Although there’s no way to know those things until your treatment is finished, the liability insurer (the defendant’s insurance company) will want to speak to you right away, and it will possibly offer you a settlement, before your treatment has concluded. Liability is the only coverage required by law in the State of Washington. PIP coverage addresses this problem. What would you do if a family member fell out of your car? But in general, if the incident was not your fault, your premiums should not go up.Read More
Birmingham Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Birmingham, AL
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Matt Abbott
- David H. Marsh
- Michael K. Beard
- D. Ty Brown
- Roger L. Lucas
- Jeffrey C. Rickard
- Rip Andrews
- Richard S. Jaffe
- Joel L. DiLorenzo
- Annesley H. DeGaris
- Erby J. Fischer
- Derrick A. Mills
Attorney Matt Abbott proudly represents the legal needs of those with personal injury and wrongful death claims. From his law practice in Birmingham, Alabama, he focuses on the litigation areas of tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents, defective product liability, and medical and pharmaceutical negligence. He also serves clients who need representation for workers compensation as well as those who have been victims of consumer fraud and insurance bad faith. Abbott also strives to protect those who are the victim of civil rights violations and wrongful govenrment oppression. Abbott also works to hold those accountable for fraud against the government by his involvement with multiple qui tam claims under the False Claims Act. Abbott currently has litigation pending in multiple states and jurisdictions across the country. After his graduation from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2000, Mr. Abbott was admitted to the Alabama State Bar. Additionally, he is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Georgia as well as in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Court. He is a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.Mr. Abbott recognizes the value of professional organizations and belongs to the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Abbott is also a member of the National Police Accountability Project, Barristers for the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association.Mr. Abbotts peers awarded him an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, at the age of 36. That same year, Business Alabama magazine honored him as an Alabama Outstanding Young Lawyer, and did so again in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2006, and at the age of 32, Abbott was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and remains a current member. In 2012, Mr. Abbott was chosen by The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40, being recognized for the same award in 2013, as well as being selcted by The American Sociaty of Legal Advocates as Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 In The State of Alabama. Also in 2013, Abbott was recognized as a Top 10 Attorney for the State of Alabama by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. In 2016, Abbott was recognized as a Top 10 attorney for the State of Alabama by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, selected by B-Metro Magazine as a Top Lawyer of 2016 and was selected as a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America. As a respected voice of experience in the legal field, he is a sought-after speaker on legal programs in the state.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
David H. Marsh
Attorney David H. Marsh focuses his practice on civil litigation and personal injury. He primarily advocates on behalf of individual or corporate plaintiffs for products liability, trucking and auto accidents, wrongful death cases, job site injuries and business torts.As a member of the Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, he is licensed to practice at both state and federal courts. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Alabama Association for Justice, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was also recently inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, an honor limited to 100 of the top civil attorneys in the nation. In 2008, he was named as a Top Top Lawyer in Alabama by Superlawyers.com.Mr. Marsh received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law in 1981. He has authored many articles on civil litigation and frequently speaks to lawyer groups about trial techniques. An AV-rated attorney, he is the founding partner of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. located in Birmingham, Alabama.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104
Michael K. Beard
Michael (Mike) K. Beard is a partner with Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. a Birmingham, Alabama, law firm focusing on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, business litigation and insurance disputes. Mikes own practice centers on product liability, business and medical-related torts and on insurance fraud and insurance bad faith claims.Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law in 1980. While in law school, he was elected to the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and Curia Honoris society. Mike is currently an active member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Birmingham, Alabama, State and American Bar Associations. He has also been listed in the last two editions of Woodward & Whites Best Lawyers in Americapublication, and is the author of the article The Impact of Changes in the Health Care Provider Reimbursement Systems on the Recovery of Damages for Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Suits, published in the spring 1998 issue of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy and co-author of Arbitrary Healthcare Pricing and the Misuse of Hospital Lien Statutes by Healthcare Providers, published in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104
D. Ty Brown
D. Ty Brown is an attorney at the firm of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Brown represents clients in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama in a variety of personal injury matters, including animal bites, motor vehicles accidents, construction accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, trucking accidents and more.Mr. Brown graduated cum laude with a bachelors degree in political science from Auburn University. He later earned a law degree from Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. While attending law school he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review, earned a scholar of merit and a deans scholarship and was an Abraham Carruthers Fellow.Admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts since 2009, Mr. Brown is also licensed to appear before federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in many significant cases representing individuals who have sustained serious injuries.Because of his dedication and skill in the legal realm, Mr. Brown has been recognized with several honors. He was named one of the Top 40 Under 40by the National Trial Lawyers in 2013 and was also named in the organizations Top 100in both 2014 and 2015. In 2014, he also received the Attorney Award for Excellencefor his work in the personal injury field by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104,
Roger L. Lucas
As an attorney with the Alabama law firm of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. Roger L. Lucas focuses on a specific range of personal injury and workers compensation issues. Known for his compassion and his passion for protecting the rights of injured people, Mr. Lucas handles such matters as workplace injuries and illnesses, wrongful death and medical malpractice. His personal injury experience includes motor vehicle accidents, defective products, harmful medical devices and premises liability, with an emphasis on injuries in the workplace. Mr. Lucas accepts clients across the state of Alabama.Mr. Lucas received his Juris Doctor in 1981 from Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law, and he has been practicing law ever since. Licensed to practice in Alabama, he now brings nearly 40 years of experience to the table.Understanding the importance of minimizing conflict and stress, especially with those who are recovering from serious injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one, Mr. Lucas attempts to resolve disputes through uncontested means whenever possible, utilizing his considerable experience with such methods as mediation and arbitration. However, he also realizes that not all conflicts can be settled out of court. As such, he has gained a reputation as a formidable litigator with the ability to succeed in difficult cases that many other personal injury and workers compensation attorneys are hesitant to touch.Mr. Lucas efforts have earned him the respect of his peers. His commitment to customer service and the highest legal standards has made him an asset to his community.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104,
Jeffrey C. Rickard
Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Rickard is a partner with Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. a Birmingham, Alabama, law firm focusing on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, business litigation and insurance disputes. In his practice at the firm, Jeff uses his 20-plus years of experience to protect the rights and interests of injured victims and surviving family members, with a particular emphasis on cases involving unreasonably dangerous and defective products. Over the course of his career, Jeff has also had extensive experience with commercial litigation and continues to represent clients in cases that involve business fraud and other business torts.Jeff graduated from Auburn University in 1985 and from the Cumberland School of Law in 1989. While in law school, he was a two-time winner of the Judge James O. Haley Mock Trial Competition and a national semi-finalist in the American Trial Lawyers Association Mock Trial Competition. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Birmingham Bar Association and the State Bar of Alabama. He is also the current vice-president of both the American Journal of Trial Advocacy National Alumni Foundation and the Alabama Association for Justice.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104
Rip Andrews is a partner with Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. a Birmingham, Alabama, law firm with a focus on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, business litigation and insurance disputes. Rips practice at the firm focuses primarily on cases involving product defects, wrongs committed by government officials and intellectual property or business disputes. Since being admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2007, Rip has already distinguished himself by serving as lead trial counsel in a number of cases across Alabama, successfully litigating and settling numerous significant lawsuits and litigating several cases before the Alabama Supreme Court.Rip received his bachelors degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he studied government, and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2007, where he was valedictorian and awarded the Order of the Barristers for his succes in mock trial competitions. Outside of work, Rip enjoys following college football, reading fiction and spending time with his family. He is married to Courtney Jones Andrews; they have two beautiful little girls, Ever and Ollie.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104
Richard S. Jaffe
The senior partner at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. Richard S. Jaffe has made a name for himself as one of the nations leading criminal defense attorneys. During his distinguished career, he has represented countless of individuals and corporations who have been accused of fraud or other state or federal white-collar crimes. He has also handled dozens of capital criminal cases, including several that involved the federal death penalty, and one of his achievements has been providing a successful defense to three different death row inmates at new trials.Mr. Jaffe has been certified as a specialist in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for more than 30 years, and he has been awarded numerous honors from his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. The holder of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been the recipient of the Roderick Beddow Lifetime Achievement Award that is bestowed annually by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Based in Birmingham, Mr. Jaffe is admitted to practice in Alabama, Georgia, New York and the District of Columbia.Mr. Jaffe is an active participant in several legal organizations. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he is a founder and past president of the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Jaffe received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The University of Alabama in 1972 and was awarded his Juris Doctor by The University of Alabama School of Law in 1976.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Joel L. DiLorenzo
The founder and managing partner of The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, Joel L. DiLorenzo focuses his practice on complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. From the firms offices in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City, he assists clients throughout the country who have been injured or killed due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others in matters involving defective products, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, automobile and commercial vehicle accidents, asbestos and other toxic exposure, mass torts, construction site and other workplace accidents, and airplane crashes.As an undergraduate, Mr. DiLorenzo attended Auburn University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in public relations in 1997. Remaining in Alabama, he pursued a law degree at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, earning his Juris Doctor in 2000.Since founding his firm in 2008, Mr. DiLorenzo has received the recognition of his fellow professionals for the successes he has obtained on behalf of his clients in both the courtroom and at the negotiating table. He has been named by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys to its Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40 list. Mr. DiLorenzo has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he has received an AV Pre-eminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 Superb peer review rating by Avvo. A member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. DiLorenzo is active in other legal groups as well, including the American Association for Justice and the Alabama Association for Justice.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Annesley H. DeGaris
Having more than 25 years of legal experience, Annesley H. DeGaris focuses his practice on personal injury and product liability cases, serving clients throughout the nation. The recipient of multiple awards and honors, Mr. DeGaris has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and also the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He and his firm have been recognized in Best Lawyers. In 2013 and again in 2016 he was recognized as Lawyer of the Year Class Action/Mass Torts by Best Lawyers.After graduating ,magna cum laude, from Samford University with a Bachelor of Science in public administration in 1985, Mr. DeGaris went on to attend the Cumberland School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor from there in 1988, graduating ,magna cum laude,. After law school Mr. DeGaris was the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Scholarship and earned a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia.Whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, Mr. DeGaris aggressively advocates on behalf of people injured due to dangerous drugs or products, defective medical devices, environmental disasters and catastrophic accidents. He also handles class actions and mass torts, facing off with large corporations to hold them accountable for their actions. Mr. DeGaris knows that insurance carriers, pharmaceutical companies and others who are responsible for causing personal injuries are often focused on protecting their bottom line, rather than providing fair compensation for victims. He works with experts, takes depositions, files motions and attends hearings in an effort to help maximize his clients financial recoveries.Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. DeGaris is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the Alabama State Bar Association; the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation; the American Association for Justice; the Birmingham Bar Association; and is on the Board of Governors for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as an adjunct law professor at several law schools and is a frequent presenter at national legal conventions. Furthermore, he frequently publishes on varied legal topics. Mr. DeGaris has published papers in journals ranging from Wests Federal Rules Decisions to the University of Tasmania Law Review.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
2 North Twentieth Street, Suite 1030,, Birmingham AL 35223
Erby J. Fischer
The founding member at Birmingham, Alabama-based Fischer & Associates, LLC, Erby J. Fischer focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs catastrophic injury, wrongful death litigation and complex business litigation. He provides compassionate and astute representation to clients throughout the state who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities.Mr. Fischers cases have covered motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, medical malpractice and defective products. His complex business litigation cases have included insurance fraud and bad faith actions, business fraud, copyright/trademark infringement, embezzlement, breach of contract as well as other business torts.In addition to his inclusion on the Mid-South Top Lawyers list, he is the recipient of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Derrick A. Mills
Derrick A. Mills is a partner with Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. a Birmingham, Alabama, law firm focusing on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, business litigation and insurance disputes. In his practice at the firm, Derrick represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits related to motor vehicle accidents, defective products and various other causes. Derrick also represents both individual and business clients in commercial disputes and insurance bad faith claims.Derrick graduated cum laude from the University of North Alabama, magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003 and began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. U.W. Clemon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He is currently an Alabama State Bar commissioner for the 10th Judicial Circuit and is the immediate past president of the Magic City Bar Association, the Birmingham areas minority bar association. Derrick remains an active member of the Magic City Bar Association and several other professional organizations as well, including the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104