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Tractor-Trailer Fire and Multi-Car Crash Leads to Injuries and Terrible Charlotte, NC Morning Commute

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What Happened:

According to WCNC, commuters near Charlotte, NC had a rough morning as a major truck fire on Interstate 77 and a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 caused major delays for the early commute.

The television station reported that a truck caught fire on I-77 north near Nations Ford Road which briefly blocked all lanes and caused major delays. Emergency crews quickly put the fire out and thankfully no one suffered injuries.

However, a multi-vehicle accident across town on I-85 near Gastonia reportedly left some of the drivers with injuries. Traffic was backed up for miles past the accidentscene near the Cox Road interchange. Given how recent the accident was the North Carolina Highway Patrol has not yet specified what injuries occurred as a result of the wreck.

The North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Though the cause of the multiple car crash has yet to be determined, rushed morning commuters with a million distractions could be to blame. Taking your attention away from the road for even a second can lead to catastrophe. Busy North Carolinians heading to work may not think flipping radio stations, putting on their makeup, checking their email or replying to a text is a big deal. As experienced North Carolina caraccident attorneys, we know just how serious such distractions can be. We’ve worked with victims of such accidents and helped them file claims to ensure they received the compensation they deserved. Those injured in the recent crash should consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney to discuss what legal options may be available to them.

Helpful Info:

This NC car accident guide is a useful resource for anyone who has been injured in acar crash or has lost a loved one in a wreck. It discusses what to do when you are contacted by an insurance company and how to find a NC car accident law firm to represent you when filing a claim.

Have Questions?

These answers to frequently asked questions regarding car accidents provide additional information for those victims who are not quite ready to contact a NC personal injury attorney.


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