People may become injured in many different ways, often through no fault of their own. If you have sustained a serious injury that was not your fault but happened as a result of another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless act, it is not fair for you to have to simply accept your losses. You are entitled to pursue a claim against the person or entity responsible for causing your injury. At the law firm of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, in Daphne and Foley, Alabama, we have established a formidable reputation as highly effective personal injury attorneys. We have won settlements and verdicts, some in excess of a million dollars, for clients who have suffered serious injuries or the loss of a family member in a wrongful death.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana Fairhope personal injury lawyers are thoroughly experienced in handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Bus accidents
- Airline accidents
- Boating accidents
- Railroad accidents (FELA)
- ATV accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip, trip and fall and other premises accidents
- Negligent security
- Defective products, devices, machinery, or equipment
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Workplace accidents
- Worker’s compensation claims
- Construction accidents
- Fires, explosions, and burns
Types of Personal Injuries
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, we pursue recoveries for a wide range of injury types, including the most catastrophic. Our trial lawyers have experience and a record of success in obtaining impressive awards for these and other injuries:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Injuries to ligaments and tendons
- Burn injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Birth injuries
- Drownings and near drownings
- Wrongful death
Personal Injury Damages in Foley
The damages you are entitled to claim against the person who injured you fall primarily into two categories: economic damages and non-economic or general damages.
Economic damages include the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, lost earnings and future earning capacity, cost of outfitting a home or vehicle to accommodate your disability, cost of medications and medical devices or supplies, cost of household help or childcare necessitated by the accident, cost of transportation to medical appointments, and any out-of-pocket expenses associated with your injuries.
Non-economic damages are losses that have a serious effect on your life but are more difficult to assign a monetary value. They include physical pain and suffering, emotional and psychological damage, disfigurement, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, damage to relationships, loss of sexual function, and other losses specific to each individual victim.
Another potential category of damages is punitive damages, which can be awarded by a jury and are meant to punish extremely egregious behavior or reckless disregard for the safety of others.
In the case of a wrongful death, close family members of the deceased are entitled to a recovery. The Alabama wrongful death law does not allow a family to claim damages for the deceased person’s potential future income, but instead may claim punitive damages for causing the death.
Representation for Alabama Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Cases
Alabama personal injury and wrongful death law is intricate and complex. In order to obtain fair compensation for your losses, it is essential that you hire an experienced personal injury law firm to represent you. Do not speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any authorizations or documents unless your lawyer instructs you to do so. It could compromise your case and harm your opportunity to receive adequate compensation.
The attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, serving Fairhope, Foley, Daphne, Spanish Fort and all of Alabama, have the experience and dedication to justice for the injured that will maximize the likelihood of an award sufficient to cover all of your losses. Call us today for a free no-obligation case analysis.