Alabama sees over 100,000 vehicle crashes every year, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities. In cases of serious personal injury or wrongful death, the liability of a negligent driver and his or her insurer can be enormous, and injured victims and their families can face a lifetime of medical costs, lost income and other serious damages. The Dothan personal injury attorneys at Cobb, Boyd, White & Boyd provide zealous representation in car, truck and motorcycle accidents in southeastern Alabama and along the Florida panhandle. Our firm has decades of experience litigating the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents.
The personal injury attorneys at Cobb, Boyd, White and Boyd examine all angles in Alabama car accident cases, including the potential negligence of all drivers involved, any potential product liability claims in the case of a defective automobile or component part, and dram shop liability in the case where a bar or restaurant served an obviously intoxicated patron who went on to become involved in a collision. In addition to the various and complicated legal theories and fact scenarios which may be involved in an automobile accident, Alabama’s rule of contributory negligence can make or break the case for plaintiff or defendant. Skilled and knowledgeable representation is essential in Alabama car accident cases.
Truck accident cases almost always involve catastrophic injury or wrongful death, due to the tremendous size and weight difference between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle (the average car weighs around 3,000 pounds, while a fully-loaded tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds. Not only the operator but also the owner or trucking company may be exposed to liability in a trucking accident. Truckers are often considered to be driving while fatigued, but motorists themselves sometimes bear responsibility for driving recklessly near a commercial vehicle, ignoring the significant blind spots and handling limitations of a big rig. At Cobb, Boyd, White & Cobb, we understand how to properly handle a truck accident claim, including the applicability of FMCSA regulations and trucking company records and logs.
Like truck accidents, motorcycle accidents also frequently end in catastrophic injury or wrongful death, and for similar reasons: the disparity in size between motorcycle and motor vehicle, and the vulnerability and lack of protection of the motorcycle rider. Juries are often apt to believe the motorcycle rider must have been riding recklessly or aggressively, but as with trucking accidents, sometimes the fault is that of the driver who does not see the motorcycle or intentionally drives recklessly or aggressively, ignoring the limitations and vulnerability of the rider. Our firm is capable and experienced handling claims involving high-dollar liability and complicated issues of fact.