Mobile Personal Injury Attorney
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County and the home to nearly 200,000 residents and the third most populous city in Alabama. It is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Alabama's only saltwater port is located in the Mobile River at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast. The Port of Mobile plays a key role in the economic health of the city, as well as the state. As the only deep-water port in Alabama, it has a trade volume of 64.3 million tons and has been ranked by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as the ninth largest port in the nation by tonnage.
Considered a cultural center of the Gulf Coast area, Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States. Additionally , Mobile is home to several art museums, a symphony orchestra, professional opera, professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture.
Like any city in the county, however, the citizens and travelers of Mobile are not immune to a wide variety of personal injury incidents including roadway accidents, dog attacks, workplace injuries, slip and falls, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and much more. In addition, Mobile is at risk for a variety of specific personal injury cases related to Mardi Gras season and parade activities. Also, the people of Mobile are particularly susceptible to injuries stemming from boating and other watercraft-type activities. With nearby areas such as Dauphin Island, Dog River, Fowl River, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, there are many places for people in and around Mobile to enjoy various boating sports and activities. If engaging in these activities, it is critically important that they be done in a responsible manner, or else, severe personal injury or death could occur. If you or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of someone else's wrongful conduct, then call the competent Mobile personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600. You can also reach us here.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
After any personal injury incident, it is extremely important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Seeking medical treatment first is obviously for your own well-being, but it will also be of great benefit to any personal injury claim or lawsuit. Your attorney will have a much harder time securing the compensation you deserve without documentation of your injuries and a medical diagnosis after your incident. If you fail to get immediate medical treatment or delay too long in getting treatment, the liability insurance companies will use this against you. First, the insurance company will content that the incident was not that serious, since it did not involve immediate medical treatment. Secondly, if you wait weeks to get treatment, the insurance company will suggest that there was an intervening event between the incident date and your treatment that actually caused your condition or injury. Once you get initial medical treatment and a diagnosis, it is best to continue to follow up with your medical doctor in a timely manner and to comply with all treatment recommendations. If you fail to follow the doctor's orders or comply with their recommendations, then the insurance company will also use these failures against you.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
Every state has statutes of limitations that limit the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. For most personal injury lawsuits in the State of Alabama, a two-year statute of limitations will apply. If you fail to file a lawsuit on or before the expiration of the two-year anniversary of the injury-causing event, then you will likely be barred from recovering any compensation for the sustained injuries. Although you have two years in most instances to file a lawsuit, you should never wait to hire an attorney. An attorney can immediately commence investigative efforts to gather evidence and talk with witnesses. Having an attorney that can immediately act on your behalf will prove invaluable as the passage of time. Additionally, your memory as well as the memory of witnesses will fade with the passage of time. Your recollection of what happened and the memory of witnesses will never be better than right after the incident. The longer you wait, the less clearly you and others will recall pertinent facts that could prove crucial to the successful pursuit of your claim or case.
THE COMPENSATION OF DESERVE
If you have a viable personal injury claim, Alabama state law dictates that you are entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent injuries, disfigurement and perhaps other damages caused by the incident. Should you or a family member suffer such an injury through no fault of your own and due to the careless behavior of another party, the Mobile personal injury attorneys at Hollis Wright law firm will work to get you maximum compensation from the insurance companies. Don't let large insurance companies take advantage of you. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or contact us here. Our attorneys invest considerable resources—time, financial, and otherwise—to ensure your claim is ready should it go to trial. We will also use our own investigators, as well as outside consultants, to ensure your case is fully and properly prepared for court.
EXPERIENCE MATTERS. RESULTS MATTER.
The Mobile personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. have more than 150 years of combined experience and regularly help injured victims in Mobile, Alabama, and the surrounding areas. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of someone's negligent or wrongful conduct, please contact the personal injury and accident attorneys at Hollis Wright at 205.324.3600 or 844.LAW.TALK. You can also can contact us here. We will provide a FREE, confidential case review and consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don't get paid unless we recover money damages for you.