Building Strong Cases for Maximum Compensation
Most people cannot afford to take unlimited time off from work to recover from injuries sustained in an accident. Add medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses to the missed paycheck, and soon your physical health is not the only thing you worry about.
Compensation Available in Tuskegee Personal Injury Claims
All U.S. states have specific laws that determine how and when personal injury claims can be made. Alabama’s personal injury laws allow for three types of monetary awards: economic (tangible), non-economic (intangible), and punitive.
Economic compensatory damages include the following (current and future):
- Doctor Bills
- Hospital Stays
- Prescription Costs
- Physical Therapy
- Lost Wages for Missed Work
- Property Damage
Non-economic damages include the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Chronic Pain
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Economic and non-economic damages are not capped by Alabama law. Jurors are not limited in how much they can choose to award an injury victim (though excessively high awards may be decreased). While compensatory damages are meant to offset the costs incurred by an injury victim, punitive damages are designed to punish the person responsible and discourage others from similar conduct. These damages are limited to either $500,000 or three times the compensatory damages, whichever is larger. A jury can award punitive damages only if “proved by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant consciously or deliberately engaged in oppression, fraud, wantonness, or malice with regard to the plaintiff.”
Types of Injury Cases Our Tuskegee Injury Attorneys Handle
We understand how important a case is to our client. The outcome can mean the difference between peace of mind and struggling to cover basic expenses. Accidents turn lives upside down and the impacts linger indefinitely. Whether sitting across the negotiating table or arguing before a jury, MATD will aggressively represent your best interests.
We represent individuals in the following personal injury cases:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- General Negligence Claims
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Social Security Disability
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- And more!
At MATD, our goal is for our clients to be able to receive the short-term and long-term care they need, to replace any lost income, and help them feel once again in control of their lives. Deserved compensation offers financial, mental, and emotional benefits.
Alabama Puts a Deadline on Injury Claims
At the time of an accident, a virtual clock begins ticking. Alabamians have two years from the date of most accidents to file a personal injury claim. That timeframe is called a statute of limitations. Cases filed after that deadline are generally thrown out.
Do not miss your opportunity to be compensated for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
The legal statutory time limits are not the only reason to act sooner rather than later. With each passing day, eyewitness memories become hazy and physical evidence is destroyed.
Schedule a no-obligation, free consultation with an attorney experienced in all aspects of injury cases. If we choose to move forward with the case, our MATD team will immediately begin interviewing witnesses, evaluating the accident scene, and analyzing police reports and other documentation.
Talk to the Personal Injury Professionals in Tuskegee
Put our 130 years of collective experience to work for you. If you are injured in an accident, do not surrender to financial harm, too. We can help.