Personal Injury Law

I provide legal services for many types of injuries caused for many reasons.  Please see the areas below for more info.

               CAR WRECKS
An auto accident can be devastating to you and your family.  My office is here to help.
 

If you are injured in a car wreck because of the negligence of another person, including a car in which you are a passenger, please contact my office.  I will assist you in recovery for you property and bodily injuries to fully compensate you now and in the future because of another persons negligence.

Special Damages

 

Special damages are out-of-pocket expenses that can be determined by adding together all the plaintiff's quantifiable financial losses. However, these losses or expenses must be proven with specificity. For example, the value of a car can be established pretty easily (by looking at Kelley Blue Book and other vehicle valuation tools) and falls into the category of special damages.

 

Types of Special Damages.

 

   

   Calculating Special Damages.

 

   Unlike general damages, special damages are often easy to calculate because an exact dollar amount has already been spent on these items.  A negligent house guest breaks a lamp. The homeowner paid $50 for the lamp. Therefore, the negligent house guest is liable for special damages of $50. It gets a little more complicated when you need to put a dollar figure on the cost of future medical care or future wage loss tied to the injury, but it can be done through the use of expert witnesses and other evidence.

Special & General Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

 

Special and general damages are the two main categories of compensable losses in a personal injury case.

In personal injury cases, "damages" is a term that refers to the amount of money awarded to the injured party (or plaintiff) who suffered harm due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional action of the defendant. Damages can be grouped as either general or special.

 

General Damages

 

Types of General Damages.

 

  • physical pain and suffering

  • physical disfigurement

  • physical impairment

  • mental anguish

  • loss of companionship (paid to family members in wrongful death cases), and

  • lowered qualify of life. 

 

     Calculating General Damages.

 

     Determining general damages often involves assigning an exact dollar amount to a subjective injury, which can be more difficult. Damages such as mental anguish or embarrassment are unique to each plaintiff. Factors that may determine a damage award include the gruesomeness of an injury, the skill of the attorneys, and the sensitivities of the jury. Because of these imprecise factors, damage awards in seemingly similar personal injury cases often vary.

 

                  SLIP AND FALL
Millions of people slip and injure themselves each year because of the fault of someone else.  Don't bear the burden for your serious injury because of the negligence of another.
            DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
Badly designed or manufactured products injure thousands of people every year.
 
Wondrous products grab our attention and money every  year.  Many are designed or manufactured in the wrong way.  The companies that manufacture these defective products are responsbile for injuries that result.  Call my office if you have been injured by one of these products.

If you have been injured, please contact my office for a free evaluation.  Please provide all relevant information and someone from my office willl contact you.  All commications are strictly confidential.

  MEDICAL DEVICE & DRUG INJURY
Drug companies pruduce drugs & medical devicews every day that can wreak havoc on our bodies.  If you have been injured by one of these drugs or medical devices, please contact my office so we can evaluate your claim and help you pursue a legal claim against those responsbile.  CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Chris Croft Attorney Lawyer:  Car Wrecks / Accidents / Injuries Social Security Disability DUI & Misdemeanor Cases Debt Collector Harassment Prescription Drug Injury City Court Traffic & Criminal Expunge Criminal Records Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Dekalb, County, Jackson County, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Marshall County, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Scottsboro, Ider, Henagar, Sylvania, Fyffe, Geraldine, Albertville, Guntersville,Crossville, Collinsville, Powell, Section, Dutton, Pisgah, Stevenson, Bridgeport, Grant, Hollywood, Centre, Cedar Bluff, Sand Rock, Gadsden.

Chris Croft Attorney Lawyer:  Car Wrecks / Accidents / Injuries Social Security Disability DUI & Misdemeanor Cases Debt Collector Harassment Prescription Drug Injury City Court Traffic & Criminal Expunge Criminal Records Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Dekalb, County, Jackson County, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Marshall County, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Scottsboro, Ider, Henagar, Sylvania, Fyffe, Geraldine, Albertville, Guntersville,Crossville, Collinsville, Powell, Section, Dutton, Pisgah, Stevenson, Bridgeport, Grant, Hollywood, Centre, Cedar Bluff, Sand Rock, Gadsden. Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney for All of Northeast Alabama.

The Alabama State Bar requires the following statement: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers

The Alabama State Bar requires the following statement: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers

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