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Last week, a Durham man died tragically when a car jack failed and caused the car he was working under to fall on him. According to Durham Police, the 23 yr old Diego Esperanza Hernandez was working on the brakes when a 1995 Ford Taurus fell and crushed him when the jacks failed.

As reported by the police the tragic accident happened in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Juniper Street located near Durham, North Carolina (N.C.). Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn’t noted whether there were any witnesses to the event.

A personal injury may be compensable if it can be shown that a dangerous or defective product contributed to the resulting accident. Also, there may be a third party liability claim as well. A manufacturer, an installer or a maintenance and repair company could even be liable, allowing an injured person to seek and obtain an ample compensation claim in the injury, or even death.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), with an office also in Elizabeth City, in Northeast North Carolina (NC), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our Carolina injur law website is:, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a YouTube injury law video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.


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