Mobile, AL (April 19, 2022) – A crash reported early Sunday morning has claimed one man’s life. At around 4:30 a.m., on April 17, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 65.
Reports from the Mobile Police Department show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of Interstate 65 and Dauphin Street.
The man suffered severe injuries in the accident. The Mobile Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
A recent study found that Alabama was one of the deadliest states in the entire country for pedestrians. In fact, the state came in at number nine overall for having one of the highest fatality rates for pedestrians with a rate of 0.54, which is 28.6% higher than the national average.
In Alabama, we see many pedestrians lose their lives in accidents that are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian crashes in our state include:
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Speeding and engaging in other reckless driving actions
- Failing to see pedestrians
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inattentive pedestrians
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
The state of Alabama follows modified comparative fault laws. This means that a defendant must hold more than 51% of the responsibility for the accident taking place. In many cases, drivers will try to convince the courts that the pedestrian is solely responsible for their crash or holds the majority of the responsibility. This can make it extremely challenging for families to recover after enduring the loss of a loved one.
In order to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice after your accident, it is best that you seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Mobile. 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.
Mobile Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Mobile pedestrian accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C., have practiced personal injury law for more than 40-years and have successfully helped more than 10,000 claimants recover compensation after being harmed or losing loved ones in accidents. Our lawyers are committed to pursuing claims against negligent parties to help our clients obtain their desired results.
We completely understand how difficult it is for families to deal with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. We recognize the mental, emotional, and financial struggles these crashes can bring. For this reason, we try to take all of the legal work off of the hands of our clients so they can know their legal rights are protected every step of the way. Contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers by calling 251-433-1000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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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