Gadsden Personal Injury Attorney
Gadsden sits on the Coosa River in northeast section of Alabama and is the county seat of Etowah County. It is about 56 miles northeast of Birmingham and 90 miles southwest of Chattanooga. Though not currently a hub for industry, at one time in the 19th century, Gadsden was the second most important area for trade and industry in Alabama, trailing only the seaport city of Mobile. Gadsden continued to be a major player in industry through the 1980s but saw a sharp decline in the 1990s. Despite this decline in industry, Gadsden received an All-American City Award in 1991 from the National Civic League, recognizing the city's efforts in addressing local issues.
As of the 2010 census, Gadsden recorded nearly 37,000 citizens, some 15,000 households and about 9,000 families. The Gadsden City Board of Education oversees 14 schools to serve these families: eight elementary, three middle, one high school, and two specialty schools (one alternative and one technical).
The Gadsden personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright Law Firm are a short drive from Gadsden. Our accident lawyers regularly assist those who have been injured through no fault of their own in Gadsden and its surrounding areas. Gadsden, like any other city in Alabama, is not immune to personal injury accidents, including car accidents, workplace injuries, construction accidents, dog bites, defective products, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and more. Don't hesitate to contact us or call us at 205.324.3600 or 844.LAW.TALK for a FREE consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers serving Gadsden.Don't Delay Seeking Legal Assistance
As soon as a personal injury occurs, it is critical that you act quickly and get treatment for any physical injuries but also for protecting your legal rights. First and foremost, you should be evaluated by a healthcare professional regarding your injuries as part of the recovery process. Getting treatment will also result in documented evidence of the injuries you sustained and help your Gadsden personal injury attorney build your case. Without medical records documenting your injuries, your attorney will have a much harder time convincing the insurance companies to pay you the compensation you deserve. In addition to receiving immediate medical treatment, those injured in an accident often forget pertinent details as time progresses. If you hire an injury attorney immediately, the attorney can gather the facts of the accident directly from you while the events are fresh on your mind.
The need to hire an attorney early in the process also applies to witness testimony. Witnesses to the accident will likely forget what happened over time or become less inclined to help. Your attorney can get a witness statement immediately, which will help your claim. Another factor to consider is that every state has applicable statutes of limitations, which are time deadlines to filling a personal injury lawsuit. Hiring an attorney soon after the incident will help ensure that the applicable statute of limitations does not expire.
For all of those reasons, it is in your best interest to act quickly after you or a family member has been involved in an accident through no fault of your own. Your first move after you receive medical attention for any injuries sustained, should be to contact the Gadsden personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright.Compensation for Your Damages
Should your personal injury claim prove to be viable, according to Alabama state law, you are entitled to compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, mental anguish, medical bills, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages related to your incident. Also included is compensation for life-altering injuries or disfigurement due to the accident. If you or a family member has sustained a personal injury caused by another party, the Gadsden personal injury lawyers at Hollis Wright will ensure you receive what you deserve from the insurance companies.Experience Matters
With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, the accident and injury attorneys that serve Gadsden and surrounding areas at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. will 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. This includes using our own investigators, as well as outside consultants and experts, to ensure your case is solid. We will prepare your case as if it is going to trial, even though a vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. Contact the Gadsden 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.