Cross & Smith LLC

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Cross & Smith handles personal injury, truck accident and car accident cases in Tuscumbia, Alabama and Colbert 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 cases that occur in The Shoals area each year.

Tuscumbia is located in the northwest corner of Alabama at the hub of the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Tuscumbia is part of an area in Alabama known as “The Shoals”. Tuscumbia has a population of approximately 8,000 residents. Tuscumbia is one of Alabama’s oldest towns. Its history dates back to 1820 when it was incorporated as Occocopoosa. In 1821, its name was changed to Big Spring and in 1822 to Tuscumbia. The introduction of the steam boat coupled with the city’s prime location on the Tennessee River made Tuscumbia an early center for agriculture and industry for Northern Alabama. Tuscumbia also had the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains. By 1850, Tuscumbia’s railway development made it a major railroad hub for train traffic throughout the South. During the Civil War, the railroad hub made Tuscumbia a target for Union soldiers. The Union Army destroyed the Tuscumbia depot and other areas of the town.

Tuscumbia is the birth place of Helen Keller. Her home, Ivy Green, is a major tourist attraction and historical landmark. Every year the city celebrates her legacy by hosting the Helen Keller Festival. Tuscumbia is also the home of the late Howell Heflin. Howell Heflin was a prominent trial lawyer in The Shoals for many years. He was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 1970. Chief Justice Heflin gained national recognition for his outstanding administration of the Alabama court system. In 1978, Heflin was elected to the United States Senate where he served on the Judiciary Committee and won the respect and admiration of his fellow senators. He retired from the Senate in 1997.

Tuscumbia is the county seat of Colbert County and is served by the Thirty First Judicial Circuit. The Colbert County Courthouse is located at 201 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674. The Tuscumbia Municipal Court is located at 202 East 6th Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674. Tuscumbia operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. Tuscumbia has an elected Mayor and five City Council members. The Mayor and City Council enact ordinances, adopt budgets, and determine policies for the city.

Our lawyers handle personal injury, truck wreck and car wreck cases in the district and circuit courts of Colbert County.

Our office is located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. Our attorneys have handled several personal injury cases in Tuscumbia, 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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