Durham, NC (January 24, 2021) – Police responded to the scene of a serious car accident in Durham on Saturday, January 23rd. The accident took place just before 2:30 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 98 near Valleydale Drive.
The Durham County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident scene just after the crash occurred. According to reports, all directions of the four-lane road were closed to traffic. There were injuries reported in the crash but the nature and extent of the injuries is not clear at this time. The roadway remained closed until approximately 5:00 p.m. There is no word on the identities of those involved or the events that led up to the crash. It is not clear if any charges are being filed.
The accident is under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. There is no further information available at this time.
We wish to extend our best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to the victims who were affected by this car accident in Durham.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
In 2019, there were more than 285,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina. From this number, more than 80,000 people suffered injuries, with many of the reported injuries being serious injuries. Sadly, over 3,000 people were also killed in these reported accidents. Based on these numbers, we can expect about 1 in 3 reported car accidents in our state to lead to injuries. In a substantial number of these accidents, the victims will be innocent motorists who are hurt due to the actions of a negligent driver. As our state’s population continues to grow, we can also expect to see an increase in the number of reported injury accidents.
If you have been hurt in a crash and the crash was not your fault, you could have valuable and important legal rights. North Carolina’s personal injury laws protect victims who were hurt due to the actions of negligent motorists. Victims of North Carolina car accidents could be entitled to receive damages in the form of lost wages, pain and suffering, payments of their medical bills, and possibly more. Depending on the severity of the accident, these numbers can add up quickly and you do not want to be left financially responsible for someone else’s mistakes.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we take a comprehensive approach to every case. Our clients’ legal rights are our first priority and we will fight for you when you have suffered injuries in a traffic accident. Raleigh car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton serves victims and their families in Durham and throughout the Triangle region.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles most accident cases on a contingency fee schedule so there is no obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call any time 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.