Durham, NC (December 10, 2020) – Police in Durham responded to an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 Thursday night. The accident took place around 6:00 p.m. near exit 183 at Redwood Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was among the first agencies at the scene. According to a report from troopers, a tractor-trailer was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-85 when the driver slowed due to traffic in front of him. As he slowed the truck, its load shifted forward and crushed the cab, causing the driver to suffer serious injuries. Rescue workers took the unidentified driver to a local hospital.
Crews remained on the scene until approximately 8:15 p.m. investigating the accident and clearing the roadway. Motorists were advised to use caution in the area. There is no further information available at this time.
We wish to extend our thoughts for a complete and speedy recovery to the victim of this truck accident in Durham.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina truck accident can lead to a very devastating and catastrophic outcome. Commercial truck accidents are among the most serious types of crashes that we see on our roadways. These accidents often cause the most severe injuries and deaths among all types of crashes. A commercial vehicle is a very large and powerful object and crashes involving trucks normally bring great force against smaller vehicles on the roadway.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a truck accident in North Carolina, you should seek legal advice right away. Truck accidents present complicated questions of legal responsibility for the accident. Only a skilled lawyer can properly investigate these difficult claims and make sure that your legal rights are protected when it comes to obtaining compensation from a negligent driver.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina truck accident attorney Jason M. Burton will fight for you when your legal rights have been violated by a negligent driver. Mr. Burton understands and is aware of the consequences that can be caused when you have been affected by a commercial vehicle crash. With the stakes being so high, you should not trust your future to just any attorney. We will use our skills and experience to ensure that you are fully protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our firm strongly believes that no innocent crash victim should be left financially responsible for injuries that were caused by a careless, reckless, or negligent driver. We fight to ensure that our clients receive the proper compensation for their injuries.
Our team is standing by to help you at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. To speak with us, please contact our office through the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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