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Nelson Craig Johnson

Nelson Craig Johnson

Licensed Alabama and Georgia Attorney with a focus on Personal Injury Cases
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  • Alabama, Georgia
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Biography

Nelson represents clients in car and trucking accidents, dog bite cases, wrongful death actions, slip and fall cases and other insurance disputes.

Nelson is from Arab, Alabama, where he grew up working with his Father and Grandfather on their small cattle farm. He is no stranger to hard work and will put that work ethic to good use when working on your case.

Nelson graduated with special honors in his major from Jacksonville State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Nelson went Graduated in the top third of his class at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. While at Cumberland, Nelson served as the President of the Federalist Society, a Senior Member of the Trial Board, competed as a member of the Cumberland Mediation Team, and made Dean’s List every semester. Nelson has been admitted to practice law in Alabama, Georgia, and the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Alabama.

Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. | Law
Cumberland School of Law
Honors: Dean's list every semester
Activities: President of the Federalist Society, Member of the National Mediation Team, and Senior Member of the Trial Board
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Jacksonville State University
B.S. | Criminal Justice
Honors: Graduated with special honors within major
Activities: Served as Vice President of Sigma Nu Fraternity
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Griffith, Lowry & Meherg
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to file a lawsuit against a company
SimpleGuideToAlabamaPersonalInjury
Alabama Guest Passenger Statute Explained
Slip & Fall FAQ
Who Needs Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
What is Ante Litem Notice and what does it mean for you?
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Winter Break Law day, Huntsville, Alabama
Timberlake and League
This event is focused on High School Students interested in a legal career. Presentations will cover topics such as: is the legal profession a good choice for you, day to day life as an attorney, types of practice areas, role of a judge, and understanding the components of a jury trial.
Professional Associations
Cullman County Bar Association
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Alabama Association For Justice
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Alabama State Bar  # 4576D58U
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Georgia State Bar  # 683089
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: 4576D58U
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 683089
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US District Court for Northern District of Alabama
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    I don't get paid unless you are compensated. I pay for all expenses up front and I am only paid if you receive an award or settlement.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Do i have to divulge my settlement amt from @fault insurer to MY” insurance Co. Before my underinsured claim is paid?
A: Your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage takes effect only after the insurance of the tortfeasor (at fault party) is exhausted. To confirm that you would need to advise your insurance company of the insurance limits for the tortfeasor and the amount of the settlement. You will need to have them consent to the settlement with the tortfeasor before accepting those funds. The UM insurance provider has the option to front the tortfeasors' limits in order to keep them as the defendant in the case. They may do this if they think the tortfeasor is a particularly good defendant. (i.e. sweet old elderly woman who they think a jury is unlikely to award a large judgment against) If you have received med pay coverage from your insurance you will also want to ask for a waiver of the med pay subrogation. For further questions and specifics to your case you should contact a personal injury attorney that is experienced in dealing with both medical payments insurance and uninsured motorist coverage.
Q. If your being arrested does the officer have the right to tow your vehicle
A: If you are arrested while operating a vehicle the officer does have the option to tow your vehicle. If you have a passenger that is not being arrested the officer has the option to allow that person to take the vehicle for you if you consent. Similarly, if you are arrested on someone else's property and your vehicle is on their property as well, they can request that the officer remove the vehicle from their property. You should also be aware that you will be responsible for any tow fees or storage fees that result from the arrest. If you are going to be remaining in jail for an extended period of time and are unable to retrieve the vehicle yourself, you should have someone go and pick up the vehicle for you to avoid having daily storage fees pile up on you. If it was an improper arrest that would make the decision to tow the vehicle improper as well. If you believe you have been unlawfully arrested you should contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss the facts and circumstances of your arrest.
Q. if a car runs you off into the emergency lane and you hit an abandoned car who is at fault
A: This would either be a negligence claim against the truck driver and trucking company (if it can be identified), or a phantom driver case. It will be a hard case to pursue unless your brother happened to have a dash camera to have some method of identifying the driver of the other vehicle. If you are not able to identify the other vehicle, this is where the phantom driver accident comes in. If your brother has Uninsured Motorist coverage he can make a claim against his insurance for the damage to his vehicle and the injuries he may have sustained. You can find this out by pulling up a copy of his policy and reviewing his coverage types, or have an attorney help you with this. In Alabama, uninsured motorist coverage is on the policy by default and a person must sign a waiver of Uninsured Motorist coverage to have it removed from the policy. You will need to speak with an experienced car accident/trucking accident attorney regarding the case and let them examine the facts and evidence to best advise you of your rights.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
A Simple Guide to Alabama Personal Injury
Contact & Map
Griffith, Lowry & Meherg
409 First Avenue S.W.
Cullman, AL 35055
Telephone: (256) 297-1052
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Arab, AL, USA
Toll-Free: (256) 297-1052
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Meetings for Arab, Alabama will be by Appointment only. If you wish to schedule an appointment call (256) 297-1052.