Personal injury is a term used to describe an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to simple property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injuries have been caused by the negligence or careless disregard or “wantonness” of another person resulting in an injury to someone else.
The most common types of personal injury claims are traffic accidents, on the job accidents at work, tripping or slip and falls, product defect claims (product liability actions) and professional negligence or malpractice claims.
The term also can cover conditions that are often classified as industrial diseases or as they are defined in the Code of Alabama; Occupational Exposure claims, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma which is contracted through contact with and exposure to asbestos fibers. There are many other types of occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease. Many manufacturing facilities in Alabama expose workers to conditions that can cause these types of diseases. Repetitive stress or trauma, such as occupational deafness, occupational stress, and repetitive strain and carpel tunnel injury cases are also common in industrial settings.
If you believe you or a loved on have a personal injury case they would like to discuss with Mr. Carter, please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. Remember that no fee is collected if no recovery is made for the injured party and all enquiries are strictly confidential.
For strong representation from a lawyer dedicated to maximizing your benefits, call Maxwell D. Carter - Attorney & Counselor at Law now at 205-967-2509. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.