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    Auto Accidents
    Talk to one of our attorneys before you talk to an insurance company. What you innocently say can affect your settlement.


    18-Wheeler Accidents
    Litigation of an accident involving a big rig can get complicated quickly. Anyone involved in this type of accident should consult an attorney.


    Criminal Defense
    Specializing in helping individuals charged with: Burglary, Robbery, Drug related offenses, Murder, DUI, and Theft


    Defective Products
    The lawyers at Cherry and Irwin have experience with product liability cases. Contact Cherry & Irwin for a free consultation.


    Medical Malpractice
    Thousands of people are injured or die due to negligent doctors and medical staff. If you have been injured contact us today.


    Motorcycle Accidents
    Benjamin Irwin, an experienced rider, understands that bike accidents can cause devastating injuries and knows how to help.


    Wrongful Death
    Time is of the essence in wrongful death lawsuits. There are time limits to how long it can be after the death before a lawsuit can be filed.


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  • Your Team
    Samuel A. Cherry
    Samuel Cherry has four decades of law experience and is nationally acclaimed for verdicts and settlements in products liability cases.


    Benjamin A. Irwin
    Ben Irwin is the Managing Partner and founding member of Cherry & Irwin. He was the youngest commissioner ever elected in Dale County, Alabama.
    Christine Irwin
    Christine received her Juris Doctorate at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and is admitted to practice in all Alabama State Courts.
    Peter Havas
    Pete attained his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College, opened a law firm in Mobile in 2004 and then returned to the Wiregrass to practice law at Cherry & Irwin.
    Blaine Stevens
    Blaine is permitted to practice in Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court.



    Cal Whaley
    Mr. Whaley received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.



    Christopher Williams
    Mr. Williams received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.



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    Cherry & Irwin attorneys have collectively handled over 10,000 cases with over $160 million in settlements.


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    Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency bases. We don't get paid until you have been granted a settlement or award.


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    Our attorneys have over 150 years combined experience litigating well over 10,000 cases and winning more than $160 million dollars.



    Initial consultations with our attorneys are always free. Contact us today to find out if you have a case.



    Every state has placed a statute of limitations on lawsuits. Some time limits are short (as little as six months) while others are longer depending on the type of case.


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    How much a case is worth depends on many things and estimates can only be determined by carefully analyzing all of the facts. Talk to one of our attorneys today.


    If the driver causing the vehicle accident was under the influence of a substance you may win punitive damages.

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    163 W. Main St.
    Dothan, Alabama 36301

    Phone: 334.793.1000

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Accident and Personal Injury Cases We Handle

The list below serves only as a sample of the cases Cherry & Irwin handles. Please contact us at 334-793-1000 for a FREE case consultation or for a more detailed explanation for what a personal injury lawyer is.


About 10 motorcyclists die in traffic accidents Each Day in the U.S.

    Motorcycle accidents can be one of the most devastating accidents. Due to the minimal protection available the rider can be severely injured with affects that last for the rest of their life. The injuries may require corrective surgery several years after the accident.

    An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will fight for the greatest reward possible to compensate the injured for their lifetime of dealing with increased pain and suffering.

    Contact the Cherry & Irwin Personal Injury Lawyers at 334-793-1000 for a FREE CONSULT if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident.

Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.*

    No one ever goes to a medical facility expecting to become further injured, become sicker or even die by negligence. Negligence from nursing home, hospital and medical clinic nurses and staff also result in thousands of people going through undue suffering each year. Nursing homes and hospitals are famous for the spread of Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) infections that can cause death or gastric problems for the rest of the infected person's life.

    Do you have a medical malpractice case? Request a FREE CONSULTATION with a Cherry & Irwin Personal Injury Lawyer today.

You don't have to accept what the insurance company offers!

    Only a percentage of auto accident victims contact a lawyer for assistance. Most simply take the little amount of money the insurance company gives them, even if it does not cover their bills, vehicle replacement or ongoing expenses. A car accident attorney can put pressure on an insurance company to provide additional money and can also guide a lawsuit against the insurance company as well as those responsible for the damage increasing the reward amount. If the accident was caused by a car part failure, an accident attorney can also help in suing a vehicle and/or parts manufacturer.

    Contact the Cherry & Irwin Personal Injury Lawyers at 334-793-1000 for a FREE CONSULTATION if you have been involved in an auto accident.

Trucking accidents can become very complicated very quickly.

    Our rural roads in Alabama, Florida and Georgia make sharing the roads with big rigs even more dangerous. Unlike a car accident where only another driver may be involved, 18-wheeler accidents often involve the driver, the trucking firm, equipment manufacturers as well as other people. It takes an experienced legal team to sort out all of the facts and develop a cohesive truck accident lawsuit that provides the greatest opportunity for compensation to the victims.

    Were you in an accident involving a large truck? Call Cherry & Irwin today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our attorneys.

Aggressive driving crimes are senseless crimes!

    Road rage incidents seem to be increasing exponentially each year. A quick search of video websites can produce dozens of videos of innocent people being assaulted and injured by angry drivers. Some people have even been killed. It is important that road rage drivers be hindered from future aggression and one way to do this is to penalize them financially with a lawsuit.

    If you have been involved in a road rage incident, call Cherry & Irwin at 334-793-1000 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

You should consider an experienced workplace accident lawyer.

    Workplace injuries range from hurt joints to broken bones and even death. Injuries can result from repetitive activity that wear down parts of the body over time causing the need for surgeries or medical rehabilitation.

    Construction and industrial jobs are especially demanding and fraught with potential hazards. Many companies routinely cut corners and often employees or people who happen to be in the vicinity become victims. Workplace accident lawsuits usually require the guidance of someone knowledgeable in the thousands of laws, rules and regulations that govern the industry.

    Do you have a case? Call Cherry & Irwin today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our attorneys.

Are you suffering side-effects from a medication you took?

    The Food and Drug Administration has a rigorous testing process that all medications are supposed to go through prior to being sold to the general public either by prescription or over the counter. Drug manufacturers can spend millions of dollars developing a medication, therefore they have a vested interest in making sure the drug is approved for sale. Sometimes drug safety tests are not conducted properly, do not have a large enough control group or information is simply ignored. This can lead to unsafe drugs being placed on the market and people becoming ill or killed.

    Call Cherry & Irwin at 334-793-1000 for a FREE CONSULTATION if you or a loved one has taken a medicine that has caused medical complications or death.

Defective toys and product lawsuits.

    The lawyers at Cherry and Irwin have experience with product liability cases. Sam Cherry, in our Dothan, Alabama office, was instrumental in driving product reforms for aerial lift manufacturers after representing a client's family who was killed. Sam Cherry is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious trial lawyer organization of attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar settlements in personal injury cases.

    If you have been injured by a defective product Call Cherry & Irwin today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our lawyers.

Nearly 10 people are killed and over 1,100 people are injured every day due to distracted driving.

    Distracted driving can be a result of:

  • Texting or using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Using a navigation system
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player.

    If you or a loved are a victim of a distracted driver give Cherry & Irwin a call at 334-793-1000.

Under the Influence Drivers Injure and Kill Daily in America

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation someone is killed in an alcohol-related traffic accident every 40 minutes! Thousands more people are injured. Theoretically every single DUI or DWI accident is an avoidable accident. These accidents do not have to happen and no one has to be killed or injured. Our lawyers who represent driving accident victims are aggressive and fearless. You do not want to be on the other side facing us!

    Contact the Cherry & Irwin Personal Injury Trial Lawyers today FREE CONSULTATION with one of our lawyers.

Partnering with attorneys nationwide to assist with bucket truck litigation.

    Attorney Samuel A. Cherry, Jr. has been Lead Trial Attorney against the bucket truck manufacturers in more cases involving electrocution, death or injuries than any lawyer in the United States.

    If you have a case involving an aerial lift device or bucket truck please contact Cherry & Irwin today or call 334-793-1000.

You deserve justice.

    The loss of a loved one for any reason is bad enough, but grief and anger can be compounded knowing that the loved one did not have to die but was killed due to the negligence of another person, corporation or government. Examples of incidents that can result in a wrongful death can be murder, withholding life-saving treatment or providing incorrect medications, misdiagnosing medical conditions, car wrecks, DUI accidents, defective products, lack of safety precautions and lack of danger warnings.

    You can call us at 334-793-1000 or click here to fill out our contact form.

As many as 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease every year in the U.S.

Improperly cleaned hot tubs, decorative fountains, store produce misters, and building air cooling towers can all be hotbeds for Legionella. The disease occurs when Legionella bacteria is breathed into the warm moist environment of a person's lungs and begins to grow causing pneumonia-like symptoms.

Between 5 and 30% of people who contract Legionnaires' Disease die. Many of the survivors are left with a lifetime of lung complications and decreased ability to live life to the fullest.

    If you or a loved one has contracted Legionnaires' Disease contact Cherry & Irwin today or call 334-793-1000.

The number one cause of Mesothelioma deaths is corporate greed!

    Malignant Mesothelioma kills thousands of people every year. In many cases corporations and companies knew the contaminants caused illness and cancer but still sent employees to work without the necessary protective equipment, instruction or knowledge of the risks involved.

    If a loved one has developed this fatal disease please call us at 334-793-1000 or fill out our contact form.

Criminal charges rarely impact a single area of your life.

At Cherry & Irwin we understand that when a person is arrested every aspect of their life is impacted. A simple accusation of criminal activity can have far reaching consequences for one�s personal and professional life. When you trust Cherry & Irwin to handle your defense you will get a team of individuals dedicated to helping you. Specializing in helping individuals charged with: Burglary, Robbery, Drug related offenses, Murder, DUI, and Theft

There are two sides to every story. Make sure when you contact our firm that you have taken the time to organize your thoughts and gather any evidence to support you side of the story. Remember time is of the essence.

    If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime contact Cherry & Irwin today or call 334-793-1000.

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