Personal Injury

Serious injuries can be traumatic and can include physical, emotional, and financial stress and suffering. If you’re injured and it wasn’t your fault—but rather, the result of any other party’s negligence or wrongful conduct—you are entitled and deserving of justice and compensation.

Auto accidents
Trucking accidents
Slip and fall incidents
Elder abuse
Nursing home negligence
Workplace accidents
Medical malpractice
Defective products
Premise liability
Fires and Explosions

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers

‘Personal injury’ refers to legal claims and lawsuits that seek justice and pursue compensation for a plaintiff by holding the defendant—a person, organization, business, or other party—legally liable for injuring them. Our clients’ recovery often covers their medical expenses and lost wages from missed work days, being fired, or both due to injuries.

Alabama law allows personal injury victims to file a personal injury lawsuit or claim with or without representation. However, the legal system is tricky to navigate independently.

You can only ensure a successful personal injury claim or the fair settlement you deserve by hiring an experienced personal injury attorney with extensive legal knowledge in this complex litigation area.

Why Choose Glenda Cochran & Associates as Your Personal Injury Attorneys?

We are Glenda Cochran & Associates, a Birmingham personal injury law firm that can provide you with skilled and compassionate legal representation against manufacturers, corporations, insurance companies, and at-fault parties. We have over 50 years of combined legal experience successfully pursuing and recovering the maximum possible compensation for our injured clients’ economic and non-economic damages.

Reliable, Communicative, and Sincere Client Care

Personalized client care and communication are top priorities at our firm. We never want you to have to wait around for us when you need us for communication, updates, or answering questions.

Get started today and schedule your free consultationcall (205) 328-5050 any time, 24/7. If we don’t pick up immediately, leave us a message on our answering machine or fill out the form at the bottom of our contact page. We will return your call as soon as we are available.

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

Personal injury accidents can lead to suffering that lasts for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime. In some situations, the injuries lead to life-long challenges that alter your relationships and career—especially if you had a personal or professional connection to the at-fault party.

There are many types of personal injury, but the most common ones occur at worksites/offices or in automobile accidents. The compensation depends on the severity of the injury, the length of recovery, and the financial hardships encountered. Often, severe injuries can result in permanent disability and lost income.

The following are some common types of personal injuries our Birmingham personal injury lawyer team handles:

According to the CDC’s most recent data, there were 223,135 hospitalizations for TBI in 2019 and 63,362 TBI-related deaths in 2020. These statistics exclude victims treated in the emergency room and discharged. Many TBIs go unrecognized and untreated.

When you suffer a blow to the head, you might experience a mild TBI called a concussion that causes short to long-term effects. If the blow is extreme or the impact penetrates the skull, you may suffer a severe brain injury that could have life-long consequences. Call us to speak to a personal injury lawyer to explore your legal options in such circumstances.

Neck and back injuries range from mild to severe. They include:

  • Compression injuries (including compression of the spinal cord)
  • Lacerations
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Torn tendons or ligaments
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal injuries (dislocated disc or crushed vertebrae)
  • Paralysis

Injuring your back or neck can cause permanent damage or limited movements that may require surgery, physiotherapy, and pain management. These injuries can also lead to depression and anxiety.

Burn injury victims endure physical challenges, risky medical procedures, emotional pain, and disfigurement. Victims often require lengthy hospitalizations and rehabilitation, and they may need prosthetics and plastic surgery. Burn injuries—whether mild or extensive—cause significant pain and mental suffering.

Call us and speak with one of our skilled Alabama personal injury attorneys with experience handling burn injury cases who can navigate the contours of these complex injuries and ensure you get the maximum compensation.

Internal injuries are often missed immediately after an accident. It is vital to seek medical treatment promptly for physical examination and lab testing. Medical records are also crucial in a personal injury claim. Examples of internal injuries include:

  • Organ injuries such as a ruptured spleen
  • Broken ribs
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Ruptured blood vessels

Internal injuries often require costly and extensive medical care, leaving victims with high medical bills and lost wages. Our personal injury lawyers work hard to ensure you receive reasonable compensation to ease the financial burden associated with your injury.

Personal Injuries are not limited to physical pain and ailment. They also include pain, suffering, and emotional distress resulting from the wrongful conduct of others.

Our attorneys provide compassionate representation for clients who have suffered pain and emotional distress and will leave no stone unturned in seeking justice. You read that correctly: if your injury causes you emotional stress, you can claim non-economic damages.

  • Dog bites
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability (injury on someone else’s property)
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Big truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death
  • Insurance company claims denial
Don’t see your personal injury type listed here?

Our legal team likely still handles cases like yours, even if we didn’t highlight it here. Call (205) 328-5050 or contact us online with any inquiries you have concerning how we address cases for your particular personal injury type, ask any other questions about our practice, or get started with your case review.

Our Litigation Process

After you reach out, we’ll set up a time for an initial consultation. In this consultation, we’ll ask you to present the key factors that make up your case, including:

  • police reports
  • an informal testimonial of all events that have transpired related to your injury
  • any crucial evidence you have on hand (pictures, videos, a list of witnesses and their details, witness statements)
  • any relevant documentation such as medical records or bills, paperwork, etc.).

Next, we will continue to collect evidence and determine if we can represent you. Once we accept your case, we will work with you to establish all the details and officiate your claim or suit.

The type of resolution depends on whether we are bringing a suit to trial or filing a claim to work out in civil claims court. No matter the results we wish to see or what it takes to achieve them, we will check in with you at every step and report on everything before moving forward.

We work with clients on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t expect payment until you recover and receive justice!

We’ve been defending Personal Injury victims for 30 years

We’ve been defending Personal Injury victims for 30 years

No matter the stakes of your personal injury claims, our dedicated, compassionate, and unstoppable team at Glenda Cochran & Associates would be honored to represent you and help you recover in this challenging time.

Get in touch today to schedule your free consultation—call anytime at (205) 328-5050. Please meet us for consultation at our offices, located at 310 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Suite 500, Birmingham, AL 35203. We look forward to partnering with you and seeing your case through.

Personal Injury FAQsPersonal Injury FAQsPersonal Injury FAQs

A personal injury claim aims to recover full and fair compensation when a person is injured by the wrongful conduct of another.

Yes, if your injury causes you emotional stress, you have a right to claim for non-economic damages.