone “whole” in such instances, we work diligently to insure our injured clients are compensated for their losses.
Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys
The roads have never been safe, though over the last few decades driving has become a much safer endeavor due to better road infrastructure, better police enforcement, and enhancements of automobile safety features. However, the roads have not become safer for pedestrians or cyclists, who do not benefit from side airbags, electronic stability control, or roll cages. Additionally, as more people take to the roads due to lower gas prices and a positively responding economy after the 2008 recession, more deaths and serious injuries are occurring. Traffic fatalities rose by 7.7 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to USA Today. That resulted in 35,200 fatalities in 2015, compared to 32,674 for 2014. Cell phone distraction is possibly the number one driver in the cause of the growing number of fatalities and serious injuries, as more and more people text, look up directions en-route, and distract themselves with games, email, and social media. In Alabama, texting is illegal while behind the wheel, though a rarely enforced fine of $25 for a first offense is little to discourage the dangerous behavior. If you have been injured by a careless, reckless, or drunk driver, you have the opportunity to file a lawsuit or seek an out of court settlement with the party responsible for your injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options and maximize the amount that you will be awarded. As with many personal injury cases, you will likely be going up against the negligent party’s insurance company, not the negligent party themselves. As such, only a law firm with the right resources and knowledge will be able to help you win a positive settlement or lawsuit against such a goliath company.
If you have suffered an injury while on the job, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation. And, if your employer refuses to give you this necessary aid, or your employer’s insurance provider deems your injury unworthy of workers’ compensation, you have the right to pursue those finances by filing a lawsuit. Before that step is taken, however, it is often best to find out exactly why you were denied in the first place. Sometimes the issue is as simple as improperly filled-out paperwork. Or, the problem can be more complex. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, which means that even if you caused the accident, you are still eligible to receive benefits. According to the Alabama Department of Labor, an accident is, “an unexpected or unforeseen event happening suddenly and violently with or without human fault producing, at the same time, injury to the physical structure of the body or damage to an artificial member of the body by accidental means.” As long as you give immediate notice of the accident, and it occurred on the job or as a result of the work that you do (such as a work-related illness), you have the right to workers’ compensation.
We Handle Slip and Falls and Other Causes of Premises Injuries
If you were injured on another’s property due to an unsafe stairwell, slippery surface, dog bite, or other type of accident, contact the attorneys of Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC today at 205-322-6060. Our Birmingham injury attorneys routinely handle a variety of personal injury cases in Alabama, and we can help you immediately.
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