Huntsville Personal Injury Attorney
Huntsville, nicknamed the Rocket City for its close association with U.S. Space Missions, is the county seat of Madison County. It is located in the Appalachian Region of Northern Alabama and is the third largest city in the state with some 180,000 residents. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area is home to more than 441,000 residents and includes Limestone and Madison Counties.
Huntsville is served by several U.S. Highways including 72, 231, 431 and Interstate Highway I-565 that links Huntsville and Decatur to major Interstate I-65. Alabama 53 also connects the city to I-65.
A majority of the students in Huntsville attend Huntsville City Schools. In a recent school year, nearly 23,000 students were enrolled in the system, 77 percent of whom scored at or above average on the ACT. Huntsville's higher learning institutions are: Alabama A & M University, JF Drake State Community and Technical College, Oakwood University, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is the largest.
The personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright routinely represent individuals in Huntsville and surrounding areas that are injured in accidents. Those living and traveling in Huntsville are not immune to being injured through various means, including car accidents, truck accidents, other roadway accidents and events, fires, workplace injuries, dog bites and attacks, nursing home abuse, construction site accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products and more. If you or a loved on has been injured or killed in such an event, call the Huntsville personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright for a FREE consultation at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here.Compensation for Your Damages
In the event that you have a viable personal injury claim, you will likely be entitled to financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, permanent disability and other damages. To determine whether or not your claim is viable, you must speak to a Huntsville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. However, before speaking with an attorney, you should always seek immediate medical treatment for any injuries you sustained in the incident. Not only is getting immediate medical treatment for your injuries prudent for your health and safety, it will also help your potential claim against the at-fault party. Your injury attorney will have a much harder time helping you if you don't get medical treatment close to when the incident occurred. Further, a medical professional will document your injuries and complaints in the medical records and will provide independent information to support your claim.Time is Crucial in a Personal Injury Claim
For many reasons, it is truly important that you move quickly when considering a personal injury lawyer in Huntsville to handle your claim.
- Key witnesses will only remember the details of the incident for a certain time period. The more time that passes, the more details that will be forgotten by all involved parties and witnesses. Witness testimony can make or break a personal injury case.
- As discussed, receiving medical attention as soon as possible is crucial for your health, as well as to document injuries for your case. Maintaining contact with your physician and attending scheduled follow-up visits is also very important.
- Preserving physical evidence, like a car or an involved product, is crucial. If the claim involves a defective or poorly maintained vehicle or product, then it is essential that the vehicle or product be preserved or kept as evidence. Without an attorney, preservation of evidence oftentimes does not take place.
- Like all states, Alabama has strict statute of limitations deadlines, which provide a defined time frame after the initial incident during which the claim can be filed. After the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, you will be legally barred from pursuing a claim.
The experienced Huntsville personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. are here to navigate all aspects of your personal injury claim. Our attorneys have years of experience representing injured victims and will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our law firm routinely invests substantial resources—financial and personnel—to conduct a thorough investigation of your incident. Additionally, we will use our own investigators, as well as outside consultants and experts to ensure your case is fully prepared should it go to trial. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here for a FREE consultation with an experienced injury lawyer serving Huntsville.