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Railroad Blames North Carolina Truck Accident on Trucking Company

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted August 27, 2015

In March 2015, a commercial vehicle and a train collided on the tracks in North Carolina. Dozens of people were injured in the train vs. truck accident. An investigation has been ongoing in the case, and accident reconstruction investigators are reportedly preparing to issue their final report on the crash.

Authorities say that they will review the results of the accident reconstruction report before determining what charges will be filed in the case. More than $2 million in damages to the train were reported in the aftermath of the collision. The truck was allegedly on the tracks and attempting to make a left-hand turn when the approaching train and the truck collided.

Approximately 58 passengers were injured in the crash. The railroad company has filed a lawsuit against the trucking company. The claim asserts that the truck company should be held liable because safety precautions were not taken, nor was the railroad warned that the truck was blocking the tracks.

When a truck accident has occurred in North Carolina or elsewhere in the nation, any injured victim has the right to file a legal claim against the party or parties deemed to have caused the accident through negligence. Depending upon the severity of an injury, extended medical care and long-term recovery needs might result in substantial financial debt to the victim. A successfully litigated case could provide a compensatory award to help alleviate some of those costs. Additionally, an injured person might suffer loss of wages, emotional pain and suffering or any number of other damages due to an accident that could be included in a claim.

Source: wcti12.com, “Investigators finishing report on NC train-truck collision”, Aug. 24, 2015

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