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Complete DeKalb County, AL accident reports and news.

Accidents in DeKalb County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In DeKalb County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in DeKalb County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a DeKalb County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after a DeKalb County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced DeKalb County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a DeKalb County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a DeKalb County accident lawyer can do to help.

Accident Reports by city

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sun, 07/17/2016 Motorcycle Accident Clyde Arnold Vaughn, 27, and Marisa Danielle Dickie, 21, killed in motorcycle collision on Alabama 176 near Fort Payne, Alabama
Sun, 04/03/2016 Car Accident Cody LeDale Wells, 23, dies in single-car crash on DeKalb County 85 north of Fort Payne, Alabama
Mon, 03/07/2016 Car Accident Kimberly Michelle Beattie, 20, killed, and Deana M. Betz, 23, arrested after car crash with log truck on Glenn Blvd. SW in Fort Payne, Alabama
Tue, 03/01/2016 Pedestrian Accident Nance Hickey, 81, killed in pedestrian collision on County Road 27 in Fort Payne, Alabama
Fri, 11/06/2015 Car Accident Driver killed in single-vehicle crash on I-59 north of Collinsville, Alabama
Sat, 07/18/2015 Other Type of Accident Thomas Lee Brown, 10, killed when ATV strikes tree on CR 391 in DeKalb County, Alabama
Thu, 07/02/2015 Car Accident Mary Heather Fuller, 40, killed in single-vehicle rollover crash on County Road 50 in DeKalb County, Alabama
Tue, 06/23/2015 Car Accident Gregory Paul King, 49, dead in single-vehicle ejection-crash at Desoto Parkway and Citadel Rock Road in Fort Payne, AL
Thu, 04/16/2015 Car Accident Joshua James Burrell killed in single-vehicle accident in front of Leesburg town hall in Collinsville, Alabama
Sat, 01/03/2015 Car Accident Kevin Flory and Stephen Traylor killed in car accident on Greenhill Boulevard in Fort Payne, Alabama
Wed, 12/17/2014 Truck Accident Thomas Owen Cline, 47, dies in fatal accident between Tyson Foods freightliner and minivan on I-59 near Fort Payne, Alabama
Thu, 10/16/2014 Car Accident Randall G. Pell, dead after striking stop sign and overturning on Highway 117 in Hammondville, AL
Tue, 10/14/2014 Car Accident Police officer involved in two-car accident on Highway 35 in Fort Payne, AL
Thu, 09/18/2014 Motorcycle Accident Carl Howard Harz, 49, dead after semi-truck hits motorcyclist in Fort Payne, AL
Wed, 09/17/2014 Car Accident Antonio Martin, 24, and Miguel Jose Jr., 23, dead following single-car crash in Fort Payne, AL
Sun, 01/19/2014 Car Accident Jessica Teat killed when her car leaves roadway and crashes into concrete drain.