Prichard, AL (April 23, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a pedestrian accident on Thursday evening in the Prichard area. At around 8:30 p.m., on April 21, the Prichard police responded to the scene of an auto accident on St Stephens Road.
Reports provided by The Prichard Police Department show that a 42-year-old man was walking on St Stephens Road near the Piggly Wiggly. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle passing through the area.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. He was pronounced deceased by the police.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Each year, around 900 people lose their lives in auto accidents in the state of Alabama. There are many instances where those who are fatally injured are not inside vehicles at all. Instead, innocent pedestrians end up losing their lives due to negligent and reckless drivers. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian crashes in our state include:
- Speeding and engaging in other reckless driving actions
- Failing to see pedestrians
- Driving while tired
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inattentive pedestrians
The state of Alabama follows modified comparative fault laws.
In order to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice after losing a loved one in an accident, it is best that you seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Prichard. Our skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help you prove that the driver is at fault and should be held responsible for their actions that led to your loved one losing their life.
Prichard Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Prichard pedestrian accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C. have more than four decades of experience helping families in Alabama get justice after experiencing the loss of a loved one. Our lawyers are dedicated to building the strongest legal claims possible to ensure our clients get justice.
Our lawyers will take all of the legal work off of your hands so you can focus on your family and grieve. Our law firm will fight to ensure you are able to get justice and hold the negligent party accountable. Our lawyers are committed to pursuing claims against negligent parties to help our clients obtain the results they deserve.
Contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers by calling 251-433-1000 to schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you get justice.
Notes: Our writers utilize secondary sources to create this post. All of the circumstances surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please contact Clay, Massey & Associates immediately so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post can be removed by request.
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