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Alabama Personal Injury Attorney Fights for Just Compensation

Experienced Dothan lawyer advocates for victims of accidents and medical malpractice

At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith Jr., I have 45 years of experience helping clients win compensation for injuries from car crashes, product malfunctions or negligent medical procedures. Based in Dothan, Alabama, I have achieved hundreds of awards or settlements in personal injury cases, covering out-of-pocket losses, pain and suffering and other damages. If you or a family member has been hurt due to another person’s negligence, I am ready to consult with you about your available legal remedies.

Skillful lawyer aims to get compensation for motor vehicle accident victims

Auto accidents caused by impaired, inattentive or unsafe drivers can result in serious injuries. If you are injured in Alabama, you can bring a lawsuit for money damages against the driver you claim to be at fault. However, the state’s contributory negligence rule prevents you from recovering anything if you were even slightly responsible for the accident. As your attorney, I will carefully assess the facts of your case and make the strongest arguments possible for your entitlement to compensation for medical bills, missed wages and other monetary losses resulting from a collision.

Legal counsel takes on medical malpractice claims

When a doctor or other healthcare provider fails to adhere to the standards of conduct required in their profession, they are responsible for the harm they cause. I fight for victims of injuries caused by improper treatment, delayed or incorrect diagnoses, incorrect medication and other acts of negligence. In Alabama, medical malpractice cases require highly specific allegations and proofs, usually by expert testimony. I am skilled at preparing and pursuing these cases, from negotiation through to litigation.

Helping clients recover damages for harm caused by defective products

Serious injuries or death can result when products are improperly designed, manufactured or marketed. Alabama law requires product liability lawsuits to be filed within specific time limits, making timely consultation with an attorney essential. I have successfully represented clients in both individual and mass-tort cases to recover from harm caused by defective products.

Compassionate attorney helps clients seek punitive damages for wrongful death

A wrongful death lawsuit can provide some measure of justice for the loss of a loved one due to the negligence or other fault of another person. A lawsuit can be brought only by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, but any recovery is paid directly to the surviving heirs. Alabama’s wrongful death law is unique in that it allows for recovery only of punitive damages — designed to punish and deter dangerous conduct — but not compensatory damages. However, I am experienced in establishing compelling cases to justify punitive damages awards.

Contact an Alabama attorney dedicated to helping clients recover from personal injury

At the Law Offices Rufus R. Smith, Jr., located in Dothan, I bring knowledge, skill and experience to help you obtain compensation if you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s fault. To set up a consultation, call my Atlanta office at 334-671-7959 or contact me online.