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Yearly Archives: 2021

A Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Types, Causes & Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Dec 31, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Some of the most serious injuries a person can experience are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs are defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” People who suffer from TBIs are generally left with a lifetime of crippling pain and symptoms. A Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation if you have suffered a TBI.

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Uninsured & Underinsured: What Do These Terms Mean and How Do They Affect My Ability To Get Compensation?

Dec 17, 2021 - Car Accidents by

Imagine being injured in a car accident, and while recovering from your injuries, you find out the party that hit you does not have any insurance, or inadequate insurance, to cover the costs of your injuries. For many people injured on Tuscaloosa roadways, this is a sad reality. So how does this happen, and what are your options when it happens to you? Our Tuscaloosa injury attorney explains. 

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Remote Workers & Workers’ Compensation: Is My Injury Covered?

Nov 30, 2021 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

While some companies have always been flexible and allowed their employees to work remotely part or full-time, many did not make the switch until the global pandemic. Covid-19 made remote work a necessity for many businesses fighting to stay afloat during the shutdown. Because of this, many workers and their employers have begun to wonder, “If I’m injured while working remotely, will my injury be covered by workers’ compensation?” The short answer to this is “yes,” but it depends on several different factors. A Tuscaloosa work injury lawyer from our firm explains.

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What Not To Do If You Are Injured On The Job

Nov 19, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Workplace injuries happen far too often, and many victims sabotage their ability to recover the compensation they deserve by their actions or inactions after the injury occurs. When you have been injured while on the job, there are certain matters and activities you should not undertake. Our Tuscaloosa injury attorney explains.

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Compensation in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Oct 29, 2021 - Car Accidents by

While all motor vehicle accidents can cause injuries, multi-vehicle accidents tend to be more catastrophic in nature. One reason for this is because the same vehicle can be hit multiple times in the same or different areas. Also, a large pile-up can make it difficult for emergency personnel to reach those with injuries, causing much-needed treatment to be delayed. After a multi-vehicle accident occurs, the question of liability and who is responsible for the personal injuries and damages to personal property arises. Having a knowledgeable Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney on your side when you’ve been injured in one of these accidents is vital to recovering the compensation you are due.

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How Prior Injuries Affect Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Oct 15, 2021 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Alabama’s workers’ compensation system is designed to streamline the process for injured workers to receive the compensation they need for injuries received while on the job. In turn, an injured worker is not allowed to sue their employer. But what happens if the employee has a prior injury? Does that injury affect their ability to receive workers’ compensation for a new, work-related injury? The short answer is yes. The employee may still be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. A Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney explains. 

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What To Do If Your Child Is Injured In An Alabama School Bus Accident

Sep 30, 2021 - Bus Accidents by

According to the United States Department of Transportation, riding the bus to school is 70 times safer than traveling by car. Even so, school bus accidents do occur, with 126 occupants killed while riding school transportation from 2010-2019. If you are a parent or guardian whose child has been injured in a school bus accident, you need to know how to protect your child’s right to recover the compensation they are owed. Our Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney explains below. 

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Distracted Driving Series Part 3: Cognitive Distractions

Aug 27, 2021 - Car Accidents by

In part three of our three-part series on distracted driving, we turn our attention to cognitive distractions. This type of distraction occurs when a driver’s mind wanders to anything other than operating the motor vehicle they are driving. These types of distractions can be difficult for a Tuscaloosa car accident attorney to prove, which is why it is essential to consult with a law firm that has a proven track record of success representing victims injured by distracted drivers. 

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Distracted Driving Series Part 2: Manual Distractions

Aug 13, 2021 - Car Accidents by

In this second part of our three-part series, our Tuscaloosa accident attorney discusses manual distractions, which are one of three types of distracted driving. Manual distractions occur when vehicle drivers take their hands off the steering wheel to engage in an activity other than driving the car. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our firm has represented numerous victims across the state of Alabama that have been injured in auto accidents caused by manual distractions. 

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Distracted Driving Series Part 1: Visual Distractions

Jul 30, 2021 - Car Accidents by

Ask any Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney, and they will tell you, distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents throughout Alabama. There are three different types of distracted driving: visual, manual and cognitive. In Part 1 of this three-part series, we will discuss visual distractions that cause drivers to take their eyes off the road. Even for a moment, looking at anything not related to driving a motor vehicle can lead to a serious accident. 

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