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Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers

Welcome to Drake Law: Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust

We are available
to assist you state
and nationwide

Our firm has recovered
million dollar verdicts
over the years

We offer free initial

All of the cases we
take on are based on
contingency fees

Life can be unpredictable. No matter how careful you are to safeguard your life, your health, and your family by being careful and responsible—at home, at work, at play, or in your car—you can’t control the acts of others. Someone else’s negligent or careless act can cause an accident that can tear your life apart, leaving you unable to work, care for yourself and your family, or enjoy the activities that have always made your life worth living. A once full and productive life can become a life filled with pain, suffering, and disability, with medical bills pouring in. In the worst case, you may have suffered the loss of a beloved member of your family in a wrongful death.

What We Offer

Verdicts & Settlements

$15 M

Verdict in Wrongful Death Auto Accident in Clanton, Alabama

Family was struck head-on by drunk driver. One death and multiple, serious injuries by passengers.

$3 M

Policy Limits Settlement for Truck Accident in Mississippi

Clients were rear-ended by trucker who had been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea.

$2.2 M

Verdict for Wrongful Death Accident – (Limestone County)

Client was killed when he collided with a flat-bed trailer that was missing D.O.T. reflectors.

View our Case Results

Life is not always fair,
and this is especially
true when someone else’s
wrongdoing is the cause
of your suffering.

It may take months or years for you to get part of your old life back—or it may never be possible. Although the legal system in Alabama may not be able to get you back your health or the life of your loved one who died, it does allow you to hold the wrongdoer accountable for the harm you have suffered. In many cases, you can at least achieve some measure of justice by means of a legal action to recover monetary compensation for your damages.

Time is Limited

Don’t wait. Alabama limits the time you have to file your case. Don’t take a chance on losing your right to justice. Call Drake Law today.

Getting Help

The attorneys at the Drake Law Firm in Birmingham are here to help you obtain the compensation that will help you to get back on your feet, financially and medically, following an injury that was caused by the negligent, deliberate, or careless act of another. This is the entire focus of our personal injury and wrongful death law practice: we help the injured and bereaved when their damages are someone else’s fault. And because this is all we do, we are very, very good. Our legal knowledge, negotiating ability, and courtroom skills are top notch, as our long track record of successful recoveries for our clients proves. We have successfully resolved more than a thousand cases for our grateful clients in the past ten years, with a success rate of very close to 99 percent. That record is hard to beat.

Is a Lawyer Necessary?

The law allows you to attempt to negotiate a settlement on your own. But this generally means going up against wealthy insurance companies who have very sophisticated defense attorneys and financial resources that can seldom be matched by an individual. For most people, having to sue for a personal injury or wrongful death may happen only once in a lifetime. Insurance companies deal with these situations every day. To prevail in your pursuit of justice, you need to level the playing field with an equally experienced and sophisticated personal injury attorney on your side—one that you will find at Birmingham’s Drake Law Firm.

At Drake Law Firm, we don’t tolerate negligence. When someone else’s breach of duty causes a serious accident, personal injuries, or wrongful death, we step in to advocate for victims. Families in Birmingham have counted on us for skillful legal representation for years, coming to us for tailored services, one-on-one attention, and passionate client care. We’ve earned a reputation for excellence in the community by maintaining a 99% success rate and achieving the highest possible AV rating in peer review. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in any type of accident in Alabama, contact us for a free case evaluation.

How to Protect Your Rights After an Accident in Alabama

A car accident, fall at work, a defective product – what do you do when someone else causes your personal injuries? The actions you take in the minutes, hours, and days after an accident can ultimately affect the outcome of a future lawsuit. Knowing how to protect your rights from the very start can help you maximize the odds of claim success.

The best thing you can do after any kind of personal injury accident is to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Advice from an attorney can help you find suitable medical care, talk to insurance claims adjusters with confidence, and preserve key evidence. Conferring with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer at Drake Law Firm can immediately put your mind at ease, even if you suffered severe injuries.

Our attorneys will review the facts of your case, let you know if we think you have grounds for a lawsuit, and take steps to begin drafting your civil claim without delay. The Alabama statute of limitations on personal injury claims gives you one year after the date of the accident to bring a claim. This is a smaller timeframe than in most other states. Missing the filing deadline will almost certainly bar you from the ability to recover damages. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the better.

Common Types of Claims We Handle

Not all personal injury accidents give victims the right to pursue financial recovery through the civil court system in Alabama. Certain types of accidents and injuries give rise to lawsuits more than others. In our decades of experience, the attorneys at Drake Law Firm have acquired a firm grasp on which types of incidents scream negligence. If you suffered injuries or a loved one died in any of the following scenarios, our attorneys have the ability to handle your claim:

  • Auto accidents. Car crashes almost always come down to human error. Distracted, drunk, drowsy, careless, or reckless drivers cause the majority of serious collisions in Alabama. Negligent parts manufacturers and dangerous road defects can also cause accidents.
  • Slip and falls. Slips, trips, and falls due to dangerous property elements could give the victim grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. We can help determine whether a property owner was negligent in failing to prevent your injuries.
  • Workplace incidents. Injuries at work can result in significant medical bills and lost wages – especially if you have disabilities. Don’t settle for just a workers’ compensation check if someone else’s negligence contributed to your incident. A personal injury claim could result in greater relief.
  • Medical malpractice. Surgical errors, medication mistakes, negligent patient care, unsanitary premises, and hospital/emergency room malpractice could all result in lawsuits against the individual physician and/or hospital.
  • Wrongful death. When negligence results in a loss of life, don’t waste any time. Talk to an attorney right away about your potential right to file a wrongful death claim as a surviving family member in Alabama.

Don’t see the scenario that recently caused your injuries? This isn’t an exhaustive list. Our attorneys can handle a long list of claim types in Birmingham and the surrounding region. Boating accidents, burns, dog bites, abuse, defective products, dangerous premises, nursing home abuse – we specialize in almost all facets of personal injury law. Contact our firm to further discuss your specific case.

Why Should You Consider Filing a Claim?

After suffering injuries in an accident in Birmingham, you might want to put the experience behind you as quickly as possible. Spending months mulling over the details of the accident with an attorney, going through investigations, and filing paperwork might seem like the last thing you want to do. Luckily, teaming with the right lawyer can make the claims process as fast, painless, and stress-free as possible. The Drake Law Firm will take care of every aspect of your claim for you, so you don’t have to focus on anything except healing.

While you get well, spend time with your family and go back to work, our meticulous attorneys will be working in the sidelines to secure you compensation. We’ll do everything we can to achieve outstanding case results, such as the multi-million-dollar settlements or verdicts we’ve gotten for our clients in the past. Asking a lawyer for help with your personal injury claim could result in compensation that extends well beyond payment for your hospital bills. Expert insurance settlement negotiation and aggressive litigation in a court of law can result in fair and full payment for your past and future medical costs, property damage, physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, lost quality of life, and more.

Don’t Wait – Call Drake

When you contact our firm, you don’t have to worry about paying for the initial consultation, covering any upfront costs, or being under any obligation to hire us. We truly care about the people who come to us for assistance and only wish to offer our help. We will meet with you at our Birmingham, Alabama headquarters or elsewhere if you can’t make it to our office.

During your free case evaluation, one of our lead attorneys will listen to the details of your accident and help you determine who could be liable for your medical costs, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. Should you decide to retain us after your meeting, we’ll start drafting your claim right away. A personal injury can change your life. We’ll help you take it back. To request a consultation, call (205) 970-0800 or submit our online form today.

"Most of our clients come to us by referral from satisfied clients and other
legal professionals. We even have clients referred to us by insurance lawyers
who opposed us in court. We think that says a lot about our commitment to
integrity and maintaining an open line of communication with our clients
throughout the case."

— Whit Drake