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Category: Personal Injury

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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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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A Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Types, Causes & Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Dec 31, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Some of the most serious injuries a person can experience are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs are defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” People who suffer from TBIs are generally left with a lifetime of crippling pain and symptoms. A Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation if you have suffered a TBI.

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What Not To Do If You Are Injured On The Job

Nov 19, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Workplace injuries happen far too often, and many victims sabotage their ability to recover the compensation they deserve by their actions or inactions after the injury occurs. When you have been injured while on the job, there are certain matters and activities you should not undertake. Our Tuscaloosa injury attorney explains.

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What To Do If Your Child Is Injured In An Alabama School Bus Accident

Sep 30, 2021 - Bus Accidents by

According to the United States Department of Transportation, riding the bus to school is 70 times safer than traveling by car. Even so, school bus accidents do occur, with 126 occupants killed while riding school transportation from 2010-2019. If you are a parent or guardian whose child has been injured in a school bus accident, you need to know how to protect your child’s right to recover the compensation they are owed. Our Tuscaloosa auto accident attorney explains below. 

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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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How Can Criminal Litigation Impact an Injury Lawsuit?

Jun 16, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Work With an Experienced Tuscaloosa Injury Attorney If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the fault of another, then you may be entitled to damages under Alabama law.  It’s worth noting, however, that — in some cases — there may be a parallel criminal proceeding alongside your civil lawsuit.  This can be concerning for first-time injury plaintiffs who are not quite sure how the two proceedings are interlinked.

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Crosswalk Injury Claims in Alabama

Mar 31, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Our Tuscaloosa Injury Attorney is Ready to Handle Your Claim If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident, then Alabama law may entitle you to a significant amount of damages as compensation.  Pursuing compensation under Alabama law isn’t always straightforward. There are unique issues in pedestrian accident law that can complicate the dispute and make it more difficult to obtain damages.

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Suing for Swimming Pool Injuries: Know Your Rights

Feb 26, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Let an Experienced Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney Help If you’ve been injured due to a pool-related injury in Alabama, then you may have a right to sue and recover damages from the pool owner.  Swimming pool injuries are common, but few plaintiffs understand how liability works in this context.  Let’s take a closer look.

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