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Injured Person Airlifted After Serious Head-on Collision

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What Happened

A head-on collision occurred that seriously injured two people on Old U.S. Highway 52 in Davidson County, North Carolina (NC). The accident occurred in front of North Davidson High School, but no students were injured in the wreck. According to police the accident was started when a 71-year-old man in a Buick crossed over the center lines and collided with a Honda Pilot. The Pilot was driven by a 36-year-old man who had an 18-month-old passenger. The 71-year-old suffered life threatening injuries and had to be airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  The 36-year-old suffered serious injuries, and according to police the little girl suffered minor injuries. Police have launched an investigation but are unsure at this time what caused the accident.

Here is a news video about the accident in Davidson County.

 

The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

This is a very unfortunate accident and we wish all parties involved a quick recovery. Head-on accidents like this most commonly occur at intersections and on freeways. Although head-on collisions only account for two percent of all accidents, they cause ten percent of all car accident fatalities. The very nature of the accident exposes victims to an unimaginable amount of force. Typical injuries associated with head-on collisions can be life altering that one may never fully recover from.

Our North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of families suffering serious injuries as a result of head-on motor vehicle collisions. To help determine the value of a claim we retain expert accountants, financial analysts and economists. Every personal injury case has its own set of associated costs, including pain and suffering, lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, contacting an experienced North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer can make the difference between being adequately compensated for your injuries or not receiving the restitution you deserve.

This accident is similar to a case we settled for a client in which a wrong-way driver hit our client's vehicle head-on, causing head and neck injuries that progressed to a degenerative spinal condition.  The jury returned a verdict of $25,000 for our client.

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If a loved one was killed in an automobile accident due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, consider downloading this free report written by experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorneys to begin learning about your legal rights and options for filing claims for compensation.

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Randy E. Appleton
Elizabeth City & Outer Banks Personal Injury Lawyer
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