New Hanover County, NC (December 6, 2020) – A deputy with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office suffered injuries in a traffic accident on Friday, December 5th. The crash happened during the evening hours on Carolina Beach Road near Golden Road.
According to officials, the deputy was conducting a routine traffic stop when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver then fled the scene after striking the officer. Police are currently looking for a dark-colored, 2004 Chevrolet SUV. The vehicle is missing a side mirror and its front headlight. Motorists were urged to avoid the area as police restricted traffic flow in the southbound lanes of the roadway following the accident.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating at this time. Anyone with any details surrounding the accident is asked to call the State Highway Patrol at 910-798-4161.
Our thoughts go out to the deputy who was injured in this crash in New Hanover County. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
Injury accidents occur in North Carolina each day, multiple times per day. Many North Carolina car accidents happen because of the actions of negligent drivers. These drivers often have a disregard for the rights of others on the roadway. Some common causes of crashes involving negligent motorists include: failing to yield the right-of-way, speeding, impairment, distraction, and more. While each crash must be carefully investigated, a large number of innocent victims are injured in North Carolina car accidents. According to recent statistics, an estimated 130,000 people are injured in crashes across our state each year.
Following a car accident, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, innocent car accident victims may have legal claims against the negligent driver. These claims include payment of your medical bills, prescription expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Many car accident victims will also require future medical treatment and it is imperative to take this into account when settling your claim so that you do not end up being financially responsible for the carelessness of another motorist.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we take pride in assisting injured victims and their families. From our office in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout eastern North Carolina. For more than eight years, our car accident attorneys in North Carolina proudly assisted our clients and helped them recover the compensation to which they are entitled. During this time, our team has recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation and we would be honored to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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