We Help Injured People and
At the Blackwell Law Firm personal injury law is all we do. Our Huntsville personal injury lawyers help people across Alabama with personal injury cases involving car or truck accidents, workplace injuries, defective product claims, and wrongful death cases. We also help clients with serious injury or damage claims caused by the wrongful conduct of an insurance company, business associate, trustee, or other person.
Our approach is different. It is focused and intensive. We put our reputation on the line each time we take a case. Hard work and preparation built our reputation for excellence. They are the keys to our approach. You can count on our team to work for you.
Before starting the Blackwell Law Firm, founder Jeff Blackwell spent two decades practicing law with personal injury firms in Birmingham and Huntsville. Jeff's longtime Huntsville law partner, who celebrated his retirement in 2015, stated well the standard for the firm's work:
“Jeff advocates for his clients. He is a fierce competitor. He does not stop until his clients get the help they deserve.”
Other attorneys frequently refer clients and cases to the firm. We view these referrals as an endorsement of our work.
We believe in continuously studying the law and trial practices. Because of our commitment to continued legal education, we are frequently asked to teach seminars to other attorneys on topics important to personal injury claims. These topics include trial practices, evidence, damages, expert witnesses, car and truck accidents, product recalls, defective medical devices, workers' compensation trials, and health insurance issues. The personal injury attorneys at our Huntsville firm specialize in personal injury claims so that we can devote 100% of our time to being the best possible advocates for your injury claim.
If you are visiting because you were seriously injured by the negligence of another, we hope you review our website to learn as much as possible. Your questions are welcomed. Also, look for information and blog posts about important legal issues from our firm. We urge you to do your research and pick the legal team you believe best for your case.PREPARED – DEDICATED – EXPERIENCED
Many lawyers advertise just to get personal injury claims in the door. Yet, only a few lawyers actually have the experience and dedication to seek the maximum compensation for their clients. At the Blackwell Law Firm we focus our work on you – the client. We help people and small businesses seek the maximum compensation for their injuries and damages. That's our only goal.
Our philosophy is simple – we prepare every case for trial. While most cases settle prior to trial, preparation leads to better settlements as well as better trials. The best results are obtained when a personal injury attorney in the Huntsville area prepares his cases and aggressively seeks justice for his clients. We'll settle your case when possible, but we are not afraid to go to trial.
Our preparation, dedication and experience show in each case. You have an advocate working hard for you. Judges know we are prepared each time we walk into a courtroom. Insurance companies and defense lawyers know we will aggressively pursue justice in each and every case.
The Blackwell Law Firm handles personal injury and damage claims. Accidents and injuries devastate families. Each of our clients has a story to tell. Helping our clients tell their story and recover for their loss, is our only mission. We fight for our clients. At the Blackwell Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf to help you reach your desired results. We represent residents of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Florence, Guntersville, Birmingham, and other communities across Alabama. We have tried injury and damage cases to verdict in counties across the state. We have fought for our injured clients from courtroom trials through appeals before The Alabama Supreme Court. Our goal is to recover every dollar possible for the damages, pain and losses of our injured clients and their families.
If you need legal help, please call. Our Huntsville personal injury attorneys are happy to discuss your accident or claim. Your consultation is always free and confidential. You only pay a legal fee if we successfully recover compensation for you. If you are simply seeking general legal information, please take a look at our blogs and articles. We frequently discuss legal topics related to personal injury claims and other current issues important to our clients. We are happy to provide legal information and answers to your questions.Car Accidents
A serious car accident can turn your life upside down. You may be facing medical bills and unplanned expenses. You may have ongoing needs for medical treatment and rehabilitation. You may be unable to work. Car crashes are often caused by the reckless or careless acts of another driver. We understand the Alabama Rules of the Road and have real experience advocating for these rules in the courtroom. Car crashes can also be caused by an unsafe road or a defect in the car. If another driver harms you, he or she may attempt to avoid liability by arguing you were at fault. Under Alabama law, if you are assessed any fault, you may be denied compensation. This is a critical reason not to pursue a serious injury claim on your own. What type of attorney should you consult? You should consult a personal injury attorney in Huntsville who specializes in these claims and has the dedication to prepare your claim for the maximum compensation recoverable.Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents can be much more complex than car accident claims. Injuries in truck accidents are often catastrophic. Commercial trucks are larger, heavier and more difficult to operate. Commercial truck drivers are often pushed to drive long hours with little or no rest. Truck drivers should follow the rules and duties established by Alabama law as well as those imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations. In many cases, you can seek compensation from both the truck driver and his employer. The rules can be complicated for people who have not studied them. Our team has pursued commercial truck accident and injury cases in both Alabama and Federal courts. We work with investigators, accident reconstructionists and experts to prepare your case against the trucking company. If you suffered a serious injury in a commercial truck crash, you should hire a personal injury lawyer in the Huntsville area who has real experience in these cases.Construction Accidents and Industrial Accidents
Industrial and construction sites must comply with safety rules and regulations. Agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establish safe working rules. Lawyers who handle industrial and construction site injuries must understand safety rules established by Alabama law, OSHA and other agencies like the Corps of Engineers. On some work sites, multiple contractors may also be present and performing a variety of work with dangerous equipment. When companies fail to provide a safe site for work, serious accidents that cause fractures, brain injuries, paralysis, or other severe and life-threatening injuries, can occur.
Serious industrial and construction accidents begin with workers' compensation. You need to pursue all the workers' compensation benefits available for your medical care, rehabilitation and disability. While a person injured at work in Alabama can generally only pursue a workers' compensation claim against his or her own employer, he or she can pursue separate damage claims against other entities or individuals that may be liable for the harm. These are often referred to as Third-Party Claims in Alabama. For example, if a worker employed by a subcontractor is injured, he or she may be able to recover damages against a different subcontractor or the general contractor. Successful third-party claims can require an attorney who understands the various safety rules on a site. They can also require extensive investigation and preparation to hold the negligent party responsible. Recovering compensation for construction and industrial accidents requires the assistance of a capable attorney with experience handling both personal injury and workers' compensation claims. The personal injury attorneys at our Huntsville firm have tried these cases in courtrooms across Alabama.Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. A TBI can result in lifelong impairment, extreme pain and an inability to work. TBI is often referred to as an invisible injury because the person may look normal. Yet, even a mild TBI can produce serious impairments and disabilities. A TBI can require specialized medical care and testing. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI, it is important that you see medical doctors and therapists experienced in evaluating, testing and treating these serious, and very different, injuries. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by another person's negligent or reckless behavior, you should also seek an attorney who understands the medical science and testing for these injuries and is experienced in presenting this evidence at trial.Product Liability
People use consumer products with the expectation they will be safe and effective. The products, devices, machinery and medications we use, should be safe. When they are not, people can suffer severe injury or death. Products are typically harmful due to a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn of possible harm. For example, a drug prescribed by a doctor may not come with adequate warnings. The patient may suffer adverse effects from taking the medication because of the lack of warning. In other cases, a medical device may be unsafely designed and may not function properly, causing the patient to sustain an injury. Our Huntsville personal injury lawyers have substantial experience handling the complexities of an Alabama product liability case. We have worked with scientific and medical experts in numerous product liability cases. We have worked with local doctors and specialists in bad drug and dangerous medical device cases. We understand the complexities of these cases. We have filed and aggressively pursued these cases for our injured Alabama clients in courtrooms across the United States.Wrongful Death
Nothing is more difficult for a family than the untimely death of a loved one. No amount of money will make up for your loss. Our lawyers have counseled many families during this difficult time. Alabama law does allow a family who lost a loved one to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to hold the at-fault party accountable.
Alabama wrongful death law differs from other states. It is unique. In Alabama, the compensation recoverable in a wrongful death is limited to punitive damages. The unique nature of Alabama law impacts how a lawyer should prepare and advocate for grieving families. If you suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, you should seek a skilled personal injury lawyer in the Huntsville area who understands how to present these unique claims.Workers' Compensation
Under Alabama law, if you suffered an injury or illness in the performance of your job, you typically cannot sue your employer for damages outside workers' compensation benefits. Your claim is often limited to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation laws are detailed and complicated. These laws impose specific reporting requirements and deadlines on employees seeking benefits. Additionally, the employer and its insurance company designate the treating physician. However, employees do have important rights. If you suffered harm at work, it is important to consult or retain an experienced workers' compensation attorney to assist with your claim. Because benefits are limited, if you suffer any disability, you should seek an aggressive legal counsel with real experience in trial seeking the maximum benefits possible for his or her clients. We have recovered workers' compensation benefits for our injured clients by both settlement and trial in courtrooms across Alabama. On our Featured Cases page, we highlight some of the verdicts in courtrooms across Alabama for our clients.Trust Litigation
We frequently represent Huntsville residents, and others in Alabama, in trust and beneficiary litigation. Trusts are useful arrangements that allow people to protect their assets, avoid tax liabilities, and control how any property or assets are distributed after their death. While there are many benefits to careful estate or trust planning, disputes can arise over the administration of trusts, especially when substantial assets are involved. Conflicts may occur between the beneficiaries and the administrator, or between co-beneficiaries. Trust disputes often arise because one of the beneficiaries or administrators uses his or her position to take advantage of others. These disputes can also arise because the Trust itself was poorly written. The Alabama Trust Code is a complicated body of law. It is crucial to consult an attorney experienced in handling trust lawsuits to help protect your rights. We do not write Trusts. We are injury and damage trial lawyers experienced in pursuing legal claims on behalf of individuals harmed by misconduct in these cases.Sales Commission Claims
The Huntsville area is filled with people who earn a living through commissions. While most sales commissions are paid in accordance with the terms of a clearly defined contract, sometimes a person will be denied a commission that he or she rightfully earned. Under Alabama law, independent salespeople are protected from businesses that unjustly withhold commissions. The Alabama Sales Representative's Commission Contracts Act requires businesses to pay independent sales representatives a commission based on the terms of their agreement or what is customary in the industry. We have worked on numerous sales commission claims. If you are an independent sales representative owed commissions, we may be able to assist you.Speak With An Experienced Huntsville Attorney Regarding Your Legal Needs
The attorneys at Blackwell Law Firm have decades of experience helping ordinary people throughout Alabama assert their rights. We have focused all our experience in the field of personal injury so that we can best advocate for our injured clients. We believe in being serious lawyers with a singular mindset devoted to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation possible for their serious injuries. We represent many people in Huntsville, Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro, Guntersville, Birmingham, and other communities throughout Alabama, including Madison, Morgan, Colbert, Cullman, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Marshall Counties. We can be reached at 256-261-1315 or online if you need a personal injury attorney in the Huntsville area.