Selma Personal Injury Attorneys
Selma is on the banks of the Alabama River in the South-Central Region of Alabama. With some 21,000 citizens, it is the county seat of Dallas County and located within the Black Belt region of the state. The median income per household is about $21,260, and the median income per family is about $28,000.
The City of Selma is steeped in history. During the Civil War, Selma was one of the South's primary military manufacturing centers, producing many supplies, as well as war ships. Additionally, Selma was at the center of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The Selma to Montgomery marches, beginning with "Bloody Sunday" and ending in March 1965 when 25,000 marchers entered Montgomery to press for voting rights for all, no matter race, were a turning point of this movement. The events in Selma brought national attention to social injustices leading up to Congress passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting.
Like all individuals, those in the Selma area are not immune to the types of injury causing incidents that occur throughout the state on a regular basis. Dog bites, construction accidents, workplace incidents, car and truck accidents, slip and falls, and a host of other personal injury incidents all regularly occur in Selma and its surrounding areas. If you or a loved one have been hurt or killed through no fault of your own, don't hesitate to call the skilled Selma personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600. You may also contact us here. We are a short drive from Selma and regularly represent those in the Selma area.Act Quickly: Don't Wait to Hire an Attorney
Due to the nature of personal injury claims, it is critically important that you act quickly when taking legal action in such a matter. Hiring an attorney early on in the process will maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve and prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you. However, before you contact an attorney, you should always contact a medical professional first to address your physical injuries. See a healthcare provider first, obviously for your own well being, as well as for the benefit of your potential case or claim. Any injury you sustain needs to be adequately documented by a medical professional. This documentation will prove important as your attorney compiles the facts of your case.
Typically, the insurance carrier for the at-fault party will ask for copies of your medical records and bills arising from the injuries in the accident. If there are no medical records and bills as a result of the fact that you did not see a doctor or other healthcare provider, then the insurance carrier will likely not take your claim seriously and conclude that you were not injured.
Additionally, it is important to hire an attorney soon after an incident because the key witnesses to the event, including yourself, will likely forget important details as time passes. This will greatly hinder your attorney's ability to piece together an accurate timeline as well as the details of the incident. Statute of Limitation Laws come into play as well. Most states, including Alabama, have a strict time frame during which you are able to file a law suit. Once this time has expired, your case will be dismissed by the court.Receiving Compensation for Your Damages
Should your claim be deemed viable, Alabama law entitles you to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering and more. Money damages for permanent injury, disability and disfigurement are also recoverable. Should you or a family member be injured or killed through no fault of your own, contact the Selma personal injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. as soon as you have received medical attention. You can call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Experienced Attorneys Working for You
With combined legal experience of more than 150 years, the Alabama accident and injury attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. are here to help you and will offer you a FREE and private consultation. Our attorneys are well versed in the intricacies of Alabama State Law as it pertains to accident and injury incidents and will invest much time, money and resources in your case. Although many personal injury cases settle out of court, we will prepare each case as if it will go to court. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that our law firm gets paid a fee only if a settlement is reached on your behalf. You may call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.2600 or contact us here.