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Laceys Springs, AL – Huntsville Man Dies in Crash on US-231

by | Mar 23, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Laceys Springs, AL (March 23, 2024) – A fatal two-vehicle collision was reported in the area of Laceys Springs on Wednesday, March 20. The deadly crash occurred on US-231 near Old Silo Road at around noon. Local reports later revealed that a Mercury Grand Marquis was struck by a Porsche Cayenne. 

The Mercury left the road where it crashed into a ditch. The driver, 90-year-old Robert R. Barnes Jr. of Huntsville, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. The driver of the Porsche was also injured and hospitalized by ambulance. No further information on the deadly crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Car Crashes in Alabama

Laceys Springs, AL - Huntsville Man Dies in Crash on US-231

Statistics show that car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injury in the state of Alabama and across the rest of the country. There are more than six million auto accidents reported annually in the United States, resulting in over two million permanent injuries. There are over 40,000 deaths reported on American roads each year, and a large number of these crashes involve reckless driving in some form. In fact, nearly 90 percent of collisions are caused by human error. It can be difficult to recover after a deadly crash, and you may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a trained personal injury lawyer. 

No one ever plans to lose someone close to them in a deadly crash. Unfortunately, this happens almost every day in Alabama. It can seem that nothing will be the same again after such a loss. However, you may be able to at least obtain financial compensation in order to make this difficult time a bit easier to manage. Under Alabama state law, families of the deceased can pursue a wrongful death claim if a reckless driver’s actions cause an untimely death. These types of cases are often complicated and can make life incredibly difficult. You do not want to be on your own as you pursue a wrongful death claim. 

A qualified Laceys Springs wrongful death lawyer will be ready to get to work on your case if you lose someone close to you in a deadly crash. The trained team of attorneys at Maloney-Lyons, LLC has a proven track record of success in helping grieving families in Alabama pursue successful cases. We can answer any questions that you may have as you pursue your case, and our lawyers will diligently fight for your legal rights at every stage of your recovery. If you are ready to get to work on your claim, contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105 to discuss your situation with a trained lawyer.