Many drivers forget that driving is a privilege given to them in exchange of a promise to abide by traffic rules and regulations, and that they will uphold the public’s safety no matter what. While it is in the nature of accidents to come as a surprise and with little to no warning, there are times, however, when they can be avoided. It becomes a bigger crime, therefore, when disaster could have been avoided, but wasn’t because of a lack in due diligence. That is what happened when truck driver Kevin Roper rammed comedian Tracy Morgan’s vehicle as Alan Duke reported to CNN:
“The truck that rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo was speeding 20 mph over the limit, and its driver was approaching federal limits on how long he could be behind the wheel, according to investigators.
Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg. His condition has been upgraded from critical to fair, his publicist Lewis Kay said this week. The condition of another limo passenger, Jeff Millea, has also improved to fair, Kay said.
… The NTSB report said the 2011 Peterbilt truck owned and operated by Walmart was speeding at 65 mph for the 60 seconds before the crash. Roper allegedly ignored a sign a mile earlier warning that lanes were closed ahead for construction and another sign a half-mile later reducing the speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph, the report said.”
As long as reckless drivers continue to ignore driving norms and regulations, everyone is at risk of becoming the next road accident victim. When that happens, people can rely on an experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyer to fight for them and get the justice they deserve.
Many accident lawyers in Charlotte, NC, such as those employed with Elam & Rousseaux Attorneys and Counselors, have extensive experience in holding irresponsible drivers accountable and gaining just compensation for victims and their family. These lawyers have witnessed some of the most gruesome accidents to know that no amount of money or jail time can undue the pain and suffering victims’ experience. Nonetheless, they need to make sure that those responsible are held accountable and that forms of relief are granted to ease the difficulties victims experience.
More than going to the courts, accident lawyers also represent their clients against insurance companies who put so much effort to deny many people’s claims. Victims have gone through so much already and they cannot afford to have delays or have their claims denied. Lawyers will also see to it that accident victims receive what they ought to receive from these companies.
(Source:NTSB: Truck in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding, driver neared rest limits, Alan Duke, June 19, 2014)