Auto / Motorcycle / Truck / Pedistrian Accidents
Wrecks happen everyday. Sometimes they do not involve any fault on either party. Sometimes they are due to inattention of the surroundings and driving
conditions and traffic controls and signs. Sometimes they result from other carelessness such as text messaging or multitasking while operating a vehicle.
Sometimes they involve very little injury or property damage. Sometimes they can result in significant injury, disability, and death.
Alabama law provides that in the event the accident and resulting injuries and damages were caused by either negligence, recklessness or willful conduct of a
party, then the victim is entitled to recover the damages they incurred in the form of compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages,
medical expenses, disfigurement, and lost earning capacity. In cases which involve reckless or willful conduct such as excessive speeding or driving while
intoxicated, the victim(s) may be entitled to an award of punitive damages which are designed not only to punish the wrong-doer, but also deter others in the
community from engaging in such conduct in the future.
In one particular case, Mr. Goozée represented a plumber who suffered significant disabling injuries while driving his employer's vehicle home on a Friday
afternoon. In that case, a car traveling in front of our driver in heavy traffic, suddenly stopped his vehicle to make a U-turn causing all of the vehicles
traveling behind him to take evasive moves. This resulted in our client colliding in to the back of an 18-wheeler in front of him. Because the
"at-fault" vehicle left the scene and was never heard of again, our client had to claim damages against his employer's uninsured motorists coverage carrier
alleging that the phantom vehicle's driver acted wantonly in causing the wreck. At trial, the jury found for our client and returned a verdict in excess
of $4.8 million.
Mr. Goozée has successfully tried and settled many other cases involving personal injury and/or wrongful death resulting from vehicular and pedistrian accidents.
If you or a family member or friend have been involved in such an accident, Mr. Goozée will meet with you and evaluate the case at no charge, quickly and
competently at your convenience.
Many cases involve adequate insurance coverage from the person or company at fault. Sometimes not, and we have to get creative to achieve a recovery.
Most personal injury cases settle at some point before trial. Mr. Goozée treats each case as if it is going to trial ultimately. That way, the
potential to maximize the recovery is there at any point along the way.