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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 872 fatal crashes in Alabama in 2018. In these accidents, 953 people lost their lives on Alabama roads and highways. Thousands more were seriously injured. If you were one of them, please contact a Huntsville, AL based car accident attorney at Hornsby, Watson, Hornsby & Heyward today to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one killed due to negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring the person you love back, but it can help you get compensation for your loss and ensure whoever was responsible can’t hurt anyone else. An action for wrongful death belongs to the victim’s immediate family members, such as the surviving spouse and children. A lawsuit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the victim’s estate. Alabama has specific laws that establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. The best way to find out if you have a valid claim is to consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer.

If you were injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, or if a loved one suffered a wrongful death in an auto crash, our Huntsville, AL car accident attorneys can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage.


We represent car accident victims on a contingency basis. That means if you hire us you will pay nothing out of your pocket. We pay all the up-front costs and you pay nothing unless we win. We represent victims of all types of auto accidents, including those involving:

  • Drunk driver accidents
  • SUV rollovers
  • Rear end collisions
  • T-bone collisions
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Pedestrian-car accidents
  • Bicycle-car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

We prepare each case as if it will go to trial by thoroughly investigating your car accident. This includes documenting the accident scene, reviewing the police report, and interviewing any witnesses. When necessary, we will consult an accident re-constructionist and other experts to build your case. We will also speak with your medical providers to determine the cause of your injuries.

In Alabama, you must prove that your injuries resulted from the negligent acts or omissions of another person or business before you can recover compensation. The burden is on the person seeking compensation to prove the fault of the other party and to prove that his/her injuries were caused by the acts or omissions of the other party. If these elements can be proven, then you may recover compensation for your injuries. Our Huntsville, AL car accident attorneys will identify all possible sources of compensation for your injuries and contact the appropriate insurance companies on your behalf.

Each case is very different and depends on many factors, such as strength of proof, theory of liability, defendants, insurance companies, and so on. At your direction, we will negotiate with the insurance companies in an effort to resolve your claim. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we stand ready to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Our lawyers will aggressively pursue a just resolution to your claim.

Whether you were injured in a drunk driver accident, because of defective seat belts, or the other driver’s inattention, you can depend on the attorneys of Hornsby, Watson, Hornsby & Heyward to aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve. Please contact us today to discuss your case.

We also represent individuals and the families of individuals injured or killed in airplane, railroad, boating, and other transportation and recreational vehicle accidents.

From offices in Huntsville, Alabama, the attorneys of Hornsby, Watson, Hornsby & Heyward represent clients in the communities of Athens, Decatur, Guntersville, and throughout the state.


Our personal injury attorneys in Huntsville, AL are proud of the accomplishments and results we have obtained over more than a century of combined experience. We remain committed to our roots as a client-focused personal injury law firm, however, and every client — beginning when they meet with us for the first time in a private, no-cost and no-obligation consultation.

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