Crashes On I-85 South Raise Concerns of Driver Safety

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two horrific crashes have raised concerns of driver safety on I-85 South recently. The first crash occurred on July 13th near the Statesville Road exit after a tractor trailer rear ended a SUV in front of it. According to witnesses, the tractor trailer failed to slow down enough after traffic suddenly came to a stop in its lane. The accident resulted in a fire, which shut down I-85 South and the death of the driver of the SUV.

The second crash occurred in the same vicinity on July 18th on I-85 South near the Statesville Avenue exit. The crash occurred after a car cut in front a tractor trailer, causing the driver to slam on brakes. A chain reaction followed, causing rear collisions and four cars to be involved in the wreck. One of the vehicles involved was nearly flattened by the tractor trailer. Firefighters had to be free two of those involved from their car. Seven total people were injured in the wreck. Out of the seven, two sustained life-threatening injuries and another one sustained potentially life threatening injuries.

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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