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Category: Car Accidents

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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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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Reasons to Hire an Attorney After an Accident

Jun 30, 2021 - Car Accidents by

Work With a Skilled Tuscaloosa Injury Attorney If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the fault of another, then you may be entitled to sue and recover damages under Alabama law.  In pursuing a lawsuit against the defendant(s), however, you’ll want to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the ins and outs of litigation.

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