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Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. Attorneys Receive Recognition in The Best Lawyers in America

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. Attorneys Receive Recognition in The Best Lawyers in America

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. would like to congratulate the partner attorneys at our firm who were recognized in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for 2022. These are: Thomas E. Dutton, Chris T. Hellums, Michael Bradley, and Jonathan S. Mann.

Each attorney was recognized in specific practice areas for their talent in the legal industry:

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How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

Were you hurt in a car accident? You may have the right to demand compensation. But when and how you can do that depends on your situation. It’s best to talk with a lawyer about your car accident injury. Our Birmingham car accident lawyers at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. have years of experience helping individuals through the auto insurance claim process and personal injury lawsuits.

We understand you might not have called a lawyer right away. Your accident may have been months or maybe over a year ago. Don’t panic—there may still be time to file a lawsuit. Give us a call at (205) 322-8880 to talk about your options. (more…)

Is It Still Wrongful Death If The Car Is Driving Itself?

Is It Still Wrongful Death If The Car Is Driving Itself?

When Carl Benz conceived the first lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine in the closing years of the 19th century, he could never have imagined the challenges faced by those in the 21st century, where cars that drive themselves are fast becoming a commonplace reality.

With big names like Tesla, Google, Uber, and Waymo betting their money on self-driving cars, it’s clear that this form of transportation will be part of the future. However, the utopia associated with self-driving cars is starting to give way to reality as engineers realize that driverless vehicles present new challenges that need novel solutions.

One of the biggest challenges associated with self-driving cars comes about when the vehicle causes a fatality. This results in a vital question: Is it still wrongful death if the car is driving itself?

To answer the question above, we will need to start by defining the idea of a self-driving car and wrongful death in general. We will then look at specific car accident cases where self-driving cars have killed people, leading to lawsuits. This should provide an idea of the arguments made by experts in this area regarding the question above.

As you read this article, it’s vital to remember that any information provided here is not intended as and does not constitute legal advice. (more…)

When to Hire a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

When to Hire a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a collision with a large truck, your first thought most likely isn’t, “Hmm, I ought to hire a truck accident lawyer.” You may be in pain, terrified, thankful to be alive, worried that you may not survive without injury, or a swirling mix of all of the above. However, hiring a truck accident injury attorney is indeed one of the first things you should do after seeking medical attention, and as soon as possible. Let us at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann tell you why. (more…)

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann Attorneys Selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann Attorneys Selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. is proud to announce that five of our attorneys were recognized for the 2020 Super Lawyer Awards in varying capacities. Four of our attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers, one as a 2020 Mid-South Rising Star, and another on two Top 50 lists. The Super Lawyer award is an honor our attorneys have been privileged to be chosen for in years past and one that speaks of our accomplishments and valued relationships with countless colleagues. (more…)