FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Stokes Stemle offers free, no obligation case consultations where we will review your case and advise you of your legal options. You can contact us to schedule a free case consultation by calling us at (334) 316-4123.
Your case will be handled by an experienced attorney at Stokes Stemle Law Firm who assist you throughout the legal process and keep you updated on the status of your case.
We handle cases of all types and sizes. Each client and case receives the same attention from our team of experienced professionals. We have a proven formula for success and apply this formula to all of cases to ensure each client receives the justice and compensation they deserve.
At Stokes Stemle Law Firm we handle all personal injury matters on a contingency fee basis, which means you are not charged a fee unless we make a recovery for you.
You should bring any documents, pictures or other information you have related to you’re the cause and treatment of your injury. For example, in car accident cases you should bring the police report, any pictures you have of the vehicle, injuries or scene of accident, insurance policies, any correspondence from insurance companies, body shop estimates, receipts for out of pocket expenses and lost wage information.
At Stokes Stemle we will never settle your case without your consent. It is your case. We will make recommendations based on our knowledge and experience but at the end of the day the decision to settle is the client’s decision.
Each case is different. The time it will take to become final depends on the amount of treatment necessary to recover from your injuries and whether a lawsuit will be necessary. We strive to work each case as efficiently and effectively as possible to ensure maximum compensation for our clients.
Victims of personal injury have a limited time frame to file a lawsuit against those responsible for their injuries. This time frame is also known as the Statute of Limitations. In Alabama this time frame is typically two (2) years from the date of injury. It is important to call an attorney as soon as possible after being injured so that everything can be done to ensure that all responsible parties are identified and investigated thoroughly before the statute of limitations expires.
Absolutely. While some claims ultimately do end up being litigated in court the majority of claims are settled without having to file a lawsuit. The decision to file a lawsuit or not is the client’s decision to make. We will make recommendations based on our knowledge and experience but will never force you to file a lawsuit if you do not want to.
If you are in pain seek medical attention immediately! It is important to go to Hospital, see your Primary Care Physician or go to an Urgent Care. Medical professionals can evaluate your injury and start treatment of your ailments. Seeking medical attention after your injury helps document your injuries and prevent the insurance companies claiming that the injuries were not caused by the incident.
Negligence is the failure of an individual or company to use reasonable care in the performance of their actions. A claim for Negligence may be brought against someone who caused you an injury. WE have brought negligence claims on behalf of those injured in car accidents, slip and fall, dog bites and other instances of people being injured through no fault of their own. If you have been injured and believe the other party was negligent please do not hesitate to contact us today at (334) 316-4123 for your free, no obligation initial consultation.
Our experienced lawyers can help you identify any and all potential parties that may be held liable for you injury. This can include car drivers, truck drivers, commercial carriers, employers of individual at-fault, owner of the property where injured, government entities, manufacturers of products, hospitals and many more. Call us today at (334) 316-4123 to discuss your claim with an attorney and see who may be held responsible for your injuries.
The value of any specific case depends on a multitude of factors including, severity of injuries, total amount of bills, changes in your quality of life, future medical expenses, evidence of liability, insurance policy limits and many more. Compensation can be for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and diminished earning capacity. Sometimes, depending on conduct of party-at-fault you may also be awarded punitive damages to punish the Defendant and ensure their conduct is not repeated.
If you are asking the question it has been our experience that the answer is almost always, YES! Insurance companies are at the end of the day a business, and like all business they seek to maximize profits. This results in insurance companies attempting to settle cases for the lowest possible amount. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can help you maximize your settlement.