Chambers Co., AL – Multiple Fatalities Reported in Crash on I-85
Chambers Co., AL (December 13, 2023) – A significant motor vehicle accident reported in Chambers County on Monday morning resulted in multiple fatalities, according to official reports. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office reported that multiple vehicles were involved in a major crash on Interstate 85 at around 6:15 a.m. on December 11.
Authorities rushed to the accident scene and located 2 to 3 damaged vehicles blocking multiple interstate lanes near the Georgia-Alabama state line. The incident prompted officials to shut down the entire roadway as they worked to remove the involved vehicles. At least 218 wheelers were involved in a subsequent collision that occurred on the roadway due to a road blockage caused by the first crash.
Multiple victims suffered fatal injuries as a result of this accident. Emergency medical services, firefighters, and the police all responded. Firefighters and police remained at the crash scene for several hours as they worked to clear the roadway. Investigations into the collision are ongoing.
We offer our condolences to all of the families who have lost loved ones as a result of this fatal collision.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Alabama
Statistics provided by Drive Safe Alabama show that more than 930 people died as a result of automobile accidents that occurred statewide in 2020. Accidents that involve semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to cause significant and fatal injuries to those involved.
After losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident, families may be able to take legal action. In most cases, families pursue wrongful death claims against the responsible party in order to obtain financial relief when it comes to covering funeral expenses, burial costs, and various other financial burdens that they face after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
When it comes to filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal truck accident, it is important that you seek help from a Chambers County wrongful death lawyer right away. Truck accidents can have several parties who assume liability for the resulting death and damages. In most cases, truck drivers are identified as the liable parties when they engage in reckless actions, such as speeding or driving while distracted.
When truck companies hire drivers who are unqualified to operate their vehicles, they can be held liable as well. In other situations, cargo loading companies, maintenance companies, or even manufacturers can be held liable for any accidents that take place. An attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation to determine who is liable for the accident that claimed your loved one’s life.
With more than eight decades of combined experience, you can trust that our Alabama truck accident lawyers at Cockrell, Ford, Townsend & Ritchey, LLP will do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served. While working with our lawyers, you can expect that your case will be handled with care and compassion at every step. Our team will do everything in our power to ensure that you are able to get justice for your loved one and that the person who caused their death is held accountable. To discuss the legal options that are available for you, contact our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.
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