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5 construction workers suffer injuries in DWI accident

Five construction workers in North Carolina were recently struck by a car while they were working on a section of Interstate 77. The driver believed responsible for this incident is said to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. All of the victims may be able to utilize workers' compensation benefits to help them through their recoveries. They may also be entitled to pursue civil actions against the driver and bar where the driver was served in order to seek compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries.

Law enforcement officials and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC), are currently investigating this incident which reportedly occurred in early February. The individual accused of causing this crash -- a 26-year-old male -- has been arrested and charged with DWI. As this crash resulted in bodily harm to the victims, it will likely be a felony level charge.

ABC got involved in the investigation just recently. Their goal is to determine if the accused was unlawfully served while at Snug Harbor, just before the crash. If any violations are found, the business could lose its license to sell liquor.

While the current conditions of the victims are unknown, they have all more than likely required medical care and time away from work in order to receive treatment and recover from their injuries. This can come at a great expense to them and their families. Workers' compensation benefits are in place to ease the burdens associated with a workplace injury, but getting full benefits is not always easy. An experienced work comp attorney can help each of these individuals fight for full benefits from insurance providers. Further help can also be provided to assist the victims in filing and litigating any applicable civil claims against the driver and Snug Harbor in an effort to seek added compensation for their losses -- as is their right according to the laws of North Carolina.

Source: wcnc.com, "ABC investigating bar after DWI crash", Feb. 7, 2017

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