Montgomery Personal Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, personal injuries happen every day in the U.S., causing physical pain, emotional distress, and financial worries. These injuries are commonly the result of accidents caused by negligent parties, such as careless drivers, defective product manufacturers, and remiss property owners. Personal injury victims may have their lives disrupted for weeks, months, or years, depending on the extent of the physical damage inflicted.
They commonly are temporarily disabled, unable to work, hospitalized, require extensive outpatient treatment, and face the stress of medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of income, and more. In the worst cases, they are permanently disabled or die of injuries, leaving shocked and grieving families behind, often stripped of the income they depended on.
Alabama Personal Injury Law
Fortunately, personal injury and wrongful death laws have been established to compensate these victims and their families. At Sawyer Law Firm, Montgomery personal injury attorney J.P. Sawyer provides compassionate representation to those who have sustained injuries due to the wrongdoing of others. We understand the difficulties you face and will aggressively pursue the financial compensation you need and deserve to recover and move forward in life. We are backed by more than 25 years of experience in seeking maximum compensation for victims through negotiated settlements or litigation.
When such incidents occur, personal injury law allows you to seek compensation for your losses and damages, such as past and future injury-related medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, property damage, and emotional trauma.
This is generally pursued in a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party’s insurance company. It is a well-known fact that insurance companies are not on your side and will commonly do everything possible to minimize, delay, or deny the compensation to which you are entitled. That is why you need an attorney who knows how to fight their tactics to help you obtain a fair and just result.
Contact us today for a free consultation at (334) 539-0604 or through our online request form.
Serious Injury Cases
Serious injuries caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others can occur in many ways, such as through:
Motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
Slip and fall accidents
Montgomery Car Accident Lawyer
Each year in the U.S. there are over 6 million automobile crashes involving injury or death. A devastating injury caused by the negligence of someone else has a permanent effect on your career, quality of life, and your ability to support yourself and your family.
Montgomery car accident lawyer J.P. Sawyer represents individuals and their families who have been injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others in car wrecks.
When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
As a general guideline, it’s best to contact a lawyer after sustaining injuries in a car accident as soon as possible. There are a couple of reasons for this, the first being the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law implemented on a state-by-state basis that outlines when an injury victim can file a personal injury claim. According to the Code of Alabama section 6-2-38 the state of Alabama has a two-year timeline. More specifically, this means you have two years to file your or you will lose your chance to file and pursue compensation.
While rare, there are some exceptions to this law where the filing time may change, including:
If the injury victim is under the age of 19 at the time of the accident
The negligent party left the state of Alabama before a claim could be filed
Beyond the statute of limitations, which applies to all personal injury claims, car accident injuries are unique in that they are most usually soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are injuries that affect the tendons, ligaments, and muscles, such as whiplash. Like whiplash, these injuries progressively get worse over a few days or even weeks after the injury occurred.
Because of this, many injury victims sign a compensation agreement with an insurance company before talking to a lawyer only to discover after that their injuries are worse than they initially believed. The majority of people in this situation are not able to recover any additional compensation to cover their additional costs after signing a compensation agreement. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, talk to our Montgomery car accident attorney for help today!
Common Injuries Sustained in Crashes
Montgomery car accident lawyer J.P. Sawyer handles car accident cases involving a wide range of injuries and damages, including:
Soft tissue injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Montgomery Defective Product Lawyer
Can I Sue for a Defective Product?
Montgomery defective product attorney J.P. Sawyer handles the prosecution of lawsuits arising out of the use of products that have caused death, personal injuries, or property damages. We work diligently to thoroughly understand the engineering and mechanics of the product involved in the accident.
We work with a network of experts who provide both out-of-court consultation and courtroom expert testimony. When representing victims of defective products, our goal is to provide high-quality representation to clients in every aspect of the product liability case.
How Can Our Team Help?
Our defective product lawyers have extensive experience in complex product liability litigation. Our experience includes handling several cases, including:
Defective medical devices
Dangerous manufacturing defects
Auto manufacturing defects
You will never incur any legal fees unless we obtain a financial settlement or jury award for your personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Montgomery, AL
Proven Attorneys Representing Victims in Alabama for 25+ Years
Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Healthcare professionals who provide care that is below generally accepted standards should be held responsible. However, proving negligence is not always easy. This is how a Montgomery medical malpractice attorney can help you!
Alabama Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Each state can impose different laws that govern medical malpractice cases, one of which is the statute of limitations. In Alabama, the statute of limitation to file a medical malpractice claim is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. There are three main exceptions: discovery, minors, and statute of repose.
If an injury victim does not realize they have an injury or did not know that malpractice took place they have six months from the date of this discovery to file a claim. To qualify for this exception you must not have been able to reasonably know that you had a medical malpractice claim within the two years standard statute of limitations.
Statute of Limitations for Minors
If a child is under the age of four when malpractice occurred they have up until their eighth birthday to file a lawsuit.
Statute of Repose
The statute of repose states that all medical malpractice claims in Alabama must be filed within four years of the malpractice. The statute of repose overrides the discovery rule, meaning that regardless of when you discovered any malpractice if it was more than four years from the date of injury you are not eligible to file a claim. The statute of repose doesn’t override the exceptions for minors under the age of four.
Montgomery Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney
We’ve Recovered Over $35 Million for Our Clients
People take medications to help them feel better, not to make them sicker. Even with the FDA’s strict guidelines, defective medicines remain a prevalent problem. If you believe your loved one is a victim of a pharmaceutical injury in Montgomery, we at Sawyer Law Firm can help.
Our firm has more than 25 years of legal experience and has helped dozens of Alabama residents successfully resolve their defective drug cases. There is never a fee for our initial conversation, and if we do not win any money on your behalf, we won’t charge you for taking on your case. You have nothing to lose and potential protection for your loved one to gain by working with our firm.
Even drugs that are generally safe for mass consumption can cause damage if prescribed incorrectly. If your doctor or pharmacist provides you with the wrong drug or fails to notice that a drug they prescribed is harming you, they could be liable for a medication error lawsuit.
Medication errors are surprisingly common, with the Institute of Medicine estimating that at least one medication error is made every day in every hospital. The error could be the result of a doctor’s illegible handwriting, failure to instruct patients on the proper dosage of medication, or pharmacists erroneously filling prescriptions with similar-sounding drugs. No matter the cause, you should speak to an attorney any time you or a loved one has been injured from a medication error.
Montgomery Trucking Accident Attorney
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that over 100,000 truck accidents occur every year. Given the difference in size and weight of an 18-wheeler versus a car, motorcycle rider, or even pedestrian, these accidents are often catastrophic or even fatal. Our team is backed by over 25 years of experience and is very experienced in dealing with complex truck accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t wait to get help. Call Montgomery trucking accident attorney J.P. Sawyer to get help today.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a serious accident, reach out to the Sawyer Law Firm by calling (334) 539-0604.
Montgomery Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Sawyer Law Firm, Montgomery wrongful death attorney J.P. Sawyer has assisted families throughout Alabama and in other states for more than 25 years. When we are hired, we work solely for you, and will never use complicated legal jargon while discussing your case. It is our job to protect you and your rights, as well as help you during the entire legal process.
All nursing wrongful death cases are incredibly serious, and if you believe your loved one passed away due to someone’s negligence, we can determine if you have a case. Rest assured that we will treat your case with sensitivity and will always provide you and your family with compassionate, personalized attention.
We are ready to hear your case. Contact our firm for a free initial consultation at (334) 539-0604.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
If your loved one passed away unexpectedly, the last thing you may want to do is undergo a legal battle. However, it is important that you seek justice not only for your loved one but for your living family members as well. Our team will go to work for you and keep you informed of your case progress every step of the way.
Common wrongful death cases can be caused by:
Montgomery wrongful death attorney J.P. Sawyer is passionate about standing up for those who cannot fight for themselves. We take your case to heart and we are committed to helping you receive the full amount of damages you are owed.