Talladega, located in East Central Alabama, is about 50 miles east of Birmingham. The city is the county seat of Talladega County and is home to some 15,500 citizens. Talladega is home the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Talladega Municipal Airport, a public general aviation airport, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and most notably, the Talladega Superspeedway.
The Talladega Superspeedway, also know as "Dega," and formerly known as the Alabama International Motor Speedway (AIMS), is a motorsports complex located just north of the city itself. Housed by the former Anniston Air Force Base, the tri-oval track was constructed in 1969. The track hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval, with a length of 2.66 miles. The Daytona International Speedway is 2.5 miles long. The total capacity of Talladega is around 175,000, with the main grandstand holding about 80,000.
Like any city, Talladega is not immune to accidents and wrongful death situations. However, Talladega has extra risks based on the sheer number of people who visit Talladega to attend races at the Talladega Superspeedway each year. Due to the influx of people during race times, Talladega County sees a significant spike in the number of personal injury or wrongful death incidents during these race events. These incidents can involve a multitude of activities including driving vehicles, slip and falls, defective products, failure to maintain equipment and property, assaults, drunk driving, texting and driving, distracted driving, burn injuries, dog bites, and more.
If your family or someone you know has been affected by a wrongful death situation in Talladega or its surrounding area, trust the Talladega wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. Our attorneys are a short drive to Talladgea and regularly handle wrongful death, as well as other personal injury cases, in Talladega County. You Can reach us here
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Talladega County Health Statistics
Wrongful death situations can occur for any number of reasons, including medical malpractice, traffic accidents involving driver misconduct, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, and many more instances. The most common wrongful deaths are the result of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles, and truck accidents. These situations often involve a distracted driver who is either texting or is otherwise not focused on the road.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Talladega County witnessed 1,019 deaths in a recent year. Of those deaths, 62 were due to accidents. Those accidental deaths are broken down as follows:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: 33
- Suffocation: 1
- Poisoning: 7
- Smoke, Fire, Flames: 5
- Falls: 5
- Firearms: 1
- Other: 10
While all of these accidental deaths may or may not be due to another person's negligent behavior, many are in fact caused by someone's misconduct. Should you or your family be faced with the untimely death of a loved one at the hands of someone else's reckless behavior, the Talladega wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are here to help you. We will allow you the time you need to grieve while we ensure that those responsible for your loved one's death are held accountable.
Talladega Wrongful Death Attorneys
We understand that there is nothing that will bring your family member back. But the Talladega wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are here to take some of the burden off of you during this difficult time. We will fight to be sure you are compensated and make sure the public knows that the behavior involved in your loved one's death will not be tolerated. We do not get paid unless we recover for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in any sort of accident due to the recklessness and carelessness of another, call our Talladgea wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible. Your consultation is free, and we don't get paid unless we recover damages for you. You can reach us at 205.324.3600
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