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Defective Tires – Car / Truck Accident Attorneys

On average, the federal government issues about three tire recalls a month. On a voluntary basis, manufacturers themselves issue even more recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defects Investigation maintains a recall database listing over 280 different tire manufacturers, with each manufacturer responsible for many different tire lines, sometimes as many as sixty, illustrating the sheer number of defective or dangerous tires that may be on the road at any given time. accident attorneysMore Information
Unfortunately, manufacturing defects are often hidden until the moment when a tire actually fails. Tire failure can cause loss of vehicle control, leading to collisions with other vehicles, impacts with stationary objects, or rollovers, causing serious injury or even death.

Aged Tires

Tire manufacturers have known for decades that tires should not be used after six years, regardless of the tread wear. In fact, tires age while sitting on a shelf, and a “brand new” tire that has never been sold or used before may still be too dangerous to install on a vehicle. While consumers may remain unaware of the shelf life of tires, retailers know the age of a tire from the manufacture date encoded on the tire.

Retailers should not be selling used tires that are beyond their safe life, regardless of their condition, even if they are only selling them to be used as spares. Nevertheless, this practice continues every day across the United States. If an improperly sold tire causes an accident, the victim may be entitled to receive compensation for his or her damages from the negligent retailer.

The personal injury trial attorneys in our firm have helped people nationwide in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from defective products, including faulty and defective tires. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, contact the products liability lawyers in our firm today to help evaluate whether a defective tire may have been responsible for your injury. Please visit this website

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Burn injury attorney

Almost half a million burn injuries required medical treatment in the United States in 2013. These injuries come not only from direct contact with a flame or hot material like stoves and coffee, but from numerous kinds of chemicals, electric currents, and radiation. Anything that creates enough heat damages the structural integrity of human tissue.

Not Just Another Injury
Burns are unique in the kinds of damage they cause to people, the kinds of long-term consequences that burn victims experience and the kind of care required to treat them. Serious burns are so different from other injuries, in fact, that victims are automatically transferred from normal medical facilities to “burn centers” at which the entire facility focuses on burns, or to “burn units” of general treatment centers.

It takes medical staff with great experience to effectively treat burns and rehabilitate burn patients. And it takes legal staff with great experience in handling lawsuits based on burn injuries to ensure that the victims get the compensation they need and deserve. The attorneys at Wettermark & Keith, LLC, have that experience. We understand the unique nature of burns and what the future can hold for the victims of serious burns.

Consequences of Burn Injuries
For far too many burn victims, the future consequences include:

  • Pain
  • Enduring memories of the burn incident that forces them to relive it again and again
  • Scars in very visible places
  • Scars that severely limit physical function

As a result, burn victims often undergo serious personality and emotional changes. It’s not unusual for victims of serious burns to develop full-blown Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and, eventually, to come to think of their lives as having two totally different periods: before the burn and after the burn.

In short, burn injuries can diminish every aspect of your life:

  • Employment
  • Friendships
  • Social activity
  • Marriage and parenthood
  • Education

If that is the situation that you or someone you love is facing, money alone will never make up for your injuries, but compensation is crucial to pay for the current and future care that will be required, and to offset at least some of the personal and social losses involved. With combined experience of 30 years, the team at Wettermark & Keith, LLC, has a long and successful history of obtaining that compensation.

How scarring affects people varies quite a bit, depending on several circumstances and traits of the victim, including:

  • Visibility of the scar—this affects victims’ self-esteem, confidence, employment prospects, and many other things
  • Whether the scar affects movement—scars over joints, for example, won’t stretch the same as normal skin, causing restrictions in range of motion and, possibly, discomfort
  • The gender of the victim—our society undeniably places more emphasis on appearance when it comes to females; scars (even minor ones) can be vocationally, psychologically and socially devastating
  • The age of the victim—younger victims who have yet to fully develop their personalities and social skills often become withdrawn, uncertain, angry

The psychological and emotional impact on children, in particular, often starts a downward spiral in which self-consciousness and anxiety cause social, educational and other failures. In turn, those failures cause children to withdraw from further attempts at fitting in to life, and that increases their anger and frustration. That simply leads to more failures and the spiral continues downward.

Contact Our Huntsville Burn Injury Lawyers
Understanding these factors allows the attorneys at the Huntsville, Alabama law firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC, to help insurance companies, juries, and judges to understand what’s at stake. We carefully gather the evidence to make your case medically and legally clear. Call us today and start the healing process. We front all the work and expenses, and you only pay us at the resolution of your case if we win money for you.

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Auto accident attorneys

Every year, we see cars being produced with innovative safety features designed to make driving less hazardous. Although cars are becoming safer, the freedom of movement driving offers comes with risks. In 2012, traffic accident deaths and injuries rose five percent from the 2011 numbers, totaling around 36,200 fatalities and 3.9 million injuries necessitating a trip to the doctor or emergency room, according to National Safety Council statistics. In Alabama alone, 514 people died in highway crashes in 2012.

These statistics represent an unacceptable loss of human life, health, and productivity. Many car accidents are not the fault of the person who is injured or killed, but are caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, bad driving, disregard for the law, or lack of concern for the safety of others sharing the road.

Legal Help for Alabama Car Accident Victims
If you or someone in your family has become a victim of an Alabama car accident that wasn’t your fault, for example if the accident was the result of someone’s bad driving, hazardous road conditions caused by lack of proper maintenance, or a defect in your car, tires, or other equipment, you may be able to recover money for your damages: economic damages such as cost of medical treatment and lost current and future earnings, along with non-economic damages, which are those that affect your quality of life, such as pain, suffering, and inability to do the things you enjoy.

You need an experienced Alabama car accident attorney with a practice limited to representing injured clients, or the survivors of those fatally injured, in pursuing of compensation for their accident-related damages.

For unparalleled legal advocacy in Huntsville and the surrounding area, an excellent choice is Wettermark & Keith, LLC, an Alabama law firm with a powerful record of success in obtaining awards for clients, an impressive 95 percent success rate, and in excess of 250 million dollars in personal injury and wrongful death awards since 2003.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Auto Accident Case
Many people ask if they need a lawyer for a car accident injury case. Often, an insurance adjuster will tell an accident victim that a lawyer is unnecessary; but beware—the adjuster is working for insurance company’s best interests—not yours! The insurance company is in business to make profits, not to help the injured. Insurers want you to negotiate with them directly, without an attorney, because they know they will get away with paying less. Insurance companies employ numerous techniques to diminish and deny claims. Having the right personal injury lawyer to represent you evens the playing field in settlement negotiations. In general, accident victims represented by an experienced personal injury law firm, such as the Huntsville firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC, walk away with significantly more money than those who attempt to go it alone. Our attorneys are familiar with insurance company tactics and know how to handle negotiations to your benefit, making sure you get everything your case is worth.

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