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NC Truck Accident Tragically Kills One Car Passenger, Critically Injures Another

What Happened:

The biblical story of David and Goliath tells of the little guy triumphing over the giant. Unfortunately, in car vs. commercial truck accidents, the little guy usually does not stand a chance. On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, two people were in a small car turning left from Highway 11 to South Main Street near Lewiston Woodville, NC when they were rearended by a large commercial truck. This initial truck crash sent them into the path of an oncoming semi-truck, which also hit the car, causing it to flip over.


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The passenger tragically died from his injuries on the day of the accident, and the driver is fighting for her life after being flown by helicopter to Vidant Medical Center. As of September 6, 2012, she was still in critical condition.

 

The North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Commercial trucks are necessary for the commerce of this country; and today’s economy and environmental awareness are encouraging people to drive smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. These two facts only cause a problem when they literally cross paths. Our North Carolina truck accident attorneys have seen this type of accident numerous times and encourage the victims or their families to seek legal help in receiving compensation for their injuries or wrongful death. In this case, one of the truck drivers may be charged criminally with causing the accident. Even if no one is charged in a truck wreck, victims may be compensated by the truck driver, the trucking company or their insurance carriers for loss of income, medical or funeral expenses, pain and suffering, or loss of a loved one.

Potentially Helpful Info:

In one truck accident case, our firm won a $2.4 million settlement for the family of a man who was killed when a commercial truck hit the car he was riding in. This and other NC truck accident case results can be seen here.

Have Questions? Check Out Our Firm’s FAQs:

If you have been involved in a truck accident and do not feel ready to call an attorney yet, review our answers to frequently asked questions regarding NC truck accidents. Just do not wait too long because NC personal injury cases all have a limited length of time to take legal action.

 

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