Kinston, NC (October 12, 2021) – A man is dead following a car accident that took place near Kinston over the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday, October 10th on North Carolina Highway 55 near Greene Haynes Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene just after the crash occurred. According to troopers, there were multiple vehicles involved in the accident. When officials arrived, they discovered at least one person suffering from critical injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
At this time, it is not clear how the accident took place. Troopers have not said whether anyone else was injured. The deceased victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic car accident in Kinston
Kinston Car Accidents
Car accidents in North Carolina are becoming more and more common. In a five-year period leading up to 2019, our state saw an increase of more than 60,000 reported traffic accidents annually. As we continue to grow in population and the roadways become more crowded, it is to be expected that the number of accidents will also increase. Unfortunately, we should also expect to see more serious and fatal crashes as a result of this increase in the overall number of reported crashes.
Most car accidents in Kinston result from the actions of negligent motorists. Traffic laws are in place to keep us safe. Unfortunately, we have many drivers who choose not to follow these laws and instead engage in negligent driving behavior. Speeding, distraction, impairment, and other forms of reckless driving frequently lead to catastrophic accidents that claim the lives of innocent victims.
Car Accident Attorney in Kinston
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident near Kinston, you may have valuable legal rights. North Carolina law allows injured victims to seek recovery against the driver that caused the collision. If your loved one was tragically killed, the law gives you the right to file a wrongful death case and seek compensation for lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and possibly more. These claims typically must be filed within two years of the date of death.
A wrongful death or personal injury action is very complicated. These claims should only be handled by an attorney with the proper amount of experience. Here at Burton Law Firm, our team has assisted crash victims across eastern North Carolina for more than 9 years. We have handled a variety of accident claims and we know what it takes to get the job done.
We provide a free consultation for all potential clients. During the consultation, we will go over your case in detail and develop a plan to effectively represent your interests. To schedule your free appointment with a car accident lawyer in Kinston, please contact us at the link on our website or 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.