Centrally located in Birmingham, the personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. are some of the most experienced and accomplished attorneys in the State of Alabama. In addition to handling personal injury and wrongful death claims involving automobile and commercial truck accidents, our attorneys routinely represent individuals and their families in incidents involving defective products, workplace injuries, dog bites, industrial accidents, pharmaceutical malpractice, medical malpractice as well as premises liability claims.
Through vast experience and legal knowledge, the Hollis Wright personal injury attorneys have developed a unique niche, and achieved great results, handling claims against restaurants, bars and stores that unlawfully sell alcohol to intoxicated individuals who in turn cause injuries or deaths. Moreover, the attorneys at Hollis Wright continue to play a critical and vital role in many national litigation matters related to defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. The attorneys in our mass torts department have served in numerous leadership roles in national litigation projects and have earned the respect of their peers, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright work very hard to “level the playing field” for injured victims by providing clients high quality legal services. Our attorneys are well-known for treating each client with individualized attention and personal care. Our attorneys and staff members truly embrace the firm motto, “Results Matter,” in more ways than one. While results certainly matter in the outcome of a case, results also matter in every interaction with each client. Our attorneys are licensed in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
The Alabama personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail represent victims in a wide variety of accidents and are committed to ensuring those who have been injured through no fault of their own are justly compensated. Our attorneys have practiced and/or handled personal injury cases in every circuit court in the State of Alabama as well as all of the federal courts in Alabama.
Alabama state law allows for those who have been injured through no fault of their own to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, disfigurement, scarring, permanent impairment and more. Some injuries can be catastrophic and severe enough to disrupt your life for months, years or even your entire life. Don’t let the large insurance companies take advantage of you. Let the skilled personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright help you receive the compensation you deserve.
When it comes to pursuing claims involving injuries and deaths related to car or automobile accidents, the attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. are among the most experienced in the State of Alabama and have a proven track record of success. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) statistics, a traffic crash occurs in Alabama approximately every three minutes. Additionally, a person is injured in a traffic crash every eleven minutes. Most often, these injury causing collisions are the result of someone’s careless behavior and typically merit a personal injury claim. The most common injuries related to car or automobile accidents include brain and spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, orthopedic injuries as well as neurological injuries.
Because large insurance companies, with experienced adjusters, investigators and attorneys, will immediately start investigating the accident, the injured person must act quickly by hiring someone to protect their interests. For this reason, it is imperative that you call an attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment. Let the experienced Alabama car and automobile accident attorneys at Hollis Wright handle your claim while you recover from your injuries.
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) reports that the proportion of fatal crashes (3.13%) involving someone driving under the influence of alcohol is 6.9 times higher than of all crashes (.45%) that occur. Drinking and driving remains a concern in Alabama, and throughout the Country, despite the advent of ride-sharing businesses. The Alabama drunk driving accident attorneys at Hollis Wright specialize in alcohol-related claims involving those who have been injured or killed by an impaired or intoxicated driver.
If you or a family member were injured or killed in an automobile accident involving an intoxicated driver, then you may have a legally viable claim for money damages against a bar, restaurant, convenience store and/or establishment that sold or furnished the alcohol to the intoxicated driver. Alabama has laws that prohibit businesses from selling or furnishing alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated. This law is called the Dram Shop Act and is in place to ensure that alcohol is served, sold and/or provided in a responsible manner. If a person is overserved alcohol by an establishment and causes an injury to another or kills someone, then the establishment, along with the intoxicated driver, can potentially be held liable for the injuries or death. Alabama also has a law, referred to as the Alabama Civil Damages Act, that is designed to hold businesses liable for serving minors regardless of whether an injury occurs.Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Recent annual statistics from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) showed that the number of accidents caused by commercial trucks and vehicles was higher than it had been in the previous 10 years. ALDOT defines “truck” as any vehicle heavier than a light truck or sport utility vehicle (SUV), including a delivery truck, 18-wheeler, tow truck or work truck. Accidents involving commercial trucks happen all over Alabama’s roadways but occur more frequently on the interstates and highways. The most common reason for incidents involving a commercial vehicle or truck involves improper lane change but these incidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons.
The Alabama truck and commercial vehicle accident attorneys at Hollis Wright are seasoned in handling these types of claims. Our attorneys are very aware that the injuries and damages from an accident with a large truck can be catastrophic and life changing. Our attorneys know how to investigate and pursue such accidents and are well versed in the laws that govern truck drivers. If you or a family member has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck and hire our law firm, then rest assured our lawyers will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
The Alabama defective products attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail have handled numerous cases over the years on behalf of individuals and families victimized by the use and/or consumption of defective products, medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Products that are defective will typically involve either a defect in the design of the product, the manufacturing process and/or the labeling or product warnings. If the design of the product is flawed or deficient and results in an injury, then a viable design defect claim may exist. If a product was made contrary to the applicable design and a person is injured, then a viable manufacturing defect claim may exist. Sometimes a product is designed and manufactured properly but the labeling or warnings do not adequately apprise the user of the dangers and hazards associated with the product. When this occurs and someone is injured, a failure to warn claim may exist.
Our attorneys routinely represent individuals and families that were injured or killed as a result of using defective vehicles, household products as well as many other types of consumer products. The attorneys in our mass torts department represent individuals nationally in cases involving defective pharmaceutical drugs, medical implants and devices. We are proud of our involvement in these national mass tort cases and are honored that individuals all over the United States seek out our legal representation.
Employers have many responsibilities to their employees, but the most important is keeping them safe in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the primary entity involved in promulgating rules and regulations in furtherance of workplace safety. OSHA also has an investigative team and an enforcement task force with the authority to issue monetary penalties on employers for violations of the applicable rules and regulations.
Despite OSHA’s efforts, along with the efforts of employers, workplace injuries are still extremely common in the United States, as well as in Alabama. Recent studies show that some 4.6 million people per year are injured on the job. These injuries are often due to the negligence or carelessness of an employer. Oftentimes, an employer fails to implement proper safety precautions applicable to a certain job activity, including not providing proper personal protective equipment to an employee. Other instances might involve an employer failing to install safety devices on machinery or the removal of safety devices.
There are also times where an employee might be injured on the job due to the carelessness or neglect of a third-party and not because of any misconduct by the employer. These incidents typically involve injuries associated with motor vehicle collisions, injuries by employees of another employer on a construction jobsite and injuries on the premises of someone else. While workplace injuries can occur in literally any setting, the most common occupations for workplace injuries are: service jobs, transportation and shipping, manufacturing, installation and maintenance as well as construction jobs.Dog Bite Attorneys
While Americans, as well as Alabamians, love their pets, there is always an inherent risk to interacting with animals, no matter how domesticated. Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States—nearly one in five of these bites become infected. Typically, around 30 to 40 individuals are killed each year in various dog attacks.
Dog bite cases can involve severe and sometimes fatal injuries. The injuries may result in significant scarring and mental anguish, especially when the victim is a child. It is important to note that any dog can bite, and caution is advised around all dogs. However, statistics establish that Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are usually responsible for the majority of deaths resulting from dog attacks. If you or a family member has been bitten or attacked by a dog, trust the Birmingham dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright law firm to represent you. Our attorneys are knowledgeable as to how to handle each dog bite case and how to maximize your compensation.Call the Trusted Accident Attorneys at Hollis Wright
If you have been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you are likely entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and more. Some of your injuries may even be permanent and life altering. Let the qualified Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright help you get the compensation and benefits you deserve. All personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning our firm only gets paid if we recover money for you. There is never a charge for our legal services if we don’t recover on your behalf. If there is a recovery, then our firm receives a percentage of the recovery as our fee. Call us for a free and confidential consultation locally at 205.324.3600 or toll-free at 844.529.8255 or contact us online here.
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