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Franklin, AL – Injuries in 18-wheeler Collision on I-85

by | May 12, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Franklin, AL (May 12, 2024) – A crash involving two commercial trucks resulted in injuries in Franklin on Saturday, May 11. The incident took place on Interstate 85 in Macon County near mile marker 33 early that morning around 3:33 a.m. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide the necessary aid. 

The area was blocked for roughly ten hours while emergency units were present. Two semi-trucks collided for unknown reasons at the scene, prompting extensive road closures. The involved parties were provided aid by attending medical personnel. Ambulances were available to transport those requiring further support to local hospitals. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Alabama Semi-Truck Accidents

Franklin, AL - Injuries in 18-wheeler Collision on I-85

On Alabama’s roadways, semi-trucks are notorious for causing some of the most devastating accidents. Numerous things might lead to these accidents, but the most frequent ones are traffic, driver fatigue, poor truck maintenance, and careless driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released data indicating that 4,440 heavy trucks and buses are involved in collisions on American roadways annually. According to a University of Alabama report, there were 2,184 injuries and 89 fatalities in the state last year as a result of 7,782 tractor-trailer crashes. In Alabama, there are over 6,000 trucking companies in use on the roads, so you should be prepared to defend your legal rights in the case of a serious accident. This means that you should consult with a qualified lawyer to protect your legal rights and take action. 

Managing a personal injury claim can be difficult. When the accident involves a large semi-truck, these cases can become quite difficult. it is essential that you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your legal rights. There will be more than just a careless truck driver to contend with. The business that owns the vehicle, the truck driver, or oversees rig maintenance may also have contributed to your accident. To level the playing field, you need someone fighting on your side because these organizations will have their own legal teams that are ready to protect their interests. 

It can be difficult to navigate a serious crash on your own, and it is common for injured parties to have questions. You need to partner with a skilled Franklin semi-truck accident lawyer in order to ensure your legal rights are protected. The legal team at Maloney-Lyons LLC is here to help you manage the aftermath of a life-changing trucking accident. With our help, we want to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. We will not stop until you get the largest settlement possible. If you are ready to get to work on your case, we are just a phone call away. Call our law offices today at 251-225-6105 to get started on your injury claim.