You certainly did not choose to be injured and out of work. But you do have a choice about the lawyer who helps you move beyond the injury. Having the right personal injury attorney in Decatur fighting for you can ease your worries and allow you to focus on your health and your family. The right attorney can help you put your life back together.
Our Decatur personal injury lawyers represent people who have been injured by the negligence of others in car crashes, truck accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, personal injury accidents, wrongful death accidents and workplace accidents. We have extensive experience in personal injury matters. Automobile accidents and truck accidents involving serious injuries caused by careless drivers are the basis for many personal injury lawsuits. We also handle wrongful death cases and complex litigation involving dangerous products and business disputes. If you choose Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., you will have a law firm that other attorneys and legal publications have recognized for exceptional legal service. Call 256-677-4376 for a free consultation with a Decatur personal injury lawyer or use our online attorney contact form.
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How Our Decatur Personal Injury Lawyers Can Assist You
Our skilled attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., 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.
- We will carefully investigate the accident to identify who was really at fault and who should be held responsible.
- We will handle your case on a contingent fee basis. We offer a “No Win No Fee” guarantee. You pay no money out of pocket unless we obtain compensation for you.
- We will calculate the extent of your losses, including medical bills, lost income and other expenses.
- We may work with life planners to estimate your future losses, if your injuries are expected to affect your ability to work or live independently in the years ahead.
- We will seek out all insurance policies that may be available to provide compensation for your injuries.
- We will handle all communication with the insurance companies.
- We will negotiate aggressively with insurance providers for a maximum settlement.
- We will keep you informed of the progress of the negotiations.
- We will seek to stop any medical debt collection efforts while your personal injury claim is pending.
- We will prepare your case for trial and be ready to go to court if the insurer is unwilling to agree to a fair settlement.
- We will work to resolve any outstanding liens on your monetary compensation to maximize the amount that you receive.
Our goals are the same as yours—to obtain a full settlement for you and help you get your life back on track.
Hospitals Serving Decatur, Alabama
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, P.C., 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:
- Decatur Morgan Hospital – Decatur Campus
1201 7th St. S.E.
Decatur, Alabama 35601
Phone: (256) 341-2000
- Decatur Morgan Hospital – Parkway Campus
1874 Beltline Rd. S.W.
Phone: (256) 973-2000
We will answer your questions and offer guidance about your legal options. If you have been seriously injured, we know that you are going through a stressful ordeal and need compassion and trusted assistance. We have helped many Alabama families across the Tennessee Valley recover from serious injuries and we would like to help you if possible. Call us to find out how an auto accident attorney in Decatur can help you.
Receive Compensation for Your Injuries
At Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., 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:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses related to your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries and disfigurement
- Present and future lost wages
- Mental anguish.
The State of Alabama recognizes that people who have been injured by others should have an opportunity to be made whole.
Settle or Go to Trial?
Our clients often ask whether they will have to go through a trial if they file a personal injury lawsuit. Most of the Decatur 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.
- Morgan County Circuit Clerk
Morgan County Courthouse
302 Lee Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: (256) 351-4600
- Limestone County Circuit Clerk
Limestone County Courthouse
200 West Washington St.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233-6406
If your future depends on the outcome of your personal injury claim, you want to be sure you have skilled lawyers who can handle the most complicated injury cases. You want attorneys with a demonstrated record of results. Trust the knowledge and experience of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. We would like to help you as we have helped many Alabamians. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Not in Decatur? 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, Florence, Huntsville, and Scottsboro.
Decatur Personal Injury Practice Areas
The personal injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., have been helping injured victims in Alabama since 1966. We handle a variety of cases including:
- Insurance Disputes
- Alcohol Liability
- Trucking Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Stryker Hip Implant Recall
- Product Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Lawnmower Injuries
- Premises Liability