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Victim Suffers Loss of Leg in N.C. Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist lost his leg after a Nissan 370Z crossed the median and struck his bike. The accident occurred Tuesday morning near Holloway Church Road and Jess Cross Road in Southmont, N.C.

The victim was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and is scheduled to have more of his leg amputated around his femur due to the extent of his injuries. He has also undergone surgery on his aorta.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Wake Forest Baptist — Lexington Medical Center with minor injuries and was released. Police have charged the driver with driving while impaired, driving left of center, reckless driving and driving without an operator’s license.

Catastrophic Injuries

Although any type of injury can wreak both physical and financial havoc on a victim’s life, catastrophic injuries typically leave the victim with long-term or permanent disabilities. These types of injuries often leave a victim and their family struggling with overwhelming stress and financial difficulties. Not only is it common for victims of catastrophic injuries to not be able to do the type of work they did before they were injured, many victims are unable to perform everyday life activities that severely impact their quality of life. Depending on the extent of the injury, the victim may need assistance or supervision and often face a lifetime of medical and rehabilitation expenses.

There are many different types of catastrophic injuries a victim can suffer. Some of the more common cases that our North Carolina injury attorneys have handled include:

  • Brain injuries;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Dismemberment or amputation;
  • Eye injuries;
  • Multiple fractures or limb injuries; and
  • Spinal cord injuries.

Although many types of accidents can leave victims with catastrophic injuries, the most common include motorcycle and truck accidents.

Motorcycles offer no protection to riders when they are hit by another vehicle, such as this accident in Southmont. For victims of truck accidents, the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles can crush even a regular 4,000-pound vehicle, offering occupants inside little to no protection.

Contact a Carolinas Injury Attorney

If a family member has suffered severe injuries caused by the negligence of another party, contact a North Carolina catastrophic injury attorney. Our firm has successfully represented many accident victims and we understand how frightening these injuries can be for families, not only dealing with the uncertainty of your loved one’s health, but also the financial worry about how you will be able to take care of their medical and personal needs. We are available to meet and discuss the circumstances of your case and advice you on what your legal options are and how we can help.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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