Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-95 Affects Mother And Baby
When you are out driving, we know that the last thing on your mind is that you will get into a crash. However, there may be a time when you need a Charlotte truck accident lawyer to help you. If the negligence of a truck driver or company has caused you harm, let Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC. We will get to work investigating the incident and work to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses.
What happened here?
We have learned that a recent incident on I-85 was nearly tragic for a woman and her young infant. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says that a car with a woman and her child inside hydroplaned. The driver of a tractor-trailer tried to avoid hitting the car but was unable to. A video of the incident shows a firefighter getting the infant out of the vehicle.
The tractor-trailer was left dangling over the center median in the aftermath of the crash. The baby, the mother, and the truck driver were all taken to the hospital but are expected to be okay.
What we know can happen
We are grateful that nobody was seriously hurt in this crash. Even though investigators found no fault on the part of the truck driver, we know that incidents involving large trucks like this can be detrimental. Semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks can reach weights of up to 80,000 pounds. Compare that with the average weight of a passenger vehicle, 4,000 pounds, and you can see why injuries occur.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of truck crashes:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries often result in major medical expenses for crash victims and their families. In many cases, a victim is unable to work while they recover from their injuries, causing them to lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.
We know that vehicle failure is often to blame in these crashes, which is why it is so vital that truck companies and owners regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle. Truck drivers should also be properly trained and never operate while impaired or while distracted.
What we can do to help
We know that the roadways are unpredictable, but you should never have to worry about the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or company causing you harm. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are here to help. Our compassionate and qualified team will work to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the truck driver/company