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Gavin Johnson Killed in Franklin NC Moped Accident

A young man named Gavin Johnson was tragically killed in a moped crash on Tuesday, November 19, near Franklin, North Carolina.

There is very little information available about this crash other than it involved a pickup truck and Mr. Johnson’s moped.  If we learn additional information about what happened in this crash, we will update this post.

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If you or a family member were involved in this incident and have questions about your legal rights, please call Hendren, Redwine & Malone and ask to speak with Mike Malone. You can also send an email to Mike Malone by using the message box on the right. We typically respond within an hour of receiving a message.

Gastonia NC Tractor-Trailer Under-Ride Collision

A very serious collision in Gastonia, North Carolina involving a tractor-trailer has resulted in one death.  The wreck happened around 6:50 pm on East Ozark Avenue near Pear Street not far from the Interstate 85 on-ramp.

Apparently, the tractor-trailer was pulling out of a parking area when a man driving a 2010 Pontiac hatchback went under the trailer as the tractor-trailer entered the roadway. The man driving the Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our firm has handled similar cases where our client was killed in what is commonly known as an under-ride collision.  In these cases, it is important to gather evidence at the scene including information as to whether the trailer was sufficiently conspicuous to the on-coming vehicle.  In addition, understanding site lines for the two vehicles is very critical to understanding the potential liability of the drivers.

Hendren, Redwine & Malone posts this article to allow people who visit our website access to stories and information that might be of interest and, where appropriate, to make decisions about matters that may improve their lives. By posting this article, Hendren, Redwine & Malone makes no representations as to any relationship we may have with any of the individuals or businesses that are discussed in the article. If you are a family member of someone discussed in this article and have some concerns about the posting of this article, please contact us immediately. This post is an advertisement for legal services.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and have questions about your legal rights, please call Hendren, Redwine & Malone and ask to speak with Mike Malone. You can also send an email to Mike Malone by using the message box on the right. We typically respond within an hour of receiving a message.

Raleigh NC Road Defect Accident Lawyers

Roadway defects and highway defects in North Carolina can cause very serious injuries.  Uneven pavement during resurfacing operations is one type of roadway defect that has resulted in numerous serious crashes in North Carolina.  Other types of roadway defects that have resulted in serious crashes include shoulder drop offs, excessively sharp curves, potholes, improper road design causing pooling of water due to lack of drainage, excessive gravel or debris on roadways.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has very specific rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure proper roadway construction and maintenance.  However, not every contractor employed by the NCDOT follows the rules and serious accidents are sometimes the result.  Our firm is currently litigating a very significant roadway defect case arising from an improper resurfacing project that resulted in serious injuries and one death.

The lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone work hard on roadway defect cases to ensure a fair recovery for injured victims.  Attorney Mike Malone has multiple degrees in civil engineering including a PhD from NC State.  Our lawyers put our knowledge and experience to work in each North Carolina roadway defect claim.  We work with top engineers to ensure that every roadway defect claim gets the best representation possible.

If you or a family member have been injured in a North Carolina roadway defect accident, call us today at 919-420-0475 for a free consultation.  As in most injury cases, we charge no fee unless we recover for you.

Huntersville NC Interstate 77 Uneven Pavement Motorcycle Accidents

A series of motorcycle accidents on Interstate 77 near Huntersville, North Carolina is being attributed to uneven pavement on the roadway.  Huntersville, North Carolina police have indicated that as many as 5 separate motorcycle accidents along the stretch of Interstate 77 near Hambright Road are the result of uneven pavement including one accident that resulted in a fatality last Saturday night.  The company that is serving as the general contractor for the project has been fined almost $7 million for the project.

There are number of NCDOT regulations that apply to to resurfacing operations that are often violated during pavement operations.  Among other regulations, for any pavement deviations of 2 inches or less, all resurfaced lanes must be brought to the same elevation within 72 hours.  If the lanes are not brought to the same elevation within 72 hours, UNEVEN PAVEMENT signs must be placed in advance of the uneven pavement and along the uneven pavement section of the roadway.  Also, for any paving lifts greater than 2 inches, all lanes must be brought to the same elevation within the same level by the end of the work day.

At this time, we cannot determine whether the uneven pavement was appropriate under the NCDOT rules and regulations.  However, the excessive number of motorcycle crashes is very concerning.  Our firm is currently litigating a series of motorcycle crash cases involving uneven pavement at a highway resurfacing operation on a highway in western North Carolina that appears to be very similar to the situation on Interstate 77.

If you or your family members have been the victim of an uneven pavement accident in North Carolina, call the lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone for a free consultation.  We can be reached at 919-420-0475 and ask for attorney Mike Malone.  Attorney Malone has a bachelors of science in engineer, a master’s in engineering and PhD in engineering and can help you with your claim.