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Category: Personal Injury

Why You Need an Attorney If You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Medical Device

Dec 16, 2022 - Defective Medical Devices by

While medical devices have positive effects for many patients, when they are defective, they can cause an already sick individual to experience even more pain and suffering. When this happens, a Tuscaloosa injury attorney at Cross and Smith can help the injured party recover the compensation they are owed. 

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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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Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Nov 16, 2022 - Personal Injury by

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. 

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Securing a Large Personal Injury Settlement: Is it Possible?

Oct 31, 2022 - Personal Injury by

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.

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What Does a Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?

Sep 30, 2022 - Personal Injury by

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. 

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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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"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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