When you’ve been injured by the negligent act of someone else, enforcing your legal rights can seem like an additional burden at the worst possible time. It’s not surprising that many victims accept an early settlement offer just so they can move on. Defense lawyers and insurance companies know this and often try to get away with a substandard offer. Gedgoudas and Miller in Birmingham is a law firm dedicated to giving Alabama personal injury plaintiffs the information and support they need to collect the compensation they deserve from negligent individuals and businesses. In auto accident, medical malpractice and premises liability actions, we develop complete strategies to help you obtain payment to cover healthcare expenses, lost income and other costs related to your injury.
Whether an auto accident is triggered by a distraction, drug or alcohol impairment, or simple carelessness, the harm can be severe and even permanent. If you’ve been in a collision, our proven attorneys advocate for your rights with insurance companies and at trial. You can trust us to deliver strong advocacy in a full range of cases, including those pertaining to:
We offer a free initial consultation so you don’t have to wait to get informed advice about your potential claim.
Property owners must take reasonable care of their premises to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If someone slips and falls due to a cracked sidewalk, liquid spilled on a restaurant floor, or a hazard left in a store aisle, they can seek reimbursement for medical costs that result. However, Alabama’s contributory negligence law prevents victims from obtaining a financial recovery if they are assigned any fault for their injury. Our qualified attorneys can counter defense arguments and give you the best chance to secure a favorable outcome.
Even if you have a compelling claim, an Alabama medical malpractice lawsuit could fail if strict rules are not followed. From the time you suspect that you were hurt by a doctor or some other healthcare provider, it’s important to gather evidence to show that compensable harm occurred. Our firm will retain the experts needed to prove that professional care standards were violated. In many situations, victims of medical malpractice aren’t sure why their condition got worse, but our experienced litigators can uncover the truth and delver strong results in a verdict or settlement.
When negligence or intentional misconduct results in a fatality, it’s a loss that resonates with the victim’s loved ones forever. In these instances, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can pursue legal relief in a wrongful death action. Alabama law requires these lawsuits to be filed within two years of the date of death, and only punitive damages are available in these lawsuits, based on the defendant’s level of culpability and the public interest in deterring similar conduct. If you are the personal representative or a potential heir for the estate of a wrongful death victim, we can explain the process and advocate for an appropriate result.
Gedgoudas and Miller advocates for Alabamans in all types of personal injury and wrongful death actions, including claims related to vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Birmingham office, please call 205-847-1396 or contact us online.