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If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of the carelessness, negligence or intentional acts of another party in Florence or anywhere in Lauderdale County or the Shoals, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Having an experienced Florence personal injury attorney on your side can help you recover and move forward again after a serious accident. If you are represented by Morris, King & Hodge, you will have the knowledge and legal experience of a North Alabama law firm that other attorneys and legal publications have recognized for exceptional legal service. We are proud of the case results we have achieved on behalf of our clients who were dealing with difficult situations and in need of help.

We want to help you get your life back on track. We offer a free consultation and will explain your legal options.  Call us now toll free at 888-445-5585 to speak with an experienced Florence Personal Injury Lawyer or use our online attorney contact form.

What’s an Example of a Florence Personal Injury Case?

Car accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents in Florence that lead to serious injuries are a common source of personal injury claims. The person who suffers serious injuries as a result of another driver’s carelessness or disregard for safety may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

  • For example, a teacher is driving home from the University of North Alabama on Florence Boulevard. A distracted driver who is talking on the phone fails to notice a traffic light has turned red and slams into the back of the teacher’s car. The teacher sustains neck and back injuries from the impact of the collision and is taken by ambulance to the hospital. The teacher will miss several months of work recuperating from the accident and will require extensive physical therapy. The teacher’s medical bills will amount to more than $80,000. The teacher has health insurance through the university, but will still have significant medical debt as a result of an injury that was another driver’s fault.
  • The teacher may have a legal right under Alabama law to seek compensation from the at-fault driver for medical bills, loss of income, car repairs and other losses associated with the accident. The teacher should not be saddled with burdensome medical debt resulting from a crash that another motorist caused. The teacher may recover compensation to cover his or her accident losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who acted negligently. A car accident lawyer in florence at Morris, King & Hodge can advocate on your behalf with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking full compensation for your losses.

Types of Cases a Florence Personal Injury Lawyer Can Handle

Our personal injury attorneys in Florence bring legal experience measured in decades to each case that we handle. The types of personal injury cases that we handle include:

If you have sustained a serious injury in a car wreck or other type of accident in Florence, it can be a life-altering event. You may have many thousands of dollars in medical debt for treatment of an injury that someone else caused. You may no longer be able to handle the physical demands of your job. You may need retraining to find a suitable job. Your earnings may be significantly reduced as a consequence of your injuries and limitations on working. You do not have to carry the burden alone. A car accident lawyer in Florence from Morris, King & Hodge will carefully investigate your accident and identify the responsible parties. We will prepare a claim and seek the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

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 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 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 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?
Attorney Joey AielloIf 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.

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