Two men were injured on I-77 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) on Friday January 11, 2013. According to the police the two men had stopped to change a flat tire when a passing vehicle struck them but never stopped.
Both victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center. One man suffered life-threatening injuries; the second man had non-life threatening injuries.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Stopping on the side of a major highway is never safe; by no means should you think your safety is certain. Your vehicles hazard lights, reflecting triangles, and even road flares are all great ways to draw attention of passing drivers. But even if a passing vehicle notices your warning signs it is still possible they might drift into your path and could wind up striking the side of your vehicle or even worse you.
North Carolina car accidents caused by hit-and-run drivers are often overwhelming for a family. Our law firm is often contacted by people injured in a hit-and-run or uninsured driver car accidents. The way that car insurance provides coverage in a hit-and-run or uninsured driver incident is complicated. This is why we have written a special in-depth consumer report about how to deal with an uninsured/underinsured driver and ways to protect yourself and your family if you find yourself in this type of situation.
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