Charlotte, North Carolina Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills 2, Injures 3

March 16, 2011, by Michael A. DeMayo

A North Carolina truck crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck has killed two people and sent three others to the hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the Charlotte, North Carolina semi-truck crash that took place at the Interstate 85/485 interchange on Monday. One witness says that the pickup drove under the large truck, which was parked on the side of the road.

As our Charlotte, North Carolina truck accident lawyers reported last week, the occupants of a vehicle that ends up underneath a tractor-trailer can end up with catastrophic—likely fatal injuries. In some cases, the person responsible for the crash was the driver of the passenger vehicle. In other instances, the party should be held liable are the truck driver, the trucking company, and/or the truck manufacturer.

You won’t know for sure whether you have grounds for an injury case unless you explore your legal options and work with an experienced Charlotte, North Carolina motor vehicle crash law firm that knows how to investigate your case.

North Carolina is a state where contributory negligence comes into play. This means that if a person even minutely contributed to his/her own injuries, then he/she is not entitled to compensation. That said, situations are not always what they seem. What may appear to be a case of driver negligence may, in fact, have been a result of an auto defect or a road defect or another cause that was entirely out of a motorist’s fault.

In South Carolina, where the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo also represents clients, damages are assessed based on comparative negligence. A victim can recover if he/she is determined to be 50%/less at fault. Anything greater and the victim cannot recover.

It is important that you talk to an experienced Charlotte, North Carolina truck crash law firm today.

Pickup slams into tractor-trailer, killing 2, Charlotte Observer, March 15, 2011

2 killed, 3 injured in wreck at Interstate 85/485 interchange near Charlotte; traffic backs up, MyFox8, March 14, 2011

Preventing North Carolina Truck Crashes: IIHS Says Standards to Prevent Underride Crashes Aren’t Working, North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Blog, March 7, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Large Truck Causation Study, FMCSA

Truck Accidents, Justia


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