Forsyth County, NC (July 18, 2020) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a car accident on I-74 in Forsyth County. According to reports, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway between High Point Road and Pine Meadow Road.
When officials arrived at the scene, they discovered at least one person suffering from life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. Emergency workers also arrived to provide aid to the victim but their efforts were unsuccessful as the individual died at the crash scene. There is no word at this time on the identity of the deceased victim. Troopers continue to investigate the crash and have not released any details on what led up to the crash or whether anyone else sustained injuries.
Police were on the scene for several hours following the accident as the investigated and documented the accident. There are no further details available.
We wish to offer our sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic crash on I-74 in Forsyth County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were 1,442 people killed in North Carolina car or motor vehicle crashes. Although officials have worked to try and lower the number of serious and fatal crashes in our state, this figure represents a 3.3% increase in the number of traffic fatalities compared with 2017. Also in 2018, there were 45 fatalities reported in car accidents in Forsyth County alone. While many accidents result in only minor injuries or no injuries at all, a portion of accidents can have catastrophic and life-changing effects for both the crash victim as well as their family.
North Carolina car accident law provides that the injured victim can recover compensation when the crash was not their fault. Under our current system, the crash victim cannot even be 1% at fault for the accident or they will not be able to recover. This is a harsh rule that is used by insurance companies to deny taking responsibility for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a North Carolina car accident, you need a strong and experienced lawyer on your side to make sure that your rights are protected. Do not take a chance and hope that the insurance company will reimburse you a fair amount for your medical payments and your pain and suffering. The insurance adjuster does not work for you and is only interested in minimizing their financial responsibility for the crash.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton knows what you are experiencing in the aftermath of a serious or fatal car accident. Since 2012, Mr. Burton and his team have represented injured victims in all types of crashes and in all parts of the state. We are here for you when you need us and we are not afraid to stand up to the insurance company and their attorneys when it comes to obtaining justice for our clients.
For your free consultation with a member of our team, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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