Burke Co., NC – Fatal Collision Reported on NC-114 at Cook Rd

Burke Co., NC – Fatal Collision Reported on NC-114 at Cook Rd

Burke Co., NC (March 19, 2024) – A woman lost her life as a result of a fatal accident that occurred in Burke County early Sunday morning, March 17. The incident was reported to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at around 350 a.m.

According to official reports, a motor vehicle collision occurred on North Carolina Highway 114. Authorities arrived at the scene and secured the roadway near Cook Road while assisting. Preliminary investigations show that 56-year-old Jessie Johnson Wilkerson was driving a 2000 Buick Century north on the roadway when she became involved in a collision. The force of the crash sent the Buick off the side of the road, where it collided with two power poles. Wilkerson was severely hurt in the crash and flown by helicopter to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries. The incident is under investigation.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Jessie Johnson Wilkerson.

Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina

Burke Co., NC – Fatal Collision Reported on NC-114 at Cook RdFatal accidents are often devastating and incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 1700 people die as a result of automobile accidents in our state each year. There are many instances where innocent people die due to the reckless actions of others. Common causes of fatal collisions include drivers who are speeding, distracted, and even impaired. These accidents often leave families struggling to move on.

After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, you can pursue a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible. A wrongful death lawsuit is initiated to pursue compensation for survivors who have endured the emotional anguish, trauma, and financial strain brought upon their family as a result of the untimely loss of a loved one due to the actions or conduct of another.

The damages that you can recover may include funeral expenses, medical bills, and various financial losses incurred. In certain instances, this legal action can also seek reparation for the grief and the absence of companionship experienced by those affected, sometimes encompassing the expenses associated with grief counseling or therapy. It is in your best interest to reach out to a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your attorney will be able to get started now fighting to protect your rights. Your attorney will be able to build a strong case against the responsible party to ensure your family is able to get justice.

At Ted Greve & Associates, PA, our team is dedicated to achieving justice for families who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. We understand the pain and suffering that comes with such a loss, and we are committed to providing exceptional service and support to our clients during this difficult time. Our results-driven approach and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned us recognition from prestigious groups like the Million Dollar Advocates forum. If you have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833, and let us fight passionately on behalf of your family’s future financial needs.