Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury law, known as tort law, is meant to protect you against the negligent actions of others. An injured party (plaintiff) who files a lawsuit must show that the wrongdoer (defendant) owed the plaintiff “a duty of care” and that he failed to exercise reasonable care when performing that duty. For instance, a driver has a duty to others on the road to drive in a safe manner and to obey all traffic laws. If he breaches that duty by driving erratically and colliding into another vehicle, he can be held liable for injuries and damages to the other driver.
Similarly, a physician must use a professional standard of care when treating his patients. The doctor can be held liable if he violated his duty and caused injuries and damages due to his negligence or substandard medical care.
Although car accidents are the most common form of personal injury claim, there are many types of injury claims, including those that occur on the premises of businesses or property owners (Premise Liability). When a person trips in an uneven surface and breaks his leg in a convenience store, he may sue the owner because the owner allowed the dangerous condition to exist.
Other injuries occur from defective toys, medical devices, industrial equipment or pharmaceuticals. A consumer may file a Product Liability suit against a manufacturer for his injuries if the product was designed or manufactured in a dangerous or defective manner, or if the manufacturer failed to warn the consumer of potential risks.
For almost 50 years, our Birmingham personal injury attorneys have successfully represented injured workers with their Workers Compensation claims, railway workers with FELA claims, and Alabama miners who have suffered injuries in surface or underground mining accidents.
Personal injuries can occur at any age. We are committed to helping Alabama families when their infant has suffered a birth injury — or when a child, teen, or college student has been injured in an accident at school due to negligent supervision, negligent security, or from a sexual assault. In addition, we are able to assist individuals in long-term care facilities or in nursing homes, if they have suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of workers or staff.
Since 1964, our Alabama accident lawyers have won over $130 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients in a vast array of cases, including Wrongful Death, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Negligent Prescription Refill Cases, and more, including:
- Campus Accidents
- Dram Shop
- Mining Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Premise Liability
- Railroad Accidents
- Defective Products
- Workers Compensation
- Nursing Home Abuse
“The Wininger Law Firm recently resolved my case after three years of litigation. The team of Mr. Wininger, Nick and Stephanie fought long and hard to see that I was awarded a fair settlement for my injuries. I was always kept well informed as to the status of my case and made aware of every option available to me at every junction. They never gave up on my case and fought to the bitter end. They truly helped me get the justice I was looking for and the compensation I deserved. I was blessed to find such a law firm and would recommend them to any one looking for a honest and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals. I just want to say thank you and God bless you and your staff for all you have done for me and my family.or making me feel valued and stress free. I will always keep you guys in mind.”
The Chutz Family