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18-Wheeler Accident
Client was a dump truck driver that was hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident caused permanent leg and ankle damage. Defendants’ highest offer prior to arbitration was $200,000.


Medical Malpractice

Client died after a health care provider failed to provide adequate emergency treatment.


18-Wheeler Accident
Curd v. Western Express – Client was rear-ended by an eighteen wheeler and received severe back and neck injuries. The Defendants last offer prior to unanimous jury verdict was $350,000.


Premises Liability
Client fell on improperly maintained staircase and suffered permanent spinal injuries (non-paralysis).

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Braswell Murphy Blog

18-Wheeler Causes Accident Claims A Life
Posted on January 15 2013 by Braswell Murphy

In mid-December an accident occurred on I-59, near the exit 181 and Highway 77 interchange that killed Martha Brightman, of Ashville and seriously injured Sammy Foster, of Gadsden, Alabama.  It was yet another tragic accident that didn’t have to happen.  The accident was the result of an 18-wheeler driver who did not slow down soon enough when traffic ahead was slowing for another accident. A minor “fender-bender” occurred about a quarter of a mile north of exit 181 and Attalla police officers were working that accident when the second, fatal accident occurred.  Traffic had been rerouted to one-lane to get around …... Continue Reading

Hiring A Lawyer
Posted on November 13 2012 by Braswell Murphy

Aren’t All Lawyers the Same? The short answer is “no.”  All lawyers are not created equal.  For example, a newly licensed attorney with 0 years of experience specializing in criminal defense is not the same as a tenured attorney with 25 years of experience in real estate law.  Lawyers differ on many levels, but certain key differences are critical to your choosing an attorney to represent your case. Licensing A lawyer must be licensed by his or her state bar association in order to practice law.  State bar associations license attorneys upon their passing the state bar exam or transferring licensure from a …... Continue Reading