Charlotte, NC (August 12, 2020) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the scene of a car accident with injuries on Wednesday, August 12th. The crash was first reported around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 77 northbound near the interchange with Interstate 85. Police and rescue crews arrived at the scene shortly after being dispatched. When officers arrived, they located at least one person suffering from injuries caused by the crash. There is no word at this time on the person’s condition. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and it is not clear if any other injuries were reported. Motorists were advised to use alternate routes of travel due to delays at the crash scene.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.
We offer our thoughts to the injured victim following this car accident in Charlotte. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery moving forward.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 280,000 people were hurt in car accidents that took place in our state in 2018. During this same year, more than 80,000 victims suffered injuries in these accidents ranging from minor to severe. Injuries from a North Carolina car accident can linger for a long time following the crash and can result in many questions regarding your future after the crash.
Following a North Carolina car accident, you should act as soon as possible to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, and most importantly, you should do is seek treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. If you delay treatment, you could complicate matters in several ways. For one, you may not be able to heal as quickly. Although many times the injuries from car accidents do not show up for several days following the crash, it is critical that you receive a diagnosis at the earliest possible opportunity. This allows you to receive treatment earlier and decreases the chance that your injuries will worsen over time.
Second, you should seek treatment at the earliest possible opportunity in order to preserve your legal claims. Many insurance adjusters will consider a delay between the time of the crash and seeking treatment as an indication that you were not actually hurt by the accident itself. These adjusters are not always correct, however, they will attempt to lower the value of your claim in many cases if you did not promptly see a doctor as soon as possible following your crash.
If you have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina, attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you. At Burton Law Firm, our North Carolina car accident lawyers have served clients and their families throughout our state since 2012. During that time, we have successfully handled all types of claims at all stages in the process, including advocating for our clients at trial. We will take all steps that are necessary to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with us, please call (833) 623-0042.