Tractor Trailer Accident in Charlotte Injures Lexington Employees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – November 2, 2011.

MyFOX8 reports that three people from a Lexington business were injured in Concord Tuesday after a 65,000-pound concrete slab fell from a tractor-trailer onto their pickup truck. The wreck happened around noon in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Poplar Trent Road. DOT officials said the slab loosened from the tractor-trailer.

Did you know?

  • About 5,000 Americans are killed in the 500,000 truck accidents that occur each year in the U.S
  • Truck accidents make up around 12 percent of all traffic accidents
  • Tractor trailer accidents are considered to be the most dangerous type of truck collision.

Charlotte personal injury lawyer and Crumley Roberts' practice group leader,Dré Fleury explains: “Trucking companies we encounter are focused on minimizing the amount they pay injured victims when their drivers cause wrecks. Over the years we have seen them use different tactics to achieve this end.

For example, I helped a family who lost their father and husband in a wreck with an 18 wheeler, and they originally called me to get legal advice because the insurance adjuster was coming by their house later that afternoon. The adjuster told them that “she just happened to be in their area,” and just wanted “to talk.”

The tragic wreck had just happened, and the adjuster was actually flown out from Phoenix on the first flight to get them to sign release papers. Thankfully we got involved at just the right time, but I often wonder how many other people are tricked by these corporate tactics.”

In cases where negligence or recklessness plays a role in a North Carolina trucking accident, victims may have a legal accident claim.

If you think you may benefit by discussing your case with a legal professional, contact our North Carolina truck accident attorneys for help today.

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