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Yearly Archives: 2022

10 Ways To Prevent A Motorcycle Accident In Alabama

Aug 31, 2022 - Motorcycle Accidents by

Motorcycle riders love the freedom that comes along with riding a motorcycle on the open road.  Unfortunately, the chance of a fatality in a motorcycle accident is approximately 30 times higher than in a car accident. There are precautions motorcyclists can take to help prevent an accident and lower the risk of serious injury or death when an accident occurs. Below, our Tuscaloosa accident attorney discusses 10 of the most effective precautions motorcyclists can take.

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available In Alabama

Aug 19, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

When workers are injured while on the job, they often wonder what types of compensation they are entitled to collect. At Cross & Smith, we help workers from all types of employment backgrounds obtain the compensation they deserve. After meeting with a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney at our firm, our clients know where they stand legally and are excited they have a lawyer who will guide them through the workers’ comp process. 

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: What’s the Difference?

Jul 29, 2022 - Nursing Home Neglect by

Making the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home is not one that is made lightly. So when the facility you trust to care for your family member betrays that trust by abusing or neglecting your loved one, we are here to help you recover the compensation your loved one deserves. At Cross & Smith, we aggressively advocate for the rights of all of our clients, and we take it seriously when the rights of the most vulnerable are violated.  

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Why You Need An Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Jul 15, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Suffering an injury while working can be very disrupting to your life. On top of the medical bills and doctor’s appointments, if you have to miss work, your whole family suffers from your loss of income. Workers’ compensation insurance is there to help you so you can still pay your bills while you recover. However, obtaining the compensation you deserve is not always an easy process, and having a workers’ compensation attorney by your side can make all the difference in whether or not you obtain the benefits you need. Following are a few of the reasons why. 

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The Role of Accident Reconstruction in Proving Negligence

Jun 30, 2022 - Car Accidents by

Alabama is a contributory negligence state, which means that even if you are 1% at fault in causing the accident in which you were injured, you may not recover any compensation. While there may be ways for your Tuscaloosa car accident attorney to fight this, being able to prove that you were not at fault in any capacity is always best. Unfortunately, this is not always an easy task and often requires taking extra steps, such as reconstructing the accident. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our attorneys go the extra mile to help our clients recover the compensation they are due, including accident reconstruction.

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Verdict vs. Settlement: What’s the Difference?

Jun 17, 2022 - Personal Injury by

You’ve heard both terms thrown around: verdict and settlement. But what do they mean, and which is better? When you file a personal injury lawsuit, it is important that you understand the difference between these words and the pros and cons of each one. Our Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyer explains the difference between a verdict and a settlement, and how to know which is the best option for your case.

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Personal Injury Claims: The Difference Between Personal Injury and Bodily Injury

May 31, 2022 - Personal Injury by

Have you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or misconduct of another party? Such injuries can include a head or brain injury if you tumbled off your bicycle because of a poorly maintained city sidewalk; a broken leg that resulted from a fall down poorly maintained steps at your workplace; or injuries from a car accident when a driver hit you from behind and caused you to suffer whiplash. If you’ve sustained a personal injury that you believe was the result of the negligence of another party, take action and call Cross and Smith, the premier Tuscaloosa personal injury attorneys.

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How Common Are Truck Accidents?

May 17, 2022 - Truck Accidents by

It can be scary out there on the road, particularly with the increasing amount of large truck activity. Truck accidents happen more frequently than they should. As experienced Tuscaloosa truck accident lawyers, we’re here to help you.

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Personal Injury Terms You Need to Know

Apr 15, 2022 - Personal Injury by

When you or a loved one becomes involved in a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries received in an accident, you will start hearing terms that are not often used outside of the legal community. Below, our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney from our firm explains the meaning of some of the most common terms used in personal injury law. 

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The 7 Most Common Types of Work-Related Injuries

Mar 31, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Many improvements in safety have been made to the places where we work over the years. Even so, workplace injuries occur every day and when it happens to you, it is important to have a trusted Tuscalossa workers’ compensation attorney who is familiar with different types of work-related injuries on your side. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our lawyers are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve after being injured on the job. 

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