Fort Rucker, AL Personal Injury Lawyer
The Fort Rucker area is mostly known for the Fort Rucker military base, which serves as the home to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and U.S. Army Aviation Museum. As in any community, accidents can occur in Fort Rucker and surrounding areas in Dale, Coffee, Geneva and Houston counties. When they do, innocent victims can be left with serious injuries. These injuries may be painful, life-changing and also expensive to treat. Accident victims also often have to recover from these injuries at a time when they are unable to work and pay for their treatment.
However, if someone else was at fault, a personal injury victim can seek compensation through a personal injury claim. At Gartlan Injury Law, we help victims and their families to move through this process as smoothly as possible, and we aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation for them. We are driven by a genuine passion for helping people through tough situations. To discuss how we can help you in Fort Rucker, Alabama, call or reach us online today and receive a free consultation.
- How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Case?
- What Types of Cases Do Our Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?
- Have You Suffered Hearing Loss After Using 3M Combat Arms Earplugs?
- How Do You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
- What Types of Damages Can I Receive in My Personal Injury Case?
- Get Help from a Fort Rucker, AL Personal Injury Attorney Today
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Case?
Aaron Gartlan is a Dothan native who has many years of experience with helping individuals to pursue compensation for their injuries. He often says that his favorite story from the Bible is that of David and Goliath — because he loves going up against large insurance companies on behalf of his clients. When Gartlan Injury Law takes on your case, we can help you by:
- Filing an insurance claim – Filing a claim with an insurance company sounds easy, but it rarely turns out that way. Insurance companies do not want to pay out on large settlements because they would rather keep those profits for the company. We can collect evidence that establishes the fault of the person or company that harmed you and hold the insurer responsible for paying all compensation that you deserve.
- Negotiating with the insurance company – Seeking compensation from the insurance company typically involves negotiation. We can present the insurer with a settlement demand, and the insurance company will make an offer. This process can continue until a fair settlement is reached.
- Filing a lawsuit – If the insurance company challenges liability or the amount of damages, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf. However, even after a lawsuit is filed, we may still reach an agreement with the insurance company and secure a settlement that meets all of your needs and goals.
- Taking your case to trial – Aaron Gartlan is a highly experienced trial lawyer. He knows how to present strong, persuasive cases before juries and fight for the compensation that his clients are due. If no settlement can be reached in our your case, you can count on him to be prepare to take your case to trial.
What Types of Cases Do Our Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?
Car crashes are the type of accident which people think of when they hear of personal injury law. However, at Gartlan Injury Law, we handle many other types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients in Fort Rucker and throughout Alabama, including:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Nursing home abuse.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to any of these types of accidents, call us today for immediate legal assistance.
Have You Suffered Hearing Loss After Using 3M Combat Arms Earplugs?
Gartlan Injury Law is now working with veterans and current service members who have experienced tinnitus, hearing loss and other forms of ear damage due to their use of defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, including those who have served at Fort Rucker. Minnesota-based 3M Company knowingly sold the defective earplugs to the military between 2003 and 2015, which means that thousands of soldiers may have suffered harm from use of these devices.
The “dual-ended” earplugs were designed to prevent users from hearing high-decibel sounds such as those from gunfire, explosions and heavy machinery. At the same time, they were supposed to allow users to hear low-decibel sounds such as conversations. However, due to a design flaw, the earplugs could easily slip loose in a user’s ear without the user realizing it. As a result, the user could be exposed to the same dangerous sounds that the earplugs should have protected them from.
Attorney Aaron Gartlan is now meeting with current service members and veterans from Fort Rucker and throughout Alabama to review their cases and to help them to understand and explore all of their legal options. He is a highly experienced product liability attorney with the knowledge, resources and dedication that it takes to hold companies such as 3M accountable for the damage they have caused. Contact him today to discuss how he can help you.
How Do You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
To recover damages in a personal injury claim in Alabama, you typically must establish the four elements of negligence. Those four elements are:
- Duty – Everyone is responsible for ensuring that they act in a reasonable and safe manner so they do not hurt others. For instance, drivers are responsible for ensuring that they drive safely and avoid harm to other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Breach – When someone acts negligently, they have breached their duty of care. For example, drivers that do not stop at red lights breach their duty of care, and nursing home staff members that neglect their patients also fail to meet their duty of care.
- Causation – Proving that another person acted negligently is not enough in a personal injury claim. You must also prove that the negligent act caused your injuries. A driver that runs a red light is negligent, but the driver will not be liable unless you can establish that running the red light caused the accident and your injuries.
- Damages – Personal injury claims are intended to compensate victims for the damages which they sustained in an accident. If there are no damages or injuries, there is nothing to compensate for. So, there would be no personal injury claim.
All four elements require evidence. This evidence can include medical records and bills to prove the extent of your injuries, physical evidence from the accident scene and expert testimony.
What Types of Damages Can I Receive in My Personal Injury Case?
Alabama law allows victims to claim many types of compensation after an accident. Economic damages provide compensation for items that have a concrete dollar value such as medical bills and lost income. Non-economic damages provide compensation for losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Medical bills, pay stubs and transportation costs to and from doctor’s appointments can help to prove economic damages. A life-care planning expert can also provide insight on the type of care you will need as you move forward in life – and the costs of that treatment. Your own account of how an accident and your injuries have affected your life can help to establish non-economic damages.
Get Help from a Fort Rucker, AL Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been hurt in an accident, do not file a personal injury claim on your own. Instead, get help from the injury lawyers at Gartlan Injury Law today. We will guide you through the claims process, deal with the insurance companies and pursue full and fair compensation for you. Contact us today today to schedule your free consultation and allow us to provide a thorough review of your case.