Personal injuries can be devastating. In addition to the struggles associated with lengthy recovery times, you may also find yourself grappling with lost wages, steep medical bills and feelings of shame, helplessness and discouragement. Fortunately, attorney Don Bevill has made it his life’s work to assist Jasper and North Alabama residents with cases involving car accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death claims.
ALABAMA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Accident Victims in Walker County
If you are filing a lawsuit for personal injury or car/truck damage in the state of Alabama, you have two years from the date of the accident to file the complaint. If you fail to file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident — commonly referred to as the “statute of limitations” — you will forfeit your right to a court hearing. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney before proceeding with your claim. This is especially true if the other driver’s insurance company is alleging that you were at fault for the accident, or if you suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision.
Under Alabama state law, a “wrongful death” is one caused by the negligence and/or misconduct of another individual. Alabama law states that the estate of a deceased person may initiate a wrongful death suit against a party that causes a wrongful death in any case in which the decedent could have filed suit had she or he lived. The Code of Alabama also allows wrongful death claims to be brought to court even in the absence of prosecution, conviction or acquittal of the party charged with committing the wrongful death. Put simply, a wrongful death claim may be filed in a civil court even if the accused is not facing criminal charges.