Frequently Asked Questions

At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. we are always prepared to answer questions about your case. However, we understand that there are times when you may have general questions for which you prefer a quick answer without speaking to your answer.

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Dothan Personal Injury Lawyer & Business Litigation Attorney

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers

No recovery, no fee

The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. represent individuals and businesses throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia. With 36 years of trial experience, we have the in-depth knowledge and courtroom experience necessary to help your case reach a positive outcome.

Since 1974, Rufus Smith has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in more than 200 complex cases that have resulted in verdicts or settlements between $100,000 and $80,000,000. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® for 25 years. Rufus Smith is the only attorney among many personal injury lawyers in Dothan to be named to The Best Lawyers in America for each of the last 20 consecutive years.

Protecting our clients' interests since 1974

At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr., we rely on our nearly four decades of experience to guide our clients through the legal process. We represent clients in cases involving -

    • Personal Injury.

Injuries caused by the negligent actions of another person may arise from a number of situations including auto, truck, or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, or dog bites and animal attacks. Our injury law firm in Dothan also represents clients in wrongful death suits when a loved one is lost due to negligent behavior.

    • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our Dothan accident attorneys represent clients victimized in truck, auto and motorcycle accidents resulting in a variety of injuries including broken bones, whiplash injuries, back injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, disfigurement and seat belt burns. Our accident lawyers assess the facts of the case, advise you on the validity of your claim, and help with insurance company negotiations.

    • Product Liability and Toxic Torts.

Companies that manufacture, sell, supply, or distribute dangerous or defective products may be held liable when a product causes injury or illness. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr., we represent clients in both individual and class action liability lawsuits.

    • Commercial and Business Litigation.

Our firm offers in-depth legal advice and representation for businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. Let us help your business with its legal needs including contract disputes, antitrust issues, and product liability litigation.

    • Insurance Fraud and Bad Faith.

When insurance companies deny or delay legitimate claims instead of offering an honest evaluation and proper payment they are acting in bad faith. Bad faith or insurance fraud includes all types of insurance policies including health, homeowner, renter, life, or auto.

    • Workers Compensation.

On the job injuries have a number of causes including accidents, faulty machinery, chemical exposure, and safety violations. Even minor injuries may have lasting consequences. Regardless of the cause, your employer’s insurance company is required to reimburse for medical costs and lost wages. Our workers comp attorneys fight to get the full benefits you deserve.

In Dothan, Alabama as well as Florida and Georgia, you may also need the help from a personal injury law firm for general plaintiff litigation. Our compassionate approach to personal injury law extends to our clients—we aggressively protect you and your family.  We make sure you are informed and understand what is happening throughout each phase of your case, and we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Rufus Smith's record for obtaining large verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients demonstrates our commitment to fighting tenaciously for you.

Serving Alabama, Georgia, Florida and throughout the U.S.

From our office in Dothan, Alabama, our business and personal injury attorneys in Dothan represent individuals in injury cases and business litigation matters for clients throughout Alabama, Southeast Georgia, and Northwest Florida including:

  • Abbeville, AL
  • Dothan, AL
  • Enterprise, AL
  • Greenville
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Ozark, AL
  • Troy, AL
  • Dale County, AL
  • Henry County, AL
  • Houston County, AL
  • Albany, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Bainbridge, GA
  • Blakely, GA
  • Colquitt, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Donalsonville, GA
  • Edison, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Blountstown, FL
  • Bonifay, FL
  • Destin, FL
  • Fort Walton, FL
  • Graceville, FL
  • Gretna, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Malone, FL
  • Marianna, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Quincy, FL

Contact us today

An accident can wreak havoc on your life. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you regain control and protect your future by attaining a favorable verdict or settlement. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr., we have spent nearly four decades fighting on behalf of personal injury victims throughout Alabama, Southeast Georgia, and Northwest Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, we can help. Contact us today to discuss your case.

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Case Results
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Inc. v. Allen, 572 So. 2d 434 (Ala. 1990
  • Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995)
  • First Tennessee Bank, N.A., v. Snell, 718 So. 2d 20 (Ala. 1998)
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