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Personal Injury

Top-rated Alabama personal injury lawyers at Drake Injury Lawyers are available to help you fight for justice and compensation after a devastating incident caused by another party.

With attorney Whit Drake leading the firm, clients can trust that they will get the best legal representation possible. Drake has over $1 billion in settlements and recoveries to his name, including a significant role as lead counsel in the largest wrongful death settlement in Alabama’s history. Feel free to browse through our verified client testimonials from Alabama residents or read our five-star reviews on Google.

At Drake Injury Lawyers, our goal is to help you with the unique challenges stemming from negligent or criminal acts. Recognizing the emotional and financial burdens associated with these distressing situations, we provide compassionate and personalized legal support.

Our unwavering dedication to integrity, transparency, and open communication also ensures that each client feels truly acknowledged and understood by their attorney as we strive to pursue justice on their behalf.

Why Choose Drake Injury Lawyers

Our aim is to safeguard your rights in matters of insurance and fault determination, ensuring that your insurer manages the financial aspects of your incident appropriately.

By choosing Drake Injury Lawyers, you will benefit from the expertise of a former insurance company defense attorney fighting on your behalf. We are familiar with their tactics and are committed to holding them accountable.

With a track record of over 25 years and an almost impeccable 99% success rate, Drake Injury Lawyers has secured over $1 billion for our satisfied clientele across Alabama. Our notable cases include a $15 million verdict for a wrongful death auto accident and a $5 million sum against a speeding drunk driver who was indicted for vehicular manslaughter. 

Alongside Whit is attorney Mary Amari Bruce, a skilled general litigator who specializes in personal injury law. Mary offers a supportive presence to her clients and stands as a knowledgeable and dependable lawyer in difficult times.

We offer superior negotiating skills and courtroom acumen. Our team of legal experts and seasoned attorneys will help you navigate Alabama’s legal system with ease.

Fees And Charges: Our personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge our clients a dime in attorney’s fees unless we win the case. If we do not secure financial compensation for you, you won’t pay us – no hidden costs.

Contact Us: We are available to provide support 24/7. We can evaluate your case and discuss your legal options with you. If you or your loved one has suffered a personal injury, call our office at (205) 679-5267 for a free case review or contact us by filling out our secure and confidential form.

Life is not always fair, and this is especially true when someone else’s wrongdoing is the cause of your suffering.
Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Drake Injury Lawyers

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.

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What we offer our clients

01 Experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled legal representation by respected Alabama personal injury attorneys.

02 The advantages of a dedicated personal injury and wrongful death practice: it’s all we do.

03 A free consultation at the hospital or your home, if you are not well enough to make it to our office.

04 Passion, hard work, and a commitment to justice and superior negotiating skills and courtroom acumen.

05 A documentable history of successful client outcomes and high dollar value recoveries.

06 Representation specifically focused on your needs and desired outcomes.

07 Personalized service from your own attorney—not a secretary, paralegal, or case manager.

08 Regular communication about the progress of your case.

09 No risk to you, because we cover all the upfront costs of preparing your case; you only pay if and when we win you money for your damages.

How Can We Help In A Personal Injury Case

While accidents are almost always unexpected events, you can protect yourself after the fact with help from an experienced personal injury lawyer in Alabama.

The right personal injury attorney can help you focus on recovering and spending time with your family while we pursue the justice and financial compensation that you deserve.

Our legal experts can begin building a strong case on your behalf through comprehensive accident investigation, evidence collection, qualified experts, legal counsel and advice, and connecting you to the best doctors in Alabama.

We have experience in all manner of personal injury cases and have successfully resolved even the most complicated of personal injury cases.

About Personal Injuries in Alabama

In Alabama, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim if someone else negligently caused your injuries or property losses.

If a person or party – referred to as the defendant in a personal injury case – was careless or reckless and you were injured as a result, the defendant may be financially responsible for your losses.

Jury Verdict Research conducted a study of Alabama jury trials and found that the average personal injury verdict was around $300,000. Plaintiffs generally win and recover damages in 47% of cases that go to trial in Alabama.

Types of Personal Injuries

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 Injury Lawyers have acquired a firm grasp on which types of incidents indicate negligence.

Where Do Most Personal Injuries Occur?

Personal injuries can occur in various settings, often unexpectedly impacting individuals and their loved ones. Some common locations include: 

Construction Sites: These sites are inherently dangerous environments where workers and bystanders are at risk of serious injuries due to falls, equipment malfunctions, falling objects, and other hazards.

Medical Facilities: Medical malpractice can occur in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings, resulting in serious injuries or wrongful death. Our firm is committed to holding healthcare professionals accountable for their negligent actions.

Premises Liability: Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises for visitors and guests. Slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, and dangerous conditions such as uneven walkways or poorly maintained buildings can lead to injuries on commercial or residential properties.

Product Liability: Defective products, including defective vehicles, household appliances, pharmaceutical drugs, and children’s toys, can cause serious injuries to consumers.  

Public Places: Personal injuries can occur in public places such as parks, recreational facilities, shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment venues due to negligent maintenance, inadequate security, or unsafe conditions. 

Roads: Whether on highways, city streets, or rural roads, automobile accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients injured in car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. 

Workplaces: Workplace accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor to severe, including slips and falls, repetitive stress injuries, chemical exposure, and machinery accidents. Our firm helps injured workers pursue workers’ compensation benefits and third-party liability claims.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

Auto accidents: Our Alabama car accident lawyers know that car crashes almost always come down to human error. Distracted, drunk, drowsy, careless, or reckless drivers cause the majority of serious collisions in the state. Negligent parts manufacturers and dangerous road defects can also cause accidents. 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents: Cyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable road users who face significant risks of injury in collisions with motor vehicles. We advocate for the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians injured due to driver negligence or unsafe road conditions.

Dog Bites: Dog owners have a responsibility to control their pets and prevent them from causing harm to others. Animal bites and attacks can cause serious injuries, including lacerations, infections, and emotional trauma. We help victims of dog bites pursue compensation for their damages. 

Medical malpractice: Surgical errors, medication mistakes, negligent patient care, unsanitary premises, and hospital or emergency room malpractice could all result in lawsuits against the individual physician or hospital. An Alabama medical malpractice lawyer has the skill and resources to stand up against negligent medical professionals. 

Slips and falls: Slips, trips, and falls due to dangerous property elements could give the victim grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. Our Alabama premises liability lawyers 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 workers’ compensation claim could result in greater relief.

Wrongful death: When negligence results in a loss of life, don’t waste any time. Talk to an experienced wrongful death attorney right away about your potential right to file a wrongful death claim as a surviving family member in Alabama.

Types of Damages and Compensation From Personal Injuries

After suffering injuries in an accident in Alabama, 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 Injury Lawyers 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 on 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 an experienced Birmingham personal injury 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:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost income
  • Lost quality of life

Our recoveries and settlements

These recoveries and settlements are not an indication or guarantee of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family or others may say about the value of a case, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they may apply to the law.

Mining roof collapsed resulting in the death of workers.

$62 million

Settlement for wrongful death at the workplace

An explosion at a job site resulted in the death of 4 workers.

$49 million

Settlement for wrongful death from explosion

Wrongful Death (Clanton, AL) Family was struck head-on by drunk driver. One death and multiple, serious injuries by passengers.

$15 million

Verdict for a wrongful death auto accident

Auto Accident (Gadsden, AL) Deceased was struck by a speeding drunk driver who was indicted for vehicular manslaughter.

$5 million

Verdict for auto accident in a drunk driver crash

Truck Accident – (Mississippi) Clients were rear-ended by trucker who had been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea. Allegation was that his employer knew of his ailment and negligently allowed him to drive.

$3 million

Verdict for truck accident

Medical Malpractice - (Birmingham, AL) Woman was admitted to local hospital for pneumonia. A central venous line was improperly placed, resulting in emboli forming in her arm that subsequently had to be amputated. Suit was against two doctors and hospital.

$2.5 million

Verdict for medical malpractice

On the Job Amputation – (Chattanooga, Tenn.) Product liability suit was brought against manufacturer of lift bucket truck. Client was electrocuted when the boom on the truck came into contact with an electrical wire.

$1.25 million

Verdict for product liability case

Role of a Specialized Attorney

The law allows you to attempt to negotiate a settlement on your own, but this generally means going up against wealthy insurance companies that 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 Alabama personal injury attorney on your side — one that you will find at Drake Injury Lawyers.

Legal Strategies and Client Representation

In most personal injury lawsuits, a competent legal team must be able to determine if the party at fault had failed to demonstrate the required degree of diligence and care in an incident.

This is the concept of “negligence,” which is a legal theory that consists of four elements:

  • A duty of care, or a legal obligation to act with reasonable care, which existed based on the circumstances.
  • The defendant breached or violated his or her duty of care.
  • The plaintiff was injured because the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
  • The plaintiff suffered damages, or real and specific losses, due to the breach of duty.

As the injured party or plaintiff in a personal injury case, the burden of proof rests with you. This means that you or your personal injury lawyer must prove the grounds on which you are basing your case according to the applicable evidentiary standard.

The Importance of Expertise and Personal Experience

In the civil justice system, this is a preponderance of the evidence or clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is most likely responsible for your injuries. A skilled attorney can help you meet this burden of proof. 

At Drake Injury Lawyers, our team of personal injury attorneys in Alabama has vast experience in conducting thorough investigations into our clients’ cases to uncover all the important evidence that is necessary for a successful result.

This can include eyewitness testimony, tire skid marks, video surveillance footage, expert testimony, emails or text messages, and various factors, depending upon the circumstances of the case.

“Most of our clients come to us by referral from satisfied clients and other legal professionals, like insurance lawyers we've opposed 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

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“I engaged Whit Drake to represent me after I was injured in a motorcycle accident. I hope I never need to use a personal injury attorney again, but if I do, it will be Whit Drake. Essentially, what he and his firm offer is peace of mind.”


“Everyone at Drake Law Firm, both attorneys and staff, was always professional, kind, and helpful. I certainly recommend Drake Law Firm for anyone injured in an accident. You won’t be disappointed.”


“Let me say from my experiences a client for G. Whit Drake is not about lining his pocket. He will adjust his amount based on your settlement. He serves his clients fairly and with a kind heart. He will fight to the end without calling and pestering his clients.”


“I have referred them personal injury cases for many years. They have always handled my referrals in a professional and efficient manner.”


Working with a Local Personal Injury Lawyer

Alabama’s legal system, like any other, has its own set of statutes, regulations, and judicial precedents that govern personal injury cases.

From the state’s Contributory Negligence Rule, which can impact a plaintiff’s ability to recover damages if they are found even partially at fault for an accident, to specific deadlines for filing lawsuits known as statutes of limitations, exploring your legal options requires experience and expertise.

Navigating Legal Complexities in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Having a local attorney who understands the nuances of Alabama’s legal system can make all the difference. As your local personal injury law firm, we offer several distinct advantages: 

Familiarity with Local Courts: Our attorneys have extensive experience practicing in Alabama’s courts, allowing us to anticipate the strategies of opposing counsel and effectively advocate for our clients. 

Knowledge of Local Laws: We stay up-to-date with the latest developments in Alabama’s personal injury laws, ensuring that our legal strategies are tailored to the unique aspects of your case.

Community Connections: We are deeply rooted in the Alabama community and have established relationships with local experts, medical professionals, and other resources that can further strengthen your case and arguments.

Accessible Legal Support: As your local personal injury lawyers, we are readily available to meet with you in person, visit whichever location you prefer, answer your questions, and provide the personalized attention you deserve.

Contact An Alabama-based Personal Injury Lawyer Now

A proficient Alabama personal injury attorney will answer your concerns and advocate on your behalf so that you can focus on your family and get the proper medical treatment after a devastating incident. 

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall incident, workplace mishap, or any other type of personal injury case, our team is here to help.  

We understand that filing a personal injury lawsuit is a complex and demanding process. At Drake Injury Lawyers, we have the necessary experience and skills to stand firmly against wrongdoing. 

Our team takes swift action when a breach of duty by others leads to serious incidents, injuries, or the tragic loss of life, ensuring that victims receive the representation they need. We’re here to protect your best interests.

Contact our compassionate team now at (205) 679-5193 for a free consultation, or send a secure message online to get started.