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How Are Personal Injury Lawyer Fees Handled at Your Firm?

At Pittman Dutton Hellums & Mann, we handle cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that payment of your fees are contingent upon, or dependent upon whether we win your case. If we don’t win your trial or there is no recovery, you do not owe us anything.

Benefits of contingency fees include:

You pay nothing up front

No attorney fees are due if we don’t win

Use your resources where they’re needed now

We understand that injured persons commonly face unexpected financial hardships after their accident. We believe that a contingency fee arrangement helps accommodate our clients’ needs in a way that benefits them the most. 

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How Are Personal Injury Lawyer Fees Handled at Your Firm?

At Pittman Dutton Hellums & Mann, we handle cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that payment of your fees are contingent upon, or dependent upon whether we win your case. If we don’t win your trial or there is no recovery, you do not owe us anything.

Benefits of contingency fees include:

  • You pay nothing up front
  • No attorney fees are due if we don’t win
  • Use your resources where they’re needed now

We understand that injured persons commonly face unexpected financial hardships after their accident. We believe that a contingency fee arrangement helps accommodate our clients’ needs in a way that benefits them the most. 

Welcome to Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C.

Our firm has more than 35 years of experience representing personal injury victims in Birmingham and throughout the United States. Whether litigating complex car accident cases or holding billion-dollar corporations liable in class action lawsuits, we battle every day for our clients.

Our compassionate involvement and dedicated advocacy ensure clients get partners they can trust to work for them, their families, and the justice they deserve. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need a law firm that can deliver results for your exact type of case. Below are some of the main areas we focus on.

Over $900 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients

Our track record speaks for itself — we engage our full set of resources to achieve the best possible results

High-Quality Service and Personal Attention

We treat each client like family and give their case the priority and focus needed for success

Proactive Communication With Each Client

Our attorneys stay accessible throughout your case and are here to guide you at each step of the process

Passionate and Tenacious Representation

We bring complex claims against some of the world’s largest corporations  — we don’t back down until you receive justice

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The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Client Testimonials for Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

Hear from our previous clients about their experiences working with Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann:

The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

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Beth Huffstutler

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

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Beth Huffstutler

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

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Tyna B.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

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Tyna B.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

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Emily W.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

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Emily W.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Filing Deadline for a Wrongful Death Claim?

In most cases, wrongful death claims in Alabama have a two-year statute of limitations. This means that the claim must be filed within two years after the person’s death; after that time period, the case can no longer be pursued.

Thus, it’s important to contact a lawyer right away if you believe you have a claim, so you don’t miss your opportunity to properly investigate and file with the court.

In certain cases, specific factors can affect the statute of limitations and the filing deadline. For instance, if doctors cannot determine the person’s death for several weeks or months, the statute of limitations may be extended.

Navigating the complex system of wrongful death laws will be difficult without legal representation. Various procedural issues can arise, and may also overlap with criminal issues. It’s important to get guidance from a Birmingham wrongful death lawyer who can help handle such claims.

How long does it take to settle wrongful death claims?

There is really no standard length for wrongful death claims. Each case is unique and may focus on different aspects of Alabama’s wrongful death statute. Wrongful death claims can take anywhere from several months to a year or even longer.

Compared to conventional personal injury cases, wrongful death cases may involve longer time frames since the victim is not there to testify.

What is the difference between a wrongful death claim and “survival of claim”?

Wrongful death refers to instances where a person’s negligent actions cause the death of another person. In contrast, “survival of claim” refers to cases where a person is injured in an accident, but later dies before they can file a personal injury lawsuit.

Here, the question is whether their injury claim “survives” — that is, whether the injury claim can still be pursued after they pass away. This is a complex subject also covered by Alabama Code § 6-5-462. It depends on many factors, for instance, whether their later death was related to the accident.

Survival of claim issues are best handled by a competent wrongful death lawyer who can sort out the different elements involved. Get in touch with a lawyer at (205) 850-4463 for help with survival of claim or other related issues.

How can an experienced wrongful death lawyer help?

Preparing for a wrongful death lawsuit can be draining and daunting. A qualified lawyer can help relieve much of the burden by gathering witness statements, documents, records, and other evidence that will be needed to support your case.

A wrongful death attorney can also explain how Alabama laws may affect your case, and what your rights and options are under those laws. An attorney can review both the evidence and the laws to obtain the most favorable outcome for your family in a court of law.

If your family has been affected by a wrongful death, contact us at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. at (205) 850-4463. We will handle these matters for you, so you can focus on attending to your family and loved ones when they need you the most.

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They changed my opinion about lawyers and made a very unpleasant experience almost a pleasure.

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Welcome to Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C.

Our firm has more than 35 years of experience representing personal injury victims in Birmingham and throughout the United States. Whether litigating complex car accident cases or holding billion-dollar corporations liable in class action lawsuits, we battle every day for our clients.

Our compassionate involvement and dedicated advocacy ensure clients get partners they can trust to work for them, their families, and the justice they deserve. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need a law firm that can deliver results for your exact type of case. Below are some of the main areas we focus on.

Over $900 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients

Our track record speaks for itself — we engage our full set of resources to achieve the best possible results

High-Quality Service and Personal Attention

We treat each client like family and give their case the priority and focus needed for success

Proactive Communication With Each Client

Our attorneys stay accessible throughout your case and are here to guide you at each step of the process

Passionate and Tenacious Representation

We bring complex claims against some of the world’s largest corporations  — we don’t back down until you receive justice

Aggressive Representation for Injury Victims

What Types of Cases Do We Handle?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need a law firm that can deliver results for your exact type of case. We have decades of combined experience and broad coverage of personal injury law. This provides us with the ideal skill sets and resources to best meet our clients’ specific legal needs.  

Below are examples of the main types of cases we handle.

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Individually, the lawyers at our firm are among the most experienced, most respected, and most recognized in the country. Our team has garnered several of the most distinguished awards and recognitions from peer-review publications and institutions. Other attorneys often seek us out for co-counsel opportunities, and our members are consistently invited to serve on boards and committees.

Pittman Dutton Hellums Bradley & Mann, P.C. was founded in 1986 because we believe each person deserves a strong voice to stand up for their legal rights. Our commitment to courtroom success helps ensure that our clients receive the most favorable outcome through our nation’s court system.

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We are one of the nation’s most prestigious and most awarded personal injury law firms!

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Our law firm is proud to have served thousands of satisfied clients throughout the United States. In addition to recovering millions in settlements, we provide compassionate and empathetic service every step of the way.

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We have worked on nearly every personal injury case imaginable and have the expertise clients look for to achieve the outcomes they desire. From 2000 to 2010, our firm tried more cases in the state of Alabama than any other plaintiff’s law firm.

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Always striving for excellence, our firm is thrilled to retain top recognition from organizations including U.S. News & World Report, Super Lawyers, American Association for Justice, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and many more prestigious publications.

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NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

Our firm works on a contingency fee-only basis. That means we only charge if we obtain a victory for you. Every consultation with our firm is free. We are very selective with cases we accept and will only take on yours if we believe we can win.

Client Testimonials for Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C.

Hear from our previous clients about their experiences working with Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann:

The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

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Beth Huffstutler

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The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

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Beth Huffstutler

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

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Tyna B.

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I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

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Tyna B.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

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Emily W.

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I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

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Emily W.

Aviation Accidents and Incidents | Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

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