Author: Cross & Smith
Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Are On The Rise In Alabama. How Can They Be Prevented?
Car accidents are a regular occurrence on Alabama roadways. While some cause major injuries to drivers and passengers, many are just fender benders and the occupants of the vehicle are not harmed. Typically this is because cars are designed to withstand the impact of the crash. Airbags deploy and the occupants are spared the extensive injuries they would have otherwise incurred. But what about car accidents that involve pedestrians, not other cars?Read More
Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
Having to make the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home is not easy. Often, family members struggle over where to place mom and dad so they get the care they need in a safe, warm, and attentive environment. Our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney has represented nursing home residents and their families when nursing homes fail to provide the resident with the care they require. These experiences have left us with some insight into what to look for when choosing a nursing home for your loved one.Read More
Securing a Large Personal Injury Settlement: Is it Possible?
If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another person or entity, then you may be entitled to recover damages as compensation for your various injuries, pursuant to Alabama law. It’s important to note, however, that even if your claims are legitimate, your case will not necessarily proceed all the way through to trial. In fact, industry observers estimate that about 90-95% of all personal injury lawsuits never go to trial. Instead, the parties reach a settlement compromise that is satisfactory for all parties given the evidence and the circumstances of the case.Read More
What Does a Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
Often when potential clients come to our firm, they want to know what it is that we do and how we can help them. So in this blog, our Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyer will explain the basics of what it is we do for our clients. For specific questions about how we can help you, it is best to make an appointment with us so we can discuss your case.Read More
Who is Liable for Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Devices?
Medical devices are often used in modern medicine and can save lives or increase the quality of life for persons that use them. Unfortunately, sometimes these devices are defective and cause more harm to a patient. When this happens, it is important to determine who is at fault for the defective medical device so they can be held liable for the damage it has caused. As it is often a difficult determination to make, engaging the assistance of a Tuscaloosa accident attorney is the best route to take. Following are some of the people and entities that are often liable for injuries caused by defective medical devices.Read More
10 Ways To Prevent A Motorcycle Accident In Alabama
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.Read More
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available In Alabama
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.Read More
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: What’s the Difference?
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.Read More
Why You Need An Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney
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.Read More
The Role of Accident Reconstruction in Proving Negligence
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.Read More