Butner, NC (July 27, 2020) – One person was airlifted following a serious crash on Interstate 85 in Butner on Sunday, July 26th. The crash took place just before 6:00 a.m in the northbound lanes of the highway.
According to reports from the scene, a driver was traveling on I-85 when he rear-ended a car that was parked along the shoulder of the roadway. Both cars were pushed into the median following crash and then caught fire. Subsequently, a tractor-trailer came upon the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer slowed down to avoid a crash and was struck by another vehicle from behind.
The driver of the final vehicle was trapped inside the car following the crash. Rescue workers extricated the victim and airlifted them to Duke Hospital with serious injuries. There were no other serious injuries reported as a result of the crash.
No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time. The road was closed for several hours after the crash as other motorists were stranded while authorities cleared the scene.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim following this car accident in Butner. We hope for a complete recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents take place hundreds of times per day throughout our state. Major highways such as Interstate 85 are a common area for accidents to occur. These are heavily-traveled roadways for thousands of people each day. At times, these major roadways can become congested along with an increased presence of negligent drivers. Together, this combination results in serious accidents that can harm the lives of motorists.
Under North Carolina law, drivers and passengers who have been hurt in accidents should understand their legal rights following the crash. It is likely that you are experiencing high medical bills, possibly missed time off of work, and pain from the collision. Legally, you have the right to recover for your injuries stemming directly from the accident itself. In most cases, this means that the other driver’s insurance company will step in and attempt to negotiate a resolution with you.
It is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side and does not work for you. The adjuster will likely try to offer you a quick settlement that does not take into account all of the factors in your case. Accepting this settlement and releasing liability means that your claim is over and you cannot recover for future medical costs or other damages relating to the crash. Their job is to make money for the insurance company and not to ensure that you receive a fair outcome.
Before you agree to a settlement, you should contact an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer for help with your case. Raleigh personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton of Burton Law Firm has more than eight years of experience assisting victims throughout our state. During this time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients and their families.
For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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