Lincolnton, NC (February 11, 2024) – A head-on collision reported in the Lincolnton area early Wednesday morning claimed one person’s life. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified of the collision at around 3:15 a.m. on February 7.
According to official reports, a head-on collision between a 2008 Toyota Scion and a 2021 Peterbilt tractor-trailer took place on North Carolina Highway 73. The crash prompted the closure of the roadway near Ralph Ward Trail. Authorities remained at the scene for a significant amount of time while working to clear the road. The driver of the Toyota, identified as 36-year-old Timothy Kent McDaniel Jr., incurred fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased by authorities. The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as a 55-year-old male, was not injured. Investigations into the accident are ongoing.
We offer our condolences to the family of Timothy Kent McDaniel Jr.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal auto accidents take place far too often in North Carolina. Unfortunately, there are many instances where these accidents involve semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles. After experiencing the loss of a loved one due to a truck crash, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. With truck accidents, there are multiple parties who can be held liable for any resulting damages your family faces. These include:
- Truck Driver: if the truck driver was negligent, then they can be held liable for any resulting damages.
- Trucking Company: if the truck company hires an unqualified driver, they can assume liability.
- Vehicle Manufacturer: if the manufacturer cuts corners while offering parts, they can be held liable for any resulting accidents.
- Maintenance Contractors: if the truck was not properly maintained, they can be held liable.
- Government Entities: if signage issues or road conditions contributed to the crash, the government may be liable.
Seeking legal guidance from a wrongful death lawyer during this devastating time can provide you with the support and compensation you need to begin healing. By holding the responsible party accountable and preserving your rights, a skilled attorney can help bring some sense of closure to an otherwise unimaginable situation.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be even more devastating when their death could have been prevented. At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and frustration that comes with these situations, which is why we are committed to providing compassionate support and experienced guidance for our clients. We strongly believe in fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and their loved ones, knowing that no amount of compensation could ever fully heal the loss. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to negligence or wrongdoing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (800) 693-7833 for a free consultation. Let us handle the legal aspects while you focus on honoring your loved one’s memory. You deserve justice and closure. Let us fight for your rights at Ted Greve & Associates.