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 Injury Lawyers

When to contact a lawyer

If you suffered an injury in an accident in Florida, Georgia or Alabama, you may be wondering if and when to contact an injury lawyer. Sometimes it may seem unnecessary to hire a lawyer when damage is minimal or your injuries seem minor. However, accident injuries can be more complicated than they initially seem and you may end up unable to work or afford the mounting bills. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation to ease the financial strain.

There to help after an accident

Dothan injury lawyers are available to help in the hours and days immediately following an accident when the actions you take can greatly impact your future. Our accident attorneys offer assistance to anyone involved in auto, trucking, and motorcycle accidents. We also can help you if you have been affected by a construction accident or medical malpractice injury.

An injury attorney can advise you on your rights and options, and evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if you have a valid claim.

A lawyer can also advise you on necessary steps to take after an accident, including:

  • Taking photos at the scene
  • Preserving evidence
  • Gathering contact information from witnesses
  • Obtaining proper medical attention and documentation

What about the insurance company?

It is advisable not to give a statement to an insurance company or sign any documents before speaking to an injury lawyer. You may sign away your rights to initiate a lawsuit or agree to a settlement amount far below what you deserve. It is also important not to discuss details of the accident with any parties involved to avoid saying anything that can be used against you at a later date.  To understand your options it is best to consult with a Dothan injury law firm as soon as possible.

Our Dothan injury law firm helps you get the compensation you deserve

Many people are hesitant to get help from personal injury attorneys in Dothan or elsewhere because they believe legal fees are unaffordable. However, most injury law firms work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless they win the case. At the end, even when legal fees are accounted for, having legal representation for your injury claim nets higher compensation than if you settle directly with the insurance company.

Contact us today

An accident can wreak havoc on your life. A skilled injury lawyer 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 at 1-888-614-4279 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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