Princeton, NC (May 31, 2021) – A 19-year-old man in Johnston County has been hospitalized after he sustained a serious head injury from a falling tree on Saturday, May 29.
Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said that the victim’s father, Lt. Reliford with the sheriff’s office, found the injured man, identified as Hunter Reliford, as he drove into work. The tree fell on the Reliford’s truck while he was driving on Bizzell Grove Church Road. Hunter Reliford was transported to WakeMed with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was also undergoing X-rays for a possible head injury and is still in the hospital at this time.
The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the events leading up to the accident have not been released.
Our thoughts go out to Hunter Reliford and his family. We hope for his full recovery.
North Carolina Premises Liability Accidents
On average, North Carolina sees hundreds of accidents resulting from trees falling, slip-and-fall incidents on unmaintained property, and beyond. Of these accidents, approximately 15% of them are fatal. In fact, according to reports released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are more than 100 landscape and tree fall fatalities every year across the country.
Being injured in an accident of any kind is not only painful and frightening, but it can take a toll on your mental health as well as your financial well-being. This can in turn cause unneeded stress in your life and issues where there perhaps were none before. Recovering from a serious injury caused by any accident is usually a long and arduous process, depending on the nature and severity of the incident. A catastrophic injury could keep you out of work for a prolonged period of time, meaning lost wages and possibly a reduced quality of life. Furthermore, families left behind to pick up the pieces after losing a loved one to a serious accident are forced to cope with financial issues and emotional trauma.
All of these things and more are taken into consideration when you contact a personal injury attorney in North Carolina in order to assist you in your recovery from a recent accident. And if you have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, a North Carolina premises liability attorney will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward financial compensation. They will also assist you in exercising these rights in court in order to be monetarily compensated for your injuries, damages, and losses you may have incurred as a result of your recent accident.
Financial compensation awarded to injured accident victims can cover things like medical bills, mental health treatment, loss of consortium, punitive damages, and more, depending on the circumstances of your wreck. Contact the Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA today in order to set up a consultation concerning your recent accident and sustained injuries. Our law firm holds a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s negligence, and we work diligently on your behalf in order to uphold that belief. Our clients are compassionately cared for by our legal team as we fight for justice and hold those responsible for their actions.
Reach out to our law firm today at (252) 777-2222 in order to speak with an experienced North Carolina accident attorney regarding your own personal injury case and to move forward in the aftermath of a serious accident.
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