Our skilled attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge handle personal injury cases in Decatur, Hartselle and across the Tennessee Valley. Our attorneys were all raised in North Alabama. We are privileged to be able to apply our legal skills to help our fellow Alabamians when they need help most.
Here is how we can assist.
Our goals are the same as yours—to obtain a full settlement for you and help you get your life back on track.
Decatur, known as “The River City,” is located in Northern Alabama alongside the Tennessee River and Wheeler Lake. U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 20 intersect in Decatur near the Tennessee River Bridge. Decatur is home to several large industrial plants such as GE Appliances, 3M, United Launch Alliance and Nucor Steel, as well as popular poultry plants such as Wayne Farms. People who suffer serious trauma in car accidents and truck accidents typically are brought by ambulance to a hospital for emergency treatment. While you are in the hospital recovering from your injuries, you may have questions about the steps you need to take to recover both physically and financially. You may be worried about how you will pay the medical bills for the care you are receiving. If another individual caused your injuries or those of your loved one, you may have a right to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. An injury attorney in Decatur from Morris, King & Hodge can meet with you in your hospital room, rehabilitation facility or other location convenient to you. Decatur has two hospitals in Morgan County providing emergency medical care. They are:
At Morris, King & Hodge, we are dedicated to the principle that our clients should not have to pay medical bills for injuries caused by the negligence of others. After a Decatur personal injury accident, you may be entitled under Alabama law to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses related to your injury. The types of damages you may recover, if your Decatur accident claim is successful, include compensation for:
The State of Alabama recognizes that people who have been injured by others should have an opportunity to be made whole.
Our clients often ask whether they will have to go through a trial if they file a personal injury lawsuit. Most of the car accident claims and other personal injury cases we handle are resolved out of court—without a trial. Our Decatur personal injury lawyers are experienced negotiators and deal with insurance companies regularly. We are successful in settling most cases. A settlement allows our clients to receive the money they need more quickly. In some cases, the insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement. Our attorneys are trial attorneys and are prepared to take a personal injury case to trial if that is the best way to obtain justice for our clients. In Alabama, the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all civil lawsuits including personal injury claims, in which the amount in dispute exceeds $10,000. Lawsuits involving serious personal injuries in Decatur are filed in Circuit Court in Morgan County or Limestone County. This depends on where the accident took place, since part of Decatur is in Limestone County.