• September 22, 2022

Ricky Cook Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Lee County, AL

Lee County, AL -- September 20, 2022, Ricky Cook was killed after an accident where his vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided.

Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 5:10 p.m. along Highway 165 near Willis Road.

Ricky Cook Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Lee County, AL

It appears that 65-year-old Ricky Cook was in a vehicle traveling along the highway. In a series of events unclear, the vehicle and an 18-wheeler crashed. As a result, Cook sustained fatal injuries. Authorities mentioned no other injuries. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Ricky Cook 18-wheeler Accident in Lee County

When it comes to a serious truck wreck, there are almost always challenges victims and families need to anticipate. In a state like Alabama, that only becomes more necessary. I can't say what happened here exactly, but I do know from extensive experience that trucking companies usually take steps right away to ensure they take as little responsibility as possible.

It just so happens Alabama makes this easier for them by using a standard of liability called contributory negligence. It basically says someone loses their case if they're determined to be just 1% at fault for their own injuries. However that all would apply here, it's more than enough reason for people to ensure they're informed and prepared to navigate the complexities that come with confronting trucking companies.

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