Winston-Salem, NC (July 24, 2020) – The Winston-Salem Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal car accident on Friday, July 24th. The crash took place around 3:05 p.m. on Germanton Road near Whittier Road and Oak Summit Road.
Officials arrived at the scene just after the crash occurred. According to reports, at least one person died as a result of the collision. There is no information on the cause of the crash at this time and the identity of the deceased victim has not been released. Police have not said whether anyone else was injured in the wreck nor is there any information the number of vehicles involved. The roadway was expected to be closed while officers and investigators worked at the crash scene.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this tragic fatal crash in Winston-Salem.
Car Crashes in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 1,400 fatalities on North Carolina’s roadways in 2018. This number has remained steady over the past several years. In Forsyth County, there were 45 fatal crashes reported in 2018. Many of these fatal Forsyth County car accidents took place in the Winston-Salem area. The 45 fatal Forsyth County car accidents represented a large increase from the 2017 numbers when the county reported 34 deadly crashes. In fact, 2018 turned out to be the deadliest year on Forsyth County roadways since 2008.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in North Carolina, you should act quickly to protect your legal rights. Whether you or your loved one are the victim of the crash, you should be aware that you may have the right to obtain compensation as a result of the accident. Under North Carolina personal injury law, injured crash victims can make a claim for payment of certain expenses and damages resulting from the accident. This typically includes payment of medical bills and prescription expenses, reimbursement for lost wages, and compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. In serious crashes, these numbers can quickly add up so it is important to select a North Carolina car accident lawyer who can make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
At Burton Law Firm, we fight to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their injuries. We believe that no crash victim should ever have to be responsible for the damages that can be inflicted by the reckless and careless actions of other drivers. That is why we fight every day to ensure the rights of innocent motorists. Our team is not afraid to fight the insurance company to make sure that you receive the outcome that you deserve. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients.
Our team is standing by to help you at any time. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact us 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.