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Navigating the Personal Injury Claim Process in Alabama: A Comprehensive Guide

In the aftermath of an injury caused by negligence, the prospect of filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming. Understanding the intricacies of where and how to file is crucial. Here’s a breakdown tailored to Alabama’s legal landscape:

Court Selection

  • Circuit Courts: Most personal injury lawsuits in Alabama are filed in the circuit court of the defendant’s residence or where the accident occurred. Circuit courts handle cases where damages exceed $20,000, encompassing personal injury, divorce, and criminal cases.
  • District Courts: For damages between $6,000 and $20,000, district courts are the venue. Small claims courts, designed for claims under $6,000, offer a simpler, lawyer-free process.
  • Federal Courts: Three federal courts in Alabama exist. You may consider federal court if the plaintiff and defendant reside in different states, and the claimed damages exceed $75,000. However, this is not obligatory.

Statute of Limitations

Act Swiftly: In Alabama, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. Commencing the claims process promptly is imperative. A delay of even one day jeopardizes your right to compensation.

Why Choose Roger Varner Injury Law

Expert Guidance: Filing a personal injury claim demands precision. A Mobile personal injury lawyer from Roger Varner Injury Law ensures you navigate the process seamlessly, meeting deadlines and understanding the nuances.

Free Consultation: We prioritize your well-being. Schedule a free consultation by filling out the online form or calling (833) 482-7637. We only get paid when we win your case. Your journey to justice starts here.