MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
A vehicle accident means dealing with repairs, insurance companies, and medical bills. In severe accidents, you can have physical limitations to live with and ongoing treatment to go alongside that. Victims of vehicle accidents shouldn’t be forced to endure this trauma alone. That’s why our team is here to help you during this difficult time.
Despite the numerous safety features of modern automobiles, the victims involved in car accidents still face a very real danger: the risk of severe personal injury or wrongful death. While advances in technology have granted consumers air-bags, crumple-zones, and anti-lock brakes to protect the occupants of a vehicle, what they cannot prevent are the negligent behaviors of other drivers.
One of the greatest and most exhilarating hobbies a person can take up, motorcycle riding poses some significant dangers to riders. Motorcyclists must always be aware of their surroundings as they are much smaller than conventional automobiles and may be more difficult for other drivers to see in time to avoid a collision. Additionally, motorcycles lack modern safety features that are common on cars and trucks — namely seat-belts, air-bags, and surrounding walls. Due to this, the injuries that a motorcyclist may incur as the result of the negligent actions of other drivers can be incredibly severe, to say the least.
Although being a common recreational activity in Alabama, there are many dangers to owning and operating a boat in the state. Enthusiasts face dangers with not only the open water but also with the conduct of other boat operators. If the negligent conduct of another person was the causation of you or a loved one’s injury, then seek the service of the experienced Alabama boat accident attorneys here at the Law Office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., today. Over the last three decades, injury attorneys at our firm have gathered the resources and experienced needed to make your case a success.
An automobile or motorcycle accident with an 18 wheeler truck can turn your life upside down. Due to the sheer size and weight of the truck and its cargo, a collision with an 18 wheeler is extremely dangerous for drivers and passengers. We know that victims of 18 wheeler accidents have to deal with medical problems and emotional trauma for a long time after the accidents occurred. We have the resources and litigation experience needed to get our clients the compensation they are entitled to receive.
Cycling in Alabama has increased in popularity in recent times. This influx in people choosing to ride is largely attributed to the increasing cost of gasoline for cars and the numerous health benefits of cycling. Unfortunately, cyclist face a very real danger every time they choose to ride — the possibility of a bicycle accident. Due to the exposed nature of riders and the lack of any real safety features (outside of a sound helmet), riders struck by vehicles often incur serious catastrophic injuries. If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a bike accident, seek the service of our top Alabama bicycle accident attorneys here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., today. Our dedicated injury lawyers have the resources needed to build you an effective case.
Every day countless people board our nation’s many aircraft to reach their destination more quickly compared to ground transportation. Saving time is one of the many key benefits of choosing to fly and in most cases, is fairly safe. However, despite the strict regulations set by the FAA, many aviation accidents still take place. Due to the altitude in which these aircraft fly at, the speeds they travel with, and the explosive nature of high octane jet fuel, many aviation accidents leave victims with catastrophic injuries or tragically end their lives.
Being injured at work can take a toll on even the most decent and hard-working people. The repercussions can be physically, psychologically, and financially disruptive. Contact our attorneys, and we’ll make sure your rights are protected.
A large portion of the average person’s life is spent on the job, earning and providing for their family. Due to putting in this substantial amount of time, injuries suffered while working are bound to take place. Fortunately for workers who are injured, there is a state governed insurance program known as workers’ compensation to aid them in the event of an injury. However, if the negligence of another person was the causation for your injury then a separate claim of personal injury may need to be filed. If you have been injured on the job, seek the service of our expert Alabama workers’ compensation lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark Keith today.
Inherent dangers of the railroad industry place the workers in this field at great risk for personal injury or wrongful death. Similar to the dangers posed by the construction field, railroad workers endure some of the most hazardous conditions in the country. Due to the increasingly large number of workers sustaining injury in this line of work, Congress introduced the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) of 1907 in order to protect these workers. This piece of legislation holds the employers of railroad workers liable for any injuries that their working conditions may cause due to negligence.
Construction workers across the state regularly endure some the toughest most dangerous job conditions in the country. The construction industry as a whole remains one of the largest forms of employment in the nation. Whether erecting bridges, office buildings, or parking structures, these workers are nearly always in danger of suffering a catastrophic injury. Although there are many safety regulations in place designed to protect workers, injuries do occur. Contact the expert Alabama construction injury lawyers at the law office of Wettermark Keith today if you or someone close to you has been the victim of a construction accident.
TYPES OF INJURIES WE REPRESENT
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a negligent party, you may be looking at a long, expensive road to recovery. Our team can help relieve some of your stress. We have the experience and resources to identify the costs associated with your injury. We want you to be able to continue to provide for yourself and your family for a long time to come.
Among the most horrific and catastrophic injuries a person can endure is a burn type injury. Burns often leave victims with extensive scarring — many of which will remain with the victim for the rest of their lives, long after the initial accident took place. When wounds finally heal, the emotional damage that a person suffers may never fully go away. Having the correct personal injury burn injury lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights in court is imperative if you’ve suffered one of these injures. Contact the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., to start processing your burn injury case today — extensive financial compensation may be entitled to you.
Injuries sustained to the head can be the single most debilitating things a person can suffer. All aspects of our day to day lives are governed by our brain sending signals to the rest of our body. When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), many things in life are no longer possible. Things which most people take for granted, such as opening a door or remembering a birthday become extremely difficult if not impossible altogether.
Spinal cord injuries leave victims with such hardships and difficulties that make many aspects of their life simply no longer possible. Information from the brain is relayed to the spinal cord, then to the rest of the body during movement and motor function. When an injury impairs or damages the spinal cord, victims can experience a degree of paralysis that can take away many different basic functions that those of us without these injuries take for granted. These injuries often impart irreversible damage that a victim must live with for the rest of their life.
OTHER PERSONAL INJURY CASES
You need a trustworthy lawyer to help you recover and get compensated for any lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and so much more. We understand the cost of being injured due to negligence and want to get you the payments you deserve and need to get your life back on track.
Despite having garnered an almost satirical nature in recent times, slip and fall type accidents remain a serious source of personal injury across the country. Slip and fall accidents are primarily the result of wet, uneven, or messy floors. This dangerous surface can be in a public place such as a park, store, or sidewalk or on another person’s private property. The risk of a slip and fall accident may be more prevalent than most may think with over 20,000 of them occurring each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contact our expert Alabama slip and fall accident attorneys today if you have been the victim of one of these accidents. Our top slip and fall lawyers will make sure your voice is heard and won’t back down until justice is served.
Children represent the future for a family and when they are injured early in life, the effects of the accident can be devastating. Many opportunities our children may have later on in life can all be taken away in an instant due to another person’s negligence. When parents take their children to school or daycare facilities, the do so under the premise that the teachers and workers there will protect their child from injury. Sadly, in some cases the negligent actions taken by these employees cause serious injuries to children.
Despite having the moniker as “man’s best friend”, many dogs can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of others in a community. Dog attacks tend to also be incredibly graphic and impart massive trauma to victims — most of this damage stemming from the animal’s large canine teeth and claws. Even after the physical injuries of a dog bite heal, the emotional damage may never truly go away. Victims of dog bites often endure intense distress when in the presence of dogs later on in life due to the attack they suffered.
Nursing home abuse can be an incredibly cruel, demeaning, and heinous act. Families can be shocked to find out that the care facilities that they have placed their elders into may be abusing or taking advantage of their loved ones. In some cases this abuse can last for an extended amount of time before someone is made aware. The compassionate elder abuse lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., know that this is a tough time for you and your family and would like to extend their services to you. Our top personal injury attorneys are well-versed in nursing home elder abuse cases and have the experience you will need to stand up for your family in court.
Arguably one of the hardest challenges that a family can face is losing a loved one. When a life is ended prematurely, as the result of negligence, then this burden can be all the more difficult to bear. If only the person responsible had exercised a greater degree of care then the situation may not have taken place at all. In all likelihood this is an emotionally hard time for you and your family and the thought of pursuing a wrongful death case against the party responsible may not even cross your mind.
If you’ve become disabled before you to retire, you may qualify for disability benefits. If you’re unable to work you may think about how you’ll get through your day-to-day life. Our benefits claims experts can help from any stage of the claims process at no cost to you, unless we can secure your claim.
Social Security Disability is a program of the Federal Government designed to provide monthly payments to a disabled individual. If you are under age 65 and unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If an injury or illness prevents you from returning to your job, you may qualify for monthly Social Security disability payments. Rates are set by federal guidelines.
In the event of an emergency or accident where someone is injured or killed, people usually have insurance policies to help them pay for the damages that they incur. Typical insurance companies act in good faith and generally try to help their policyholder as much as possible. However, there are situations that may arise that may cause insurance companies to go against what the law says they should do, thus acting in what is known as “Bad Faith”. If an insurance company is denying your rightful claim to compensation for a loss or injury, it is imperative that you contact our expert Alabama insurance law attorneys right away.
As consumers, we use products daily and trust those products to work as intended. When a faulty product causes an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The same is true for medications and procedures recommended by physicians. Our team has the resources and experience needed to take on large companies to get you the compensation you deserve.
Consumers in the United States purchase a truly vast number of different products each and every day. In addition to the mere disappointment that may come with a product that simply fails to work properly, if not manufactured correctly the product can pose a serious risk to those consumers using it. Not all products adhere to required safety standards and can place people at risk of serious personal injury or even wrongful death if used — even as directed.