NC Trooper Causes Accident on I-95- NC Accident Attorney

Early Wednesday morning, a NC Highway Patrol Officer was traveling on Interstate 95 in North Carolina near mile 61, when he failed to yield the right of way when he was merging onto the highway.It has since been determined that the officer was in fact at fault, and will be disciplined internally, and accordingly says officials.

Trooper M.A. Bethea, 32, failed to yield the right of way when he was merging onto the road near the Wade-Stedman Road entrance at 2:19 a.m., a patrol spokesman said. Bethea was chasing a speeder when he entered the road. However, he had not turned on his blue lights, and his cruiser was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Daniel Vigo, 35, of Cameron, officials said.

Bethea and Vigo were released from an area hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries, officials said. Vigo’s 2003 Honda and Bethea’s cruiser were towed from the scene because they had heavy tire damage. Vigo has not been charged.

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If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that resulted in personal injury ir death,  please contact the experienced accident attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned trial lawyers are able to help those individual injured in South Carolina and North Carolina. With over 75 years combined legal experience, former insurance defense backgrounds, and a former Registered Nurse (RN), our team is standing by to help get you and your family through this difficult time. For more information, please visit our website at www.rjrlaw.com. Compare our attorneys’ credentials. Then, call us for a private consultation about your particular situation and let us get you the help you and your family deserve!

Rock Hill Woman’s Estate Sues Assisted Living Home for Wrongful Death

The estate of a woman killed last year at a Rock Hill Assisted living home is suing the facility and several of its employees, alleging that the crime could have been prevented.  Pauline Cook, 82, was found dead in her shower the day after she reported to staff members of the home and police that someone had been forging her checks.

Braquette Walton, a 30-year-old nurse’s assistant who eventually confessed to the crime, was arrested in connection with the killing.  Walton was charged with murder, abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death, burglary and forgery.

Other employees being implicated in connection with the crime allegedly knew of Cook’s suspicions of the forgery and took no immediate actions to prevent the criminal conduct.  At the time of the killing Walton was not scheduled to work, and therefore, had no authorization and was not permitted to be on the premises of the facility.  Nevertheless, Walton managed to bypass several security measures, wrongfully enter the home, and sneak into the victim’s room unnoticed.  There, a violent struggle ensued and Walton ultimately smothered the woman death.  Cook’s lifeless body was then dragged to the shower in an attempt to make it appear as though she accidentally fell while bathing.

Cook’s estate is seeking compensation and punitive damages for wrongful death, negligence and wonton and reckless misconduct.  Walton is being held at Moss Justice Center in York and faces 30 years to life in prison for the murder charge alone.

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If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.

Charlotte Woman Airlifted After Colliding With Dump Truck–Charlotte Accident Attorneys

A 59-year-old Mooresville woman was airlifted to the Carolinas Medical Center Main Campus in Charlotte on Wednesday after a wreck near the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

At approximately 2:15 on Wednesday, Valerie Canup Williams was traveling at about 45 miles per hour west on Morehead Street when her Toyota crossed the center lane and collided with an Allied Waste Services refuse hauler, according to an incident report.  The truck was traveling at about 15 miles per hour when it was struck by Williams’ car.  The collision caused Williams’ vehicle to travel another 35 feet after impact.

Williams was trapped in her car, and medical workers had to remove her from the vehicle.  The driver of the truck suffered no injuries from the crash.  The collision caused $15,000 worth of damage to the truck and $9,000 to Williams’ Toyota.  Williams, who remains at the Carolinas Medical Center, is said to be in ‘fair’ condition, according to hospital staff.

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If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.

Father Accidentally Runs Over Daughter- Union County Accident Attorney

Saturday morning in Union County was grim when the North Carolina Highway Patrol had to investigate a fatal accident when a  father running over his daughter in his vehicle.

The accident occurred around 10:40 a.m. Saturday morning right outside of Waxhaw at 6422 Steele Road.

Apparently, father Ryan Keziah was backing out of his driveway, and unaware that his daughter was behind the car, back right over her. The toddler was then airlifted to CMC Main, but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after.

According to the NewsChannel 36, no alcohol or speed was attributed to this disaster. The baby girl was a mere 16 months old, and Keziah has not yet been charged with anything.

North Carolina  Accident Attorneys 

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that resulted in personal injury ir death,  please contact the experienced accident attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned trial lawyers are able to help those individual injured in South Carolina and North Carolina. With over 75 years combined legal experience, former insurance defense backgrounds, and a former Registered Nurse (RN), our team is standing by to help get you and your family through this difficult time. For more information, please visit our website at www.rjrlaw.com. Compare our attorneys’ credentials. Then, call us for a private consultation about your particular situation and let us get you the jelp you and your family deserve!

Columbia Man Killed Car Crash with Deputy–Columbia Accident Attorney

A settlement between the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Estate of a man killed in a collision with a Deputy in June 2011 was approved by a judge on Wednesday.

Phillip Hawkins, 67, was killed when Deputy George Mickens, traveling at approximately 79 miles per hour,  lost control of his cruiser when he ran a red light and collided with Hawkin’s car.  Both the investigations of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Richland Sheriff’s Department concluded that a medical condition, likely a seizure caused Mickens to lose the ability to drive.    The State Solicitor further concluded that the evidence was insufficient to find that the accident was the result of any wrongdoing.

Hawkins’ family, however, disagreed with those conclusions and filed a wrongful death suit, citing Mickens’ driving record.  Mickens’ prior record reveals six crashes in the last ten years, four of which were caused by Mickens.   Since 1993 Mickens has been stopped 12 times for offenses ranging from running a stop sign to speeding.

The Estate of Phillip Hawkins will receive $193,933.79 after legal fees.  Mickens is no longer employed with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.  The settlement protects the Department from further suits.

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If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in any type of car accident in the Columbia area, you need an experienced accident attorney like those at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower to help you get the justice you deserve.  Call us at 877-374-5999, or use this form, to speak with an attorney who can help you evaluate your claim and get you the best possible recovery.