Birmingham, AL (September 30, 2021) – A 64-year-old man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in Birmingham on Sunday morning. At around 4 a.m., on September 26, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Vanderbilt Road.
Reports from the Birmingham Police show that a pedestrian was struck by a freight train during the early morning hours while passing through the area of 1900 Vanderbilt Road.
The man sustained severe injuries in the accident. Authorities subsequently pronounced the man deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
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.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham, Alabama
Over the past decade, the number of pedestrian crashes in Alabama has increased by around 60%. These collisions are happening more often than before and they are having a more severe impact on the lives of those involved. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable during crashes due to the fact that they are unprotected. As a result, we are seeing these people lose their lives in traffic-related incidents at an alarming rate.
Most families are not fully prepared to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. When pedestrians lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions, their families often face medical expenses, funeral and burial fees, and lost earnings. These and other financial consequences just make overcoming the challenges associated with the mental and emotional impacts even more stressful.
In Alabama, surviving relatives may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a seasoned Birmingham wrongful death attorney can help your family get justice for your loved one. In some cases, entitled parties may recover compensation to help alleviate some of the costs they face moving forward, including:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
- Medical expenses
- And more
Reaching out to a trusted legal team can help to ensure your family is able to get the justice you deserve after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Mobile Wrongful Death Lawyers
For nearly 40-years, Cory Watson Attorneys have fought diligently to get justice for our clients. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Mobile have been fighting aggressively to protect the legal rights of families while holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our law firm provides responsive representation to ensure the unique needs of each client are accurately represented. We fight to get justice for those taken away unexpectedly and to help families move forward.
If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle collision, you must act quickly to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Our lawyers are available to help you get the justice you deserve. By calling (205) 328-2200, our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options available for you.
Contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation with our team.
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