Lowndesboro, AL (October 30, 2021) – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers were called to investigate a fatal two-vehicle accident on Thursday, October 28th.
Officials said that the crash took place at about 7:35 a.m. on US-80 near milepost 113 just outside of Lowndesboro.
According to a source with knowledge of the accident, a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was struck by a 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Trailblazer, who has since been identified as 36-year-old Annick L. Rellier, a resident of Selma, died at the scene.
No additional information is available as ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division is still investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Annick L. Rellier, at this time.
Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Alabama
Tractor-trailer accident investigations are very different than the investigations conducted on standard car accidents. Tractor-trailer accidents are far more complicated than car accidents. Commercial trucks track more electronic data than any personal vehicle, including a black box that can give you and your attorney crucial information on the events leading up to your accident as well as the truck driver.
One of the difficulties of truck accident cases is the numerous state and federal trucking regulations and many operator training requirements. Trucking companies and their drivers are heavily regulated. For example, truck drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s license. Beyond that, they must have certain types of endorsements in order to drive certain types of trucks. Additionally, drivers also operate under very strict hours of service regulations that must be adhered to. If they work too many consecutive hours within a particular time frame, they could face multiple penalties as well as regulatory issues.
Investigating a tractor-trailer accident usually means filing a lawsuit in order to put the discovery process to use. During discovery, your Alabama tractor-trailer accident attorney and the other party are entitled to receive documentation and information from one another. This process often provides the proof your attorney needs to establish liability for your accident.
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Lowndesboro Truck Accident Lawyers
Liability arising from a truck accident can be difficult to determine. There are many complex laws and facts that often come into play with truck crashes. This includes determining who can be held responsible and uncovering the events that led up to the crash. Trucking companies often try to limit or eliminate their liability because truck accidents can be very costly for the company.
Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, our Lowndesboro truck accident lawyers will stand up for your rights when you or a loved one have been affected by a truck accident.
Our Lowndesboro personal injury attorneys are here and standing by to take your call at any time and we would be honored to help you. Our consultations are always free and we will go over what needs to be done to win your case and help you get the compensation that you need and deserve.
To speak with a truck accident attorney in Lowndesboro, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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