Gadsden, Alabama Automobile Accident Attorney
Located about 56 miles northeast of Birmingham, Gadsden is the seat of Etowah County and is home to nearly 37,000 citizens. Although Gadsden was once a thriving center for commerce, it no longer holds this distinction. The city’s proximity to the Coosa River made it the second busiest Alabama city for commerce and trade at a time when riverboats were still operating to transport goods in the 19th Century. In the 1980s, Gadsden was home to several heavy industrial companies, but industry declined sharply in the 1990s. Despite this and due to efforts to revitalize downtown, Gadsden received first place in the City Livability Program in 2000.
The Gadsden Board of Education oversees 14 schools that serve the city: eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, one alternative school and one technical school. Gadsden is home to the first statewide day treatment program for juvenile offenders—Community Intensive Treatment for Youth Program (CITY). Gadsden State Community College, which is the second largest two-year institution in the Alabama Community College System, also claims the city as home. Additionally, Jacksonville State and the University of Alabama also offer classes in Gadsden through small satellite locations.Gadsden Automobile Accident Statistics
The Alabama Transportation Director states that the City of Gadsden in 2013 witnessed 1,624 automobile accidents, six of which resulted in deaths and 527 of which resulted in injury. Etowah County recorded 1,624 total auto accidents with 13 deaths and 1,025 injuries. These statistics highlight the fact that automobile accidents touch every corner of the state. Those who live and work in Gadsden, as well as those who are visiting, are at risk for life-changing accidents on the roads.
Should you be involved in a serious automobile accident in the Gadsden area, please remember to first seek proper medical attention. This is important not only for your personal safety and health, but because you will need medical records on file so that your injuries are properly documented. Properly documented medical records will assist your attorney greatly when pursuing an injury claim on your behalf. Once you have taken care of your medical needs, however, please call Hollis, Wright, Clay and Vail, P.C. as soon as possible. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys are ready to help you with your claim and to secure any compensation to which you may be entitled.Getting Help From Trusted Attorneys
Located centrally and conveniently in Birmingham, our Gadsden car accident attorneys are readily available to assist the citizens of Gadsden and its surrounding areas with any needs related to automobile accidents and general personal injury claims. Our attorneys are skilled in securing just compensation for you or a member of your family who has been injured or killed in an automobile accident. As dictated by the laws of the State of Alabama, you are entitled to seek compensation and claim damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Those who sustain life-changing or permanent injuries or conditions due to an accident are also allowed to recover money damages for those types of injuries as well.Experience Matters
Serving our clients since 2002 and with a combined experience of more than 100 years, the Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. Gadsden car accident attorneys will aggressively fight with care and compassion for any compensation to which you are entitled to receive. Our attorneys evaluate each automobile accident in the most thorough manner to ensure you and your family receive the outcome and compensation you deserve. We invest substantial resources—financial, time and staff—towards reconstructing and investigating accidents to determine exact cause.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an auto accident, please contact us at 1-844-LAW-TALK or 205-324-3600 for a free and confidential consultation. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only receive payment if we successfully recover money for you.