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Huntsville Food Poisoning Lawyers

Decatur AL Food Poison Attorneys

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning each year in the United States. That means 1 in 4 consumers will be affected; senior citizens, young children and those already dealing with health problems are most likely to suffer serious or life-threatening complications.
In these people, food poisoning is very serious because their bodies cannot fight off the effects of toxins, or the secondary effects caused by the contaminated food. Even worse, over 125,000 people require hospitalization and 3,000 die after consuming contaminated meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and processed foods in their homes or in restaurants. Despite laws designed to protect the public from food poisoning outbreaks, contaminated food continues to reach store and restaurant patrons.

Since food safety is so important to public health, the law allows victims of food poisoning to hold the negligent farmers, preparers, sellers or servers of food responsible for the results of an outbreak. If you or someone you love was hurt by food poisoning, you can and should hold the negligent food company responsible for your injuries. The Huntsville poisoning lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson can help you win compensation for past and future medical bills, missed work, long-term health problems or disabilities, wrongful death, emotional trauma and other damages you incurred by simply trusting that your food was safe. We are committed to getting the best possible results for our clients, and ensuring that their long-term medical and financial needs are taken care of.

Do I have a Food Poisoning Case?

If you have been made ill by food poisoning, you may be wondering if you have a case. The answer will depend on the particular circumstances of your illness. For example, time delays between eating the food and onset of illness may make it difficult to pinpoint the food that made you sick. On the other hand, if a government health agency has linked a particular food you ate to an outbreak of food poisoning, your claim may be easier.

The indications of a foodborne illness vary based on the source, but victims of foodborne illness may suffer from nausea, cramping, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In more serious cases, these pathogens can lead to dehydration, weakness, muscle aches or fatigue. The leading pathogenic causes of serious illness or death due to foodborne illness include:

  • E.coli
  • Salmonella
  • Norovirus
  • Listeria
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Hepatitis A

Who Is Liable for Giving Me Food Poisoning?

As a general principle in defective product cases, you want to include any and all parties involved in the chain of distribution of the contaminated food. In food poisoning cases, you will need to trace the contamination to its source; anyone involved in the chain of distribution of a food product at or after the point of contamination may be liable. People who suffer serious personal injury, hospitalization, or even death due to food poisoning may be able to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

The chain of distribution in a food poisoning case is typically made up of the food processing company (such as a slaughterhouse or farm), the retailer (such as a grocery store or restaurant), and any number of suppliers, wholesalers, and distributors in between.

Why Hire Ferguson & Ferguson?

If you or a loved one is dealing with a case of food poisoning from a restaurant or other business, contact the Law Offices of Ferguson & Ferguson today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Many times it can be difficult to determine what food poisoned you, which is critical to your case. Your experienced food poison attorney can help determine that through research, investigation and knowledge gained from years of helping people in similar situations. Our food poisoning attorney will discover and collect all the pertinent facts, file your lawsuit and be your personal representative so you won’t have to confront anyone during this stage of the legal process. If you are seeking legal advice regarding a foodborne illness claim, our Alabama food poisoning lawyers can help. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

Decatur Office Location:
401 Lee Street, Suite 607A
Decatur, AL 35601

Our personal injury attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama:

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Abbeville, Henry County | Abel, Clay County | Abernant, Tuscaloosa County | Acmar, St. Clair County | Ada, Montgomery County | Adamsville, Jefferson County | Addison, Winston County | Adger, Jefferson County | Akron, Hale County | Alabama City, Etowah County | Alabama Port, Mobile County | Alabaster, Shelby County | Alberta, Wilcox County | Albertville, Marshall County | Alden, Jefferson County | Alexander City, Tallapoosa County | Alexandria, Calhoun County | Aliceville, Pickens County | Allen, Clarke County | Allgood, Blount County | Alma, Clarke County | Almond, Randolph County | Alpine, Talladega County | Alton, Jefferson County | Altoona, Etowah County | Andalusia, Covington County | Anderson, Lauderdale County | Annemanie, Wilcox County | Anniston, Calhoun County | Aquilla, Washington County | Arab, Marshall County | Ardmore, Limestone County | Argo, Jefferson County | Ariton, Dale County | Arkadelphia, Cullman County | Arley, Winston County | Arlington, Wilcox County | Armstrong, Bullock County | Ashford, Houston County | Ashland, Clay County | Ashville, St. Clair County | Athens, Limestone County | Atmore, Escambia County | Attalla, Etowah County | Auburn, Lee County | Autaugaville, Autauga County | Avon, Houston County | Awin, Wilcox County | Axis, Mobile County

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Babbie, Covington County | Baileyton, Cullman County | Baker Hill, Barbour County | Bangor, Blount County | Banks, Pike County | Bankston, Fayette County | Barfield, Clay County | Barlow, Washington County | Barney, Walker County | Bassetts Creek, Washington County | Battens Crossroads, Geneva County | Bay Minette, Baldwin County | Bayou La Batre, Mobile County | Bazemore, Fayette County | Bear Creek, Marion County | Beatrice, Monroe County | Beaverton, Lamar County | Belk, Fayette County | Bell Fountain, Baldwin County | Bellamy, Sumter County | Belle Mina, Limestone County | Belleville, Conecuh County | Bellwood, Geneva County | Benton, Lowndes County | Berry, Fayette County | Bessemer, Jefferson County | Beulah, Covington County | Big Cove, Madison County | Bigbee, Washington County | Billingsley, Autauga County | Birmingham, Jefferson County | Birmingport, Jefferson County | Black, Geneva County | Bladon Springs, Choctaw County | Blount Springs, Blount County | Blountsville, Blount County | Blue Mountain, Calhoun County | Blue Ridge, Elmore County | Blue Springs, Barbour County | Bluff, Fayette County | Boaz, Marshall County | Boligee, Greene County | Bolinger, Choctaw County | Bolling, Butler County | Bon Air, Talladega County | Bon Secour, Baldwin County | Booth, Autauga County | Boykin, Wilcox County | Bradford, Jefferson County | Bradley, Covington County | Braggs, Lowndes County | Branchville, St. Clair County | Brantley, Crenshaw County | Bremen, Cullman County | Brent, Bibb County | Brewton, Escambia County | Bridgeport, Jackson County | Brierfield, Bibb County | Brighton, Jefferson County | Brilliant, Marion County | Bromley, Baldwin County | Brooklyn, Conecuh County | Brookside, Jefferson County | Brooksville, Blount County | Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County | Browns, Dallas County | Brownsboro, Madison County | Brundidge, Pike County | Bryant, Jackson County | Bucks, Mobile County | Buena Vista, Monroe County | Buhl, Tuscaloosa County | Bull Slough, Conecuh County | Burkville, Lowndes County | Burmuda, Conecuh County | Burningtree Mountain, Morgan County | Burnt Corn, Monroe County | Burntout, Franklin County | Burnwell, Walker County | Butler, Choctaw County | Bynum, Calhoun County

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Cahaba, Dallas County | Cahaba Heights, Jefferson County | Calera, Shelby County | Calvert, Washington County | Camden, Wilcox County | Camp Hill, Tallapoosa County | Campbell, Clarke County | Capshaw, Limestone County | Carbon Hill, Walker County | Cardiff, Jefferson County | Carlton, Clarke County | Carolina, Covington County | Carrollton, Pickens County | Castleberry, Conecuh County | Catherine, Wilcox County | Cecil, Montgomery County | Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County | Center Point, Jefferson County | Centerville, Conecuh County | Centre, Cherokee County | Centreville, Bibb County | Chalkville, Jefferson County | Chancellor, Geneva County | Chapman, Butler County | Chatom, Washington County | Chelsea, Shelby County | Cherokee, Colbert County | Chickasaw, Mobile County | Childersburg, Talladega County | Choccolocco, Calhoun County | Citronelle, Mobile County | Clanton, Chilton County | Claud, Elmore County | Clay, Jefferson County | Clayhatchee, Dale County | Clayton, Barbour County | Cleveland, Blount County | Clio, Barbour County | Clopton, Dale County | Cloverdale, Lauderdale County | Coaling, Tuscaloosa County | Coden, Mobile County | Coffee Springs, Geneva County | Coffeeville, Clarke County | Coker, Tuscaloosa County | Collinsville, DeKalb County | Colony, Cullman County | Columbia, Houston County | Columbiana, Shelby County | Concord, Jefferson County | Cook Springs, St. Clair County | Coosada, Elmore County | Cordova, Walker County | Corner, Jefferson County | Cottondale, Tuscaloosa County | Cottonton, Russell County | Cottonwood, Houston County | County Line, Blount County | Courtland, Lawrence County | Cowarts, Houston County | Coy, Wilcox County | Cragford, Clay County | Crane Hill, Cullman County | Crawford, Russell County | Creola, Mobile County | Cromwell, Choctaw County | Cropwell, St. Clair County | Crosston, Jefferson County | Crossville, DeKalb County | Cuba, Sumter County | Cullman, Cullman County | Cusseta, Chambers County

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Dadeville, Tallapoosa County | Daleville, Dale County | Dallas, Blount County | Danville, Morgan County | Daphne, Baldwin County | Dauphin Island, Mobile County | Daviston, Tallapoosa County | Dawson, DeKalb County | Dayton, Marengo County | De Armanville, Calhoun County | Deatsville, Elmore County | Decatur, Morgan County | Deer Park, Washington County | Delmar, Winston County | Delta, Clay County | Demopolis, Marengo County | Detroit, Lamar County | Dickinson, Clarke County | Dixiana, Jefferson County | Dixons Mills, Marengo County | Docena, Jefferson County | Dodge City, Cullman County | Dolomite, Jefferson County | Dora, Walker County | Dothan, Houston County | Double Springs, Winston County | Douglas, Marshall County | Dozier, Crenshaw County | Duncanville, Tuscaloosa County | Dunnavant, Shelby County | Dutton, Jackson County

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East Brewton, Escambia County | Eastaboga, Calhoun County | Eclectic, Elmore County | Edgewater, Jefferson County | Edwardsville, Cleburne County | Eight Mile, Mobile County | Elba, Coffee County | Elberta, Baldwin County | Eldridge, Walker County | Elgin, Lauderdale County | Elkmont, Limestone County | Elmore, Elmore County | Emelle, Sumter County | Empire, Walker County | Enterprise, Coffee County | Equality, Coosa County | Epes, Sumter County | Ethelsville, Pickens County | Eufaula, Barbour County | Eunola, Geneva County | Eutaw, Greene County | Eva, Morgan County | Evergreen, Conecuh County | Excel, Monroe County

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Fagala, Alabama Fairfield, Jefferson County | Fairhope, Baldwin County | Fairview, Cullman County | Falkville, Morgan County | Faunsdale, Marengo County | Fayette, Fayette County | Fayetteville, Talladega County | Five Points, Chambers County | Flat Rock, Jackson County | Flomaton, Escambia County | Florala, Covington County | Florence, Lauderdale County | Foley, Baldwin County | Forestdale, Jefferson County | Forkland, Greene County | Fort Deposit, Lowndes County | Fort McClellan, Calhoun County | Fort Mitchell, Russell County | Fort Morgan, Baldwin County | Fort Payne, DeKalb County | Fort Rucker, Dale County | Franklin, Macon County | Frisco City, Monroe County | Fruithurst, Cleburne County | Fulton, Clarke County | Fultondale, Jefferson County | Fyffe, DeKalb County

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Gadsden, Etowah County | Gainesville, Sumter County | Gallion, Hale County | Gantt, Covington County | Garden City, Cullman County | Gardendale, Jefferson County | Gaylesville, Cherokee County | Geiger, Sumter County | Geneva, Geneva County | Georgiana, Butler County | Geraldine, DeKalb County | Gilbertown, Choctaw County | Glen Allen, Fayette County | Glencoe, Etowah County | Glenwood, Crenshaw County | Goldville, Tallapoosa County | Good Hope, Cullman County | Goodwater, Coosa County | Gordo, Pickens County | Gordon, Houston County | Gordonville, Lowndes County | Gorham’s Bluff, Jackson County | Goshen, Pike County | Grady, Montgomery County | Graham, Randolph County | Grand Bay, Mobile County | Grant, Marshall County | Grayson Valley, Jefferson County | Graysville, Jefferson County | Greenhill, Lauderdale County | Greensboro, Hale County | Greenville, Butler County | Grimes, Dale County | Grove Hill, Clarke County | Grove Oak, DeKalb County | Guin, Marion County | Gulf Shores, Baldwin County | Gum Springs, Blount County | Guntersville, Marshall County | Gurley, Madison County | Gu-Win, Marion County

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Hackleburg, Marion County | Haleburg, Henry County | Haleyville, Winston County | Hamilton, Marion County | Hammondville, DeKalb County | Hanceville, Cullman County | Harpersville, Shelby County | Hartford, Geneva County | Hartselle, Morgan County | Harvest, Madison County | Hayden, Blount County | Hayneville, Lowndes County | Hazel Green, Madison County | Headland, Henry County | Heath, Covington County | Heflin, Cleburne County | Helena, Shelby County | Henagar, DeKalb County | Higdon, Jackson County | Highland Home, Crenshaw County | Highland Lake, Blount County | Hillsboro, Lawrence County | Hobson City, Calhoun County | Hodges, Franklin County | Hokes Bluff, Etowah County | Holly Pond, Cullman County | Hollywood, Jackson County | Holt, Tuscaloosa County | Holy Trinity, Russell County | Homewood, Jefferson County | Hoods Crossroads, Blount County | Hoover, Jefferson County | Hope Hull, Montgomery County | Horn Hill, Covington County | Horton, Marshall County | Houston, Wintson County | Hueytown, Jefferson County | Huguley, Chambers County | Hulaco, Morgan County | Huntsville, Madison County | Hurtsboro, Russell County | Hytop, Jackson County |
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Ider, DeKalb County | Indian Springs Village, Shelby County | Inverness, Bullock County | Inverness, Shelby County | Irondale, Jefferson County | Irvington, Mobile County | J
Jack, Coffee County | Jackson, Clarke County | Jacksons’ Gap, Tallapoosa County | Jacksonville, Calhoun County | Jasper, Walker County | Jemison, Chilton County | Joppa, Cullman County

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Kansas, Walker County | Kellerman, Tuscaloosa County | Kellyton, Coosa County | Kennedy, Lamar County | Kent, Elmore County | Killen, Lauderdale County | Kimberly, Jefferson County | Kimbrough, Wilcox County | Kinsey, Houston County | Kinston, Coffee County | Knoxville, Greene County

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Lacey’s Spring, Morgan County | Lacon, Morgan County | Ladonia, Russell County | La Fayette, Chambers County | Lake Purdy, Shelby County | Lake View, Tuscaloosa County | Lakeview, DeKalb County | Lanett, Chambers County | Langston, Jackson County | Leeds, Jefferson County | Leesburg, Cherokee County | Leighton, Colbert County | Leroy, Washington County | Lester, Limestone County | Letohatchee, Lowndes County | Level Plains, Dale County | Lexington, Lauderdale County | Libertyville, Covington County | Lillian, Baldwin County | Lincoln, Talladega County | Linden, Marengo County | Lineville, Clay County | Lipscomb, Jefferson County | Lisman, Choctaw County | Littleville, Colbert County | Livingston, Sumter County | Loachapoka, Lee County | Lockhart, Covington County | Locust Fork, Blount County | Louisville, Barbour County | Lower Peachtree, Wilcox County | Lowndesboro, Lowndes County | Loxley, Baldwin County | Luverne, Crenshaw County | Lynn, Winston County

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Madison, Madison County | Madrid, Houston County | Magnolia Springs, Baldwin County | Majestic, Jefferson County | Malvern, Geneva County | Maplesville, Chilton County | Margaret, St. Clair County | Marbury, Autauga County | Marion, Perry County | Marion Junction, Dallas County | Marvyn, Lee County | Masseyline, Jefferson County | Maytown, Jefferson County | McCalla, Jefferson County | McDonald Chapel, Jefferson County | McIntosh, Washington County | McKenzie, Butler County | McMullen, Pickens County | Meadowbrook, Shelby County | Mellow Valley, Clay County | Memphis, Pickens County | Mentone, DeKalb County | Meridianville, Madison County | Midfield, Jefferson County | Midland City, Dale County | Midway, Bullock County | Mignon, Talladega County | Millbrook, Elmore County | Millers Ferry, Wilcox County | Millport, Lamar County | Millry, Washington County | Mobile, Mobile County | Mon Louis, Mobile County | Monroeville, Monroe County | Montevallo, Shelby County | Montgomery, Montgomery County | Montrose, Baldwin County | Moody, St. Clair County | Moores Mill, Madison County | Mooresville, Limestone County
*Morgan City, Morgan County | Morris, Jefferson County | Mosses, Lowndes County | Moulton, Lawrence County | Moulton Heights, Morgan County | Moundville, Hale County | Mount High, Blount County | Mount Hope, Lawrence County | Mount Meigs, Montgomery County | Mount Olive, Jefferson County | Mount Vernon, Mobile County | Mountain Brook, Jefferson County | Mountain Creek, Chilton County | Mountainboro, Etowah County | Mulga, Jefferson County | Munford, Talladega County | Muscle Shoals, Colbert County | Myrtlewood, Marengo County

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Nanafalia, Marengo County | Napier Field, Dale County | Natural Bridge, Winston County | Nauvoo, Walker County | Nectar, Blount County | Needham, Choctaw County | New Brockton, Coffee County | New Hope, Madison County | New Market, Madison County | New Site, Tallapoosa County | Newbern, Hale County | Newell, Randolph County | Newton, Dale County | Newville, Henry County | Normal, Madison County | North Bibb, Bibb County | North Courtland, Lawrence County | North Johns, Jefferson County | Northport, Tuscaloosa County | Notasulga, Macon County

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Oak Grove, Jefferson County | Oak Grove, Talladega County | Oak Hill, Wilcox County | Oakman, Walker County | Oakville, Lawrence County | Odenville, St. Clair County | Ohatchee, Calhoun County | Oneonta, Blount County | Onycha, Covington County | Opelika, Lee County | Opp, Covington County | Orange Beach, Baldwin County | Orion, Pike County | Orrville, Dallas County | Owens Cross Roads, Madison County | Oxford, Calhoun County | Ozark, Dale County

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Paint Rock, Jackson County | Palmerdale, Jefferson County | Parrish, Walker County | Pelham, Shelby County | Pell City, St. Clair County | Pennington, Choctaw County | Perdido, Baldwin County | Perote, Bullock County | Peterman, Monroe County | Peterson, Tuscaloosa County | Petrey, Crenshaw County | Phenix City, Russell County | Phil Campbell, Franklin County | Pickensville, Pickens County | Piedmont, Calhoun County | Pike Road, Montgomery County | Pinckard, Dale County | Pine Apple, Wilcox County | Pine Hill, Wilcox County | Pine Ridge, DeKalb County | Pinson, Jefferson County | Pisgah, Jackson County | Plantersville, Dallas County | Pleasant Grove, Jefferson County | Pleasant Groves, Jackson County | Point Clear, Baldwin County | Pollard, Escambia County | Powell, DeKalb County | Prairieville, Hale County | Prattville, Autauga County | Priceville, Morgan County | Prichard, Mobile County | Providence, Marengo County

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Quinton, Walker County | R
Ragland, St. Clair County | Rainbow City, Etowah County | Rainsville, DeKalb County | Ralph, Tuscaloosa County | Ramer, Montgomery County | Ranburne, Cleburne County | Red Bay, Franklin County | Red Hill, Blount County | Red Level, Covington County | Redstone Arsenal, Madison County | Reece City, Etowah County | Reform, Pickens County | Rehobeth, Houston County | Remlap, Blount County | Repton, Conecuh County | Ridgeville, Etowah County | River Falls, Covington County | Riverside, St. Clair County | Riverview, Escambia County | Roanoke, Randolph County | Robertsdale, Baldwin County | Rock Creek, Jefferson County | Rockford, Coosa County | Rock Mills, Randolph County | Rogersville, Lauderdale County | Rosa, Blount County | Russellville, Franklin County | Rutledge, Crenshaw County

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Safford, Dallas County | Saginaw, Shelby County | Saks, Calhoun County | Salem, Lee County | Samantha, Tuscaloosa County | Samson, Geneva County | Sand Rock, Cherokee County | Sanford, Covington County | Saraland, Mobile County | Sardis City, Etowah County | Satsuma, Mobile County | Sawyerville, Hale County | Sayre, Jefferson County | Scottsboro, Jackson County | Seale, Russell County | Section, Jackson County | Selfville, Blount County | Selma, Dallas County | Selmont-West Selmont, Dallas County | Seminole, Baldwin County | Semmes, Mobile County | Sheffield, Colbert County | Shelby, Shelby County | Shiloh, DeKalb County | Shorter, Macon County | Silas, Choctaw County | Silverhill, Baldwin County | Sipsey, Walker County | Skyline, Jackson County | Slocomb, Geneva County | Smiths Station, Lee County | Smoke Rise, Blount County | Snead, Blount County | Snow Hill, Wilcox County | Somerville, Morgan County | South Vinemont, Cullman County | Southside, Etowah County | Spanish Fort, Baldwin County | Spring Hill, Barbour County | Spring Valley, Colbert County | Springville, St. Clair County | Sprott, Perry County | Spruce Pine, Franklin County | St. Clair Springs, St. Clair County | St. Florian, Lauderdale County | St. Stephens, Washington County | Stapleton, Baldwin County | Steele, St. Clair County | Sterrett, Shelby County | Stevenson, Jackson County | Stockton, Baldwin County | Straight Mountain, Blount County | Sulligent, Lamar County | Sumiton, Walker County | Summerdale, Baldwin County | Summit, Blount County | Susan Moore, Blount County | Sweet Water, Marengo County | Sylacauga, Talladega County | Sylvan Springs, Jefferson County | Sylvania, DeKalb County

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Talladega, Talladega County | Talladega Springs, Talladega County | Tallassee, Elmore County | Tannehill, Tuscaloosa County | Tanner, Limestone County | Tarrant, Jefferson County | Taylor, Houston County | Tensaw, Baldwin County | Theodore, Mobile County | Thomaston, Marengo County | Thomasville, Clarke County | Thorsby, Chilton County | Tillmans Corner, Mobile County | Town Creek, Lawrence County | Toxey, Choctaw County | Trafford, Jefferson County | Triana, Madison County | Trinity, Morgan County | Troy, Pike County | Trussville, Jefferson County | Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County | Tuscumbia, Colbert County | Tuskegee, Macon County

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Underwood-Petersville, Lauderdale County | Union, Greene County | Union Grove, Marshall County | Union Springs, Bullock County | Uniontown, Perry County | Uriah, Monroe County

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Valhermoso Springs, Morgan County | Valley, Chambers County | Valley Head, DeKalb County | Vance, Tuscaloosa County | Verbena, Chilton County | Vernon, Lamar County | Vestavia Hills, Jefferson County | Village Springs, Jefferson County | Vina, Franklin County | Vincent, Shelby County | Vineland, Marengo County | Vinemont, Cullman County | Vredenburgh, Monroe County

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Wadley, Randolph County | Wagarville, Washington County | Waldo, Talladega County | Walnut Grove, Etowah County | Warrior, Jefferson County | Waterloo, Lauderdale County | Watson, Jefferson County | Waugh, Montgomery County | Waverly, Chambers County | Weaver, Calhoun County | Webb, Houston County | Wedowee, Randolph County | West Blocton, Bibb County | West End-Cobb Town, Calhoun County | West Jefferson, Jefferson County | West Point, Cullman County | Westover, Shelby County | Wetumpka, Elmore County | White Hall, Lowndes County | Wilmer, Mobile County | Wilsonville, Shelby County | Wilton, Shelby County | Winfield, Marion County | Winterboro, Talladega County | Woodland, Randolph County | Woodstock, Bibb County | Woodville, Jackson County | Wren, Lawrence County

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Yellow Bluff, Wilcox County | Yellow Pine, Washington County | York, Sumter County |