Gastonia, NC (December 20, 2023) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a major accident that occurred in Gastonia and claimed one woman’s life. The crash occurred just before 7:00 p.m. on December 14.
According to local law enforcement, a 47-year-old woman was walking in the parking lot of a Walmart store located in the 3000 block of East Franklin Boulevard during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian, identified as Michelle Williamson, was struck by a minivan. The woman became pinned between the vehicle and a tree. The woman’s two children were also struck by the vehicle.
Both children were transported to area hospitals for emergency medical care. Williamson was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries. At this time, the Gastonia Police Department is investigating.
We hope the two children hurt in this crash recover quickly.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Michelle Williamson.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
The loss of a loved one can be incredibly challenging to deal with. Unfortunately, countless people lose their lives due to fatal accidents in our state every year. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death statewide. After experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, your family can seek financial compensation for some of the damages and losses that you face. Some of the damages you have a legal right to seek compensation for include:
- Pain and suffering: Your family has the opportunity to seek compensation for any pain and suffering that your loved one endured prior to their passing. In addition, you can see compensation for the pain and suffering that your family has been forced to endure due to the unexpected loss.
- Loss of consortium: Experiencing the loss of a loved one can have an overwhelming impact on your familial relations. For this reason, the courts enable bereaved families to seek compensation for the loss of parental guidance, loss of companionship, loss of compassion, and the loss of other forms of consortium.
- Property damage: You have a legal right to seek compensation for any property damages resulting from the accident. This could be money that you could use to repair or replace the damaged vehicle.
Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family achieve compensation for these and other damages you face. Even though no amount of money can bring back your loved one, having the financial resources needed to cover these and other expenses and help you deal with some of the losses you face can help to reduce the stress associated with such a devastating situation. Seeking legal representation from a car accident lawyer right away can make all of the difference when it comes to your ability to maximize your recovery.
At Ted Greve & Associates, our wrongful death lawyers are committed to providing exceptional legal representation for families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. With our team of experienced attorneys and Dr. Ted’s membership in the Million Dollar Advocates forum, we have a proven track record of success in holding those responsible for fatal accidents accountable. Our priority is helping families move forward by advocating for their future financial needs. If you or someone you know has suffered such a loss, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation by calling (800) 693-7833. Let us fight passionately on your behalf and provide the support and guidance needed during such difficult times.