Articles Tagged with semi-truck accident

9-1024x1024Semi-Truck Crash Leaves One Person Dead, One Critically Injured

A Charlotte crash involving a large semi truck left one person dead and another seriously hurt. The crash involved two semi-trucks and two other vehicles. The accident happened on the I-485 inner loop between Mallard Creek Road and Prosperity Church Road. The initial impact occurred between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle on the inner loop of I-485. The crash caused the tractor-trailer to veer over the median and into oncoming traffic on the outer loop. The semi then hit another semi-truck in a head-on collision.

Crash Involved Four Vehicles

Pi-1024x1024Construction Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise in North Carolina

Construction has been booming in North Carolina. That is great for the economy, but what few people realize is that there has also been an increase in construction accidents. The number of accidents with injuries or fatalities has been increasing along with the uptick in construction. On average, one construction worker dies every ten days while on the job in North Carolina, according to a new report from the Charlotte Observer.

In the past ten years, almost 360 construction workers lost their lives while on the job in North Carolina. In 2022 alone, the number of construction deaths totaled 47, which is the highest number in any year over the past decade. At the same time, the number of construction site inspections has decreased. Construction accidents are preventable and construction companies are often responsible for injuries that occur due to their negligence.

Crash-1024x1024Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Head-On Collision

A motorcycle rider was seriously hurt when a car collided head-on with his motorcycle. The crash occurred on N.C. Highway 690 in Moore County. The motorcyclist was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. The crash happened at about 11 pm in the evening. Various emergency personnel arrived quickly to assist at the scene.

How Did the Motorcycle Crash Happen?

3-1-1024x1024Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Daycare Playground

A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a daycare playground. The car sped through the daycare property just after the children left the playground, so there were no reported injuries. The car continued through the playground, flipped, and crashed into a nearby residence. The residence was not occupied at the time. The driver was allegedly speeding and racing with another vehicle when he lost control and veered off the roadway at a high rate of speed.

Two Vehicles Were Allegedly Street Racing

3-1024x1024What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of crashes. A big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with cargo and can be more difficult to control than a typical passenger vehicle. There are various factors that may cause accidents with 18-wheelers to happen.

  • Distracted Driving

15-1024x1024Semi-Truck Crashes into Vehicles After Failing to Move Over

A tractor-trailer truck crashed into vehicles, including two police cars, after failing to move over. The crash happened after police were investigating an accident that had taken place on the same roadway. The vehicles were all stopped on the shoulder of the highway when a truck driver failed to move over for the flashing lights. The truck was unable to sufficiently slow down and veered into the shoulder where it hit the vehicles, including police cars along with vehicles that were involved in the previous crash.

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4-1024x1024Distracted Driving Awareness

Driving can be dangerous. Accidents occur with some frequency. In 2022, more than 110,000 people were injured in vehicle accidents in North Carolina. While vehicle manufacturers are making cars with more safety features, the number of accidents continues to increase. One of the reasons for the high number of car accidents may be attributed to distracted driving. Driving while distracted is preventable.

What is Distracted Driving?

PI-1024x1024What are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury cases are legal cases that result because of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury, also called tort law, is a way to obtain compensation for injuries and damages in a civil lawsuit. To succeed in a civil personal injury claim, a person must be able to prove that the other party is liable for the injuries. In cases where you can prove negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the costs associated with your physical and psychological injuries. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages.

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3-1024x1024North Carolina Traffic Safety

Although manufacturers are making vehicles with more safety features than ever before, the number of accidents is still significant. North Carolina ranks consistently in the top 10 states with the most accidents. Traffic safety is something that everyone needs to be concerned about. People can learn how to stay safe on the roads and how to prevent accidents from happening. North Carolina takes traffic safety seriously and participates in the Vision Zero initiative.

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6-1-1024x1024Who Pays for Damages After a Car Accident in North Carolina?

Car accidents occur quite often. There were more than five million accidents reported to police in the United States in 2020 alone. Most crashes are minor, but some result in major damages as well as injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, more than 38,000 people were hurt in car accidents in 2020. There are about four injuries per minute due to traffic crashes. If you were hurt in a car accident, you will need to know who pays for the damages that you incurred.

Common Damages Caused by Car Accidents

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