PERSONAL INJURY RELATED MATTERS
Elizabeth Hunter represents clients dealing with criminal and personal injury matters. As soon as your hire Elizabeth Hunter, LLC., to represent you, you will find yourself in good hands. Furthermore, you are sure to receive effective, aggressive, and knowledgeable representation.
We are more than just a law firm in Alabama. We take massive pride in listening to our clients and understanding their needs. At Elizabeth Hunter, we take your case seriously, and we won’t stop fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Call us for a free consultation. Let us help you.
Auto Accident: occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. Often times, it is the result of negligence. In the state of Alabama, a person cannot recover if they are even one percent responsible for causing their own injuries. This rule only applies to individuals who are over the age of 14.
Dog Bite: An owner of a Dog bite can be liable for any physical injuries caused by their dog, especially if the owner knew of the dogs propensity to be viscous. These injuries can include scars, lacerations, and or permanent disfigurement.
Slip and Fall: This accident usually arises when a person slips, falls, or trips on someone else's property. They are often categorized as as "premises liability" claims.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents usually cause life threatening injuries. The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of the motorist to see the motorcyclist
Workers Compensations: Workers' compensation is a form of insurance, which provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of their employment. Often, this is in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death and the claim is usually brought by a close relative. In the state of Alabama, a personal representative of the deceased party must bring the claim on behalf of the deceased party.
Medical Malpractice: Alabama Medical Liability (AMLA) governs claims of medical malpractice in the state of Alabama. The most commons types of medical malpractice lawsuits are misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth injuries, prescription drug errors, and failure to treat.
Contributory Negligence: Contributory Negligence is a strict rule and applies in a limited number of States, Alabama being one of them. Someone can contribute to their own injuries through simple disregard or assuming a risk. For example, if a driver 1 was hit by a driver 2, but there was evidence proving that driver 1 was texting while driving, then driver 1 will likely not be able to recover damages.
What is the process of a typical Auto Accident claim?
Step One: As soon as you contact Elizabeth Hunter, someone from our team with seek detailed information regarding your case, such as police report information, health insurance, pictures of the accident (if available), car insurance documentation, etc. Thereafter, an attorney from Elizabeth Hunter will contact you.
Step Two: If a claim has not already been filed, a claim will be filed on your behalf. Once a claim is filed, your insurance company and the other party's insurance company will be notified of legal representation
Step Three: An adjuster will be assigned to each claim, which includes a property damage adjuster and a personal injury adjuster. As each adjuster investigates your claim, you will be notified whether or not the other party's insurance company has accepted liability of the accident.
Step Four: During the duration of your case, you may be treating at a local doctors office. It is important that you follow the medical recommendations to assure proper and adequate treatment. Most of the time, these providers are chiropractors, neurologist, therapist, surgeons, etc. Most importantly, they are licensed medical providers and are experienced to know the best treatment for your injuries.
Step Five: Once you are finished with your recommended treatment, your bills and records will be requested and gathered. Along with those medical records and bills, a demand will be sent to the Insurance Company demanding a certain amount of money for your medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.
Lastly; An experience attorney will negotiate on your behalf.