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If you were injured in a wreck in North Carolina involving an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer, you may have a lot of questions. People often ask us how 18-wheeler wrecks are different and if they really need a lawyer to handle their case if the truck driver was clearly the one at fault for the wreck. At Burton Law Firm, we want to make sure you have answers to these and any other questions you may have, so we put together this information for you.

How are 18-Wheeler Wrecks Different?

  • INJURIES – When an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer truck makes impact with a car, the impact tends to be bigger since the truck typically weighs a lot more than the average car. This often means the injuries are more severe. More severe injuries can mean longer hospital stays, surgeries, more time out of work, and higher medical bills. This can be overwhelming and scary, but finding a good medical team and an experienced injury lawyer will help you get back on the road to recovery!

When a family member is killed as a result of an injury or accident that was not their fault, the whole world seems to shift. Too often, loved ones are taken too soon and through no fault of their own as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, and DUI accidents. When this happens, most people experience a variety of emotions including grief, anger, frustration and more. There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of, but this can be difficult in the middle of so much emotional pain.

Here at Burton Law Firm, we compiled a list of important actions for you to take following the wrongful death of a family member. Our hope is that this will give you some answers and take at least some stress off of your plate so you can spend more time taking care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If your family member was not at fault for the injury or accident that took their life, here are some things we suggest you do or consider as soon as possible:

Charlotte, NC (March 11, 2021) – Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of an injury accident that took place on Interstate 85 on Monday morning.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reported the wreck around 8:00 a.m. and say that it occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway near Statesville Avenue. The multi-vehicle crash shut down all lanes of traffic in the area for several hours.

According to traffic cameras, the wreck involved at least one tractor-trailer and several other vehicles. Medics dispatched to the scene reported that two people were treated for minor injuries and transported to Atrium University Medical Center via ambulance in stable condition.

Greensboro, NC (December 29, 2020) – Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of an injury accident that took place on Interstate 85 on Tuesday morning. The crash was reported around 6:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near Exit 135 and Rock Creek Dairy Road.

According to a preliminary report from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Guilford Metro 911, a tanker truck was involved in the crash. The accident caused two of four lanes on I-85 to be shut down while crews worked at the scene to clear debris from the crash. Injuries were reported in the accident although there is no word on their severity at this time. Details regarding the events leading up to the accident remain unclear and no one involved has been identified. The roadway has since reopened.

No further information is available at this time as an investigation continues.

Charlotte, NC (November 16, 2020) – Three people suffered injuries in a crash involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer in Charlotte on Monday, November 16th. The crash took place around 7:00 a.m. on Johnston Road, near the intersection with Carmel Road.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to reports, the school bus was occupied at the time of the accident. The three injured patients were treated by rescue crews for non-life-threatening injuries. There is no information on their conditions at this time. Police have not provided any details on the events leading up to the accident. The victims have not been identified.

The roadway was blocked until about 8:00 a.m. before being reopened for motorists.

Kenansville, NC (November 8, 2020) – Four people, including three children, suffered injuries when a car collided with a tractor-trailer in Kenansville on Saturday. The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 24 and North Carolina Highway 50.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to Trooper Britt Chastain, a gray sedan and tractor-trailer arrived at the intersection at approximately the same time. The tractor-trailer ran a red light, causing a collision with the front driver-side of the sedan. The four occupants of the sedan, a woman and her three children, were all taken to a Greenville hospital with serious injuries. Their injuries, however, are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.

Troopers are still conducting an investigation and there is no word on potential charges at this time. No further details are available.

Robeson County, NC (August 28, 2020) – A 47-year-old woman died after her car was struck by an 18 wheeler in Robeson County. The crash happened on Friday, August 28th on Union School Road near Dew Road.

According to Sgt. S.B. Lewis of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Kimberly Locklear was traveling on Union School Road when she was hit by the semi-truck. There is no word at this time on exactly how the accident took place. Locklear suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The truck driver, who has not been identified, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He has not been identified at this time.

Troopers continue to investigate the accident and its cause. There is no further information available at this time.

Benson, NC (August 20, 2020) – A woman was killed after her car was hit by an 18-wheeler near Benson on Tuesday, August 18th. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Exit 81 and I-40.
Fire crews were the first to arrive on the scene following the crash. According to reports, rescue workers located an SUV in the southbound travel lanes and a tractor-trailer in the emergency lane. Police were able to determine that the crash occurred when the tractor-trailer crashed into the back of the SUV. Medical officials rendered aid to the female driver of the SUV and a child who was a passenger in the vehicle. Ultimately, the driver died as a result of the crash and the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The deceased victim has not been identified at this time.
Police identified the truck driver as Tyler Kreiser. Following an investigation, Kreiser was issued a charge for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. The crash caused several lanes of I-95 to close temporarily but they were later reopened to traffic.

Surry County, NC (August 19, 2020) – Police and EMS responded to the scene of an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Surry County. The crash took place on Monday, August 17th around 2:16 a.m.
Officers arrived on the scene in the northbound lanes of the highway near Clyde Hayes Road. Investigators learned that a car and a tractor-trailer were traveling in the same direction when they collided with one another. The reason for the crash is still under investigation at this time. EMS arrived and rendered medical aid to one person at the scene before the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment. There is no word on the extent of their injuries at this time.
The roadway was closed while police and rescue crews remained on the scene but reopened for traffic later in the morning. No one involved in the crash was identified and there have been no charges issued at this time. There is no further information available.

Greensboro, NC (August 11, 2020) – A 72-year-old man from Greensboro was hurt after his car was hit by a tractor-trailer on Sunday, August 9th. The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. on Alcott Road near the intersection with Wolfe Road.

According to the Greensboro Police Department, Steve Cooper Coble was driving a 2011 Hyundai Azera when he came to the intersection with Wolfe and Alcott. At the same time, a 2015 International tractor-trailer entered the road in front of Coble at the intersection. Coble’s car collided with the front left corner of the truck. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and transported Coble to Moses Cone Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver, 67-year-old Pink Moore of Greensboro, was not hurt in the crash. Police charged more with unsafe movement. An investigation has ruled out alcohol as a factor in the case. Officers are still investigating at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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