The law firm of Cross & Smith has a proven track record of success in car accident cases. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing you with experienced and compassionate service. At Cross & Smith, you will find a Birmingham car accident lawyer who will represent your interests and skillfully handle all the complex legal matters involved in a car accident so that you may recover the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have handled numerous car accident or auto accident cases in Birmingham, Alabama as well as other parts of the state.
Car accidents are an accepted fact of life in Alabama and other states. While “accidents” imply a lack of fault, most collisions occur because one driver was careless. A motorist can be drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless, placing the lives of others in danger. While not intentional, these split-second mistakes can result in liability for the driver. This is because motorists have a special duty to act with reasonable care. They breach this duty by making mistakes, causing accidents that injure others. Traffic accidents caused by negligence often involve:
Negligence refers to a breach of duty, causing injury. Negligent drivers may not commit a crime by being careless, but they are responsible for the injuries they cause. Even an unintentional mistake may be the basis of liability if it results in an accident. Behind the wheel, every second of distraction exponentially increases the risk of a crash. If reaching for a beverage causes a driver to brake suddenly, rear-ending another vehicle, that driver is liable to the motorist hit. In serious collisions involving more than property damage, the negligent party must pay the victim’s medical expenses, lost income, any pain or suffering and mental anguish resulting from the injury as well as any permanent injuries or disfigurement. Because of the heavy volume of daily traffic and extensive highway systems in Birmingham, car accidents are a common occurrence.
Some accidents seem the fault of other drivers, but are actually due to defective parts. Manufacturers recall millions of cars and vehicle parts each year because some flaw in the product injured consumers. The defect could be in the product’s make, model, or design. Defective tires, brakes, and engines may cause rollovers, fires, and other accidents. In these cases, consumers must show that the part was defective when it left the factory floor, directly causing their injury. Because they are in the best position to detect and correct defects or warn consumers of danger, manufacturers can be held liable for any injuries caused by their product.
If you were injured in a car accident, an experienced Birmingham car accident lawyer at Cross & Smith can help. Unlike big firms, Cross & Smith gives you personal attention, crafting an individualized strategy to meet your needs. Rather than relying on insurance companies that often want to minimize their liability, consult a dedicated advocate who will fight for your rights. Cross & Smith has years of experience in Birmingham and all over Alabama dealing with insurance adjusters and third parties to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation. Let us handle the legal work and help you get back on your feet. Call (877) 791-0618 for a free consultation or contact us online.
"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."