Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers
The Law Firm of Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris
At Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris, we take pride in helping people who were injured through no fault of their own get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have a deep understanding of the law, and we know what it takes to win. No matter what type of injury you suffered, you can feel confident when we take on your case.
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Car accidents are a common sight on the highway, and almost everyone will be involved in one at some point during their lives. Don't deal with your car accident alone—call our Alabama auto accident lawyers and let us help you get back on your feet.
Air travel is one of the safest methods of transportation, but when an accident occurs, the consequences can be severe and deadly. If you or someone you love was injured in an aviation accident, you need a law firm like Cory Watson that has years of experience handling these types of claims.
Because the brain is responsible for so many vital processes in the body, even minor brain injuries have the capability of changing someone's life forever. Brain injury victims may have trouble living independently, while others may require constant medical care and attention. The costs of treating brain injuries can be enormous, but our law firm can help reduce your financial burden.
Corporations have a lot of power in our society, but class action lawsuits prove that consumers like you still have a voice. At Cory Watson, we take pride in standing up to big corporations on behalf of our clients, and we'll do everything we can to help you and countless others get the money you deserve.
Running a business can be both rewarding and risky. However, some risks are due to employees or competitors not playing by the rules, violating contracts and non-disclosure agreements, and slandering you. Don't let anyone harm your business's good name—call our commercial litigation lawyers today.
As a consumer, you're targeted by countless advertisements every day promoting new products and services. But sometimes you spend your hard-earned money only to find out you didn't get what was promised. If you were deceived or misled by a company, Cory Watson wants to help you.
Six different Alabama hospitals are connected to reports of patients exposed to dangerous bacteria found in their intravenous (IV) fluid bags. Health officials are currently investigating the cause of the outbreak and the resulting deaths.
Most people spend the majority of their days in buildings that are assumed to be safe. But many buildings are designed to be built as fast and cheap as possible to maximize profits—often at the expense of safety. Our attorneys strive to hold negligent builders accountable when people get injured.
Whether you're driving across town or across the country, there's a good chance you use highways to get to your destination. State and federal governments are responsible for designing and maintaining all highways and interstates to be safe for commuters, but sometimes they are defective—and that can lead to serious accidents.
Medical devices are designed to help sick or injured people get better. But like all products, medical devices sometimes fail and pose a danger to those who use them. If you or someone you love was injured or became sick because of a defective medical device, we want to help you.
Whether it's because of a careless oversight or a corporate decision to put profits over safety, countless defective and unsafe products make it to store shelves each year. At Cory Watson, we strive to hold the manufacturers of these dangerous products accountable for the injuries suffered by innocent consumers.
When you're sick or injured, your doctor may prescribe you medications to help you get better. But serious and even life-threatening side effects can sometimes result from correctly using drugs that are supposed to be safe. To get help if you've suffered a drug injury, contact our Alabama drug injury lawyers, and see how we can fight for you.
Serious environmental injuries have been linked to old homes and buildings, some factories and manufacturing facilities, and even household cleaners. If you or a loved one was injured by a toxic environment, contact Cory Watson today.
When you and your family experience a house fire, not only do you have to deal with the loss of your home and possessions, but you also may be dealing with severe and life-threatening injuries. Call our Alabama fire injury lawyers after your house fire—we'll do everything we can to help your family move forward with your lives.
If you file a claim for long-term disability benefits, you may be denied coverage, or the insurance company may initiate claims challenges that make it difficult or impossible for you to collect benefit payments in a timely fashion. Cory Watson will do everything we can to hold the insurance company responsible for the benefits you’re owed.
Because of the lack of protection for riders, even minor motorcycle accidents can result in major injuries or even death. At Cory Watson, we understand the physical and financial struggles that you're facing after your motorcycle accident, and we have the resources to help you get the compensation you need to recover.
The size and weight of big trucks can make them dangerous to other drivers in the event of an accident. If you were injured in a big truck accident, you need Cory Watson. We know how to investigate the accident and determine if the trucking company or driver violated any laws or regulations—and then we'll hold them accountable.
Your employer has a responsibility to provide you and your coworkers with a safe working environment. So when you get injured and can't work, you need compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Our Alabama workplace accident attorneys will fight to get you the money you deserve.
Losing a loved one is devastating, especially when the loss is due to someone else's negligence. Not only can it lead to loss of companionship and income, but it's also an event that can stick with you for the rest of your life. At Cory Watson, we know how difficult this time is for you, and we'll fight to hold the negligent party accountable for your loved one's death.
Drug Recalls & Product Dangers
When you take a prescription drug or use a product, you expect it to be safe. But many drugs and products are recalled—leaving injured victims like you with medical bills, lost wages, and unanswered questions. That's where Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris can help.
Our law firm is nationally recognized as one of the leading firms devoted to representing individuals and businesses injured by the wrongful conduct of others. Find out how we can help if you've been injured by one of these drugs or products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that use of the diabetes drug Actos® (pioglitazone) has been associated with serious health problems.
A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has linked fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which are commonly used to treat bacterial infections, to an increased risk of retinal detachment.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely prescribed for the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia. The use of SSRIs during the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to babies born with birth defects that can be severe and even life threatening.
Asbestos is a natural mineral used in many products because it is fire resistant, a heat and electricity conductor, resistant to chemical attacks, and virtually indestructible. Exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma, lung cancer, and pleural disease, just to name a few.
The massive oil drilling platform known as the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 and injuring others.
The anti-smoking drug Chantix® has been linked to depression, suicidal thoughts, and violent behavior in some users, according to the FDA.
Johnson & Johnson's artificial joint replacement company DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries.
Fosamax® is an oral drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis (bone loss) in post-menopausal women; to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis; and to treat Paget's disease. The drug has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw—a severe condition in which the jaw dies and is unable to regenerate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis affecting patients who received contaminated batches of epidural steroid injections in their spines.
Fireplaces are a focal point in many homes—not only do they provide warmth, but they're also often centrally located, where people enjoy gathering. Unfortunately, many gas fireplaces with glass fronts can severely burn you or your children with just one second of direct contact.
The Bard® Composix® Kugel™ Mesh Hernia Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias. Incisional hernias are usually caused by the thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery.
Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris is actively pursuing claims against Fresenius Medical Care (Fresenius) on behalf of victims experiencing life-threatening cardiovascular injuries caused by the use of GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® in kidney dialysis. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been associated with an increase in death, sudden cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest, heart attack, and other catastrophic cardiovascular injuries.
Mesothelioma is an extremely deadly cancer of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs. There is no cure, and the only known cause is exposure to asbestos.
The heart rhythm drug Multaq® has been linked to severe liver damage, liver failure, and the need for a liver transplant in some users. Multaq has also been linked to an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and even death.
The NuvaRing® is a plastic vaginal contraceptive ring. It is marketed as an easy-to-use birth control alternative, which delivers a lower estrogen level than birth control pills or the patch.
Pradaxa® (dabigatran) is a prescription blood-thinning medication that has been approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of stroke in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Stryker® Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate modular and ABG II modular stem and neck hip implants. The recall was posted on the FDA website on July 6, 2012.
Many people injured by exposure to the toxic chemical known as "C-8" qualify to receive financial compensation to help them recover from the harmful side effects of the chemical that polluted the water supply in parts of Ohio and West Virginia.
Many women who suffer pelvic organ prolapse (POP) undergo a surgical procedure in which a transvaginal mesh is inserted to help hold the women's internal organs—such as the urethra, cervix, and rectum—in place.
The Yaz® birth control pill has been on the market since 2006 and has been linked to an increased risk of having a dangerous blood clot form in the legs or lungs.
When you've been injured, it's easy to get the help you need—the Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris are ready to fight for you. Pick up the phone and call us at (800) 852-6299 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
As a leading national injury law firm, we serve clients throughout the country as well as locally, including Birmingham and Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties. It takes just minutes to fill out the brief form and the initial conversation is free.