Last week, there was a collision involving two semi-trucks on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near Brevard Road. Very little information has been released about the wreck, but we do know that two tractor-trailers were involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene.
The on-ramps to I-26 had to be blocked at Long Shoals Road and Airport Road. No information has been released about any injuries caused by the crash. Additionally, there has been no word on the cause of the truck crash, which could still be under investigation with local law enforcement officials.
Injuries From Truck Accidents
In 2015, there were an estimated 87,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes in the U.S. Depending upon a variety of factors and the severity of the crash, injuries resulting from truck crashes can run from mild or moderate to severe, catastrophic and even fatal. Smaller passenger occupant vehicles are outmatched in crashes involving commercial vehicles that can weigh more than 26,000 lbs.
Truck accidents can put people in the hospital and out of work, or worse. Recovering from injuries can take weeks, months or even years. In some cases, truck accidents can leave lifelong scars, injuries, and pain for survivors. If you have been injured by the dangerous or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with the crash.
After a Truck Accident in Asheville
Truck accidents are often devastating and catastrophic for people in smaller passenger occupant vehicles. Even at relatively low speeds, collisions involving large commercial trucking vehicles can do a significant amount of damage to smaller cars and light trucks. After any type of accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or big rig, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer who has proven truck accident case experience.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.