Most car and truck accidents result from the negligence of a driver who is speeding, following too close, fails to obey a traffic control device such as a stop sign or traffic signal, who fails to maintain a proper lookout or is driving under the influence. In most cases, the driver who is negligent receives a citation from the police for violating the rules of the road. Some accidents involve multiple drivers and multiple violations of rules of the road.
Drivers who are negligent in operating their motor vehicles are liable for damages to those who they injure or kill. Damages which may be recovered include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium for injury to a spouse. In Alabama, car liability insurance is required in a minimum amount of $25,000. Further, drivers and their passengers may be covered under their own uninsured or underinsured motorist policies.  In Truck Accident cases the minimum amount required by the State of Alabama is far greater.
We are able to assist clients in determining the amount of available insurance coverage and presenting claims to insurance carriers to see if they can be resolved short of trial. In the event a settlement cannot be reached, we are able to take your case to trial.


Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Call (334) 222-2255 ––– We Know Property Owners' Responsibilities

When you walk onto someone else's property as a client, customer, or guest, you expect a safe environment. If you were put in an unsafe situation in which an accident occurred, then you deserve justice and fair compensation.

The Law Offices of PATEL & SLEDGE have handled thousands of injury cases and is more than capable of fighting for the compensation that you need. Our firm utilizes a team approach to each case and is known for their personal attention to clients' cases. There is also no fee unless we win a settlement or verdict, so give us a call today if you've been hurt in a slip and fall!

Property owners must regularly check for potential risks to their customers' safety, including:
Spilled liquid
Produce on the floor
Tattered carpet
Broken / uneven walkways

Contact us today at (334) 222-2255 to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an attorney!

Taking Your Slip and Fall Case to Court in Alabama: Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
When it comes to slip and fall cases, the biggest challenge lies in conveying the full extent of the injuries suffered. Slip and fall accidents can often cause long-term issues such as limited range of motion or an inability to return to your previous work duties. Not being able to work, along with potential medical bills, can bring monetary loss. Our skilled team can help you work toward compensation for your injuries.

Our Commitment to Your Case
We understand the severity of slip and fall cases and work tirelessly to convey this to the court. We are committed to protecting your rights and seeing that you get the proper help you need to recover from your injuries. We are available to answer any legal questions you might have.

If there is no recovery, we won't charge you, so contact us today!

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Family Law

The firm has for years represented clients in various domestic relations matters. Manish and Chris focuses on complex matrimonial and divorce cases, including child custody and support, real and personal property matters, alimony, and retirement. They are skilled and compassionate divorce/family law attorneys.

They understand the difficulties associated with family law issues. Therefore, they have developed a divorce and family law practice that focuses on meeting the specific needs of the family. They have experience with premarital contracts, which may also be appropriate prior to some marriages. Manish and Chris have experience in a broad range of divorce and non-divorce related family law issues, including:

Child custody and visitation
Child support
Spousal support (alimony)
Property division
Paternity actions
Protective orders
Premarital contracts


When you choose PATEL & SLEDGE to take your case, you can be confident that we will fight for your rights and stand by your side every step of the way. We will go through all avenues of the court system and will work in a professional manner to achieve positive results. Our attorneys represent people in Andalusia, Opp, Florala and the surrounding parts of Alabama, to include college students and spring breakers. Manish and Chris have extensive experience in criminal defense. Manish and Chris know exactly what to do to protect your rights. They know about unique opportunities and avenues available throughout the prosecution process. Each is familiar with the various possibilities of pretrial diversion programs and other options that apply to certain charges and situations. They know how to explore all options available, and they will work with you one-on-one to determine the option that will benefit you and your unique situation, to include the circumstances surrounding the same.

Manish and Chris know the options available, and have experience in defending all felony and misdemeanor charges, to partially include the following areas:

Death Penalty Cases


Drug Offenses

Burglary and Theft Offenses

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Driving While Influenced (DWI)
Disorderly conduct
Resisting arrest
Assault charges
Domestic Violence charges
Alcohol-related offenses
All other miscellaneous

Regardless of what you have been accused of, you can be confident with Manish or Chris on your side. Each will put forward an aggressive defense and work hard to achieve positive results.