Car Accidents

Dothan Car Accident Lawyer

Serving All of Alabama. Let Us Fight for You!

Every day, thousands of people are injured in car accidents across the nation. We understand how burdensome the aftermath of car accidents can be and this is on top of the trauma and physical injury caused by the event itself. At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our purpose is to help innocent victims of car accidents recover the highest and most just amount of compensation.

With more than 130 years of collective legal experience, we have a track record of maximum recoveries in both settlements and verdicts, including a historic $21,000,000 verdict, as well as:

  • $2,250,000 for a paralyzed auto accident victim
  • $1,040,000 for a wrongful death in an auto accident
  • $1,000,000 for a wrongful death in an auto accident

While we cannot promise the same or similar results, our personal injury attorneys always exhaust every resource in order to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. Insurance companies will attempt to settle at a lower amount than you need and deserve; choose a team that can stand up and defend your rights.

When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

As a general guideline, it’s best to contact a lawyer after a car accident as soon as possible in order to obtain the best end result for your case. There are a couple reasons for this, the first being the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law familiar to many which limits how long injury victims have to file a claim. According to the Code of Alabama section 6-2-38 the state of Alabama has a two-year timeline. This means you have two years from the date your accident occurred to file your claim or you will most likely be unable to do so. There are some exceptions to this law where the filing time may change, including but not limited to:

  • If the injury victim is under the age of 19 at the time of the accident
  • The negligent party left the state before a claim could be filed

In addition to the statute of limitations, car accident injuries in particular pose a specific difficulty than other injuries covered by personal injury law in that they are most usually soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are injuries that affect the tendons, ligaments and muscles in the body. These injuries are known for slowly developing over a period of a couple days to weeks after they initially occur.

Because of this delayed reveal, many car accident victims sign a compensation agreement with an insurance company without talking to a lawyer only to discover later that their injuries are worse than they initially believed but are not able to recover any additional. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, talk to our Dothan car accident attorney for help today!

Information about Car Crashes in Alabama

For most people in Dothan, driving a car is an everyday occurrence and is a fact of life. What many forget is that it is statistically a highly dangerous activity, one that places the driver and passengers at risk of serious injury or death. The Alabama Department of Public Safety reports that in 2009, there were a total of 123,690 traffic collisions throughout the state, which left 848 people dead and 35,153 with various types of injuries.

Car accidents are among the leading causes of accidental injury or death across the country every year. Collisions happen for many reasons, but some are more common than others.

According to 2008 Alabama Traffic Crash Facts, a report published by the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety, the primary causes of crashes were listed as failure to yield right of way (14.5%), driver not in control of vehicle (13.9%), tailgating (11.1%) and driver misjudged the stopping distance (10.5%).

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Proving Fault for a Car Accident

The key to recovering monetary damages for car accident injuries is being able to prove that the collision was the result of the other driver's negligence. This can sometimes be relatively straightforward, such as in the case of a drunk driving accident where the drunk driver is clearly at fault. Other times it may be more challenging to prove that the driver was responsible, but we know where to look for evidence to support your claim.

For example, if the police accident report or even the other driver's cell phone records demonstrate that the person was texting while driving, this may be used as evidence that the driver is at fault. Another possible source of compensation is to file a product liability lawsuit, such as if your accident was caused by a sudden tire blowout or other defects. We leave no stone unturned when developing a case, and we work diligently to help our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.

Contact Our Team Today

At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our Dothan car accident attorneys know that you are more than just a statistic. We understand that if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be facing one of the most difficult experiences in your life.

When you come to us for help in filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, we will give you compassionate legal guidance and robust representation in your claim for compensation. We represent people throughout South East Alabama and the Tri-State Area, including Dothan and Montgomery, and are ready to fight for you!

Contact us or visit our Dothan car accident lawyer for a free consultation to learn how much your claim is worth and to get started on your case.

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Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $21,000,000 Catastrophic Injury
  • $20,700,000 Wrongful Death
  • $9,000,000 Premises Liability
  • $6,000,000 Product Defect
  • $4,000,000 Product Liability
  • $3,800,000 Drunk Driving Accident
  • $3,200,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $3,000,000 Trucking Accident
  • $2,800,000 Home Health Case
  • $2,425,000 Drowning Accident