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Lawrence Co., AL – One Injured in Truck Collision on Hwy 20

Lawrence Co., AL (February 9, 2024) – A truck accident reported in Lawrence County on Wednesday morning sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. The incident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. on February 7.


According to law enforcement, an 18-wheeler was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 20 in the Wheeler community. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and closed off the roadway. Authorities confirmed that one person involved in the accident was injured. The victim was airlifted from the scene and flown by helicopter to Huntsville Hospital for emergency care. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and firefighters with Moulton Fire Department, Hillsboro Area Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur Fire & Rescue One, and Courtland Fire & Rescue all responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance. ALEA is currently investigating.


We hope the injured victim makes a full recovery following this accident.


Truck Accidents in Alabama

It is unfortunately common to see truck accidents take place across the United States every day. Alabama sees a significant number of truck accidents on our roads. In many cases, truck crashes are a result of negligent drivers. If negligence contributes to a truck accident, victims are able to sue the liable party for damages.

When it comes to truck accidents in Alabama, there are several parties who can be held liable for any resulting damages. These parties include:

  • Government agency overseeing road maintenance and design

  • The driver of the truck

  • The entity responsible for loading or shipping the cargo

  • The company engaged in trucking services

  • Company responsible for maintenance or repairs

  • Producer of the truck, trailer, or their components

  • The Owner of the truck or trailer

  • Other drivers or individuals involved in the accident


As we can see, determining liability in a truck accident is not always clear-cut and will require a thorough investigation. However, having the support and guidance of an experienced truck accident lawyer in Lawrence County can make all the difference. They will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey LLP, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers are committed to providing top-notch legal representation for accident victims. We understand the physical and emotional toll that an accident can have on a person's life, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for their rights and obtaining the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and justice is served. You do not have to go through this difficult time alone when you have our firm by your side. Contact us today at 205-349-2009 so we can start advocating for you.


Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.


Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.


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