Durham, NC (September 28, 2020) – A motorcyclist suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Durham on Sunday, September 27th. The crash happened along Angier Avenue near the intersection with Pleasant Drive.
According to reports from the Durham Police Department, a Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Angier when the car attempted to make a left turn onto Pleasant Drive. Officers say that the car turned left, failing to yield the right of way to the oncoming motorcyclist, and caused a collision between the two vehicles. The Honda driver fled the scene after hitting the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, identified as Juan Lopez of Morrisville, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police are still searching for the Honda driver at this time. There is no additional information regarding the crash.
Our thoughts are with Juan Lopez and his family during this difficult time. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.
North Carolina Traffic Accidents
A North Carolina motorcycle accident presents many problems for victims. First, the crash itself is dangerous and can be deadly under the worst-case scenario. Victims who survive the crash can be left with serious injuries that may take a long time to heal. The injuries frequently require extended medical such as hospitalizations and surgeries. These effects, in turn, can lead to a financial impact that results in you missing work and being unable to support yourself and your family.
A motorcycle accident can be made even worse when the crash is a hit-and-run accident. In North Carolina, it is illegal for motorists to leave the scene of a crash. If the crash caused injuries, this is a felony that is punishable by jail time, probation, and high fines. In addition, motorists who flee the scene of a crash can be held civilly liable for the injuries that they have caused. This is especially true because many hit-and-run accidents are caused due to some type of negligent driving behavior. A larger problem with hit-and-run crashes is finding available insurance coverage. In the event that the other driver is not located, victims will need to seek the skills of an experienced attorney in order to ensure that they can receive compensation for their injuries. An attorney can locate all available policies that could provide compensation in this difficult scenario.
At Burton Law Firm, Durham personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton can help when you have been hurt in a crash in Durham and throughout the Triangle area. We are not afraid to take on the insurance company and the negligent driver. Even if the other driver is never located, our team will work tirelessly to make sure that you are able to receive the compensation you deserve. We have experience taking cases all the way to trial and will fight for you both inside and outside of the courtroom.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. Before you take any additional action following your accident, please 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.