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What is Considered General Negligence in Dothan and Surrounding Areas?

When an individual or company fails to act reasonably and it results in damage to someone else, they could be accused of general negligence. If the injured person wants to receive compensation for their damages, they can file a claim against the reckless party. General negligence can include a number of experiences such as dog bites, car accidents and slip & fall, just to name a few.

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If you are seeking reparation for an injury that someone else caused, then you should hire a Dothan personal injury lawyer from Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD). Our lawyers have been named some of the most successful in the state by Business Alabama magazine, Super Lawyers® magazine, and other prestigious organizations.

Testimonials From Former Clients


I would highly recommend Cory Driggers. He kept me informed all during my case. I never felt left in the dark. He was always straightforward with me. I can’t express how impressed I was with him.

- Cristal


Love, love, love these people! When no one out there seems to care, let me tell you that this group right here will fight tooth and nail for you.

- Mindy


Joey (and his team) was extremely helpful in a time when we did not know what to do. His professional approach gave us assurance while he settled our case.

- Stephen


I would highly recommend Cory Driggers. He kept me informed all during my case. I never felt left in the dark. He was always straightforward with me . I can’t express how impressed I was with him.

- Cristal


Cory Driggers represented my daughter following an car accident. He showed real genuine care for her and the case. He and his staff worked to get all of the medical bills gathered and also to get them decreased. Cory kept us updated and contacted my daughter when decisions needed to be made. Ultimately, Cory got what my daughter deserved for her injuries and my daughter was completely satisfied. I would recommend Cory to anyone that is looking for a good Christian attorney. Thanks Cory for your help!

- Darryl


“I’ve had Joey take care of three separate cases and two for other family members. The service was always great and he was always there to answer my questions no matter how many times I called. Great m …”

- Jesse


“Our family is so thankful for Mark, Dan and their entire team. Every step of the way they made sure we were comfortable and understood every aspect of our case. It was apparent that our interest was …”

- Sue


I would recommend Mr. Driggers to anybody needing legal help him and his staff first of all are very nice to you and act like they are very understanding to your needs. He talked to me on the phone like he knew me all my life and that really mattered to me. When we had our hearing he treated me like he had already met me and he hadn’t, I just really loved him and have already been telling people about him and his office.

- Julie


Hired Joseph Morris to handle my car accident and he did a great job at handling the case and explained the process as the case went. I would highly recommend him.

- Thelma


“I was pleased with their work and the outcome of my case.”

- Former Client


The staff handled my case in a prompt and professional manner. They returned my calls in a timely fashion and was always prepared to answer any questions. Furthermore, Attorney Driggers is a Christian man and first class professional. I am certainly happy that i was represented by this Law Firm.

- Sundiata Fleming


“Never in a million years did I believe that these attorneys would do everything possible to seek justice.”

- Former Client


Cory was absolutely fantastic. He settled my case beyond what I could even imagine. Not only was he very knowledgeable concerning the law, he was available whenever we needed him, Cory was also so kind and courteous to us at all times. During the time since my case ended I have called on Cory several times to ask questions related to situations I have had going on and he has always been available to help me. I would recommend Cory without a second thought to any friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance.

- Tammy


Cory and his staff are very professional and make you feel at ease whether it is by phone or in person. My case was solved quickly and very efficiently. Thanks for everything!!

- Leslie


Mr.Driggers is a wonderful Lawyer that knows the law, he helped me when I had no idea in my situation where to start and what to do, he worked with me hands on and got the best results for me in my case. It was a privilege to get to know him as my lawyer and a friend. If you need legal representation call him you will be satisfied.

- Darlene Green


Attorney Driggers and his team did a wonderful job with my case. They were professional and pleasant. They were patient with me and answered all my questions. They addressed all my concerns from the first conversation to the last. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.

- Lorraine

Understanding Alabama’s Negligence Laws

Negligence in Alabama can be especially tricky because of the state’s contributory negligence laws. Contributory negligence occurs when the injured victim was somewhat at fault for their accident. If the plaintiff is proved to be even 1% at fault for the incident, then under a contributory negligence law, the judge or jury would rule that the offending party would pay nothing in damages. Many Alabama juries use a variation of this law in their verdicts, called comparative negligence, which will assign fault to both parties and have them each take financial responsibility in accordance with the amount of blame that they carry.

The contributory negligence law can make it extremely difficult for an injured victim to recover their damages if the defense can prove that they were in any way at fault for the accident. In Alabama, contributory negligence laws can prevent injured persons from receiving any compensation if they were at fault for the accident in any way. To recover any compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, your lawyer will have to show that your actions in no way contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. If you have been injured in Alabama, it is even more essential that you get a negligence attorney to help you consider all strategies that the other party could implement in their defense. We want to make sure that your claim is rightfully presented and protected from the other side.

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Proving General Negligence

When filing a lawsuit against another person for their careless behavior, you must prove four different elements to a judge or jury for them to award you with a favorable verdict. First, you must show that the defendant had a duty to act in a reasonable manner – just as, for example, a landlord would have a duty to make sure that a property is properly maintained and safe. Next, you must prove that they had breached that responsibility in some way. In other words, they didn’t fulfill their duty to you.

After proving that they had an obligation to you that wasn’t met, you must demonstrate that their action or inaction has caused your injuries. Causation can be things like the owner knowing about the danger and doing nothing about it, being unreasonable by placing an object in an unsafe place or failing to properly alert a person to a certain danger, or acting recklessly. Lastly, you must show that you have quantifiable damage for which the other party can provide compensation. These can be losses such as medical bills, lost earnings and emotional trauma.

Proving all four of these elements can be difficult, but especially when an injured victim is facing a big corporation or insurance company that has a huge amount of resources at their disposal. An Alabama negligence lawyer from our firm in Dothan knows how to thoroughly investigate the evidence and counter arguments that the opposition might make. Our legal team knows the complex, strict negligence laws of Alabama and how your claim will be validated to a jury.

Contact Our Alabama Injury Lawyers, Serving Dothan and Surrounding Areas

Whether you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in an accident, you need to contact an attorney at MATD immediately. Our attorneys have a great record of successful cases that includes winning one of the largest jury verdicts in the history of the Alabama – ultimately resulting in a $21,000,000 settlement for our client. To see all of our verdicts and settlements, take a look at our case results page.

We know that you are going through a painful and emotional time because of your injury, and you may not want to deal with the added burden of a lawsuit, but don’t the make the mistake of settling directly with an insurance company. They are notorious for paying victims as little compensation as possible. We, however, fight for full compensation for all of our clients.

Don’t hesitate to contact a member of our legal team today for a FREE consultation.