Cross & Smith handles personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases in Birmingham, Alabama. Firm Attorney Adam Cross lives in Birmingham. Due to its large size, population and industrial and service based economy, there are a significant number of personal injury cases in Birmingham each year.
The City of Birmingham is located in Jefferson County and is the state’s largest city. Birmingham has a population of approximately 212,000. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area is home to approximately 1,213,000 people, accounting for nearly one-fourth of the state’s population.
Birmingham was founded in 1871. It was named after Birmingham, England because many early settlers were of British descent. For the first 100 years of its history, Birmingham rapidly grew into an industrial giant based on its mining, iron, steel and railroad industries. Birmingham grew so quickly that it became known as “The Magic City” and “The Pittsburgh of the South.” As the industrial center of the South, Birmingham’s major industries were iron and steel production and rapid development of a railway industry. Rails and railroad cars were made in the city. Over the past few decades, Birmingham’s economy diversified into other areas. With exception of coal mining, mining is no longer a major industry in the area. Although manufacturing remains a key industry, other business development and industries such as banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, health care, college education and insurance are the primary sectors of the city’s economy today. In fact, Birmingham is one of the most successful business centers in the South today and is one of the largest banking centers in the country. Over the past 25 years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), including University Hospital, has transformed Birmingham’s economy. UAB is now the largest employer in the State of Alabama with employment of over 20,000 people.
Birmingham has one of the most extensive networks of highways and roadways in the Southeast. There are four interstate highways, 20, 59, 65, and 22. Interstate 459 is a southern bypass expressway which connects to three of the other interstate highways as well as to U.S. Highways 31 and 280.
The Tenth Judicial Circuit serves the citizens of Birmingham. The Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham Division is located at 801 Richard Arrington Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and houses the District, Circuit and Family Courts. Birmingham’s Municipal Court is located at 801 17th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and hears cases that pertain to criminal misdemeanors and traffic violations that occur within Birmingham’s police jurisdiction. There are two federal courthouses in Birmingham. The Hugo Black Courthouse is located at 1729 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. The courthouse was constructed in a post modern fashion in 1987 to house the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Robert S. Vance Federal Building and Courthouse is located at 1800 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and houses the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Our lawyers handle personal injury, truck wreck and car wreck cases in the district and circuit courts of Jefferson County and in federal court.
Our office is located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. We have successfully handled a broad range of personal injury cases in Birmingham, Alabama.
If you or any family members have been injured, e-mail us or call our attorneys toll free at 1-877-791-0618. The firm operates on a contingency fee basis. The initial consultation for personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases is completely free of charge. No recovery. No fee.
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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."