Head-on Collision Kills North Carolina (NC) Corrections Officer | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened

A violent head-on collision on Highway 64 caused one death and serious injuries to two others near Morganton, North Carolina (NC).  Michael Piercy, his wife, and two young daughters were driving down a section of Highway 64 when an SUV crossed the center line and struck the family head on. According to witnesses the at-fault vehicle was seen swerving erratically just before the crash. According to troopers, Michael Piercy was a passenger in the van his wife was driving and pronounced dead on the scene. Piercy’s wife and one of his daughters were airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in serious condition.

According to police the at-fault driver claims to not remember the crash. An investigation has been launched to figure out why he crossed the center line, and the driver has undergone blood tests to determine if he may have been intoxicated.

This local news video covers the crash on Highway 64

The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

The most solemn cases that our law firm is asked to handle are claims involving the death of family member. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Piercy family and hope the wife and child can make a full recovery. Due to the very nature of the accident, the faster vehicles are traveling, the greater the force of impact and the more serious injuries that result. This is why it’s critical to contact a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer who is experienced with car accident claims as well as familiar with the associated injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages related to your injury, which can include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages.

Check out these related “wrong way” driver articles by our NC personal injury attorneys:

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Potentially Helpful Info:

This accident is similar to a case we settled for a client in which a wrong-way driver hit our client’s vehicle head-on, causing head and neck injuries that progressed to a degenerative spinal condition.  The jury returned a verdict of $25,000 for our client.

If a loved one was killed in an automobile accident due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, consider downloading this free report written by experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorneys to begin learning about your legal rights and options for filing claims for compensation.

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