Boone, NC (June 18, 2020) – A man was killed in a three-car crash in Boone on Wednesday, June 17th. The crash took place on U.S. 421 near Industrial Park Drive.
The Boone police responded to a call regarding the crash just after it occurred. According to officers, 59-year-old Lee J. Hamilton was unresponsive when authorities arrived at the scene. Hamilton was behind the wheel of a Toyota Rav4. A 2006 Jeep Liberty and a 2015 Toyota Corolla were also involved in the accident. The drivers of those two vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police are looking into the crash in order to determine the cause. No additional details are available at this time.
Our most sincere sympathies are with the friends and loved ones of Lee Hamilton during this difficult time.
North Carolina Car Accidents
The loss of a loved one to a North Carolina car accident is a traumatic experience. This loss is magnified when your family is taken by the actions of a negligent driver. In North Carolina, a victim’s next of kin or legal heir may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim. Under North Carolina’s wrongful death law, these claims must be filed within two years of the date of death.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton understands the difficulty and sadness that you are facing. Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it is likely that you are experiencing financial hardship after such a sudden tragedy. The recovery of certain expenses can offset typical costs such as funeral and medical bills and lost wages that were previously used as family support.
North Carolina’s wrongful death law is complicated and claims should only be handled by an experienced and compassionate lawyer. We are here for you at any time. For your free consultation, please contact us at (833) 623-0042.
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