Durham, NC (February 15, 2022) – Authorities in Durham responded to the scene of a deadly accident on Sunday, February 13th. The crash happened around 12;50 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Interstate 540 east.
According to a report from the scene, a 2018 Dodge Challenger was traveling on the highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it entered a curve in the off-ramp. The Challenger left the road and traveled approximately 600 feet down an embankment before crashing into several trees and coming to a rest. A passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Neither the driver nor the passenger have been identified at this time. Drivers were advised to avoid the area near the crash scene and to find alternate routes of travel in order to minimize traffic delays.
There is no further information on the cause of the crash at this time. An investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in Durham.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents in North Carolina are reported numerous times on a daily basis. While not all accidents involve serious injury, many of them do. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine who should be held responsible. Unfortunately, accidents do claim the lives of innocent victims hundreds of times per year throughout our state. These crashes leave family members devastated and in search of answers as they attempt to move forward with their lives.
Under North Carolina law, a family member who has lost their loved one in a crash may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. Our state statute allows for two years to file a wrongful death claim. These claims seek recovery for a variety of damages, including lost wages, funeral and medical expenses, loss of companionship, and possibly more. There is no price that can be put on your family member’s life, however, the compensation that you receive can assist you with the unexpected expenses that you are suddenly facing.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Durham
Here at Burton Law Firm, our Durham wrongful death lawyers are caring and compassionate. We understand the difficulties and uncertainties that you are facing at this time. That is why we are here to help you during your time of need. Our office is based in Raleigh, and we have assisted crash victims throughout the Triangle area for nearly ten years.
We are standing by to assist you at any time. Our consultations are always free and there is no charge to handle your case until we receive a recovery on your behalf. During the consultation, we will discuss the pertinent facts of the came and help develop a plan to ensure your success. To schedule your appointment with a Durham car accident lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (800) 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.