Charlotte, NC (September 29, 2020) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the scene of an injury crash on Tuesday, September 29th. The accident was reported at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Beatties Ford Road near the intersection with Sunset Road.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered at least one person suffering from injuries caused by the crash. There is no word at this time on the victim’s condition. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident fled the scene before officers could arrive. Police have not provided any details on the events leading up to the crash or the type of vehicle that the suspect was driving. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and to use caution when traveling near the scene.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. No further details are available.
We wish to extend our thoughts to the injured victim following this hit-and-run crash in Charlotte and we hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Injury 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.
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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.