Chris Goodwin - Attorney | Shabani & Associates, P.C.
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Practice Areas

PERSONAL INJURY * WRONGFUL DEATH * TRUCK ACCIDENTS * CAR ACCIDENTS

Injured by someone else’s negligence? Injured in a car accident caused by the other party? Dealing with insurance companies is difficult. When you are represented by Shabani & Associates, our attorneys work aggressively and diligently to maximize your recovery. There is no fee unless we collect for you. Contact us now for a free personal injury consultation.

WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Have you been injured at work? Have your injuries resulted in permanent disability? You may need to take legal action to receive all your Workers Compensation benefits. Legitimate workers’ compensation claims may be denied by aggressive insurance companies.

The Work Comp Act entitles injured workers to three major benefits:

  1. compensation while unable to work,
  2. medical bills from work related injuries and,
  3. compensation for permanent injuries or impairments.

The attorneys at Shabani & Associates represent workers with serious impairment and disabilities caused by on-the-job injuries.
If you have been injured on the job, report the claim to your supervisor immediately.
Attorney fees are contingent upon our getting a settlement or judgment at trial, meaning there is no attorney fee unless we collect for you.

EXPUNGEMENT

Do you have a criminal case dismissed or nol prossed over two years ago? Was your case dismissed through a court diversion program over two years ago? If so, you may be able to have those cases expunged and removed from the record.
Alabama’s Expungement law enables you to have such cases removed from the record, so that no background check or investigation will obtain information regarding those old charges. our office to schedule a consultation.

Professional Experience

  • 2015 – present; Attorney (Alabama). General practice; civil and criminal.
  • 2005- 2015 Attorney, private practice; civil and criminal in Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama.
  • Sept. 2005 – Mar. 2006; Independent adjuster; Katrina;
  • Jan. 2005-2006; Bird Insurance Services; work comp, liability, surveillance, statements, scene investigations, photographs, interviews, reports.
  • Oct. 2004 – Jan. 2005; Independent Adjuster: Charlie, Danny, Ivan; Citizen’s Insurance, Appraisal Advantage; Fort Lauderdale, Miami, South Florida. Xactimate; flood and wind. Florida Emergency License.
  • Mar. 2004- Oct. 2004; Insurance Claims, Litigation Manager, Robinson Adams; Birmingham, Al. Nursing home and assisted living.
  • Jan. 1997 to Mar. 2004; Guideone Insurance/ Preferred Risk. Adjuster, Litigation Specialist, Resident Adjuster, CAT Team Member. Auto, property and casualty in Alabama and Mississippi. Church and school claims. Mitchell Ultramate, Boeckh Construction Estimating. Cat losses. Nursing home lawsuits while in litigation position. Employee of the Quarter, Fall 2002, SE U.S. Claims Branch.

Education

  • Birmingham-Southern College (B.S., 1989).
  • Birmingham School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2004).

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Bar, 2004, Alabama,

Certifications & Membership

  • Alabama Bar Association.
  • Veteran, U.S. Navy, 840 Field Medical Corpsman with U.S. Marine Corps, Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 1982

Mr. Godwin has a bachelor degree in science from Birmingham Southern College and a Juris Doctrine from Birmingham School of Law.  He is experienced with insurance property claims, auto personal injury and material damage claims, premises liability claims, uninsured motorist injury claims, daycare injury claims, church guest or visitor claims, and commercial auto injuries.

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