Lenoir County, NC (April 27, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sunday evening in Lenoir County. The crash took place on U.S. Highway 70.
According to troopers, 19-year-old Zaire Thorbs was traveling along U.S. 70 when he lost control of his vehicle. The car then swerved off the road before it overcorrected and went down an embankment near Barwick Station Road. The car then rolled over several times before coming to rest. Thorbs died at the crash scene. His passenger, Kaleb Dickson, was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. There were no other injuries reported as a result of the accident. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No further information about the accident is available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic car accident in Lenoir County.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 273,000 collisions involving passenger vehicles in our state in the year 2018. A total of 81,966 people suffered injuries in these accidents and 866 lost their lives. Unfortunately, car accidents take place every day across North Carolina and they are often unavoidable despite various safety precautions taken by other motorists.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a North Carolina car accident, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. During this time, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious about your future. Your medical bills may be piling up as you deal with the pain from the crash and the realization that you are unable to enjoy the life that you had prior to the crash. While these feelings can be disconcerting, there are legal remedies available.
Under North Carolina law, the first issue is whether you were hurt by a negligent driver. If you were not at fault for the crash, you can bring a personal injury claim against the other motorist. Once your claim has been brought forward, you can seek to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially punitive damages. In the case of a serious accident, these damages can be extensive and it is important that you receive a fair settlement.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you when you or a loved one have been victimized by a negligent driver. Mr. Burton has assisted hundreds of clients throughout our state since 2012. We have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and we treat each case as if it were our own.
Our team is here for you at any time. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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