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Common Reasons for Personal Injury Lawsuits In Alabama & How We Can Help

Jul 31, 2023 - Personal Injury by

When you are injured by another in an accident, the aftermath can be devastating. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be left with the inability to work or care for your family members that depend on you. When this happens, consulting with a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney from Cross & Smith, LLC, can help you learn about the options available to you.  

There are many different types of accidents that can qualify as personal injury claims. Some of the more common are listed below. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims. These accidents can be caused by distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence, as well as many other reasons. Motor vehicle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. Some of the worst injuries result from accidents involving large trucks. 

Our Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney will investigate your accident and pursue all avenues of compensation, including insurance claims. 

Common types of motor vehicle accidents:

Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are notorious for being dangerous. With people and heavy machinery coming and going, numerous contractors, and loud noises, it is easy for construction site accidents to happen. Workers are always in danger of injury, and when it happens, they may typically pursue a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. However, workers can also be injured by third-party vendors, and other people besides workers can be injured. When this happens, workers’ compensation is not an option. Instead, a personal injury claim may be pursued.

Injuries at Work

Injuries often occur at work, and when they do, workers’ compensation is generally there for employees. Employees are able to pursue a workers’ comp claim that will provide them with medical care and monetary compensation while they heal. They cannot, however, bring a lawsuit against their employer for the injuries. If they have been injured by a third party instead of their employer, then they are able to pursue a personal injury claim. For example, if an employee is driving a vehicle as part of their job and they are hit by a drunk driver, they are able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver and/or their insurance company. A Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney can advise as to all options available when you have been injured while at work.

Defective Products

New tools and equipment are developed on a regular basis for many different purposes. While they are generally tested before being made available to the public, there are still mistakes made. Most mistakes are either with the design or manufacture of the product, and a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney from Cross & Smith, LLC, can investigate and determine the cause of any injuries from defective tools and equipment

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Having a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult emotionally and financially. When that loved one suffers nursing home abuse and neglect, it can also cause anger and confusion. A personal injury claim can provide your loved one the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Examples of nursing home abuse and neglect include physical abuse as well as mental abuse. 

How A Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney Can Assist With Your Claim 

Having a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney by your side can help ensure you receive the help you need in recovering the compensation you are owed. There are many ways in which a lawyer from Cross & Smith, LLC, can help you determine what your case is worth and walk you through the process of obtaining those damages. 

Case Assessment By A Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered an injury, you may worry about whether or not you have a solid case that will enable you to obtain the compensation you are owed. A Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney from Cross & Smith, LLC, can provide a case assessment that lets you know the strengths and weaknesses of your potential personal injury lawsuit

Thorough & Exhaustive Accident Investigation

A successful personal injury claim often requires a thorough investigation. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our attorneys are well-versed in accident investigation, and we have developed a network of professionals to assist us with our queries. When expert testimony is needed, we know who to call on. Our team will provide the support your case needs to help it be successful.

Preparing Documents 

A large part of filing a lawsuit is preparing the legal documents necessary to file with the court. From the initial complaint to discovery, a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney from Cross & Smith, LLC, has the skill to prepare the documents needed to support your ability to recover the compensation you are owed. 

Pursuing Litigation With Accuracy & Adeptness

It takes experience, knowledge, and skill to know how to recover in a lawsuit. Our attorneys possess all three attributes and will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your litigation proceeds smoothly. We will also attend settlement negotiations when it is in your best interest. 

Handling All Communication

From the moment your injury occurs, you will be inundated with communication from attorneys as well as representatives from the insurance company. This is a time when you need to concentrate on healing and not be bothered with these matters. You also may inadvertently say something that can be used against you at a later date. Because of these reasons, it is in your best interest to have a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney assist you with all aspects of your communication.

Speak With A Tuscaloosa Personal Injury Attorney At Cross & Smith, LLC

If you or a loved one has been injured and you have questions regarding the compensation you are due, contact a Tuscaloosa personal injury attorney at Cross & Smith, LLC. Our lawyers are leaders in the legal community, and we have the experience to address your concerns. We may be reached by calling 877-791-0618 or via our contact page

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"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."
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