Orange Beach, Alabama, known for its white sand beaches and outdoor activities, is where Long & Long Attorneys at Law call home. We are the only law firm with an office in Orange Beach that exclusively practices personal injury law. We have attorneys who are licensed in Alabama and Florida. Our law office is located at 27075 Marina Road, close to the Orange Beach Marina.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to the negligent actions of another individual, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about your legal options and if you qualify for compensation, it’s imperative to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Our team has helped numerous residents move forward after an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Types of Cases Our Firm Represents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Jet ski injuries
- Parasailing injuries
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Insurance liability
- Boating injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Vacation injuries
Personal Injury Cases: Five Things You Need to Know
Suffering injuries due to someone else’s careless or reckless conduct is stressful and overwhelming, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the legal system.
Our personal injury lawyers at Long & Long Attorneys at Law believe injured victims should understand how their actions can affect their personal injury cases. Here are five things you need to know after being involved in an accident:
1. Inform the appropriate party of your accident.
The person you report the accident to will depend on where the incident occurred. For example, if you fell while at the grocery store, you would need to inform the store manager. Notifying the appropriate party is vital to your case.
2. Make sure to seek medical attention.
If you sustained injuries, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately. If you fail to be seen by a doctor, it may affect your claim and any compensation you may be entitled to receive. A medical professional will be able to determine what treatment is necessary and an estimated time for recovery. Your recovery time plays a major role in determining your settlement amount.
3. Gather evidence relevant to your case.
Evidence is an important factor when filing a claim against a person whose reckless or negligent behavior caused your injuries. Evidence can include the following:
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Medical records and expenses
- Eyewitness statements
- Documentation of lost wages
4. An investigation must be conducted to determine your legal options.
In order to adequately determine your legal options, an in-depth investigation must take place. Whether you were involved in a pedestrian accident or were bitten by a dog, we can evaluate every aspect of your case and inform you of your legal rights. We will analyze the severity of your injuries, talk with witnesses, and review your medical records and any other relevant details to your case.
If you have grounds to file a claim, we can help you pursue the compensation you are rightfully owed.
5. An attorney can help you calculate a reasonable settlement amount.
Insurance companies are known to offer low settlements to accident victims. They may try to persuade victims to accept their initial offer, in order to pay as little compensation as possible. Our team will not allow you to settle for less than what you deserve.
Once our team has reviewed the specific details of your case, we can calculate and suggest a reasonable settlement amount to the insurance company based on the damages you have suffered.
Statute of Limitations: How Time Limits Can Impact Your Claim
Every state has statutes of limitations laws that give injured victims a specific amount of time to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for damages. These laws vary and depend on the type of lawsuit you’re filing. The state of Alabama allows a victim exactly two years to file a lawsuit for a personal injury claim, according to Code of Alabama section 6-2-38.
Those injured due to the negligent actions of another person must file within those two years. If you miss the deadline, chances of receiving compensation for damages are slim to none.
What Can Compensation Cover?
Victims who sustained injuries caused by a careless individual may receive compensation. Compensation is intended to cover medical expenses and other related costs. Depending on the type of accident you’re involved in and the seriousness of your injuries, you may be compensated for the following:
- Medical bills such as physical therapy and future treatment
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Costs associated with the wrongful death of a loved one
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income and/or lost earning capacity
- Mental anguish
Obtaining compensation in a personal injury claim can be challenging. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to consult the legal advice of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, so you can receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Who Is Held Liable for My Injuries?
Liability is a key factor when attempting to file a claim for your losses, however, the person responsible for the accident is not always obvious. One or more parties involved may have acted negligently.
Do I Have a Claim?
Every personal injury case is unique. Our team must review the various circumstances surrounding your case to conclude whether or not you have a claim. This will include the severity of your injuries, pain and suffering, and property damage, among other factors.
A common reason why some injured victims don’t receive compensation for their losses is because they were uncertain if they had a case and chose not to contact an attorney.
Even if you’re unsure, it’s imperative to contact our law firm. We can review your case and inform you of your legal options. If you’re eligible to receive compensation for your damages, we will assist you throughout the entire legal process.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Law Firm
The legal system is not straightforward and is often difficult to handle without trusted legal guidance. At Long & Long Attorneys at Law, we have years of experience handling personal injury claims and can fight on your behalf. Additionally, we are familiar with the legal system and know what it takes to stand up to insurance companies.
While every personal injury case is different, we treat each client with the same respect and compassion. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your case. With our team, you don’t have to handle the legal system alone.
Long & Long Attorneys at Law have an office in Orange Beach to serve residents who experienced an injury due to the careless actions of another person. We are located at 27075 Marina Road, in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Don’t wait long, call Long & Long Attorneys at Law today at (251) 432-4878, to schedule a free consultation. Office visits are available by appointment. Call us today to learn more about your legal options.
Driving Directions To Long & Long, Orange Beach
Long & Long’s office is located within the Orange Beach Marina complex. Two local restaurants, Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina – Dockside & Upstairs, are also on site inside the Marina complex. Other nearby landmarks are the Tacky Jacks Grill & Tavern and Happy Harbor Bar & Restaurant.
From 1-10 take the Baldwin Beach Express at exit 49, drive South. Turn Left onto Foley Beach Express. Turn left onto Canal Road, then take a right onto Orange Beach Boulevard. Turn Left onto Marina Road. Follow Marina Road for about 1 mile and Long & Long, Orange Beach will be on your Left located in Orange Beach Marina.