Cross & Smith handles personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases in Demopolis, Alabama and Marengo County. The firm’s managing member, Justin Smith, is a native of neighboring Livingston. He continues to maintain a farm in Sumter County along with his Dad. Justin has numerous friends and contacts in Demopolis and Marengo County. The firm is familiar with the frequency of personal injury cases and accidents that occur in Demopolis and Marengo County each year.
Demopolis, Alabama is the largest city in Marengo County and is home to approximately 8,000 residents. Demopolis is located in Alabama’s Black Belt and lies within Webb’s Bend at the confluence of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers. The town’s historic preservation and expanding commercial growth have given it the nickname “The Jewel of the Black Belt”. Citizens of Demopolis take advantage of the city’s river location by participating in water sports and fishing the plentiful rivers. Demopolis is best known throughout the South for its Christmas on the River Festival that features a nautical parade of floats.
The present site of Demopolis was founded by a group of French expatriates in the early nineteenth century. They were required by the federal government to cultivate grape vines and olive trees in exchange for the purchase of land in the area. By 1817, a small party of pioneers had settled at White Bluff on the Tombigbee River, at the present site of Demopolis, founding the Vine and Olive Colony. After the French expatriates failed in their venture to develop the area, the Vine and Olive Colony moved away and American settlers quickly purchased the property of the former French settlement. They intended to turn the area into a major river port. Demopolis was formed and incorporated in 1821.
Major roads include two U.S. Highways, U.S. Highway 80 runs east to west and U.S. Highway 43 north to south. In addition, Alabama state highways include State Route 8, State Route 13, and the nearby State Route 69. Norfolk Southern Railway, BNSF Railway and the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway serve Demopolis as well.
Marengo County is served by the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. The Marengo County Courthouse is located in nearby Linden, Alabama, and houses the District, Circuit and Family Courts. The Demopolis Municipal Courthouse is located at 301 East Washington Street, Demopolis, Alabama 36732 and houses the city’s Municipal Court. The Municipal Court handles all the operations and court proceedings of the city clerk’s office. Demopolis is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is elected by the citizens of Demopolis and oversees the general management of the city. The City Council consists of five elected officials and holds all legislative and policy making powers. The Mayor signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances that are passed by the council. Demopolis’ City Clerk is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for authenticating and recording all official acts of the city.
Our lawyers handle personal injury, truck wreck and car wreck cases in the district and circuit courts of Marengo County.
Our office is up Interstate 20/59 and Highway 43 from Demopolis. Our attorneys have handled several personal injury cases in Demopolis, Alabama and Marengo County.
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.