Asheville, NC (December 22, 2020) – Around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, December 22, a fatal forklift accident occurred on a roadway in Asheville.
According to the Weaverville Police Department, the accident took place at the local Thermo Fisher Scientific on Aiken Road. When police responded to the scene of the accident, they found a man lying on the ground near the area of a loading dock. They confirmed that he was struck by the driver of a forklift who did not see him.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The unidentified adult male has not yet been fully identified. However, it was confirmed that he died due to traumatic injuries.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents involve many different types of vehicles, some of which are located in workplaces. Workplaces are expected to be some of the safest places but this is not always the case and lives are lost every year in these environments. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 102 pedestrians were killed as a result of serious accidents. Losing somebody that you love as a result of a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways. You should always be prepared to speak with an attorney after one of these accidents.
Many families are left with questions after they have had to say goodbye to a loved one due to a North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney. For instance, what deadlines will you have to abide by if you want to be successful in your claim? As you are grieving your losses, will you have to pay for the bills that continue to pile up? What should you say to the insurance company after your loved one’s accident? With the help of a wrongful death attorney, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights after you have lost somebody that you love in a pedestrian accident. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills that your loved one incurred, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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