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Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers

Auto Accidents, Serious Injuries, Mass Torts

DeGaris Law is a personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, AL, serving clients throughout the state. We have been serving our personal injury clients for more than 30 years and can handle a variety of claims ranging from car accidents and serious injury claims to mass tort claims.

At DeGaris Law, we take pride in our work and fighting for your rights. We believe that everyone deserves high-quality representation, no matter the worth of your claim. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

If you or a loved one have been injured by the reckless or negligent actions of another, a DeGaris Law Birmingham personal injury lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

Alabama Injury Lawyers Working For You

In 2013, 2016, and again in 2022, Best Lawyers selected Annesley DeGaris as Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiff Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. Law firms all over the country associate him in their pharmaceutical and medical device cases because of his experience in mass tort litigation.

Annesley H. DeGaris is a founding partner of his law firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his LL.M. from the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia, one of the top 10 law schools in the world. Annesley DeGaris earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Samford University.

Mr. DeGaris is recognized nationally for mass tort litigation involving defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals, he also has an extensive practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

In conjunction with his mass tort practice, he serves in leadership positions in a variety of Multidistrict Litigations and currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee for In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2441.

Why Choose DeGaris Law To Handle Your Personal Injury or Mass Tort Claim?

At DeGaris Law, we prepare for every possible outcome so that no matter what happens with your claim, we are ready. This means preparing every case we take on for trial, even if it’s likely it will end in settlement. We’ve found that the more prepared we are, the better the end result and the increased likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Whether you have a personal injury claim or a mass tort claim, our team can help you. When you work with us you get:

  • A team of lawyers who have been nationally recognized multiple times for their outstanding legal work
  • A team with more than 30 years of experience handling personal injury and mass tort claims
  • A team that cares about you and will listen to you to understand your needs so that we may tailor our services to best serve you

Personal Injury Attorneys in Alabama

Personal injuries are unfortunate and can happen at any time, leaving you injured and with mounting bills. Navigating the aftermath can be especially challenging if you are juggling recovery, reduced or no income, and have little to no knowledge of the law. That’s where hiring an experienced attorney can be beneficial. The injury attorneys of DeGaris Law have a deep understanding of Alabama personal injury laws and can help you navigate the legal process with ease.

Mr. DeGaris gets results for his clients throughout the nation. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, Annesley DeGaris will fight for the justice you deserve. He has the knowledge and expertise to take your case from beginning to end. The attorneys of DeGaris Law can help you with personal injury claims such as:

    • We have all been there and our Birmingham car accident lawyers understand how to help. Sometimes other drivers become distracted or fail to follow the rules of the road, they cause collisions and you might find yourself the victim of a car crash.
    • Due to their massive size and weight, trucks are capable of generating a tremendous amount of force. When they collide with smaller vehicles at high speeds, they can unleash massive devastation. During collisions, semi-trucks can cause serious damage to other automobiles on the road. A Birmingham truck accident lawyer can help.
    • For many people who ride motorcycles, climbing onto the back of a bike and hitting the open road provides the greatest feeling of freedom and exhilaration. Perhaps part of the fun is the sense of risk, with little protection between you and the elements — or the pavement. It can be difficult to navigate the complexities of a motorcycle collision and our Birmingham motorcycle accident attorneys are prepared to work with you.
    • Accidents involving pedestrians spiked throughout the country in 2021. Some states experienced as high as a 22 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities. Unfortunately, when vehicle operators fail to exercise reasonable care, they can cause great injury to vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians.
    • Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, particularly when the loss is sudden and unexpected. If the loss is due to negligence, the grief the family experiences is compounded by anger and a sense of helplessness. In the event another party is at fault, our Birmingham wrongful death lawyers are prepared to fight for fair compensation.
    • Nursing home abuse and neglect causes trauma, medical emergencies, or even death. Families put their trust and confidence in the nursing home staff only to find out loved ones have endured abuse or neglect.
What Our Clients Are Saying

“Almost a year ago I was in a work place accident that turned my life upside down. Hiring DeGaris Law to represent me was the best decision I could have possibly made. They helped me feel confident during a period of time where there was a lot of uncertainty, and were always prompt in responding to questions or offer reassurances. I highly recommend this firm; they will take care of you.”


“Alexandra is a very caring lawyer. I feel comfortable talking to her and I know I can contact her whenever I need to when I have a question or am concerned about something. She is very knowledgeable and makes me feel confident that I am well taken care of where my legal matters are concerned. She is the attorney that everyone would want in their corner. I know she’s in mine.”


“Amazing law firm. They do a very thorough review of your case. Easy to work with. I highly recommend them!”


“Annesley DeGaris is part of our family now. He helped us with one of the most horrific accidents. It changed my moms life and my families life forever. I don’t know what I would have done without his kindness and expertise. He always picked up his phone for any of our questions and will be our attorney for life.”


Mass Tort Litigation Expertise Like No Other

Mass tort claims arise when a product or drug injures many consumers. These consumers come together and file claims against the at-fault party for recklessness or negligence. Due to the scope and complexity of mass tort claims, they often take much longer to resolve than a personal injury claim. It is important to have an attorney who has experience handling mass tort claims on your side if you are filing a mass tort claim.

Annesley DeGaris has experience handling a variety of mass tort claims and has been nationally recognized several times for his work in mass tort litigation.In 2013, 2016 and again in 2022, Best Lawyers selected Annesley DeGaris as Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiff Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. Law firms all over the country associate him in their pharmaceutical and medical device cases because of his success in mass tort litigation.

Annesley H. DeGaris is a founding partner of his law firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his LL.M. from the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia, one of the top 10 law schools in the world.

Examples of mass tort claims we can handle include:

    • DeGaris Law is currently investigating cases involving premature infants (born prior to 37 weeks) who ingested Enfamil and/or Similac and were subsequently diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).
    • Gerber has knowingly sold baby foods with high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. DeGaris Law is currently investigating claims involving the childhood development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after consuming baby food products manufactured by Gerber.
    • Paraquat is a popular total-kill herbicide that has been in use since 1964. Paraquat is most often applied when planting corn, cotton, wheat, hay, soybeans, vegetables, and fruit. Exposure to Paraquat has been linked to the development of Parkinson’s.
    • Zantac is a popular prescription and over-the-counter drug that treats heartburn and acid reflux. It has been linked to cancers such as bladder, esophagus, liver, stomach, or pancreas.
  • CPAP / BiPAP
    • The manufacturer Philips recalled millions of CPAP and BiPAP ventilator machines. A sound abatement foam inside the machines may cause various forms of cancer and respiratory problems.
    • Exactech recalled knee and ankle replacement implant systems including OPTETRAK®, OPTETRAK Logic®, and TRULIANT® tibial inserts and components, as well as VANTAGE® fixed-bearing liner components. Injuries may include osteolysis (bone loss), joint loosening, lysis, joint swelling, difficulty walking, and pain associated with polyethylene wear.
    • Defective hip implant models include Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate, Stryker LFIT V40, Zimmer M/L Taper or M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology and Versys femoral head. Potential injuries include metallosis, ALVAL, adverse tissue reaction, pain and inflammation in tissues, pseudotumors, and elevated levels of chromium and cobalt in bloodwork.
    • Hernia Mesh brands such as Bard, Davol, Ethicon, Covidien, and Atrium have been linked to bowel adhesions and obstructions, seromas, granulomas, inflammation, rejections, mesh migration, mesh shrinkage, infection, and recurrence.
    • A traumatic brain injury suffered during a car wreck or a slip and fall can have a lasting impact on your health. DeGaris Law Birmingham brain injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve to cover future expenses.
    • In the early 1980s, two water-supply systems on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were found to be contaminated with the industrial solvents. People living on base, military members and civilians ingested and bathed in water that had been contaminated with chemicals from the base water treatment facilities and a dry-cleaning company in the area.
    • Consumer reports of liver function issues and gastrointestinal illness have led the vegan food delivery service, Daily Harvest, to voluntarily recall all French Lentil + Leek Crumbles on June 23, 2022. So far, the company has received almost 500 reports of illness or adverse reactions from consumers of their products.

Meet Annesley DeGaris

Mr. DeGaris graduated magna cum laude from Samford University and earned his Juris Doctor at Cumberland School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in 1988.

After graduating from law school, Mr. DeGaris served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. B. Haltom, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

He has litigated cases against major trucking companies, insurance companies, chemical manufacturers responsible for toxic spills, aircraft manufacturers, and major pharmaceutical companies.

Let DeGaris Law Firm Help You

At DeGaris Law, we believe that every client deserves quality representation. We are here to provide that for you. Whether you are facing a personal injury or want to file a mass tort claim, our team can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your options.


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