North Carolina Mother and Daughter Killed in Benson Tractor-Trailer Crash

December 19, 2007, by Michael A. DeMayo

A North Carolina mother and daughter died on Saturday when the car the 2001 Saturn they were riding in was struck from the back by a Food Lion tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 close to Benson, North Carolina.

Catherine Salter, 75, and her daughter Gail, 50, died at the scene of the crash. The truck driver, Ronald J. Hudson, was not hurt. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the accident.

If someone you love is killed in North Carolina or South Carolina because a truck driver, car driver, motorcyclist, or bus driver was negligent, your deceased loved one’s estate may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation for your loved one’s accidental death.

In North Carolina, wrongful death recovery can include compensation for:

• Medical costs of the decedent for treatment of the injury that led to the death
• Funeral, cremation, or burial costs
• Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased
• Lost income that the decedent would have provided as financial support
• Loss of companionship and comfort
• Punitive damages

It is important that you ask an experienced South Carolina or North Carolina wrongful death lawyer to help you. If the wrongful death was caused by a negligent truck driver—you will need the help of an attorney who is experienced in dealing with trucking companies and their insurers.

Truck accident cases are more difficult to prove than car accident cases. Your truck accident lawyer needs to be familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulations and understand the way truck companies and their insurers handle the personal injury and truck crash claims that are filed against them.

Crash kills Plainfield mother, daughter, Courier News Online, December 19, 2007

Related Web Resources:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

What Are the Causes of Truck Accidents?, RoadSafeAmerica.org

 
 

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