Greensboro, NC (February 3, 2024) – The Greensboro Police Department confirmed that one person died as a result of a fatal collision that occurred on Thursday evening in Greensboro. The incident took place at approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 1.
According to official reports, a 1994 Mercedes-Benz C2 80 was traveling on Interstate 85 during the evening hours. For reasons unknown, a 2019 Jeep Compass collided with the rear of the vehicle. The force of the collision caused the Mercedes to go off the right side of the roadway. The driver of the Mercedes, 37-year-old Erika McNeal, was severely injured in the crash. She was rushed to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries. The driver of the Jeep, identified as 47-year-old Amy Barber, was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Barber is currently facing charges for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, as well as misdemeanor death by vehicle. The incident is being investigated.
Our thoughts go out to the family of Erika McNeal. We offer them our warmest sympathies.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
In the United States, fatal collisions occur far too often. These accidents take the lives of 100 people daily, 770 people weekly, 3300 people monthly, and over 40,000 people each year. Dealing with the overwhelming impact that a fatal collision can bring can seem nearly impossible. Unfortunately, it is impossible for families to prepare for the mental and financial consequences that fatal collisions bring.
Families who lose loved ones in fatal collisions are often forced to deal with significant financial burdens. To help ease some of the strains that these fatal collisions cause, families are encouraged to file wrongful death claims against those responsible. It is imperative to file a wrongful death claim within the statute of limitations to ensure your family is able to protect your rights.
During the claims process, a wrongful death lawyer can be an invaluable assistant to helping you build your case. An attorney will be able to gather evidence on your behalf and conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. They will be able to work with experts to prove your case and use their extensive resources and knowledge of the law to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
It is in your best interest to seek representation as soon as possible after losing a loved one. Your attorney needs to get to work quickly on protecting your rights to ensure you are able to get justice and that your best interests are protected.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the importance of seeking justice and fair compensation for such losses. Our dedicated wrongful death attorneys are here to provide support and relentless representation on your behalf. While financial compensation cannot undo the pain you have endured, it can alleviate some of the burdens you may face in the aftermath of such a tragedy. Do not hesitate to contact our skilled personal injury lawyers for help during this challenging time. Our lawyers are available by calling (800) 693-7833 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation to discuss the options that you have. We are here for you and ready to fight for what is rightfully yours.