The recent turbulent weather that moved through Alabama and other states in the Southeast caused extensive damages to homes and businesses. These storms also added to ordinary driving hazards that motorists encounter on Alabama’s rural highways. A recent accident near Cedar Bluff offers unhappy proof of this phenomenon.
The collision occurred near County Road 51 near the town of Farill in Cherokee County. According to police officers who interviewed a number of witnesses, a Chevrolet collided with an 18-wheeler on Highway 9 just north of Cedar Bluff. The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Chevrolet was also injured, but his physical condition was not released by police.
The exact cause of the accident is unknown, but witnesses told police that they believe that the accident was the result of severe weather in the area. Most observers attributed the collision to the wet roads that resulted from the storm. Police are continuing to investigate the accident, and the cause will not be determined until this investigation is completed.
Options for compensation after an unfortunate accident
Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one under similar circumstances may want to investigate the possibility of recovering damages from the party or parties at fault. The police report will be a vital piece of evidence, but other evidence may come from medical reports, observations of witnesses, and a forensic examination of the scene.
In the meantime, a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney may provide a helpful evaluation of the evidence, a preliminary assessment of liability, and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.