Tuscaloosa, the fifth largest city in Alabama, is a city in Western Alabama located on the Black Warrior River and boasts a citizenship of some 100,000 people. In the early 20th Century, the city was known as "Tuskaloosa," and was named after the chief of a Muskogean-speaking tribe. Tuscaloosa was the capitol city of Alabama between 1826 and 1846.
As the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for west-central Alabama, the city is the principal city of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area. This area includes Tuscaloosa, Hale, and Pickens Counties and is home to about 235,000 people. The University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College are all located within the city. Mercedes-Benz built its first automotive assembly plant in North America in Tuscaloosa in 1993, but the University of Alabama is the city's largest economic and cultural draw.
The University of Alabama, established in 1820, is the oldest and largest public university in Alabama, as well as the flagship campus of the University of Alabama system. The university offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions and is exceptionally well known for its championship football team. Because Tuscaloosa is a college town and regularly sees an influx of young people, as well as football fans, it is at a higher risk of witnessing wrongful death incidents. Car accidents, drinking and driving, texting and driving, falls, premises liability, distracted driving, alcohol-related incidents, and more are all situations that occur at a higher rate in a college town such as Tuscaloosa.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in Tuscaloosa County, the City of Tuscaloosa, or on the University of Alabama campus, contact the skilled Tuscaloosa wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. You can contact us here
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The Tuscaloosa wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are a short drive from Tuscaloosa and regularly handle a wide variety of personal injury claims and cases in Tuscaloosa and its surrounding areas. We will handle everything for you during your time of need so that you can focus on grieving the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys will use extensive resources, including financial, manpower, and otherwise, to ensure that the at-fault party is aggressively pursued for the wrongful death of your loved one. Don't let the responsible person or company go unpunished for causing the wrongful death of your family member.
Tuscaloosa County Health Statistics
In a recent year, Tuscaloosa County witnessed 1,762 deaths (878 males and 884 females). Of those deaths, 95 were classified as accidental. Accidental deaths, especially those in a college town, are often a result of someone's negligent or careless behavior. Motor vehicle accidents accounted for a majority of the accidental deaths in Tuscaloosa, with 47 deaths. In the same year, poisonings (32 deaths), falls (3 deaths), suffocation (3 deaths), drownings (2 deaths), and other incidents (8 deaths) rounded out the 95 accidental deaths.
It is vitally important that deaths caused by careless or reckless behavior are brought to the public's attention in an effort to ensure that the public understands what can happen if they engage in certain misconduct. Should someone be killed at the hands of a distracted driver, it is important to make the public aware that such behavior will not be tolerated. In addition to drawing attention to the negligent behavior, you and your family are likely due a monetary award for your loved one's death. While it's true that nothing will bring back your loved one, it is often times vitally important to hold others accountable for their actions and for your family to receive compensation for the loss.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed through the careless action of another and through no fault of your own, contact our skilled Tuscaloosa wrongful death attorneys today for a free and confidential consultation. We don't get paid unless we recover for you. All wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning we don't get paid unless we recover for you. You can reach us here
or via phone at 844.LAW.TALK