Cross & Smith handles personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases in Hoover, Alabama. The firm’s senior member, Dell Cross, lives in Hoover. Due to its position as the state’s largest retail center, coupled with the presence of two major interstates (I 65 and I 459) and two of the state’s major highways (Hwy. 280 and Hwy. 31), Hoover attracts a large volume of vehicle traffic every day. Accordingly, there are a significant number of personal injury cases and accidents that often occur in Hoover.
Hoover is the largest suburb of Birmingham. There are approximately 82,000 people who live in Hoover. It is located in both Jefferson and Shelby Counties and encompasses a large area of land in north central Alabama.
The city is named after William H. Hoover who was a local insurance company owner. Hoover began as a residential community in the 1930s. It was incorporated as a city in 1967. Hoover has grown rapidly over the past 25 years. Annexation of the Riverchase business and residential community resulted in the addition of large office buildings and employers to the city. The opening of Interstate 459 proved to be a major catalyst for growth in the Hoover area providing interstate travel between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Moreover, the opening in 1986 of the Riverchase Galleria resulted in the most significant development by greatly increasing tax revenue for the city. Since that time, Hoover has grown from a small residential community to one of the largest and most well planned cities in Alabama. Its emphasis on retail services continues to provide substantial tax revenue.
Hoover is home to some of the nicest and most well kept neighborhoods in the Greater Birmingham area. These neighborhoods and communities continue to expand and thrive as Hoover continues to grow its population. Hoover is also home to several managed parks and natural areas that attract visitors from other cities in north central Alabama.
The Hoover City School System is widely recognized for its excellence in both academic and extracurricular activities. In fact, the success of its school system has proven to be a major catalyst of the city’s rapid residential growth. Hoover has ten elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, Spain Park High School and Hoover High School. Both schools rank high for academic excellence and are ranked in the top 500 schools in the United States.
Both the Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions of the Tenth Judicial Circuit serve the citizens of Hoover depending on their location. The Jefferson County Courthouse, Bessemer Division, is located at 1801 3rd Avenue North, Bessemer, Alabama 35020 and houses the District, Circuit and Family Courts, and the Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham Division, is located at 801 Richard Arrington Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and houses the District, Circuit and Family Courts. The Circuit Court handles civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000. The Circuit Court also maintains original jurisdiction of all felony, misdemeanor and ordinance violations. The District Court handles all civil actions pertaining to cases that do not exceed $10,000 and civil actions based on unlawful detainer. The District Court also has concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court to receive pleas of guilty for criminal misdemeanor and felony cases that are not punishable by death.
Our lawyers handle personal injury, truck wreck and car wreck cases in the district and circuit courts of Jefferson County.
Our office is located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. Our attorneys have litigated several personal injury cases in Hoover, 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.
"We realize there are many options for representation out there, and we talked with several of the "big names" before finding Cross and Smith. With the others, it felt like we were being bullied, in a tank with hungry sharks. We are still receiving junk mail from some. We are SO thankful we were referred to Justin Smith (Cross and Smith) for our accident claim. He and his team were absolutely amazing."