Athens, Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injuries—car accidents, slip and falls, work-related injuries, and more—can happen anywhere, even in the small town of Athens, Alabama. Athens is the county seat of Limestone County. It is included in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville Combined Statistical Area and has a population of about 25,000 people. Roads and byways in Athens include major interstate I-65, U.S. Highway 31, and U.S. Highway 72. Additionally, Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation Railroad, and the Pryor Field Regional Airport offer other forms of transportation.

Along with car accidents, and the typical types of personal injuries, Athens could be more susceptible to producing train-related injuries in that there are several tracks in the area. If you’ve been injured in any type of accident in Athens, Limestone County, or the surrounding areas, be sure you call the Athens personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. for your free and confidential consultation. You are likely due financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, permanent impairment and more. Take the time to recover from your injuries while we handle the insurance company and pursue a claim for you. You can reach us online here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.

Common Personal Injuries

A personal injury case is a result of one person suffering an injury due to another person’s carelessness or negligence. This scenario can occur in a multitude of different ways. Some of the most common personal injuries that arise are as follows:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: In a recent year, there were some 130,000 car accidents in Alabama, resulting in 586 deaths and 55,000 injuries. Motor vehicle accidents encompass automobile or car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, ride-sharing accidents with Uber or Lyft, accidents where pedestrians are struck by a vehicle.
  • Product Liability: Manufacturers, designers, and retailers have a responsibility to the public to ensure products used by the public are safe. A defective product can be a dangerous medication, a defective household product, a faulty car part, a consumer or recreational product and much more.
  • Wrongful Death: This is a personal injury claim reflecting an accident that the victim did not survive.
  • Workplace Accidents: In a recent year, there were 4.53 million workplace injuries that required medical attention on some level. Workplace incidents are particularly complicated because in addition to a claim against the employer for worker’s compensation benefits, the injured worker oftentimes has a viable claim against the person or party that engaged in wrongful conduct and caused the injury.
  • Premises Liability/Slip & Fall: The owner of a home, venue, or business has a responsibility to ensure that their property is safe for visitors. Injuries can occur due to negligent or careless upkeep or maintenance of a property that results in the presence of a defective and dangerous condition. Also, unrepaired areas, such as cracks or uneven pavement on the property, can cause falls and injuries.
  • Animal Bites & Attacks: Most animal bite personal injury claims relate to dog bites or attacks but not always. An owner of a dog is responsible should the dog injure someone on their property or in a public area.
  • Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker injures a patient with subpar or negligent care.

Other types of personal injuries include, but are not limited to, burn injuries, dram shop (in which an establishment overserves alcohol to a customer, who then injures someone), aviation accidents, boating accidents, and more.

Do Not Wait to Get Representation

Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own is very important. Make no mistake that the insurance company that represents the at-fault party will go to work immediately to build a defense in order to give you the least amount of monetary compensation for your injuries. You need a skilled Athens personal injury attorney from Hollis Wright to handle the claim for you. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury litigators and are well-equipped to take the case to trial if the insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement.

After a personal injury accident, be sure to get medical attention for any injuries you sustain even if you believe the injuries are minor. This is important, of course, for your health and well-being, but also to ensure your injuries are documented for your case. Your attorney will use your medical records and bills to substantiate and support your injury claim to the insurance company and strengthen your case. Although the Athens personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay will work hard to gather information and documentation to support your claim, there is no substitute for certain items that can only be obtained at the time of the incident or shortly thereafter. For instance, be sure to take notes, take pictures of the scene and people involved, talk to witnesses and get their contact information and finally, photograph any visible injuries to your body.

Your attorney will go to work right away investigating your case, getting the police report, reviewing medical records, and interviewing witnesses. The sooner you hire your attorney, the quicker the process can begin. The memories of witnesses will fade over time and so will their willingness to help. The longer you wait to hire an attorney, the more difficult it will be for the attorney to track down witnesses and evidence to support your claim.

Athens Personal Injury Attorneys Here for You

The Athens personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright regularly handle cases in Athens, Limestone County, and the surrounding areas. We invest a substantial amount of time, resources, and money into each case. However, you do not owe anything unless we recover damages for you. You pay nothing up front for anything. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis which means we only get paid if we successfully recover money on your behalf. Be sure to contact us if you or a family member has been injured or killed in any type of personal injury in Athens. We are here to handle your case while you rest and recover. You lose nothing by contacting us for a FREE consultation. You can contact us here or call us at 205.324.3600 or 1.844.LAW.TALK.

Client Reviews
"I, along with dad and family, want to thank your law firm for all that you did for us in representing my dad in his case. We were very satisfied with the settlement and the overall efforts by your firm. We also think that you and your staff made the process seem calm and smooth, yet professional. We could not have asked for a better attorney -- we would recommend you and your firm to anyone needing your expertise. Thanks so much for everything!!!" D. Hayes and C. Griffin, Clay County, AL
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