Hi, I’m Mark Petro. I was born and raised here in Alabama. I am the youngest of five children. Four boys and one girl. I’m not sure how my mother did it, but she is a saint!
I have helped injured victims across the state of Alabama and the entire country since 1989. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 1986 and from Cumberland School of Law in 1989. Throughout my career, I have helped over 1000 individuals seriously injured as a result of automobile wrecks, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, on the job injuries, worker’s compensation claims, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, nursing home negligence, defective products and medications. I have built a reputation for being the go-to guy to get claims handled in an efficient manner, so you can get what you deserve sooner rather than later.
In addition to being a regular contributor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, during my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf, reading, watching Alabama football and basketball games, and teaching 7th Grade Sunday School. I am a son, brother, uncle, husband, and the father of two beautiful daughters, Carlee and Allee, who I adore. I am also the author of the books, The Truth About Personal Injury in Alabama: Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know, Your Legal Guide To Motorcycle Injury Compensation, Alabama Workers’ Compensation. Request your FREE copies! With these books, it is my desire to equip you with the information you need to help you understand the process of an injury claim from the time of injury all the way through the time the claim is resolved. I have found that providing relevant information to people who contact my office provides them with the knowledge they need to overcome the worry and stress that comes about after an injury.
As a matter of fact, if you contact my office, I will also provide you with a 30 Minute Complimentary Injury Claim Strategy, Session, a $200 value, Which Includes: Hearing all the details of your case, and taking notes; Discussing the laws surrounding your case and the potential consequences; Presenting possible outcomes and the likelihood of what may happen. The strategy session costs you nothing and in 30 minutes you can get the answers you’re looking for, formulate a game plan for your injury claim, and start feeling a sense of control and confidence about how to handle your injury claim.
If you decide to hire our law firm we will provide you with a 30 Day Client Service Satisfaction Guarantee. If during the first 30 days of our representation agreement you are not completely 100% satisfied with the way we treat you and the way we are handling your case, we will return your file to you and you will not owe us any fees or expenses. No questions.
Since 1996, I have received the highest possible ranking for a practicing attorney, an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell. This is something I am proud of because this rating is based on the opinions of lawyers I have worked against and Judges in whose courtrooms I have had cases. The rating takes into consideration the standard of professional ability in the areas I practice, my expertise, nature of practice, and qualifications relevant to the practice of law. It signifies that I have reached the heights of professional excellence and am recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.
Jurisdictions I’m Admitted to Practice include:
All Alabama State and Federal Courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Middle District of PA
United States District Court for the Western District of PA
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Car Accidents Truck Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Slip/Trip & Fall Nursing Home Neglect
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Obtain Compensation
An accident can be physically and emotionally draining. And on top of having to deal with pain of your injuries, you’re probably also worried about your medical bills, lost income, and fighting with insurance companies about your claim. Don’t try to handle these issues alone. An experienced Alabama personal injury attorney can help.
Insurance companies aren’t in the business of paying claims or offering generous settlements. To recover the compensation you deserve, you’ll need an experienced attorney fighting in your corner. At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we focus our practice on personal injury claims, and can help you understand your rights as well as the options available to you. If you’ve suffered injuries because of the negligence of someone else, contact us today.
What Do You Need to Prove in a Personal Injury Claim?
Most personal injury claims require that you provide proof of who was at fault, or negligent, for the accident. In order to prove negligence, you typically must show the following:
The party who caused your injuries owed you a duty of care, such as a duty to keep a lookout for hazards while driving.
The person or company violated this duty of care.
You suffered injuries because of their negligent act.
Your injuries caused damages, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Different rules may apply in certain claims, such as medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine which laws apply in your particular case. If you believe that someone’s mistakes or misconduct caused you or a loved one serious injuries, it’s important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Car accidents occur every day in Alabama, and often result in serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, burns, joint damage, internal injuries, and emotional trauma. At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we have extensive experience handling car accident claims involving:
Drunk or drugged driving
Taxis and rideshares
Other forms of negligence
We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, identify the insurance policies that might apply, and help you understand how much your claim is worth.
Commercial vehicles like semi-trucks and delivery vehicles typically weigh more than your average car or pickup. They are also slower to respond to hazards and more difficult to handle. So when a negligent truck driver causes a crash, the injuries that result are often traumatic or even fatal.
Unfortunately, truck drivers and the companies that hire them will do their best to avoid paying liability claims. That’s why it’s important to have an Alabama personal injury lawyer take a proactive approach in investigating, negotiating, and litigating your truck accident claim. We can examine any rule violations or other misconduct that will help in holding negligent drivers and companies accountable for your injuries.
Motorcycle riders get an unfair reputation being reckless thrill-seekers. And because bikers have less protection in a crash, they often suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical bills and recovery time. If your crash was caused by a negligent driver, you may have to fight the bias against you with solid evidence and shrewd legal tactics in order to prove liability and obtain fair compensation for your damages. At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we understand the issues involved in serious motorcycle accidents, and can help you maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Nursing Home Abuse
When you entrust your beloved and vulnerable loved ones to a nursing home or long-term care facility, you expect them to deliver the highest quality of care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common in Alabama. Our personal injury lawyers work hard to demand justice for senior citizens and disabled individuals who are harmed by abuse and neglect.
Property owners have a duty to protect many visitors from hazards. When they fail to do so and a serious slip and fall or another injury occurs, they may be responsible for your medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can help you understand the exact duty the property owner owed you and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Aggressive Legal Representation for Accident Victims
Each personal injury case is unique. You need an experienced attorney who knows how to apply Alabama’s personal injury laws to your claim and understands the nuances involved. We can help ensure that you don’t miss important deadlines, such as Alabama’s two-year statute of limitations, that could result in lost claims and compensation. We can also help you avoid making damaging statements that could weaken your claim.
Remember, the insurance company and their adjusters are not on your side. In fact, the adjuster has a duty to keep their employer’s best interests in mind when negotiating a settlement, not yours. That means that any advice they give you or settlements they offer are probably skewed and unfair. So before you discuss settlement with the insurance company, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys. Because we focus on the most serious of injury claims, we have the skill and resources necessary to protect you from insurance company tactics.
Request a Free Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we have built a reputation throughout Alabama for our aggressive, smart, and victim-centered approach to litigation. We always put our clients first. That’s why we offer every client a 30-day client service satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with our representation for any reason in the first 30 days, we will give you your file and will not charge you for our costs or attorney’s fees.
If you or a loved one suffered life-changing injuries at no fault of your own, contact our office today. We will listen to your story, help you build a legal strategy, and explain your rights.
Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys
Our civil litigation firm focuses on those who have suffered injuries and losses due to someone else’s negligence.
If you are currently considering legal action to get compensation, let an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney go to work for you. It is important to reach out to your attorney to discuss anything about your case so that you fully understand the process, timeline, and statute of limitations. A skilled Alabama injury lawyer can help you through the process in a manner that wisely uses your time and resources.
To get assistance from our legal team, contact our office today and schedule your complimentary, 30-minute, Injury Claim Strategy Session with a licensed attorney.