Personal Injury Claims
Serious injuries may be either physical or psychological in nature. Usually, these claims also assert that negligent or wanton conduct has caused the person’s injury. Investigating legal claims related to serious injuries and death is at the heart of what we do and who we are as personal injury lawyers. It is the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, property owners, and managers to provide safe products and safe environments for us to live, work and play. When these companies violate the public’s trust by putting profit over people, we are called to seek justice for victims with the hopes of preventing anyone else from being hurt.
Beasley Allen’s personal injury lawyers are nationally recognized for their success in representing clients throughout the country who have been seriously harmed, whether in an auto accident, an on-the-job accident, by a defective product, or any multitude of situations. We understand the life-altering physical, psychological, or emotional impact a serious injury can have on you and your family, and we recognize the need to prevent it from happening to others. It’s what drives us to help those suffering from an accident that could have been prevented.
Our personal injury lawyers represent clients in lawsuits arising from a spectrum of claims. Some of the personal injury cases we handle the most are related to auto accidents; workplace accidents; accidents connected to defective or dangerous machinery or improper safety training and procedures; accidents involving defective consumer products; maritime accidents; aviation accidents; nursing home abuse and neglect; and accidents involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Claims involving heavy trucks and commercial vehicles are often among the more complex personal injury claims we investigate. Truck crashes often create complicated accident scenes, and the rules and regulations that mandate safety within the trucking industry make truck accident cases all the more complex. A truck accident lawyer must devote substantial time and resources to investigate a personal injury or wrongful death claim that arises from the scene of a trucking/-related crash. Accidents between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles often result in serious injuries and wrongful death.
Trucking carriers and their insurance companies almost always rush investigators to the scene of a truck accident so they can begin working to limit their liability in these situations. Our personal injury lawyers, support staff, and in-house accident investigators immediately begin the critical task of documenting and preserving the evidence to go toe-to-toe with the big trucking companies. If you were injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, you will need the very best personal injury lawyer and support staff to navigate your claim to a successful resolution.
Single Vehicle Accidents
Single-vehicle accidents account for nearly one-third of all vehicular accidents in the U.S. yet cause about half of the traffic accident deaths each year. When our personal injury lawyers investigate single-vehicle crashes that resulted in severe injuries or death, we occasionally uncover evidence that an auto product defect caused or contributed to the crash. For example, a driver may be following all the rules of the road and recommendations for safe driving. They are wearing their seatbelt, the car is equipped with airbags and anti-lock brakes, and they properly maintain their tires and take their vehicle in for regular service.
But if the vehicle or some vehicle component is defective, no amount of diligence on the driver’s part can prevent a crash. When our personal injury lawyers find that a defect caused an accident or failed to protect the vehicle’s occupants, an auto products liability claim against the manufacturer and other potentially liable parties is the best way to seek justice for crash-related injury or death.
When investigating serious injuries or death related to automotive accidents, one of the critical issues our personal injury lawyers examine is vehicle crashworthiness. Crashworthiness refers to the ability of a vehicle to protect occupants in a collision. Investigating the crashworthiness of a motor vehicle involves looking into the vehicle’s structure itself, the performance of various safety systems, such as airbags and seat belts, and the integration of all these components and how they work together to keep vehicle occupants safe in a crash.
Crashworthiness may also include child safety seats, seatbacks, cab guards, and other safety components used in passenger and commercial vehicles. The crashworthiness of motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and just about any other type of motor vehicle is also considered in many cases our personal injury lawyers handle.
Heavy Equipment Injuries
Every year, thousands of U.S. workers suffer debilitating injuries or are killed on the job because a piece of heavy equipment was defective or improperly guarded. In some cases, the worker did not receive adequate training. The results of workplace accidents involving heavy equipment can seriously impair or end a person’s ability to work and provide for themselves and their family. Unfortunately, a state’s workers’ compensation system may limit the ability of employees to hold employers accountable for work-related injuries, but many people do not realize that there may be another available source of recovery.
Many times when our personal injury lawyers investigate a worker’s compensation case, they discover a defective industrial product is to blame. Amputations and other catastrophic injuries and death commonly occur from defective machinery used in the workplace, including heavy equipment, conveyor belts, lifts, power tools, and other machinery. When an industrial product causes an on-the-job injury, a product liability lawsuit is usually the best course of action for the injured party.
Beasley Allen will ensure that employers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make dangerously defective products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
Negligence & Premises Liability
Every year, our personal injury lawyers handle several cases of injury and death resulting from dangerous conditions on commercial property. These cases usually arise from negligent maintenance or security or a general lack of effort to prevent serious accidents or crimes from occurring on a premises, be it a parking lot, an apartment complex, bar, restaurant, and nearly every other type of commercial property.
For instance, we have litigated premises liability lawsuits involving drownings in unsecured pools and hot tubs, shootings and other crimes in improperly guarded residential living complexes and strip malls, and pedestrian deaths in commercial parking lots. Elevators, escalators, machinery, wells, dams, mines, canals, roads, amusement rides and playground equipment are other examples of real property hazards that owners have a duty to reasonably operate and maintain in a way that does not threaten the well-being of others.
Sexual abuse cases are some of the toughest and most heartbreaking cases our personal injury lawyers see. Many of these cases involve children who have been abused by a trusted adult, often in a position of authority or caregiving with an organization, club, or other entity that purports to provide care, enrichment, and learning opportunities.
Sexual abuse creates a permanent scar on a young life that the individual will always carry with them and often manifests as severe emotional and psychological trauma, debilitating fear, strained relationships, missed opportunities, and substance abuse. We consider it our highest privilege to bring sexual predators to justice and ensure they will not harm anyone else.
Personal Injury Lawyers
When considering a personal injury lawyer to handle your serious injury claim, knowledge, experience, and a proven track record will be critical to filing and arguing your case. Beasley Allen has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful personal injury and product liability law firms not just in the South, but the entire U.S. Our personal injury lawyers have built a national reputation for handling cases involving serious injuries with exceptional skill, diligence, and success.
Our firm has the resources to represent clients throughout the country while never losing sight of the individual. Every person who has suffered a serious injury or who has been killed through no fault of their own deserves a better-than-fair shot at justice. We will never stop fighting for you.
Let us put our resources to work for you. If you are an attorney, we can competently and conscientiously assist you in handling any group of cases, no matter how large.
Wyatt Montgomery, a lawyer in our Personal Injury and Product Liability Section and based out…
Mike Andrews, Cole Portis and Dana Taunton recently worked with Birmingham lawyer Doug Roy to…
On a summer day in 2019, our client Migdalia Roach strapped her 5-year-old daughter into…