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Talladega, AL – One Killed in Tractor-trailer Crash on Hwy 77

by | May 21, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Talladega, AL (May 21, 2024) – On Monday, May 20, one person was killed after a two-vehicle collision in the Talladega area. The deadly accident was reported on Highway 77 near Highway 34 at around 5:19 p.m. Local reports indicated that two tractor-trailers collided at the scene.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The area was temporarily closed as local authorities worked the scene. The circumstances leading to the crash have not been determined. At least one person was killed in the impact. It is unknown if anyone else involved was injured. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were present. No further information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Alabama

Talladega, AL - One Killed in Tractor-trailer Crash on Hwy 77

Certain types of vehicles are more likely to result in serious damage in an accident. It is a known fact that your chances of suffering potentially fatal injuries are significantly increased in a crash with a large semi-truck. Statistics show that a combined 148 people died as a result of the 3,455 semi-truck incidents that were reported in Alabama during a calendar year. There are about 500,000 heavy truck crashes reported in the United States each year, with an average of over 5,000 fatalities. A commercial vehicle can weigh as much as 70,000 pounds when fully loaded, which is more than enough to cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision. Sadly, the likelihood of fatal injuries in trucking accidents is higher. In the unfortunate event that a loved one passes away, you must be ready to defend your legal rights with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.

There are often several potential parties that could be involved in a large semi-truck accident. You will be going up against more than just a reckless truck driver. The trucking company and even a third-party parts manufacturer may have played a role. It is essential that you have a knowledgeable attorney with experience with truck accident cases, as these claims are subject to certain regulations that are unique. You should leave no stone unturned to pursue a wrongful death claim after a deadly 18-wheeler accident. Fighting for your legal rights with an experienced attorney is always in your best interests.

 It is important that you consult with a qualified Talladega semi-truck accident lawyer to pursue your case after a deadly accident. You should not be left to handle the financial damages that can result from another person’s reckless actions. The legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is here to help you navigate the complicated claims process. You should not be alone as you pursue justice against the party responsible. If you are ready to get to work on your case, contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105.