What Should I Do If I've Been Hurt in a Personal Injury Accident?
There are many ways people can get hurt. All kinds of accidents can happen, leaving someone seriously injured or killed. A serious injury can lead to expensive medical bills, job loss and an inability to engage in your favorite activities. When the accident is the result of someone's negligence, that person needs to be held responsible and pay financial damages to the victim.
The Mobile, AL personal injury lawyers at Braswell Murphy LLC represent injured people and family members of people killed by the negligence of another person or entity, no matter the circumstances. We select a limited number of cases so we can give each client more attention. This approach helps us get better results. In one medical malpractice case, a client died after a health-care provider failed to provide adequate emergency treatment. We recovered $1,200,000 in damages for the family.
If you've been injured, you need an experienced, determined attorney on your side who will fight for your rights. We know what you are going through and can advise you on the best legal strategy. Contact us for a free case evaluation. You owe us nothing until we are successful in recovering damages.
"What are some serious injuries people can suffer in an accident?"
Depending on the accident and other factors, a person can be hurt in many different ways. But some consequences of accidents are very serious.
One is traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI occurs when there is a blow to the head, causing damage to the brain. There are different kinds of traumatic brain injuries, but all can affect brain function. This can cause long-term problems with memory, coordination, hearing and vision. People with TBI may suffer seizures and personality changes.
There are other serious injuries that people suffer in accidents. Spinal cord injuries can leave people with mobility problems or paralysis. Blunt force trauma can cause permanent damage to internal organs, such as the liver and kidneys. Flying debris can fly into the eyes, causing blindness. People can also suffer broken bones and torn tendons and ligaments.
All of these injuries often require lengthy and expensive medical care. If you've been seriously injured, you can seek the recovery of all related medical expenses from the negligent party. You may also be able to seek compensation for lost wages and punitive damages.
"What types of personal injury cases do you handle?"
Personal injury cases we accept might stem from an accident on a property in which negligence can be traced back to the property owner. These cases are known by the legal term "premises liability." We also help people who have been injured in workplace accidents. Sometimes, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed against a negligent third party.
Braswell Murphy can handle medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional causes injury through neglect or careless behavior. This behavior can include delaying treatment, medication errors, misdiagnosis, anesthesia errors or surgical errors. Doctors and hospitals have insurance companies who often fight medical malpractice cases aggressively. An experienced attorney can guide you each step of the way and advise you on the amount of financial compensation you should expect.
We also handle cases involving injuries to children. A common injury seen in accidents involving children is traumatic brain injury. Many are hurt in car accidents, falls or while playing sports. A TBI in a child is even more devastating, because a child's brain is still developing. Brain damage could affect a child for life. If your child suffers a TBI, contact us for a free evaluation of your case. We have handled numerous cases involving children who have suffered brain injuries and can advise you on your legal options.
In addition, we handle cases involving injury from defective products. These are called product liability claims. If an injury occurred because of a defect, the manufacturer of the product is generally considered 100% liable for all damages. But in some cases, the seller may also be held responsible. The laws in product liability cases are very complex, so it's important to have an experienced attorney handling your case. Our firm has handled a wide variety of product liability claims and can provide top notch representation for clients injured by defective products.
Sadly, sometimes injuries from an accident caused by negligence lead to death. A wrongful death case is one in which a person died due to another's actions which are careless or reckless. In some cases, the responsible person might have intentionally harmed another person, resulting in death. In Alabama, the only damages that can be sought from the negligent party in wrongful death cases are punitive damages. But they can serve as punishment for the negligent party and possibly deter others from similar conduct in the future. Braswell Murphy is experienced in handling serious injury and wrongful death cases.