Accidents inevitably happen and having an experienced Alabama injury law firm on your case is critical.
Let’s face it, no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. In many cases, these injuries require very little medical attention. But there are plenty of incidents that require a little more than simple first aid. Sometimes you end up in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months. Depending on the severity of the injury, you might be dealing with permanent issues for the rest of your life due to irreversible damage.
Even worse…what if it wasn’t your fault? What can you do and where do you turn in these cases? There are options and things you can do, but it’s best to seek the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney.
Why having an experienced attorney represent you is the smart move
Why should you look for the assistance of a personal injury attorney, and how exactly do they help the victims they represent? Attorneys wear many different hats at different points, so let’s look at those.
First, personal injury attorneys such as Steven R Morris Law know your rights. Our attorneys continue their education on a very regular basis, and they have to. The laws are always changing, and some of the most successful lawyers are the ones that stay on top of learning. You may not be aware of certain rights you are entitled to in the State of Alabama. You might not understand that there could be a time limit (statute of limitations) and you’ll need to act accordingly. That’s why it’s so important to retain the services of one of Alabama’s top personal injury law firms – Steven R Morris Attorneys at Law.
Next, we’ll provide unique qualified advice that others simply cannot offer. As a matter of fact, if someone is giving their opinion on a legal matter, if they’re not qualified, they’ll generally let you know that they’re not a lawyer and to seek the advice of a qualified attorney. They may give you information on how to handle different situations and what to say/not to say. For example, let’s say you get into an auto accident and you’re having a conversation with the other driver’s insurance company. Generally speaking, SRM Law recommend not giving statements to insurance companies as this could lead to a denial of liability if you either admit fault or something that would allow them to dispute why it wasn’t your fault.
Going to jury trial or negotiating a pre-trial settlement
As your personal injury attorney, we’ll also represent you in court if the case goes to jury trial. It’s possible to go and represent yourself, but you also run the risk of many things if the trial doesn’t go your way. If you’re looking to replace an individual that has had years and years of education and training with yourself/nobody, then it’s typically not going to go well for you. The complexity of litigation isn’t exactly something that you can just study for a week or two and become an expert on. There are thousands of procedures and rules that everyone must abide by, and if you aren’t aware of everything, it’s not going to work out well for you. This is especially important to remember in cases where you have multiple parties involved such as auto accidents with multiple victims.
Speaking of court representation, a vast majority of personal injury claims are actually settled outside of going to court, and in many cases, before a lawsuit is ever actually filed with the courts. Also, if you’re talking about minor amounts of damage, hiring an attorney may not actually make any sense, and in these cases, you can settle these disputes personally outside of the court system.
Please remember that this article is simply opinion, and the opinions listed here are not intended as legal advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified professional legal expert if you feel like you have a case or need legal assistance. Contact our law offices of Steven R Morris Attorney at Law today for a no obligation initial case evaluation call, or fill out the form on this webpage and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.