Out-of-Court Settlement vs. Jury Award
Most people that we represent understandably want to put the accident behind them as quickly as possible and move forward with their lives. Typically, they want to resolve their legal issues without going to court if feasible. Our skilled Athens personal injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., settle most injury claims without a jury trial. We investigate and prepare each case thoroughly so we can negotiate with the opposing side from a position of strength.
When the attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., begin work on an injury case, we notify the responsible party and their insurance provider of our client’s pending legal claim. After identifying all the potentially responsible parties, we determine the insurance policies available to provide compensation. If we are successful in negotiating a satisfactory informal settlement, you will receive compensation without the delays and uncertainties that a trial presents.
Usually, insurance companies want to settle a case out of court to avoid the expense of a jury trial. An insurer’s initial settlement offer may be low.
The attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., are skilled negotiators with decades of experience negotiating and settling personal injury claims. With each case, our goal is to obtain the fair and full compensation that reflects the seriousness of your injuries. Some insurance companies will not discuss a reasonable settlement until an injury case is scheduled for trial. Every injury case has its own set of contributing factors that make it unique. The fact that our Athens personal injury lawyers are skilled litigators who are willing to take cases to trial makes insurance companies more willing to present a fair settlement offer. We are confident of our skills as negotiators and as trial lawyers. The results we achieve are reflected in the outstanding settlements and jury awards that we have achieved for many clients across the Tennessee Valley.
Is there a time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Alabama?
The State of Alabama allows an accident victim two years from the date of the injury to file most types of personal injury lawsuits. But under certain circumstances, the time limit or statute of limitations, as it is known, may be longer or shorter. Sometimes, the victim is not immediately aware of an injury and only discovers the injury many months afterward. The time permitted to file a claim may be longer in cases involving discovered injuries.
There also may be more time allowed in cases involving minor children under age 19. The time limit for giving notice when filing an injury claim against a government agency in Alabama may be as short as six months after an accident. If you do not act within the proper time frame, you may forfeit your legal right to seek compensation, so it is important to talk with a knowledgeable attorney promptly. You should consult with an Athens personal injury attorney and about starting to investigate your case as soon as possible.
Contact our attorneys for guidance about your legal options if you have been injured due to another’s fault in Athens. Our attorneys are ready to review your accident and discuss how best to protect your legal rights.
What can an Athens personal injury lawyer do for me?
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a car crash or other accident in Athens, your family is likely to be going through a tough period. You may have many questions about how to move forward. Our compassionate attorneys care about our client’s well-being. We want to hear your questions and concerns. We will offer guidance based on our years of experience helping many families in Athens and across North Alabama.
We will offer to represent you on a contingency fee basis if your injury is the type that we handle. If we represent you, we will determine how the accident occurred, gather statements from witnesses, and identify the potentially liable parties and insurance policies available.
We believe in client communication. We will update you regularly on our progress in settling your case. In cases involving disabling injuries, we may work with financial planners to project the lifetime costs of your injuries and their effect on your ability to earn income.
Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., is a well-established law firm. Since 1966, our attorneys have been representing the rights of injury victims in Athens, Limestone County, and throughout North Alabama. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so that you have no upfront costs. We do not get paid a legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., has the determination and skill to take on big insurance companies and see your case through to the end.
Let our Athens personal injury lawyers handle dealing with the insurance companies while you concentrate on regaining your health and your family.
What is the next step?
If you think that one of our personal injury lawyers can assist you or your loved one, contact us right now for a no-obligation consultation. You need to have a solid understanding of your legal options in order to make good decisions. Let us help. We will discuss your legal options during a free consultation. Call our Athens personal injury attorneys or complete our quick web contact form. The personal injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., are here to assist you, as we have helped many Alabamians. When experience matters, contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.
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The personal injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., are here to assist you, as we have helped many Alabamians. We are proud to help injury victims in Albertville, Decatur, Florence, Huntsville, and Scottsboro.