Informal Settlement vs. Jury Award
Most of the clients we represent would prefer to resolve their legal matters as quickly as possible and avoid going to court if possible. Understandably, they want to get on with their lives. Our experienced attorneys are successful in resolving most injury claims without going to trial in Lauderdale County. Our attorneys investigate each accident in detail to build the strongest case. Having command of the evidence allows us to come to the negotiating table in the strongest position to reach a just settlement. Since 1966, our attorneys have been representing the rights of injury victims of North Alabama and throughout the state. When the attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., take a case, we send notices to the responsible party and that party’s insurance company informing them of a pending legal claim. We determine the amounts of insurance coverage available to cover the claim. If our attorneys are able to reach a satisfactory informal settlement with the insurer, you will receive compensation without going to trial. Typically, insurance companies will settle a case to avoid the risk and expense of a jury trial. But an insurer’s initial settlement offer is often a fraction of the fair value of the case.
The personal injury attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., are seasoned negotiators with decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. Our focus is to obtain a settlement that fairly reflects the seriousness of your injuries and their effect on your life. Some insurance companies do not get serious about settling a case until it is scheduled on the court docket for trial. Other insurance companies will not settle until they see the evidence presented in court. Every injury case has its own unique facts. We are confident of our skills as trial lawyers and will be ready to seek justice in a Lauderdale County courtroom if necessary. The fact that our attorneys are willing to take cases to trial is an advantage to our clients in Florence. We have achieved outstanding settlements and jury awards for many clients in Alabama.
Our firm recently obtained a $925,000 verdict against Dollar General from a Lauderdale County jury for a client seriously injured by falling freight in an on-the-job accident.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
As a general rule, the State of Alabama allows two years from the date of the injury to file most types of personal injury claims. But there are exceptions in which the time limit to file a claim may be longer or shorter. After some accidents, the injury is not immediately known and is only discovered months or years later. The time allowed to file a claim may be extended in cases involving discovered injuries. There may be exceptions for minor children under age 19. The deadline for giving notice when filing a claim against a government agency may be as short as six months. If you do not file a claim within the time allowed, you may lose the right to do so. Claims take time to investigate and prepare, so it is important to have a Florence personal injury attorney start working on your Florence personal injury case as soon as possible. If you have been injured due to another’s fault in Florence, contact our attorneys for guidance. Our attorneys are available to review your injury and talk with you about the amount of time allowed for filing a claim and protecting your legal rights.
How can a Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., personal injury lawyer help me?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, your family may be going through a difficult time and experiencing financial stress. Our compassionate attorneys will listen to your concerns and provide trusted advice based on our decades of experience. We will treat you with respect as we would want our own loved ones to be treated. If your injury is the type of case that we take, we will investigate the circumstances of the accident, gather statements from witnesses, and identify the potentially liable parties and insurance policies that may provide compensation. We will keep you updated about our progress in resolving your case. After some complex traffic accidents, our Florence car accident attorneys work with traffic reconstruction experts to pinpoint precisely how a crash occurred. In cases involving catastrophic injuries, we may hire financial planners to calculate the lifetime costs of your injuries if you will have a lasting disability and need ongoing care or living assistance. We are a well-established law firm that represents people in Florence, Lauderdale County, Muscle Shoals and throughout Alabama. We represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis so that you have no upfront costs. We understand that you are going through a financially stressful period and cannot afford out-of-pocket legal costs. We do not get paid unless we win. We have the experience and resources to take on big insurance companies and the determination to see a case through to resolution. Let us deal with the insurance companies while you concentrate on regaining your health and your family.
What should I do next?
If you believe that a Florence personal injury lawyer can assist you or your loved one, contact us for a free courtesy consultation. It is important to have a solid grasp of your legal options. That allows you to make well-informed decisions about your future. It will not cost you anything to talk with us except a few minutes of your time. Call our Florence personal injury attorneys or complete our quick web contact form. The personal injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., are ready to assist you, as we have helped many Alabamians. When experience matters, contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.
Not in Florence? Not a Problem
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 Athens, Albertville, Decatur, Huntsville, and Scottsboro.