We are Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers

Work with a team that’s dedicated to delivering justice and
helping you get better after an accident. Together we can fight for your future.

Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP has recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. Kirby Farris and Ken Riley were born and raised in Alabama, and both lawyers are Birmingham residents who have been helping those who have been injured for more than 20 years. When you need legal help, trust the law firm that other attorneys in Alabama turn to with their legal needs.

Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, ranging from car accidents to defective products to nursing home injuries and many others. Our firm understands that every case deserves personalized attention and a detailed investigation to determine the cause of the accident, and we fight to help victims recover the compensation they need and receive the justice they deserve for injuries caused by another party’s negligence.

When insurance companies offer weak settlements, you need strong lawyers on your side. Our team of aggressive trial lawyers prepares every case as if it will go to trial to ensure the best possible outcome. That preparation has paid off; our attorneys have received numerous favorable verdicts for our clients.

See why Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP should be your first choice after being injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Client Results

For more than 20 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to help numerous clients in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. The results below are a sample of our successful outcomes for clients.

$9.4
Million
Plant Accident Settlement

When large corporations put profits over people, our team will fight for your future. Our client endured life-threatening injuries due to the intentional removal of safety equipment that would have prevented harm.

$7.0
Million
Industrial Accident Settlement

Our client’s near-death experience resulted when a safety device was ignored that caused an explosion in an industrial setting. Our client suffered tremendous life altering injuries. A settlement was reached prior to trial that compensated our client and will allow him to receive the medical care that he needs for the rest of his life.

$5.5
Million
Wrongful Death Settlement

A man’s death could have been avoided had an apartment complex followed its own safety policies. A man was killed when he was struck by a man trying to rob him who was using a vacant apartment to stage criminal activity. The settlement was designed to punish and deter future similar conduct.

$1.0
Million
Waterpark Accident Verdict

Our client suffered a serious back injury at a local waterpark after a ride attendant neglected to slow Kasey Tidwell’s momentum before reaching the concrete edge of waterslide catch pool. Our team of attorneys worked to recover maximum compensation for Ms. Tidwell’s lifelong road to recovery.

Our Attorneys

Kirby Farris and Ken Riley are both members of the Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, and American Bar Association. They are also both admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama as well as the Alabama Supreme Court and state courts throughout Alabama. Every attorney with Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP has the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to fight hard for what our clients need.

Practice Areas

Every accident involves its own unique factors, but many of the consequences of being injured in an accident are the same. Victims often face staggering medical expenses, lost wages, extensive property damage, and other costs associated with the accident. We’re here to help you get the compensation you are owed so that you don’t have to pay out of pocket for an accident that was not your fault. Your injury is personal to us. We’re here to make things right.

A 20+ Year History Of Obtaining results for our clients

I have had a wonderful experience with this law firm. They stand by what their commitments and people who are having to attain their need for a w firm that will work hard at getting you the most for your personal needs. They were outstanding.

- Fahn Griffie

Google

“I don’t have enough stars to give this firm. They have become like family to me. I can’t find enough words to express my thanks for all of the people here. I highly recommend Farris, Riley and Pitt. They are the most compassionate people. Every single person I encountered in their office, was kind and giving. They genuinely care about their clients and it’s easy to see that they are not just in it for the money.”

- Karen Reeves

Accidents in Alabama

When the unthinkable happens and you are hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, it is important to remember that you are not alone. The lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP represent individuals in Birmingham and across Alabama who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in catastrophic accidents.

For more than two decades, we’ve made it our mission to stand up for people just like you to help them get the justice they deserve and to make our community safer. We’ve seen every type of injury and wrongful death case imaginable, and we are ready to put our experience and skills to work for you.

When people fail to act in a safe manner or when insurance companies refuse to provide full and fair compensation to you after an accident, we’ll be there to help. Our team of aggressive trial attorneys are not afraid of taking on negligent individuals, businesses, government entities, or deep-pocketed insurance companies, and we will not rest until justice is served.

After an injury accident, you have the right to expect that the responsible party’s insurance will compensate you for the harm you’ve suffered and any property damage that was caused by a reckless or negligent act. Unfortunately, the insurance companies are often more concerned with their bottom-line and making their investors happy, not taking care of you. They will often do everything in their power to deny or minimize your injury claim.

That’s why it is so important to have an experienced injury attorney on your side. When you hire an experienced injury lawyer like those at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, you can focus on your health and your family, and let us work to get you the compensation you are owed.

You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for surgery, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain management, and other expenses associated with an accident that was not your fault. We are here to make sure that you get the full and fair compensation that you need to rebuild your life and move on from the accident. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our team today to discuss your rights and legal options. Call us at (205) 324-1212 or fill out a contact form to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team today.

Alabama Accident Statistics at a Glance

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) reported a total of 155,907 crashes in Alabama in 2016, a 5.73 percent increase from 2015. The 47,653 injuries were an 8.25 percent increase, the 1,089 fatalities were a 28.27 percent increase, and the 994 fatal crashes were a 25.98 percent increase.

A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report found that Alabama had the eighth-highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country with a rate of 2.51 fatalities per 100,000 population. According to the GHSA, there were 55 pedestrian fatalities in the first six months of 2016 and 59 in the same time period for 2017.

The 8,937 trucks involved in crashes in Alabama in 2016 were the most in the 10-year period going back to 2007. State routes accounted for 58 deaths or 36.9 percent of the fatalities involving trucks, but interstates had the highest number of crashes involving trucks with 2,461 accidents or 27.5 percent of crashes, and city roads accounted for 2,269 or 25.4 percent of crashes.

The CDC reported that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) contribute to about 30 percent of all injury deaths. According to a December 1999 Report to Congress, the annual estimated 1.5 million Americans who sustain a TBI includes 50,000 people who die, and 230,000 who are hospitalized and survive includes 80,000 to 90,000 people who face the onset of long-term disability.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCIC), the annual incidence of spinal cord injury is about 17,000 new spinal cord injury cases every year. An estimated 282,000 people in the United States are currently living with a spinal cord injury, but the actual figure may be as high as 347,000 persons. The NSCIC states that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, responsible for 38.3 percent of cases since 2015. Falls were the next most common cause with 31.6 percent.

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Alabama

2016 Accident Statistics*
Alabama-Map
  • 47,653

    INJURED IN CRASHES
  • 100

    WORKPLACE FATALITIES
  • 2,755

    ACCIDENTAL DEATHS

* Sources: Alabama Department of Transportation, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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