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Huntsville Personal Injury Lawyer

Huntsville Personal Injury Lawyer The personal injury lawyers and legal staff of the Belt & Bruner, P.C., take great pride in helping injured accident victims and their families in Huntsville and across Alabama. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, we can seek compensation to help with your medical bills and other losses.

Why You Should Use an Experienced Huntsville, AL Personal Injury Lawyer

Our record includes over 40  cases in which our attorneys have obtained a verdict or settlement worth $1 million or more, and 15 cases with a result of $4 million or more. We seek maximum compensation in every case we handle. To learn more, call us today at our toll-free number or use our online form. We can provide a free consultation about your case. Accidental injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death among Alabama residents, the state’s Department of Public Health says. These injuries include those suffered in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, construction and other worksite accidents. Unfortunately, many of these injuries occur in Huntsville, the fourth-largest city in the state.

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Common Accidents and Injuries in Huntsville and Alabama

The odds that a Huntsville resident will get into an accident that results in a serious personal injury are unfortunately high. There were 9,776 car accidents in Madison County surrounding Huntsville in 2011, according to the University of Alabama Center for Advance Public Safety. Thirty-seven people died in those crashes, and 2,895 people were injured. A vast majority of car wrecks (8,100) occurred in the county’s urban areas. Car accidents and other kinds of accidents can cause victims to suffer lacerations (cuts), contusions (bruises), fractures (broken bones), soft tissue injury, internal organ injury, head and traumatic brain injury (TBI), back and spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or loss of limbs (amputation). Even a minor accident could require expensive medical treatment. Additional accidents that may result in a legal claim for compensation include:
  • Truck Accidents – Delivery trucks, 18 wheelers, work trucks, tow trucks or “dually” trucks were involved in 6,927 crashes in Alabama in 2011. These wrecks caused 92 deaths and 1,715 injuries. Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accidents often result from such recklessness as impaired driving, distracted driving and fatigued / drowsy driving. They may also be caused by cargo shifts and spills or faulty equipment.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – There were 1,925 motorcycle accidents in Alabama in 2011, which caused 1,438 personal injuries and 97 deaths. Too often, the driver of a car that collides with a motorcycle says they didn’t see the motorcyclist. This is not an acceptable excuse.
  • Construction / Workplace Accidents – Construction is considered a high-risk industry, but workers can be injured or killed at any jobsite. Workers’ compensation usually will not provide the benefits that workers with serious occupational injuries need.
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents – Slip-and-fall accidents at retail stores, government buildings and private homes result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Among older adults, a falling accident can cause hip fractures, head and traumatic brain injury (TBI), back and spinal cord injury or other wounds that lead to an unnecessary death.
  • Product Liability Accidents – Faulty products, like defective industrial equipment, unsafe tools, defective motorized equipment, faulty medical devices and dangerous drugs, hurt thousands of people each year. Product manufacturers and distributors are obligated by law to provide consumer products that are safe if used properly. When they don’t, they should be held accountable.
Personal injuries are made worse when the accident victim cannot return to work. If an accident causes a loved one’s death, a family can face a dire economic situation in addition to their grief. The financial devastation that a serious injury can cause is the reason why there are legal remedies available when someone else’s negligence or recklessness causes such an injury. Injury victims may seek money from those who are at-fault. This money can help victims with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. In some cases, a court may award punitive damages.

Our Lawyers Help Huntsville Personal Injury Victims

If you or a loved one of yours in the Huntsville area has suffered a severe injury that was caused by someone else’s recklessness, you deserve compensation for your losses. A Huntsville, AL personal injury lawyer at the Belt & Bruner, P.C., is dedicated to helping accident victims like you to seek the full amount you deserve. Alabama law generally requires a personal injury lawsuit to be filed within two years of the accident or the discovery of an injury. These lawsuits usually take some time to develop, so it is important to start gathering evidence as soon as possible. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at our toll-free number or through our online form to set up a free initial consultation. Last updated: April 7, 2015