Albertville, AL – Dicksie Gay Taft Freeman Loses Life in Crash on Mathis Mill Rd near US-431
Albertville, AL (August 9, 2023) – The Marshall County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian who lost her life in the accident on Tuesday morning in the Albertville area as 69-year-old Dicksie Gay Taft Freeman.
The accident occurred during the morning hours on August 8.
According to reports from officials, a man was driving a vehicle in the area of Mathis Mill Road and US Highway 431. For unknown reasons, he veered off the roadway and crashed his vehicle into multiple vehicles in the Jack’s restaurant parking lot.
The force of the impact caused one of the people involved in the accident to be ejected from the vehicle. The victim, who was identified as Dicksie Gay Taft Freeman, was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marshall County coroner’s office.
At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of Dicksie Gay Taft Freeman at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama
A total of 853 fatal crashes claimed the lives of 932 people in the state of Alabama in 2020. This accounts for one person dying as a result of an automobile accident every nine hours and 20 minutes. This alarming rate does nothing to prepare families for the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
Fatal automobile accidents are often caused by drivers who engage in reckless actions. We see many people drift out of their lanes and strike other vehicles nearby. These accidents are often caused by drivers who are impaired, distracted, or engaging in other reckless actions. When drivers fail to maintain control of their vehicles, they can have devastating consequences.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family may be able to take legal action. To ensure you have the best chance of getting justice, it is important that you gather all of the necessary documents and evidence to support your claim. This includes obtaining copies of police reports, medical records detailing injuries sustained by the deceased individual, as well as any available photographs or videos capturing the scene or aftermath of the accident.
Additionally, documenting witness statements can significantly strengthen your claim. Collecting information such as names, contact details, and accounts of what transpired can provide invaluable support for your case.
Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Albertville can provide your family with the best chance of protecting your rights and holding the negligent driver accountable. Your attorney will be able to take care of these and other tasks on your behalf to ensure your case against the defendant has all of the necessary evidence.
When it comes to Alabama car accident law, Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey is here to ensure that you get the help and justice you deserve. Our experienced and compassionate legal team is dedicated to providing both legal assistance as well as emotional support in this unfortunate time of need. Call our dedicated Alabama personal injury law firm today at 205-349-2009 to get your free consultation and let our knowledgeable staff take care of the rest. Together, we can fight to ensure justice is served and that the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one is held accountable.
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