What happened:

One person was killed and several others were seriously injured in a tragic crash that occurred in Gaston County, NC.     The head-on collision occurred on Dallas Cherryville Highway near Applewood Road.  A 2003 Kia crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head on.  The driver of the truck, Melissa Childers, and her passenger, Joseph Albright, both suffered serious injuries.  A Jeep Cherokee that was behind the pickup truck was also struck by the Kia. The driver of the Cherokee, Teresa Stevenson, was also injured.  A passenger in the Kia, Lora White, was killed in the wreck.  The driver of the Kia was charged with driving while impaired and authorities say that alcohol and possibly drugs were a factor in this crash.

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The North Carolina Injury Lawyers Perspective:

This is a horribly tragic accident.  Our sympathy goes out to the family of the deceased and we hope that those who were injured make a full recovery.  As experienced North Carolina lawyers who handle personal injury and wrongful death cases every day, we cannot express how much it frustrates us to hear that the lives of so many people were irrevocably changed due to the absolute negligence and disregard of one person.  To willingly get behind the wheel of a vehicle when you are impaired by drugs or alcohol is such a horribly selfish and negligent choice for someone to make.

 Potentially Helpful Info:

When someone loses a loved one in such a tragic fashion, a wrongful death claim is often the last thing that is on their minds. As experienced wrongful death lawyers in North Carolina we are placed in the midst of their grief time and again.   The most difficult aspect of that job is to see how much our clients are suffering as they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.  It is also sometimes difficult to help those who have been seriously injured due to another’s negligence. Often, their lives are forever changed and it is our duty to help them to receive all that they are entitled to as compensation for their injuries and associated damages.  To learn more about filing a personal injury claim in North Carolina, please review this free guide prepared by our experienced personal injury lawyers.

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