Southeast Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers

When you are suffering from injuries caused by someone else's negligent or reckless acts, it is important to have the right legal representation on your side to aid you in your pursuit of the compensation you need.

At The Shirley Law Firm, our attorneys, Merrill and Griffin Shirley, can aggressively represent you when insurance companies refuse to provide you with sufficient compensation. While we are located in Elba, Alabama, we serve clients throughout Southeast Alabama, including as far away as Dothan. Call us at 334-897-5775 if you or a family member is hurt as a result of:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products liability

Car Accident

At The Shirley Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys represent car accident victims across Southeast Alabama, from Elba all the way to Dothan. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a family member has been hurt or killed in a:

  • Fatal car accident
  • Rollover accident
  • Rear-end collision
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Drunk driving accident
  • Distracted driving accident
  • Pedestrian accident

As our client, you will receive aggressive, ethical and effective representation that protects your legal rights and improves your chances of securing much-needed compensation.

Both of our attorneys, Merrill and Griffin Shirley, have spent years representing defendants in civil litigation, including personal injury cases. Who better to represent you than lawyers who understand how the other side operates and the tactics that will be used against you? We can level the playing field for you.

The Effects Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Can Be Devastating

We understand for many people that the thought of taking legal action can be quite scary. However, any of the types of accidents listed above can cause broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries or other long-term health problems. If you are hurt, unable to work and medical bills are piling up, it could cost you more in the long-run if you do not take action.

We will gather evidence, consult with expert witnesses and prepare for trial. With us on your side, you can leave the complex legal work to us while you focus on what is truly important: getting better.


TRUCK Accident

Devastated by a Truck Accident in South Alabama? The Shirley Law Firm Can Help

Have you been involved in a truck accident in Alabama? Has a loved one? Were you injured or was a loved one? In the wake of a truck accident, you may be unsure how you will recover the funds you need to cover your injuries, property damage, and emotional distress.

What Can a Truck Accident Attorney Do for Me?

So many truck crash victims mistakenly think that they will be able to recover compensation without legal assistance. While you may get a settlement, it may be for far less than you need or deserve. Unless you have a comprehensive understanding of the Alabama’s personal injury laws, proving negligence and recovering compensation is challenging. If you want the maximum settlement amount warranted in your case, you need a truck accident lawyer on your side.

When you retain an lawyer, they will do the following for your case:

Investigate your crash to determine the cause and identify all liable parties

Gather police reports, trucker log books, driver’s logs kept by a trucking company, a trucker’s driving record and a trucking company’s safety record

Communicate with trucking companies and insurers on your behalf

Negotiate with all liable parties to secure a generous settlement

Ensure you meet all filing deadlines, so your case isn’t dismissed

Most personal injury lawyers in Alabama are willing to take your case on contingency, so you don’t need to worry about legal expenses upfront. There’s no reason not to speak to a lawyer and get their honest advice about your case.

If you need to set up a case evaluation and you live in Southern Alabama, we recommend you contact the Shirley Law Firm in Southern Alabama. Attorneys Merrill and Griffin Shirley are a father and son legal team which specializes in truck accident claims and personal injury claims. recommends you contact their Elba, Alabama office at 334-897-5775 and arrange a case evaluation. You can learn more about the truck wreck attorneys at the Shirley Law Firm by visiting their website.

Two Mistakes You Should Avoid Making After a Truck Accident

The aftermath of a truck accident is a confusing time, and victims sometimes make mistakes that damage their truck accident claim and they get a smaller settlement than they deserve. We’ll discuss two errors often made by accident victims.

Failing to Get Medical Attention

Given the size and weight of commercial trucks, a collision with one often leaves truck crash victims with severe injuries and they have no choice but go to the emergency room, but some people don’t require emergency help. That doesn’t mean they aren’t hurt; it just means they don’t require immediate medical attention. Not getting medical attention could damage your injury claim if you plan on pursuing one.

If cost is keeping you from seeing a doctor, don’t let it because your health is far more important. Your personal injury lawyer will make sure you don’t have to foot the bill for your medical treatment when a truck driver or trucking company is responsible for hurting you.  

If you are injured, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to avoid making your injuries worse. See your personal physician or visit one of the hospitals listed below:

East Alabama Medical Center

2000 Pepperell Pkwy,

Opelika, AL 36801


Mercy Medical Clinic

1702 Catherine Ct.,

Auburn, AL 36830

Speaking with an Insurance Adjuster or Trucking Company without Representation

Another mistake made by truck accident victims is talking to an insurer or other liable parties without legal representation. You may think it’s harmless to answer a few questions, but you could irreparably damage your claim if you aren’t careful about what you reveal. Insurers and trucking companies want to limit their liability for an accident, and they will use anything you say to that end.

When you retain on of the truck wreck attorneys at the Shirley Law Firm, they will deal with an insurance adjuster or trucking company, leaving you free to focus on your recovery. Their team will negotiate a favorable settlement if you’d rather settle your case out of court. If you choose to take your claim to civil court, the personal injury attorneys at the Shirley Law Firm will build an unassailable claim on your behalf. Their goal is to get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.


Why You Should Speak With An Experienced Attorney First

Insurance adjusters will contact you and attempt to get you to agree to a settlement or to admit fault. If your injuries are preventing you from working and making a living, it is important that you do not agree to a settlement that does not meet your actual needs.

Our lawyers, who have decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, can thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence and use their knowledge and experience to give you useful, practical legal advice about your case, including your options and expected outcomes. They can help you determine a suitable amount of compensation.


Send A Message To The Insurance Companies

We have built a reputation in Southeast Alabama as tenacious trial lawyers who are ready to fight on behalf of their clients. We are not just interested in quick settlements; we prepare for every case as if it will go to trial. We will pursue compensation that protects your future and gives you the time you need to recover from your injuries.

Get The Representation You Deserve. Call The Shirley Law Firm Today.

Contact our law firm at 334-897-5775 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We routinely travel throughout the region to meet with clients. Off-site appointments are available.