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Defective Medical Devices and Your Legal Rights

Jun 28, 2024 - Defective Medical Devices by

Medical devices play a crucial role in diagnosing, preventing, and treating various health conditions. However, when these devices are defective, they can cause severe harm, leading to physical, emotional, and financial distress. Understanding your legal rights is essential if you or a loved one has been affected by a defective medical device. Here’s an overview of the legal landscape surrounding defective medical devices, including types of defects, liability, and steps to take if you are affected.

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Truck Accidents and Insurance Company Offers

May 31, 2024 - Truck Accidents by

According to TRIP, a National Transportation Research Nonprofit, in 2022, Alabama’s freight system moved 590 million tons of freight, valued at $448 billion. The TRIP report also found that 15 percent of travel on Alabama’s Interstate highways and 20 percent of travel on its rural Interstate highways is by combination trucks.

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Uninsured Drivers: Seeking Compensation After an Accident and Understanding Your Rights

Apr 30, 2024 - Car Accidents by

Dealing with the aftermath of an uninsured driver can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly when attempting to seek compensation for accident-related damages. In Alabama, as in other states, the path to recovering compensation from an uninsured driver requires the ability to navigate through various legal complexities and comprehend all available routes to reach the sought-after goal. Below, our Tuscaloosa accident attorney discusses the steps individuals can take to effectively pursue compensation after a motor vehicle accident.

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Injured in an Accident? How to Know if You Should File a Personal Injury Case

Mar 29, 2024 - Personal Injury by

Car accidents, bike accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, construction accidents, and workplace accidents — these and many other accidents are daily occurrences here in Alabama. Such accidents often upend the lives of those who suffer from them. If you’re involved in a personal injury accident like this, you may lose your mobility, suffer chronic or acute pain, be unable to work, and otherwise suffer injuries that change your life. Even if your injuries are not catastrophic, you may lose some income while you recover, have aches and pains, and suffer from other compensable after-effects. Is there recourse when such accidents happen? 

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Alabama Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Feb 29, 2024 - Personal Injury by

The unexpected happens, well, unexpectedly!  Car accidents, construction accidents, truck accidents, swimming pool injuries, and many other types of accidents and injuries occur frequently in people’s lives.  When the unexpected happens, contact a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney at Cross & Smith, LLC to learn more about the options available to you. The following frequently asked question will give you a bit of background into the legal world of personal injury law. 

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Truck Accidents: Here’s What You Need to Know

Jan 31, 2024 - Truck Accidents by

If you have been injured or a close family member has tragically lost his or her life in an accident involving a semi or large commercial truck, you should contact a Tuscaloosa truck accident lawyer right away. You will need legal representation in order to recover your losses, and it is important that you choose a lawyer who has specific experience handling large truck accident cases. We represent clients who have been seriously injured and who have lost loved ones in trucking accidents throughout Tuscaloosa, and we can use our experience to help you collect the financial compensation you and your family deserve.

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Tuscaloosa Car Accidents: Answers to Your Common Questions

Dec 29, 2023 - Car Accidents by

After an automobile accident, it is not uncommon for those involved to have many questions and concerns about what to do next and the steps that need to be followed. Below, our Tuscaloosa car accident attorney answers some common questions that are asked after an accident. If you have specific questions, please contact us directly to ensure you have the latest information possible regarding your legal rights and options.

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Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim In Alabama? Here Are Some Common Terms You Need To Know

Nov 30, 2023 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Being injured on the job and pursuing a worker’s compensation claim can be confusing and stressful. While you are accomplished in many ways, the workers’ comp legal process is daunting for those who do not deal with it every day. At Cross & Smith, LLC, a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney can guide you through every step, ensuring you know what is happening and your best chance at recovering benefits is best supported. In the meantime, the following are some workers’ compensation terms you may be hearing over and over again, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with them. 

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What To Do If You Have Been In An Accident in Alabama

Oct 31, 2023 - Car Accidents by

Being injured in an accident can cause you to suffer physical, mental, and financial stress. When the negligence, recklessness, or wanton behavior of another entity or person has caused your accident, you do have the ability to pursue compensation for your injuries and other harms you have suffered. At Cross & Smith, LLC, a Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyer can help you recover what you are owed. Following are some of the steps we suggest you take to best support your ability to recover.

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Dealing With U-Turn Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers in Alabama

Sep 29, 2023 - Truck Accidents by

U-turns are among the most complex maneuvers a vehicle can make on the road — especially if that vehicle is a tractor-trailer. For the everyday sedan or SUV, the task may seem straightforward, but when it comes to large vehicles such as 18-wheelers, the complexity multiplies. In Alabama, a state that is known for its vast highways and major transportation routes, U-turn accidents involving tractor-trailers are particularly concerning.

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"After my husband was injured in a burn accident at work, we felt the accident could have been avoided. I was not sure where to start, but after careful research, we met with Justin Smith and shared our experience. From day one, we felt we were in good hands. Justin and Dell explained everything and kept us informed from start to finish. It was a complicated case that took an outside the box approach. Both Justin and Dell made us feel like part of the team."
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