Burlington, NC (July 7, 2022) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a deadly car accident on Thursday, July 7th. The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 87 near the intersection with Hillview Farm Road.
According to a report from officials, there were two vehicles involved in the accident. One person died as a result of the accident. There is no information on what caused the collision to occur and it is unclear whether any other injuries occurred. The road was closed for about four hours while officials investigated the accident. Motorists were asked to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident.
Troopers are still investigating. No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families affected by this fatal car accident in Burlington.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
There is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the loss of a loved one in a North Carolina car accident. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, approximately 1,500 people will tragically lose their lives in crashes that occur annually on our state’s roadways. The causes of these fatal accidents vary but are often caused by drivers who disobey traffic and safety laws or otherwise operate their vehicles in a reckless manner. Unfortunately, these accidents frequently claim the lives of innocent victims.
Under North Carolina law, the families of deceased victims may have legal rights in the aftermath of a fatal crash. North Carolina’s wrongful death statute allows the victim’s next-of-kin to file a lawsuit to recover certain damages. This can include the right to reimbursement of funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more. Wrongful death claims in North Carolina are complicated and should only be handled with the assistance of a skilled North Carolina wrongful death lawyer. During this time, your focus should be on your family and you should not have to worry about the details of a legal case.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we proudly represent crash victims and their families in serious accident claims. Our team will always protect your legal rights and we will ensure that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. We will stand by you every step of the way. We strongly believe that all negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for their actions.
Our firm is standing by to help you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will go over all of the details of your case and will come up with a strategy to ensure that your case is successful. There is no obligation to you unless we win. To schedule your appointment with a car accident lawyer in Burlington, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.