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Tuskegee, AL – Several Hurt in Pileup Semi-Truck Crash on I-85

by | May 24, 2024 | Trucking Accidents |

Tuskegee, AL (May 24, 2024) – There were multiple injuries reported after a multi-vehicle collision in the Tuskegee area on Thursday, May 23. The incident was reported on Interstate 85, near mile marker 45, in Macon County that afternoon around 12:30 p.m. It was later revealed that four passenger cars and two tractor-trailers collided at the scene.

Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to provide the aid to the involved parties. The area was closed for several hours while emergency crews were present to provide the necessary support. A total of seven people were hospitalized by ambulance for the treatment of sustained injuries. The circumstances leading to the incident have not yet been determined. No updates on the crash are currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash.

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

Semi-Truck Crashes in Alabama

Tuskegee, AL - Several Hurt in Pileup Semi-Truck Crash on I-85

Semi-trucks are known for causing some of the most catastrophic accidents on Alabama’s roads. These collisions can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common ones are congested traffic, driver exhaustion, inadequate truck maintenance, and irresponsible driving. According to data supplied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are 4,440 big trucks and buses involved in collisions on American roads each year. A University of Alabama study states that 7,782 tractor-trailer crashes resulted in 2,184 injuries and 89 fatalities in the state last year. There are more than 6,000 trucking companies operating in Alabama, and the state’s roads are often filled with semi-trucks. You should be ready to defend your legal rights after a serious trucking accident. This means speaking with an experienced attorney to pursue a strong claim for compensation.

Handling a personal injury lawsuit can be challenging. These lawsuits are even more complex when there is a large semi-truck involved. In order to safeguard your legal rights, you must have a skilled attorney on your side. There will be more problems to deal with than just a negligent truck driver. The company that drives the truck, owns the rig, or is in charge of rig maintenance can also be held accountable for your accident. These organizations will have legal teams ready to defend their interests, so you need someone fighting on your side to level the playing field.

You should partner with a skilled Tuskegee 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 with the help of our trained legal team.