Serving Clients Nationwide BILLION-DOLLAR LAW FIRM From car crashes to nursing home negligence, you
can trust our 250+ years of combined experience.

Car accident

  • This billion-dollar Class Action verdict was certified by a group of cattlemen for violation of the 1921 Packers and Stockyard Act in the way it influenced the market price of cattle.

  • An inadequate structural design and a defective seat belt latch failed to protect our clients during an offset frontal collision which resulted in their death.

  • $40 million dollar settlement in AL. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against a non-profit making them abide by the terms of the original charter.

  • Our client, along with thousands of others, sued Prudential after purchasing a life insurance policy in which the company made millions off of them resulting in a $25 million dollar jury verdict.

  • Client was hit and killed by a coal truck that was going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and overweighted above the legal limit, resulting in a $20 million dollar verdict.

  • $16 million dollar settlement in AL. A church van overturned due to a design defect in the tires as well as with the van.

  • $15.4 millon dollar verdict in AL. Plaintiffs brought a case against their former general manager for embezzlement, falsifying finances, and deceiving management.

  • $12 Mil Settlement in AL. Serious brain injuries resulted when a tractor-trailer crossed the center lane and collided with a car.

  • $10 Million+ Tire Defect case settled during trial.

  • A pickup truck driver and 2 passengers were killed when they collided with a stopped tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 in GA.

  • Verdict awarded for the mishandling of numerous employee health claims.

  • $6 million dollar settlement in AL. Tred separated from a faulty tire leading to an accident killing one and injuring 3 others.

  • $5.25 Mil Settlement in AL. We represented the estates of 3 people who died in a fire which resulted from a leak in a corroded gas service line.

  • A transporter truck pulling a mobile home veered off the road and struck a van injuring a lady and her 9-year-old son.

  • $5 Mil Settlement in AL. A truck driver ran a red light and hit a vehicle rendering 1 passenger a quadriplegic and resulting in brain damage for the other.

  • A woman was killed when a fire occurred due to negligence involving a gas system, resulting in a $5 million dollar settlement.

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving The Injured in Birmingham, Alexander City & Beyond

Thirty years ago, we assembled a team of talented Alabama personal injury attorneys who are committed to getting our clients compensated. To this day, our team continues to deliver on this same promise.

We’ve settled personal injury cases in the multi-millions, from car accidents, trucking accidents, and defective product cases to nursing home negligence. You know what you deserve, and we don’t shy away from it.

Choose a lawyer who's not afraid to go to trial

Our injury lawyers have done it all & aren't afraid to fight hard for their clients. We're here to help you win your case.

Serving the People of Alabama for 30+ Years

As a premier personal injury law firm, we're dedicated to providing our clients with personal service. 
We work WITH you every step of the way.

Trust us to get the job done

After more than three decades of successful trial law practice, Larry Morris and Randy Haynes set out to build a firm around a concentrated core of attorneys with superior trial skills. Based in Birmingham and Alexander City, Morris Haynes was founded on an absolute commitment to the highest principles of professionalism and advocacy.

The Alabama injury attorneys at Morris Haynes are experienced, responsive, and have huge hearts for bringing justice to our clients’ lives. Learn more about these people who make it all happen.

When Should You File a Personal Injury Claim?

After an accident or injury, you may be uncertain whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim. Generally speaking, if someone else was at fault for the incident, you likely have a case. Note that the “someone else” does not have to be another person; a company, property owner, manufacturer, or another entity could be liable for your injuries.

To determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim, ask yourself the following:

  • Did another person or party have an expressed or implied responsibility to act reasonably and avoid causing you injury or harm?
  • Did the other person or party fail to uphold this responsibility, either by acting negligently, carelessly, recklessly, or wrongfully?
  • Were you injured as a result of the other person or party’s negligent, careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct?
  • Did you sustain specific measurable damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering related to your injury?

Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Claims

The purpose of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is to recover financial compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of the accident and/or your injuries. Because every case is different, the exact damages you may be able to recover, as well as the overall value of your claim, will depend on the many unique factors involved.

That being said, many personal injury plaintiffs seek compensation for the following damages:

  • All medical expenses related to the accident/injury
  • Projected future medical care costs
  • Lost income, wages, and/or employment benefits
  • Lost or reduced earning ability
  • Loss of expected future earnings due to disability or impairment
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress

You may also be entitled to recover for miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel to and from medical appointments, home modifications to accommodate a disability, or in-home assistance and care.

In some cases, injured victims may also be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate the victim for specific losses, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant. Typically, punitive damages are only available in cases involving egregious acts of negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury.

  • Car Crashes
    Car Crashes
    If you or someone you love was recently involved in an automobile accident, and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
  • Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death
  • Gun Malfunctions & Bad Safeties
    Gun Malfunctions & Bad Safeties
    Firearms should not discharge unintentionally, but sometimes they do. A firearm is defective anytime it fires without the trigger being pulled.
  • Truck & Tractor Trailer Accidents
    Truck & Tractor Trailer Accidents
    Motor vehicle accidents involving large semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles tend to result in catastrophic injury and wrongful death
  • Defective Products
    Defective Products
    For a product to be considered “defective,” it must contain some flaw that renders it unreasonably and/or inherently unsafe for ordinary, typical use.
  • Boating Accidents
    Boating Accidents
    Many boating accidents are due to reckless and negligent boat operation, resulting in serious Alabama boating accidents or fatalities. 2019 was the deadliest year on Alabama waters since 1998, with 25 boating deaths.
  • Motorcycle Accidents
    Motorcycle Accidents
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that motorcyclists are as much as 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident than those in standard passenger vehicles.
  • Negligence
    Negligence
    Negligence typically refers to one person or party’s failure to uphold the “duty of care” owed to others.

Hear from our clients

  • Donald Milton Testimonial "Helped us to receive compensation that far exceeded our expectations."
  • Bobby Smith Testimonial "They tell you the truth, they're honest and they treat you like family."

    Pedestrian Accident: Client Testimonial

  • James Bailey Testimonial "Family - that's they way they treated us, is like family."
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MEET OUR TEAM

250+ Year Combined Experience
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  • Michael Todd  Wheeles Photo
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  • Clay  Hornsby Photo
  • Matthew G.  Garmon Photo
  • Nancy  Eady Photo
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  • George L.  Beck, Jr. Photo
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    Randall Stark Haynes

    Partner

    Mr. Haynes concentrates his practice on litigation; his casework primarily involves product liability, railroad, trucking, and wrongful death cases, as well as consumer litigation.
  • Michael Todd  Wheeles Photo
    Michael Todd Wheeles

    Partner

    M.Todd Wheeles is a partner at Morris Haynes and currently serves on the Birmingham School of Law Foundation Board.
  • Jeremy  Knowles Photo
    Jeremy Knowles

    Partner

    He has worked on some of the largest product liability cases in the country. Mr. Knowles is routinely consulted by national news organizations regarding automobile product liability issues.
  • Emily  Hornsby Photo
    Emily Hornsby

    Partner

    Ms. Hornsby represents individuals who have been injured, wronged, or killed in cases involving personal injury, product defects, trucking accidents, industrial accidents, legionella pneumonia, fraud, and wrongful death.
  • Clay  Hornsby Photo
    Clay Hornsby

    Attorney

    Clay has a broad knowledge of the law as well as practical trial experience to better help evaluate and represent clients more effectively in court.
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    Matthew G. Garmon

    Partner

    Mr. Garmon has been privileged to represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries or the families of those who have lost loved ones in wrongful death cases through no fault of their own.
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    Nancy Eady

    Partner

    Ms. Eady heads the Legal Research Department of the firm, and she has successfully defended many of the verdicts and rulings obtained by the firm’s trial attorneys.
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    Amanda Luker

    Attorney

    While Amanda understands that each of her client’s cases are unique, she also appreciates the importance of being able to build on her prior experience to deliver the best results possible.
  • George L.  Beck, Jr. Photo
    George L. Beck, Jr.

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Beck spends time defending public officials and other businessmen and women accused of white-collar crimes.
  • Tom F. Young, Jr. Photo
    Tom F. Young, Jr.

    Of Counsel

    Following graduation from law school, Tom Young worked with a Plaintiff’s firm focusing on personal injury and later as a general practitioner in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Luke  Trammell Photo
    Luke Trammell

    Attorney

    Luke Trammell is an associate in the Birmingham office of Morris Haynes and is a native of Cherokee County. Luke earned his Bachelor of Science from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.
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    Richard Lucas

    Head Investigator

    Mr. Lucas has received extensive training in accident investigations and death investigations. His investigations have resulted in verdicts and/or settlements exceeding $69 million.
  • Michael  Johnson, Jr. Photo
    Michael Johnson, Jr.

    Investigator

    Mr. Johnson joined the firm in 2009. Mr. Johnson has an extensive background in mechanics. He oversees operations at the MHWK&N storage and inspection facility.
  • Marcus  Osborne Photo
    Marcus Osborne

    Investigator

    Mr. Osborne has 31 years of experience in law enforcement. He spent two years with the US Secret Service before serving as Lieutenant at the Alexander City Police Department.

Why Morris Haynes?

  • Billions of Dollars for Clients

    Our total verdicts awarded for our clients exceed a billion dollars. We work hard to represent our clients zealously and our verdicts prove it!

  • 30+ Years Serving Alabama

    Collectively, our firm has 250+ years of experience, with our firm planting roots locally three decades ago. With our backgrounds, we can take on any case.

  • Personalized Care

    Just because we take on huge cases doesn't mean we won't have time for our clients! We work directly with you throughout the whole process.

  • Experienced Trial Lawyers

    We've been there before and we aren't afraid to go back. Should your case go to court, we're prepared to fight for you!

Frequently asked Questions

  • Q:How much is my personal injury case worth?

    A:Many people understandably want to know how much their case is worth, but it is impossible to determine the value of a claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. Numerous factors—such as the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, expenses related to property damage and repairs, your degree of liability (if any), the defendant’s available insurance coverage, and more—all play a role in the overall value of your claim. We recommend that you contact our personal injury lawyers at Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law and set up a free initial consultation. During this consultation, we can review the facts of your case and help you determine how much your claim could be worth.

  • Q:What is the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Alabama?

    A:In Alabama, you only have two years to sue a liable party for personal injury damages. This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date you were injured (with few exceptions). This only applies to personal injury lawsuits, not insurance claims. In fact, your time to file an insurance claim may be even more limited, so it is important that you act quickly after an accident or injury so that you do not lose your right to recover compensation.

  • Q:Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?

    A:The law does not require you to hire a personal injury attorney to pursue a claim, however, there are many advantages to working with an experienced legal team. Study after study has shown that people who hire lawyers for their personal injury cases tend to recover higher settlements in less time than those who try to handle their cases on their own. An attorney will know how to gather appropriate evidence and build a powerful case on your behalf. An attorney will also be able to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement and, if necessary, represent your best interests at trial. Reach out to our team at Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law today to learn more.

  • Q:How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

    A:Personal injury attorneys, including ours at Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law, provide legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that their legal fees are contingent on them winning your case. If your attorney does not recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not owe anything. Instead, your personal injury lawyer will recover fees via a percentage of your total recovery. The maximum amount your attorney can recover is set by state law, but it typically cannot exceed 33.33 percent. For more information on costs and fee structures, please contact Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law today.

Put Your Trust in 30+ Years of Experience

No matter the type of accident you were involved in or the injury you have suffered, Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law has the knowledge and experience to bring your claim to court. Our goal is to ensure you are adequately compensated for your losses, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to maximize your recovery. For more than 30 years, our Alabama personal injury lawyers have been helping people rebuild their lives after tragic accidents—learn how we can help you get back on your feet.

We offer personal injury services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect legal fees if/when we recover compensation for you.

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