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Personal Injury Lawyers in Mobile

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Mobile

Helping you get compensation for your injuries

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC represents people who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Even if you have insurance, your coverage is unlikely to take care of your needs when you have been seriously injured. An experienced and aggressive Mobile personal injury lawyer can help you get the amount of compensation you deserve. Our skilled attorneys take your case to court and fight for the maximum amount of money possible.

We can show that you are entitled to damages

When you are hurt in Mississippi or Florida, you can win damages if a negligent party contributed in any way to your injuries. However, your award will be reduced by your degree of personal responsibility. Alabama injury law is even more strict — you must prove that you were entirely blameless. If you are hurt in any of these three states, you need to work with knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. In Mobile, the law firm of Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC provides aggressive representation throughout the Gulf Coast region. We know how to show a jury that you were not at fault and you deserve to receive significant compensation for your injuries.

Our Mobile injury lawyers understand your situation

We handle all types of injury cases and do not hesitate to file a lawsuit to get you compensated. Sometimes the negligent party’s insurer resists your claim for damages, while other times you may have to sue your own insurance company. Our lawyers help you with injury scenarios including:

You can count on us to pursue your case vigorously, helping ensure that you receive the compensation necessary to return to a normal life. We also help you obtain a damage award for injuries to your reputation or livelihood, such as libel and malicious prosecution.

Trust our experienced lawyers to handle your personal injury case

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps injured people who live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Our attorneys take care of you, pressing for all damages available under the law. We do not rest until we are satisfied that you have received the best possible award for your injuries. If you have been injured due to the negligence of an individual or a business, contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Mobile.

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Insurance Fraud

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Insurance Fraud

Lawyers in Mobile pursuing damages from your insurance company

You depend on your insurance providers to protect you in times of need. When your claim for benefits is denied, the insurance company is obliged to give a valid reason for the denial. At Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC, our attorneys know how to identify insurance fraud. When you are the victim of unethical insurance practices, we help you get the benefits you deserve and we file a lawsuit seeking punitive damages against your insurance company.

Was your insurance claim wrongfully denied?

Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, and your valid claims must be paid accordingly. If the circumstances of your loss meet the criteria described in your policy, you have the right to receive the benefits that you were promised. Our attorneys help you when your claim is wrongfully denied, for reasons such as:

We have extensive experience helping people win damages for wrongful insurance claim denials.

Did you purchase a deceptive insurance policy?

Some insurance policies are deliberately constructed to mislead you into believing that you have coverage that is not actually being offered. For example:

If your insurance policy has exclusions that were not made clear to you, our Foley attorneys can help you file a lawsuit alleging deceptive insurance practices.

Let our knowledgeable attorneys confront your insurer

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps insurance policyholders who have been cheated out of their benefits by unscrupulous insurers. If you believe you are a victim of insurance fraud, contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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Professional Negligence

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Professional Negligence

Baldwin County attorneys who seek damages when you receive negligent services

Professionals in a variety of fields have an obligation to provide you with an acceptable standard of service. When you are harmed physically or financially by professional negligence, Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps you get compensation. Our lawyers file a lawsuit and seek damages appropriate to your injuries or other losses.

Are you a victim of medical malpractice?

Your doctor is required to give you the same quality of care that any other reasonably competent medical practitioner would offer. Anything less is considered negligent, and may entitle you to damages if your condition worsens or you are otherwise injured under your doctor’s care. We can help you file a negligence claim against any medical professional who provides you with substandard treatment, including:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Physical therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists

Our lawyers also help you sue the hospital where your medical injuries occurred.

Did your accountant cause you to lose money?

When you trust a CPA to handle your finances, you have the right to expect competent and ethical service. Our lawyers can sue your accountant in the event of professional negligence, such as:

We seek restitution of your actual monetary losses and additional damages allowed by law.

Were your legal services not up to professional standards?

Like all states, Alabama has its own rules of professional conduct for lawyers. While no attorney can guarantee you specific results in your legal matter, we owe certain duties to our clients. For example, a lawyer must:

If you have received legal services that have caused you harm, we can help you file a lawsuit to recover damages.

Let our diligent lawyers litigate your professional negligence claim

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps people who have been harmed by the negligence of a professional service provider. For help getting compensated, contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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Premises Liability

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Premises Liability

Attorneys in Mobile who hold businesses accountable for your injuries

Property owners owe a duty of care to their visitors. When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a lawsuit if the owner was negligent. Homeowners have a certain degree of responsibility to their guests, and may sometimes be held responsible for your injuries. But the majority of premises liability cases involve businesses, which are held to a higher standard of care. Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps you win damages from the business that permitted an unsafe condition that led to your injuries.

Slip-and-fall injuries

Businesses are required to inspect the condition of their property on a regular basis. You may be entitled to damages if you slip and fall due to a hazardous condition while visiting a business. If the owner knew about the danger or should have known about it, our lawyers can file a premises liability lawsuit to get you compensated for your injuries. Slip-and-falls often occur at:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Casinos

Our Mobile attorneys can also help you win damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which allows you to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries that you suffer on U.S. government property.

Injuries due to lack of security

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you were assaulted while visiting a business. Commercial property owners are required to provide adequate security for your protection from harm. Assaults are common on business property such as:

  • Motels
  • Parking garages
  • Apartment buildings
  • Shops
  • Office buildings
  • Banks and ATM facilities

If you were hurt in an attack and the property owner did not provide security measures to protect you, our lawyers can file a lawsuit to get you compensated for your injuries and suffering.

Let our committed lawyers demand justice for you

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps people win damages for injuries caused by the negligence of a property owner. If you have been hurt while visiting a business, contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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Construction Injuries

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Construction Injuries

Baldwin County lawyers who handle your serious work injuries

Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces, and injuries are common. When you are seriously hurt while working in construction, you need to be represented by lawyers who know how to get you properly compensated. Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC can help you win a significant damage award that allows you to take care of yourself and your family. Our attorneys have extensive experience with construction injury lawsuits.

Why workers compensation may not provide enough coverage

Each state in the Gulf Coast area requires large employers to provide workers compensation insurance. However, this type of work injury coverage is often not enough to cover your expenses when you are injured on a construction job, because:

Our Fairhope lawyers are skilled at finding alternatives to workers compensation when you have been seriously injured while doing construction work.

How to successfully file a construction injury lawsuit

When you receive medical attention after your construction accident, the doctor is required to report the injury as a workers compensation case. This prevents you from filing a lawsuit against your employer. However, our attorneys can file a third-party lawsuit against another company whose negligence contributed to your accident. For example:

We carefully examine the circumstances of your construction accident to determine if there is cause for a third-party lawsuit.

Let our aggressive attorneys litigate your construction injury case

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps seriously injured construction workers collect damages from negligent parties. Before you file your workers compensation claim, contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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Products Liability

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Product Liability

Lawyers in Mobile who represent you against negligent manufacturers

You have the right to expect that a product you purchased is safe for you to use as directed. When you are injured by a defective consumer product, the lawyers at Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC can help you recover damages. Manufacturers are responsible for the safety of the goods they make, and we do not hesitate to file a product liability lawsuit when you are injured.

Common products that can cause you injury

Almost any product can have a dangerous defect that causes you injury. We often hear news reports of food that is found to be tainted or toys that are recalled due to choking hazards. Life-threatening defects are commonly discovered in:

  • Automobiles
    • Tire blowouts
    • Airbag injuries
    • Vehicle rollovers
  • Prescription drugs
    • Serious side effects
    • Dangerous interactions with other drugs

We represent clients who have claims against major automobile manufacturers such as Chrysler and Ford, major tire manufacturers such as Cooper Tire and Yokohama as well as large pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and Merck.

When a pattern of injury becomes clear, there is often a product recall. However, our lawyers can help you get compensated for injuries caused by a consumer product whether or not it has been recalled.

How we show that you are entitled to damages

Our Foley attorneys help you get compensated for your product-related injuries by demonstrating that the manufacturer was negligent. We show that at least one of three conditions existed:

We have the necessary experience to prove that you deserve to be compensated under product liability law.

Let our talented attorneys take on the manufacturer who caused your injury

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC helps people who have been injured by a consumer product due to manufacturer negligence. Contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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Auto & 18-Wheeler Accidents

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Steps To Take Following a Car or Truck Accident

Baldwin County attorneys who file a lawsuit when you are hurt in a traffic accident

Car accidents can be personally devastating. Accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks are often the most serious. You may be left with disabling injuries and a mountain of medical bills, but auto insurance companies attempt to minimize your injuries. Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC takes an aggressive stance on your behalf. If a lawsuit is your best option for recovery of damages, we take your car accident case to court and seek the maximum compensation possible.

What you should do after your car accident

Your physical recovery is our first priority. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, you must seek medical attention.

Once our Foley lawyers know the extent of your injuries and can assess the degree of your disability, they can effectively proceed to make a claim on your behalf. If your accident involved a tractor-trailer, we may be able to file a lawsuit against the trucking company.

How we help you recover damages

We investigate your car accident meticulously, gathering evidence in support of your claim. Our attorneys:

We combine our understanding of your accident with our determination of your long-term financial needs. When the insurance company refuses to pay, our Fairhope lawyers file a lawsuit and present your case to a jury.

Let our tenacious lawyers help you win damages for your car accident injuries

Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC knows that you need financial compensation to successfully move on with your life after a serious car accident. Our attorneys can help you win damages from a negligent motorist, truck driver or trucking company. Contact us online or call 251-433-6699 to schedule a free consultation.

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