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 LawyerOur 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 AlabamaThe 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.