The city of Decatur, Alabama is located in north central Alabama in Morgan and Limestone Counties. The original city of Decatur was first incorporated in 1821. Decatur’s early success is based upon its location along the banks of Wheeler Lake along the Tennessee River. Decatur is the home to Alabama’s oldest bank building, which was opened in July 1833. According to the 2006 census, over 55,000 people lived within the city limits of the city of Decatur. Decatur is also the home to the first wave pool in the United States. The Point Mallard Aquatic Center is still open today and sees ten of thousands of visitors each summer.
True to its past, Decatur has grown to be the busiest port on the Tennessee River. Numerous fortune 500 companies have located plants in Decatur based upon its proximity to the Tennessee River. For example, Decatur is the home of Meow Mix, which produces the famous cat foot mix. Due to its proximity to Huntsville, Alabama, Decatur is also the home to various government contractors. United Launch Alliance is based in Decatur and is where all U.S. government satellite rockets will be built.
Decatur, Alabama has several major interstates and highways that service the Decatur area, including: Interstate 65; Interstate 565; U.S. Highway 31; U.S. Highway 72; Alabama Highway 20; Alabama Highway 24; and Alabama Highway 67.
As one of the ten largest cities in Alabama, Decatur has one of the largest percentages of car and truck accidents in Alabama. In 2007, there were 2,016 automobile accidents in the city of Decatur, 498 people were injured in these wrecks. Only 3 people were killed in car and truck accidents in the city of Decatur in 2007. In Morgan County, Alabama, where the largest part of the city of Decatur is located, there were 3,349 motor vehicle accidents, 961 people were injured in these accidents. In 2007, 22 people lost there lives in car and truck accidents in Morgan County.
Our Alabama attorneys have successfully handled numerous Decatur, Alabama car accident cases. We handle all personal injury and car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
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