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Russell Co., AL – One Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on AL 26 at MM 12

Russell Co., AL (April 8, 2024) – One person lost their life in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Russell County on Friday morning, April 5. Authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 8:20 a.m.


According to official reports, an automobile accident involving a 2017 Chevrolet express fanned and a 2004 Kenworth tractor-trailer occurred on Alabama 26. Authorities arrived at the scene and located the involved vehicles blocking multiple lanes of the road near mile marker 12. The driver of the express fanned, identified as 25-year-old Christian A. Finney, was fatally hurt in the accident. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the incident is being investigated by the Alabama Law enforcement agency.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Christian Finney.


Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama


Fatal car accidents take the lives of hundreds of people in Alabama annually. There are countless instances where people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents that are caused by negligent and reckless actions. Common reckless actions that lead to fatal accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, running red lights or stop signs, poor weather conditions, reckless driving, mechanical failures, tailgating, and driver fatigue.


Unfortunately, the majority of accidents that take the lives of innocent people here in Alabama are caused by these and other acts of negligence. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, you may be able to take legal action. A Russell County wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you seek financial compensation following the accident.


Having a strong legal team by your side can make a huge difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. Your lawyer will be able to perform various tasks on your behalf to ensure you have the strongest case possible against the defendant. Some of the services that your attorney will provide you include:


  • Conducting an investigation into the crash.

  • Gathering evidence from the scene of the accident and various sources.

  • Working with experts to bolster your claim.

  • Handling communication with the insurance company.

  • Negotiating compensation for your losses.

  • Representing you in court.


It is important that you seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Your attorney will want to begin working on your case right away to ensure they have the strongest evidence.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP our Alabama car accident lawyers understand the pain and suffering that a fatal accident can cause for your family. With over eight decades of combined experience in helping families get the justice they deserve we have the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that justice is served. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident, please contact us today at 205-349-2009 so we can help fight for your rights every step of the way.


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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