Decatur Personal Injury Attorney
Decatur, Alabama, affectionately known as the River City, is in North Central Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake and alongside the Tennessee River. It is the largest city, as well as the county seat, of Morgan County and boasts a population of more than 55,000 people. The city is the smallest city in the Huntsville-Decatur Statistical Area.
Incorporated in 1821, Decatur's success was once built on its proximity to the river and railroad system. The railroad and boating routes pushed it to the forefront of North Alabama's economic atmosphere at the time. The city now finds its economy heavily based on manufacturing, cargo, transit, and hi-tech industries, such as General Electric. GE is also the top employer in the city. Tourism is a major draw for the city based on many festivals and events is hosts throughout the year.
As with many busy cities—especially those that are heavy on tourism and industry, personal injury situations occur in Decatur quite frequently. Many personal injury matters arise from incidents that are common to any city, including roadway accidents, workplace incidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, dog bite incidents, premises liability incidents, and a host of other types of personal injuries. Some personal injury incidents are more specific to the city, including accidents relating to specific Decatur festivals, including the annual hot air balloon race that increases the city's visiting population to more than 100,000 people.
The Decatur personal injury lawyers at Hollis Wright are a short drive from Decatur. Our attorneys regularly assist those who have been injured through no fault of their own in Decatur and its surrounding areas. Our personal injury lawyers that serve Decatur have handled many cases in the Circuit Courts of Morgan County, Alabama, and can help you with your accident case.Compensation for Your Damages
Depending on the viability and nature of your claim, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and more. Please note that it is extremely important that you receive medical attention first and foremost before you do anything else. This is, of course, for your safety, but also to ensure that you have proper documentation for your Decatur personal injury attorney when it comes time to file a claim. Without this documentation, your attorney will have a much harder time recovering damages on your behalf. It is also important that you maintain contact with your physician if you continue to have medical issues related to your incident.Time is of the Essence
It is extremely important that you move quickly when hiring an attorney after you have sustained a personal injury in Decatur through no fault of your own. First, important evidence is only fresh immediately after the accident and needs to be reviewed by an attorney as soon as possible. The opposing side will begin working right away, so you need to do so as well. Second, witnesses to the incident will or people with knowledge about the accident will forget key details pertaining to the case, making it much harder for your Decatur accident attorney to piece together the chain of events leading up to your injury. Additionally, like all states, Alabama, has strict timelines relating to when a lawsuit is must be filed. Such deadlines are known as statutes of limitations. If a lawsuit is filed after the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, then the personal injury claim will likely be dismissed immediately by the court overseeing the case.Experience Matters
The experienced injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. that serve Decatur can help you through each step of your personal injury claim. We invest substantial time and money into each case to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our commitment to any personal injury case includes using our own investigators, as well as outside consultants and experts, to ensure your case is fully and thoroughly investigated and prepared for trial. Contact the Decatur personal injury and accident attorneys for a FREE consultation and case review. You can also call us at 205.324.3600 or 844.LAW.TALK. Our law firm only handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don't recover money on your behalf, then we simply don't get paid.