The attorneys at Cross & Smith handle personal injury, truck accident and car and auto accident cases in Northport, Alabama and Tuscaloosa County. The firm is located just across the river from Northport in Tuscaloosa. Firm attorney Dell Cross lived in Northport for a number of years.
Northport, Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa County on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Northport is Alabama’s 24th largest city boasting a population of approximately 24,000. Northport’s population has grown by 10.38 percent since 2000. The cost of living in Northport is 3.3 percent lower than the U.S. average and Northport has an unemployment rate of 7.90 percent. The Northport/Tuscaloosa area is ranked number 64 in America’s Most (and Least) Stressful Cities.
The City of Northport first became a settlement in 1813. It is believed that the settlement was first known as Kentuck or Canetuck possibly because all of the stands of cane in the area. It has also been suggested that the settlement was known as Kentuck because the word meant paradise during that time period. The city was officially named Northport in 1832.
Northport has a wide variety of cultural activities. Northport is widely known for the Kentuck Festival of the Arts that takes place on the third weekend of October each year. The festival features folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. The artists who participate in the festival include many folk and visionary artists whose work has garnered national and international fame. The festival also includes two music stages that offer performances of blues, bluegrass, folk, country, gospel, classical and alternative rock.
Northport also hosts Art Night on the first Thursday of every month. The art galleries in downtown Northport open their doors after hours and most also offer arts and crafts demonstrations to the public.
The first Tuesday in December, Northport hosts Dickens Downtown. Thousands of participants come to experience Christmas as it was in the 19th century. The festival comes complete with characters in 19th century costume and “snow” is arranged for the occasion.
The citizens of Northport are served by Sixth Judicial District. The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse is located across the river from Northport in the City of Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse houses the County Commission, Probate Office, Circuit Clerk-Civil, Circuit Clerk-Criminal, District Attorney, Public Defender and other county offices. Northport operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Our lawyers handle Northport, Alabama personal injury, truck wreck and car and auto wreck cases.
Our office is conveniently located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our attorneys have successfully handled a large number of cases in Northport, Alabama and Tuscaloosa 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 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."