Within the past 24 hours a terrible accident in Pender County, NC had emergency workers scrambling. Police say they received a call concerning a bad accident that shut down part of I-40 in North Carolina.
The accident involved a car and a truck and was so serious that the car ended up flipping on its top. Police say they had to cut people out of the overturned car. The occupants of both vehicles sustained serious injuries, bad enough that police on the scene of the wreck radioed for a helicopter to help transport patients to the hospital for treatment.
The wreck took place near mile marker 401 on I-40 and shut down the westbound lanes for several hours Thursday afternoon.
The North Carolina Injury Attorney’s Perspective:
As North Carolina personal injury attorneys, we have represented many innocent victims who have been hit by distracted, drunk, impatient or inattentive truck drivers. Though the police have not yet finished their investigation, if it turns out that the driver of the truck is responsible, the victims and their family should contact an experienced NC attorney for advice on how to best ensure that the driver is held accountable for his actions.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a crash involving or caused by a tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free report.
Our NC personal injury attorneys know that victims of truck accidents are going to have questions, but may be hesitant to contact a lawyer at first. Our knowledgeable professionals provide answers to many common questions that people ask when they are injured in a truck wreck.