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Types of Injuries We Handle

If you or a relative were in an accident in which you suffered serious injuries, you may be in the midst of a long, challenging, and painful recovery. You may be facing the prospect of permanent disability or limitations which alter the course of your career and personal relationships. When dealing with significant harm after someone else caused an accident, the best thing you can do is to contact Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C.’s catastrophic injury lawyers. We have years of personal injury claim experience and will fight hard for you to see the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us via our online form or call 205-933-1500 to schedule a free consultation.

We Handle All Types of Serious and Catastrophic Injury Cases

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
When you severe suffer a blow to the head, which is common in many types of accidents, you may experience a concussion injury. In a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, your brain slams back and forth in your skull, leading to many short- and long-term side effects. If the blow to your head is extreme or penetrates your skull, you may suffer a more serious traumatic brain injury. Brain injury statistics indicate that concussions are extremely common in personal injury accidents. A moderate or severe TBI is often associated with life-long and debilitating consequences. Or, if your loved one suffered a severe TBI, they may still be in a coma, and their physicians may not have an estimate of when they will wake up. In either situation, you need to speak with a lawyer about your legal options following a brain injury.

Burn Injury Lawyers

Suffering severe and extensive burns means you are forced to endure many risky medical procedures, physical suffering, emotional pain, and disfigurement. The physical and emotional pain you must go through on a daily basis is indescribable. Yet, you must articulate what you are going through to obtain the compensation you deserve under the law. A catastrophic injury attorney at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. will translate your non-economic damages into an appropriate sum and will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

Back and Neck Injury Lawyers

Your body goes through a lot in an accident, and the unnatural movement and forces against your body can result in a variety of neck and back injuries, including compression injuries, lacerations, strains and sprains to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and spinal injuries, which can range from a dislocated disc to crushed vertebrae. Once you have injured your neck or back, your life is never the same. It may take multiple medical treatments, months of physical rehabilitation, and pain management to get you back to as normal and strong as you will ever be. Many neck and back injuries leave you with permanent physical limitations and may put you at risk for other injuries in the future. If you suffered a serious neck or back injury in an accident, you need to contact us at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. as soon as you can.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating you can experience in an accident. Whether your spinal cord is moderately injured, partially severed, or fully severed, you are going to experience life-altering injuries. Spinal cord injury statistics indicate that you may experience paralysis below the injury site, leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries that do not cause paralysis may include nerve damage, loss or reduction in some motor function, loss of function of the bladder or bowel, and sexual dysfunction. If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury, contact our legal team at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. right away to discuss your legal options and the potential value of your claim.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Lawyers

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), which is also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a rare medical condition, but one that can occur after any type of serious accident. No matter the severity of your initial injury, you may suffer severe, chronic pain in one area of your body. Any type of injury can lead to RSD, which means a moderate initial injury could result in this debilitating condition. Whenever you are suffering from a secondary harm like RSD, you need to speak with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney about your legal claim and compensation. You may need to fight to prove multiple related injuries and to obtain appropriate compensation.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Lawyers

When you suffer a serious injury to the neurovascular structures (blood vessels and nerves) at the base of your neck or in the upper thoracic region of your spine, you may be diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). This is a group of similar medical conditions, which includes Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and Non-Specific Type Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. These conditions can cause limited range of motion, pain, weakness, and numbness. If you have been diagnosed with TOS after an accident, this is a serious personal injury, and you should speak with an attorney regarding how it impacts your claim.

Accidental Amputation Lawyers

Serious accidents can lead to one or more of your limbs being severed or crushed. Physicians may not be able to re-attach your limb or they may be forced to amputate your severely injured limb. In either situation, you are forced to recover without the use of one or multiple limbs. You have to go through a difficult recovery period and relearn how to do everything in a new way. It can take months or over a year before you can be fitted for a prosthetic limb, and then there is no guarantee it will feel right or useful to you. Unexpected and traumatic amputations permanently alter your life. You deserve to have a catastrophic injury lawyer who will fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.

Environmental Injury Lawyers

It is not always some type of fall or collision that causes damages. Instead, you may be harmed due to environmental factors, such as contamination from chemical plants, waste storage facilities, intentional dumping, or accidental spills. When you are suffering a medical condition or severe injury because of a toxic substance in your environment, contact us at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. We have handled environmental injury claims before, and will concentrate on obtaining the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Dog Bite Lawyers

Many families choose to have pets, including dogs and cats. Dogs are also used for more practical purposes, such as an emotional support animal or a specifically trained service animal. In either situation, whether a dog is working or simply a family pet, it owner is entirely responsible for it. You would hope owners would be responsible and train and properly restrain their dogs, however the truth is that many owners do not such things. They leave their dogs untrained or let them roam without a leash or fence, which increases the risk of the dog attacking someone like you. If you suffered a serious dog bite, you need to call our catastrophic injury lawyers to discuss how to hold the pet owner responsible for the damages they caused.

What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

One of the most common questions we hear in consultations is “what is my personal injury case worth?” The frustrating answer is that it depends. No serious injury claims are alike, which means you cannot look to friends, family members, or the news to determine how much compensation you may receive. You need to speak with an experienced attorney who can review the particulars of your claim advise you on the best and worst case scenarios in regard to compensation.

We will calculate the potential value of your claim by reviewing all of your damages, including:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Disfigurement and/or disability
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium, which is a romantic relationship with your spouse
  • Property damage or loss

When it comes to your non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, we will discuss with you the various ways we can translate these injuries into a fair monetary sum.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

When you pursue compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit after suffering an injury in an accident caused by someone else, this is known as a personal injury claim. There are numerous limits on personal injury cases in Alabama, and one of the most important restrictions is the time in which you have to file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. Known as the personal injury statute of limitations, this law dictates when it is too late for you to try and obtain compensation for your injuries.

In Alabama, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are exceptions and special circumstances that pause the clock or increase the time you have to file. If you are unsure of whether you are running up against the state of limitations for your case or not, call our Alabama catastrophic injury lawyers today.

Why it is Important to Hire a Serious Injury Lawyer

You may wonder why you should hire an Alabama personal injury lawyer when it seems like you can handle the insurance claim yourself after an accident. The answer is because you are more likely to obtain the best possible outcome in your case if you work with an experienced and tenacious attorney. At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., our legal team has the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to hold the other party responsible and to obtain a fair amount of compensation. Without us to protect you and advocate on your behalf, you are more likely to be taken advantage of by an insurer. You may also suffer a great deal of unnecessary stress while trying to recover from your injuries and handle the legal aspects of your situation.

Instead of fighting on your own while at a disadvantage, contact Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. via our online form or call 205-933-1500 today. We offer free consultations so that we can offer you initial information and explain how we can help without you taking on any financial risk. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a serious accident in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery, give us a call. Find out how we can help.