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If you have suffered a personal injury in an accident, you may be wondering whether or not to hire a Birmingham personal injury lawyer. You may have already received an offer of settlement from the responsible party or his or her insurer. Before you accept any offer for compensation, however, you should consult an experienced Birmingham personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. You may not have accurately assessed the full extent of your damages, including lost future earnings, diminished ability to enjoy once-loved activities, and emotional and physical pain or suffering you experienced as a result of the accident. A knowledgeable Birmingham injury lawyer can help you accurately assess your damages to help ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
The Birmingham personal injury lawyers at The Walker Law Firm handle all types of accident injury cases. Personal injury cases stem from a variety of different types of accidents, including:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Exposure to Asbestos or Other Toxic Substances
- Medical Malpractice
In addition, many personal injury cases arise out of intentional acts, such as assault, battery, or fraud. If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the Birmingham personal injury lawyers at The Walker Law Firm can evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options. Call 0800 985 845 today for a free initial consultation with an experienced Birmingham injury lawyer.
About our law firm.
The Walker Law Firm was founded by Barry W. Walker in 2002. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Walker clerked for the Honorable U.W. Clemon, the first black Federal Judge in the State of Alabama and a civil rights icon. In the years preceding the formation of The Walker Law Firm, Barry Walker honed his skills in the areas of complex civil litigation by representing individual plaintiffs and businesses in cases throughout the nation involving catastrophic injury, catastrophic birth injury, wrongful death, business fraud, professional negligence, and insurance coverage litigation.
The reputation of The Walker Law Firm is built upon selectively taking cases and then diligently preparing them for trial with unwavering focus on the needs and best interests of our clients.
Aggressive and Successful Legal Representation.
Barry Walker has handled hundreds of cases during his career collecting millions of dollars for his clients. After forming The Walker Law Firm, he made a decision to direct his time, talent, and resources towards handling the most serious injury and business cases on behalf of his clients.
We Have Formed a Talented Team of Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys and Experts for You.
The Walker Law Firm has the necessary resources and commitment to prepare your Birmingham personal injury case and take it to trial. Our Birmingham injury lawyers, staff, investigators, and other support personnel use cutting edge technology and expert witnesses to enable them to evaluate cases and thoroughly prepare for court
Putting Technology to Work for our Clients.
At The Walker Law Firm we appreciate the impact technology can have in the Courtroom and in Mediation. A Birmingham wrongful death lawyer’s ability to use illustrations, photos, graphs, and timelines to explain complicated concepts and confusing chains of events is a powerful tool in the courtroom.
Our office is paperless, all medical records and information can be accessed by any of our team 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. If you need world-class legal representation, call the Birmingham personal injury lawyers at The Walker Law Firm for a free legal consultation at 0800 985 845.
MEET OUR CEO
Mr. Walker, a native of Fairfield, Alabama, has dedicated his legal career to pursuing justice on behalf of individuals who have been victimized by accidents, fraud, and medical negligence. His extensive community service record, likewise, reflects his life-long dedication to aiding underprivileged and injured persons of our society
Prior to commencing his career in private practice in Washington, D.C., Mr. Walker served as law clerk to the Honorable U.W. Clemon, United States District Judge, Northern District of Alabama. Mr. Walker clerked for Judge Clemon during the 1997-98 judicial terms, immediately upon graduating from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
While in law school at Cumberland, Mr. Walker served as vice president of the Student Bar Association and received a leadership scholarship. Also, while at Cumberland, Mr. Walker volunteered extensively in his hometown of Fairfield, Alabama, in addition to the Birmingham metropolitan area with various youth groups, which emphasized the importance of education.
Mr. Walker is a 1992 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College; a 1997 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (Juris Doctorate); and a 2000 graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University (Master of Law in the Laws). Prior to returning home to Birmingham and starting his own firm, Mr. Walker worked for some of the most prestigious trial law firms in Washington, D.C. and the nation, including Regan, Helperin & Long and Jack H. Olender & Associates.
Mr. Walker is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Mr. Walker has active cases in all three of these jurisdictions. Mr. Walker works with attorneys all across the country representing injured persons. In addition, Mr. Walker is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, including Alpha Phi Fraternity, the American Association of Justice, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the National Bar Association, the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, the Cumberland School of Law Alumni Association, and the George Washington Law School Association, among others.
How We Work
The vast majority of Birmingham personal injury cases are litigated under the legal theory of negligence. Negligence can be broadly defined as a person’s failure to exercise reasonable care in order to avoid a foreseeable risk of harm to another. If a person’s negligent act results in financial, emotional, or physical injury to someone who is owed a duty of care, then the negligent tortfeasor can be held liable for damages. In order to demonstrate negligence, the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Walker Law Firm must undertake an exhaustive review of all factors involved in your accident. To demonstrate to the judge or jury that a defendant acted negligently, each of the following four elements must be proven:
Duty of Care: You must first prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care. A duty of care is an obligation to exercise reasonable caution in order to avoid a foreseeable risk of harm. A duty of care is generally proven with little difficulty in auto accident cases, as all vehicle operators owe a duty of care to other drivers on the road. It can become more complicated with other types of personal injury cases.
Breach of Duty: You must also prove that the defendant breached the duty of care by failing to act with due caution in preventing a foreseeable risk of injury to you. Therefore, you must demonstrate that the defendant committed a careless, reckless, or intentional act in breaching the duty of care owed to you.
Causation: You must prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries. Although this may seem relatively straightforward, proving causation can be extremely complex. An experienced Birmingham injury lawyer can investigate all possible causes of your injuries in order to properly establish causation in your personal injury case.
Remember that each and every one of the above elements must be proven in order to recover damages in a negligence case. Therefore, if you can demonstrate the first three, but cannot convince a jury that you sustained damages because of the accident, you will not be able to receive compensation for your injuries. In addition, if you were in any degree at fault for contributing to the cause of the accident, you may be prohibited from recovering for your injuries. This is because Alabama law follows the doctrine of pure contributory negligence, which bars any recovery by the person filing the lawsuit if he or she was in any way responsible for causing the accident. Thus, if the judge or jury decides that you are even 1% at fault for causing your own injuries, you will not be able to recover any monetary damages.
Many different types of accidents may give rise to a claim of negligence. The following table lists some of the most common negligence claims in Birminghampersonal injury cases:
|Type of Claim||Description|
|Slip and Fall||When a person slips, falls, and is injured on someone else’s property.|
|Alcoholic Beverage Liability||When a purveyor of alcohol (social host or bartender) serves an underage or visibly intoxicated person who later is involved in an accident that causes injury to another.|
|Motor Vehicle Accidents||When the driver of an auto, motorcycle, or truck causes an accident in which a third party sustains injuries.|
|Medical Malpractice||When a doctor fails to maintain the level of skill and knowledge commonly exercised by other doctors.|
|Toxic Torts||When harm results from the wrongful exposure to a toxic chemical or biological substance through ingestion, inhalation, skin contact, or skin absorption. (Common examples are exposure to lead paint, asbestos or pesticides).|
If you were injured as a result of the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced Birminghampersonal injury attorney to discuss the unique facts of your case. Call the Birmingham injury lawyers at The Walker Law Firm at 0800 985 845 today for a free consultation.