Know Your Personal Injury Rights Under the Law
At The Gil Law Firm, we offer sensitive and thorough legal help to individuals suffering from personal injuries and wrongful deaths throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Our lead attorney has been representing individuals and families since 2000 with skilled legal assistance tailored to the specifics of each case that seeks maximum compensation for damages and losses. In the wake of a serious injury, we want you to focus on recovering your emotional and physical well-being while we handle all of the many legal details involved in making claims and dealing with insurance companies.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
In the moments following your accident you may wonder what the next step should be. You first priority should always be your safety, health, and physical recovery. In the days following your accident, though, you may begin to consider your opportunities for financial recovery, as well. By enlisting the expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney, you will have a team of knowledgeable legal experts by your side. You legal team can investigate the accident, compile important and helpful documents, and work hard to ensure that all important deadlines are met. Working with an attorney has many benefits and may allow you the time you need to focus on recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury and wrongful death claims can proceed from a variety of accidents and events. They all have one aspect in common, however, which is that another party or parties acted in a negligent, reckless, or malicious manner that resulted in injuries or death. Such action makes these parties and/or their insurance companies liable for the damages you have suffered.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
People Must Be Held Accountable
Types of Incidents That make Personal injury cases
Car Accidents (Regardless of Fault)
Slips & Falls (Workplace or Public Establishment)
Defective or Danger Consumer Products
Medical Mistakes and Doctor Malpractice
Dog Bites & Dog Attacks
Inadequate or Negligent Security
Workplace Inuries & Accidentss
Accidents Happen We Help You Determine if Compensation is Due or Owed
Such accidents can lead to all kinds of injuries from whiplash and soft tissue damage to fractures, organ damage, severe burns, back injuries, loss of limbs, disfigurement, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage. In the worst cases, the person involved is left permanently disabled or dies of his or her injuries, leaving behind family members who depended on him or her for financial and/or emotional support, companionship, comfort, and more.
Should I Speak to An Attorney? They Say No - We Say ALWAYS
It is in your best interest not to speak with the insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer. If you believe your injuries resulted from someone's negligence, you may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company may initially tell you. Insurance companies' goal is to settle your claim for as little money and as fast as possible. However, when your life has been changed due to injuries that you had no fault in causing, you deserve fair compensation to help cover your losses.
If you believe that your injuries were sustained because of someone’s negligence, you should be careful to file a claim before the statute of limitations has passed. Alabama law allows up to two years from the time of your injury or accident for you to file your claim.
Speaking with an Attorney Can Make All The Difference
Typical damages available to those who have been injured through negligence can include past and future medical expenses, lost wages or income, property damage to one’s vehicle or other personal belongings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Where the injury victim has died, wrongful death claims in Alabama seek punitive damages only against the at-fault party or parties. These damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent similar incidents from occurring to others. Punitive damages are paid to the decedent’s heirs. In Georgia and Florida, different wrongful death statutes and compensation apply. Statutes of limitations also apply for wrongful death claims, which means they must be filed within a certain time limit to be actionable.