Request Free Consultation
Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Drake Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury

Posted by Mary Bruce  |  August 17, 2023

Navigating a Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Pursuing compensation after being injured by another party's negligence involves navigating a complex legal process with many phases. According to information gathered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, nine out of ten tort trials involved claims of personal injury, particularly in cases involving product liability, automobile (accident), maritime, and medical...
Read More
Posted by Mary Bruce  |  August 17, 2023

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge

Pursuing fair compensation for injuries and damages through legal action often provides the best chance for recovery against insurance companies and wrongdoers. However, retaining a personal injury law firm's services comes with costs. Navigating the range of fee arrangements from hourly billing to contingency percentages involves important budgetary considerations for clients. Having clarity upfront...
Read More
Posted by Mary Bruce  |  August 17, 2023

How Much Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?

When a negligent party’s wrongdoing inflicts mental suffering and anguish, victims may have grounds for an emotional distress claim as part of their overall personal injury compensation. Emotional distress claims seek financial compensation for diagnosed psychological damages like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more resulting from the defendant's actions. Understanding what qualifies for emotional distress...
Read More
Posted by Mary Bruce  |  August 17, 2023

Do I Have to Pay My Health Insurance Back After a Car Accident?

After an auto accident, injury victims may receive significant medical treatment covered by their health insurance plan. However, many insurers have post-settlement reimbursement rights for the bills they pay relating to crash injuries and losses. While repayment is not automatic, understanding when and how much health insurers may recover is important for those who...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  February 28, 2023

How Serious Are Spinal Cord Injuries?

One of the most catastrophic and life-altering injuries a person can suffer is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord sends messages from the brain to the nervous system throughout the body, controlling many bodily functions. Injuries to the spinal cord can result from direct damage to the tightly bundled nerves which run from...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  February 17, 2023

How Can A Brain Injury Affect You Later In Life?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death for young people from infancy to age 44 in the United States and also causes a significant number of disabilities. The elderly are also a population particularly vulnerable to brain injuries. While many aspects of the recovery process after a TBI depend on the...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  December 30, 2022

What Qualifies as Negligence in a Premises Liability Case?

A premises liability case is a civil lawsuit that can be filed after an accident takes place on someone else's property. It is a claim seeking financial compensation from a negligent property owner for a dangerous property defect or hazard. Understanding negligence in a premises liability case can help you determine whether you have...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  December 18, 2022

How You Can Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries This Winter

Slip, trip and fall accidents send over one million people to emergency rooms in the United States each year. Winter weather in Alabama increases the odds of slip and fall accidents, with snow, ice and moisture that can compromise walking surfaces. Reduce your risk of getting injured in a slip and fall accident this...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  November 30, 2022

The Long-Term Costs of Amputation Injuries

Amputations are some of the most physically and emotionally devastating injuries that can be suffered in preventable accidents in Alabama. Many different accidents can cause dismemberment or the loss of a limb, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and agricultural disasters. If a victim plans on seeking compensation for an amputation injury, our experienced...
Read More
Posted by 1p21.admin  |  June 11, 2022

Can Social Media Impact My Personal Injury Case?

In an age where it’s normal to share your life with strangers on the internet, it may seem harmless to post about your personal injury case or recent accident on social media. This is a major mistake, however, that can come back to hurt you later. If you are involved in a personal injury...
Read More