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Named after the ancient city in Greece, Athens is one of the oldest chartered cities in Alabama, with many historic buildings and residences.

The city sits along Interstate 65, often the site of car and truck accidents. And, like many cities, Athens residents suffer their fair share of other accident-related injuries. These accidents can cause serious injury requiring extensive medical treatment. Medical bills and other expenses can mount quickly and become overwhelming.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident due to another person’s carelessness or ill intent, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Contact an Athens personal injury lawyer from McCutcheon & Hamner today to discuss your case and your legal options. 

Call us at (256)617-6616 today to schedule an appointment with our Athens personal injury lawyer.

Why Choose McCutcheon & Hamner for Your Athens Personal Injury Case? 

For over three decades, the personal injury lawyers at McCutcheon & Hamner have successfully secured substantial compensation for accident victims in Athens and across northern Alabama.

We are here to assist with your case and offer our assistance. We understand the profound consequences of accidents on individuals and their loved ones.

If your injury results from someone else’s negligence, you deserve comprehensive and just compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney from McCutcheon & Hamner today for your free consultation..

Athens Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Athens personal injury lawyersAt McCutcheon & Hamner, we handle many personal injury accident claims, including: 

  • Car accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Construction accidents

If you suffered injuries in an accident—including an accident not listed above—contact McCutcheon & Hamner for a free consultation. We’ll happily discuss how we can help you in your time of need. 

What Damages Can Personal Injury Victims Recover?  

Injured accident victims may recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses for medication, surgeries, and other needs
  • Durable medical equipment for mobility
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Lost income, benefits, and other earnings 
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Scars or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses, in the case of wrongful death
  • Property damage

Proving Negligence in Athens Personal Injury Claims

Athens personal injury attorneyPersonal injury cases must establish four essential elements of negligence to hold someone legally responsible for the harm they caused:

Duty of Care

The defendant must have breached or failed to fulfill their duty of care. This means they did not meet the standard of reasonable care expected in similar circumstances, such as a motorist must drive safely and follow traffic rules.

Breach of Duty

The defendant must have breached or failed to fulfill their duty of care. This means they did not meet the standard of reasonable care expected in similar circumstances, such as a driver who speeds.  


There must be a causal connection between the defendant’s breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injuries. The breach of duty must cause the harm suffered by the plaintiff, such as the speeding driver who loses control of his vehicle and crashes into yours, causing you injuries.


The plaintiff must have suffered actual damages, such as physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, loss of income, or other measurable losses, because of the defendant’s negligence. 

What if I'm Partly Responsible for the Accident? 

Alabama is one of the few states that follows a contributory negligence standard. Under this unfair rule, accident victims cannot recover one cent of compensation for their losses if they are even remotely to blame for causing the accident.

Because of this, insurance companies may twist your words and get you to admit fault to get out of paying you damages.

Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. Let your McCutcheon & Hamner Athens attorney handle them instead. 

How Can an Athens Personal Injury Attorney Help with my Athens Personal Injury Claim?

Here are some ways a personal injury lawyer with McCutcheon & Hamner can assist with your accident claim:

  • Offer legal advice
  • Evaluate your case
  • Gather evidence
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Determine the full extent of your damages
  • Handle negotiations with the insurance company
  • File your case before the statute of limitations
  • Represent you in court and advocate on your behalf 

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Alabama?

Alabama law establishes a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury cases arising from negligence in civil court. The clock begins on the date of the injury or accident. If you fail to file your case within this deadline, you may lose your right to pursue a claim through the court system.

To protect your rights and file your case within the applicable statute of limitations, consult our attorneys immediately after an accident. Our lawyers can assess your personal injury case, advise you on your legal rights, and guide you through the entire legal process.

Contact the Athens Personal Injury Lawyers at McCutcheon & Hamner Today

Since 1988, the personal injury attorneys at McCutcheon & Hamner have been steadfastly defending the legal rights of individuals in Athens and across north Alabama.

With a combined experience of over 30 years, we have extensive knowledge to handle your accident case. Our unwavering commitment, legal expertise, and ample resources are dedicated to ensuring fair compensation for you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident, call 911 – then contact the Athens personal injury attorneys online or call (256) 617-6616 today for your free case consultation and evaluation.

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117 S Marion St Athens, AL 35611 (256)617-6616

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