Personal injuries can happen at any time in Huntsville, Alabama, in any number of different ways. Maybe you were involved in an auto accident where the other driver was at fault? Maybe it was a workplace accident where the employer failed to provide a safe working environment. These injuries can severely affect your life, including your ability to work and earn a living. They can also leave you with a stack of medical bills so high that you see no way of ever getting them all paid.
That is where Pittman, Dutton & Hellums comes in. We are personal injury attorneys who specialize in aggressively investigating your case to ensure that you are taken care of, both medically and financially, by the party responsible for your personal injury. If you or a loved one was injured in the state of Alabama, contact the Huntsville personal injury attorneys at Pittman, Dutton & Hellums and get the life recovery process started.
Our law firm helps injured people receive the most compensation possible for their injuries, lost wages, pain suffered and other damages. Just a few of the types of personal injury cases that Pittman, Dutton & Hellums handles for our Alabama clients are:
- Wrongful Death
- Auto Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Pharmaceutical and Drug Litigation
- Defective Products/Product Liability
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Workers’ Compensation
- Aviation Accident
What should I do if I have been seriously injured in an accident?
If you’ve been in an accident in Alabama, you should first ensure that you report the accident to the proper authorities. If your injuries were a result of a car accident, make sure you get a copy of the accident report from the police and notify your insurance carrier as soon as humanly possible. If you were seriously injured at your place of business…or any other commercial business, make sure the owner or manager of that business knows about it immediately and get a written report documenting the injury submitted quickly. In regards to dealing with your insurance carrier…or the insurance company of the other party (or business) involved, it is usually not advisable to provide a statement to the insurance company before first contacting a personal injury attorney, like Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, to learn your legal rights and responsibilities under Alabama laws. The insurance companies are looking to protect themselves and limit their own liability.
What types of injuries would be considered “serious” personal injuries in Huntsville?
While any injury could be considered serious, due to the pain and suffering you go through as a result, Pittman, Dutton & Hellums considers “serious injuries” to be those that have permanent injury, such as full or partial paralysis, closed head injuries or those that are categorized as traumatic brain injuries.
What exactly is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic Brain Injuries are defined as injuries to the brain caused by physical trauma to the head. It could be a penetrating head wound where an object pierces the skull and enters the brain, causing damage. It could be a closed head injury like a severe concussion, where a blow to the head traumatizes the brain. People who are suffering from a traumatic brain injury could face headaches, memory damage, impulse control, extreme fatigue, and in some cases, even severe depression. If you or someone you know in Alabama is suffering from symptoms like these, Pittman, Dutton & Hellums urges you to seek professional medical attention immediately. Do not mess with head or brain injuries.
What types of damages can I recover in Alabama?
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, Alabama laws entitle you to recover the following types of compensatory damages:
- Reasonable Medical Treatment
- Past and/or Future Lost Wages
- Permanent Injuries
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- In certain situations, you could be entitled to punitive damages as well.
Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, your personal injury lawyers in Huntsville Alabama, represent people who have suffered serious personal injuries as the result of an accident. We have the experience, the expertise and the resources to represent you and ensure that you get full compensation for your pain and injuries. Having a top personal injury law firm on your side can also simplify the insurance settlement process to take that headache out of the equation.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in Alabama, contact the Birmingham Personal Injury Attorney of Pittman, Dutton & Hellums today. We have represented clients in every county in Alabama and look forward to helping resolve your personal injury case to your satisfaction.
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