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Category: Car Accidents

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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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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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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Common Types of Car Accidents In Tuscaloosa

Apr 28, 2023 - Car Accidents by

Car accidents can disrupt your way of life. From missed work and unpaid doctor bills to the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, when you have been in a car accident, you need legal help to get your life back on track. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our attorneys are experienced in a myriad of different types of car accidents and can provide the assistance you need. Below are some of the most common types of car accidents in Tuscaloosa. If you have been injured in one of these types of accidents, contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Tuscaloosa car accident attorney.

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Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Are On The Rise In Alabama. How Can They Be Prevented?

Nov 30, 2022 - Car Accidents by

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? 

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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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What Does a Tuscaloosa Car Accident Attorney Do and Why Do I Need One?

Jan 31, 2022 - Car Accidents by

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering why you would need a lawyer to help you with the aftermath. There are quite a few reasons why you are better off having a lawyer represent you, as our Tuscaloosa car accident attorney explains.

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A Tuscaloosa Auto Accident Attorney Explains Your Options When You Are Injured as a Passenger in Alabama

Jan 17, 2022 - Car Accidents by

When we agree to ride with a friend or family member we automatically assume that we will arrive at our destination safe and sound. We rarely think about what will happen in the event of an accident. However, accidents do occur and passengers are injured. When this happens to you, you need the assistance of a Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney that understands Alabama law and will fight to help you gain the compensation you deserve.

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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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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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