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Alabama
Personal Injury
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At Drake Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are committed to helping injured clients recover the compensation they deserve.  We have represented the people of Alabama and the surrounding areas for over 20 years.

We understand that if you have been injured in an accident, you may be faced with health complications, financial difficulties, frustration, and uncertainty. The attorneys at Drake Injury Lawyers are here for you during this difficult time.

We can guide you through the aftermath, listen to the facts surrounding your injuries, understand your goals, and help you achieve them using proven legal strategies. You can trust us to provide the help that you need after a serious accident, starting with a free case consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Alabama.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have a success rate that is close to 99 percent and the highest possible AV rating.
  • Our attorneys have recovered over $500 million in successful settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
  • We provide free consultations and can make hospital or home visits for our clients.
  • Personal injury is all that we do, giving us the right skills and experience to take on your case.
  • Our core beliefs are a commitment to integrity and an open line of communication with our clients throughout their cases.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

While accidents are almost always unexpected events, you can protect yourself after the fact with help from an experienced personal injury lawyer in Birmingham. The right personal injury attorney can help you focus on recovering and spend time with your family while we pursue the justice and financial compensation that you deserve.

The personal injury lawyers at Drake Injury Lawyers 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 experienced in all manner of personal injury cases and have successfully resolved even the most complicated of personal injury cases.

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

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.

Awards and accolades

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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 Do I Know if I Have a Case?

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.

Negligence is a legal theory that consists of four elements:

  1. A duty of care, or a legal obligation to act with reasonable care, existed based on the circumstances.
  2. The defendant breached or violated his or her duty of care.
  3. The plaintiff was injured because the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
  4. 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. 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.

An attorney can help you meet this burden of proof.  At Drake Law Firm, we conduct a thorough investigation 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 a whole host of others depending upon the circumstances of the case.

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.

Speak with an Attorney As Soon as Possible

The days and weeks immediately following an accident are incredibly important.  Even if you are unsure that you are injured, it is recommended that you are evaluated by a doctor the same day as the accident if possible.  Insurance adjusters will begin contacting you and use anything you say against you when you file an insurance claim.  Unfortunately, many injuries do not manifest themselves right away and the insurance companies know this. They may attempt to convince you to downplay your injuries, admit fault or partial fault, or to accept an initial settlement that is completely inadequate for what you will need.

Hiring an attorney will stop the calls, allow you to take the time to fully understand your injuries and get the treatment that you need.

Additionally, the statute of limitations sets a limit on the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.  If you wait to hire a lawyer and allow the insurance companies to drag your case out and refuse to treat you fairly, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit in the event that it becomes necessary.

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

Do I Need a Lawyer?

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 Alabama’s Drake Law Firm.

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. Our Birmingham 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 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. Our Birmingham 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 Birmingham workers’ compensation 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. A Birmingham medical malpractice lawyer has the skill and resources to stand up against negligent medical professionals.
  • Wrongful death. When negligence results in a loss of life, don’t waste any time. Talk to an experienced wrongful death attorney in Birmingham 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.  Contact our firm to further discuss your specific 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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Client Testimonials

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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.”

J.T.

“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.”

R.F.

“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.”

A.W.

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

T.D.

Why You Should Consider Filing a Claim

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 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.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

An accident could change your life, but so can the right personal injury lawyer. At Drake Injury Lawyers, we care about our clients and always treat them with respect and compassion.

Families in Alabama 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 was injured in a recent accident in Alabama or the surrounding areas, contact us to request a free case consultation.  We can help you move forward and get your life back with personalized legal services.

We will listen to your story, answer your questions and help you understand your legal options. Please call (205) 970-0800 or contact us online today to schedule your free case evaluation. We never charge a fee for our services unless we successfully resolve your case, so there is no risk to speak with us and no obligation to retain our services.