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Mobile, AL – Fatal Truck Crash Reported on I-65 at Dauphin St

Mobile, AL (February 16, 2024) – A fatal truck accident reported in Mobile on Wednesday morning claimed the life of Elizabeth Carvahlo De Souza. The accident was reported to the Mobile Police Department at approximately 7:20 a.m. on February 14.

 

Reports provided by police show that a semi-truck tractor-trailer was pulling a box trailer on Interstate 65 when he became involved in a collision near Dauphin Street. The incident prompted authorities to close off the southbound side of the interstate between Dauphin Street and Airport Boulevard while assisting on-site. One person involved in the accident, identified as Carvahlo De Souza, was severely hurt. She was transported to an area hospital, where she passed away from her injuries after arriving. The police department is investigating the incident.

 

We offer our sympathies to the family of Elizabeth Carvahlo De Souza.

 

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 Mobile 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, Cockrell, Ritchey & 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.

 

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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