Cross & Smith handles personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases in Florence, Alabama and Lauderdale County. Two of the firm’s attorneys, Dell Cross and Adam Cross, are natives of Russellville. They both graduated from Russellville High School and attended Northwest Shoals Community College. Dell and Adam have numerous friends and contacts in The Shoals area. As lead trial counsel in a wrongful death case tried in Florence in 2005, Dell achieved the second largest jury verdict ever awarded by a Lauderdale County jury. The firm is familiar with the large number of personal injury and accident cases that occur in the Florence area each year.
Florence, Alabama is located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northwest Alabama. Florence has a rich history that dates back to its original settlement by the Native Americans. Florence was surveyed in 1818 by the Italian surveyor Ferdinand Stannoner. He named the area Florence after the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. Florence, Alabama was incorporated in 1826. Today, Florence is home to just under 37,000 residents and is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama. Florence is the principal city in “The Shoals” which is also made up of the cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. These four cities are also commonly known as “The Quad Cities.” Florence hosts a broad range of cultural events each year. In the fall, Florence hosts the W.C. Handy Music Festival and in the summer, the Renaissance Fair. The Rosenbaum House, located in Florence, was built in 1939 and is the only home in Alabama that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is also one of only twenty-six Usonian style houses that were built prior to World War II.
Florence is also home to the University of North Alabama. Founded in 1830 as Lagrange College, UNA now sits on 130 acres located in downtown Florence. The college is surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds and historic neighborhoods. It is Alabama’s oldest state certified university.
The Florence City School system now has one high school, Florence High School. Several years ago, the city merged two existing high schools, Bradshaw and Coffee. Florence High is located on the campus of the former Bradshaw High School and Florence Middle School and the Florence Freshman Center are now located on the campus of the former Coffee High School.
The citizens of Florence, Alabama are served by the 11th Judicial Circuit. The Lauderdale County Courthouse is located at 200 South Court Street, Florence, Alabama 35630 and houses the Circuit, District and Family courts. The Florence Municipal Court is located at 651 South Seminary Street, Florence, Alabama 35630 and handles all misdemeanors and ordinance violations that occur within Florence’s city limits. Florence is governed by an elected Mayor and six City Council members that meet every first and third Tuesday of the month.
Our lawyers handle personal injury, truck wreck and car wreck cases in the district and circuit courts of Lauderdale County.
Our office is located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. Our attorneys have handled several personal injury cases in Florence, 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.
"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."