When a person in North Carolina has been killed due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, the decedent's surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the person whose actions resulted in their loved one's death. The ability to do so rests in a specific state statute that provides what types of damages may be recovered.
While relatively infrequent, wrong-way crashes are more likely to lead to serious injuries and fatalities when compared to other types of crashes. This is because such collisions tend to be head-on in nature. Studies by state transportation departments have shown that the likelihood of fatalities in a head on crash is 12 times greater in Virginia compared to other motor vehicle accidents and 27 times greater in California.
Families in North Carolina that have lost a loved one in an accident are often left with many financial hardships. During this time of emotion and grief, families may not know how to get back on their feet. At our law firm, we help families that have experienced such a tragedy to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages that were caused by their loved one's death.
One person was killed after an accident involving a moped on Dec. 19 in north Charlotte, and a 46-year-old faces charges for the accident that include driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the crash took place around 11:30 p.m. on Old Statesville Road.
One woman died and at least two people were injured as a result of a head-on accident in North Carolina that occurred on Dec. 4. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. on U.S. Highway 52 near Deer Haven Road in Stanly County.
Two men were killed in a head-on collision on I-26 in Hendersonville on Oct. 13 that caused the closure of the highway for nearly two hours. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. when one of the drivers allegedly entered the highway via an off-ramp and drove the wrong way down the road.
While some people’s jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, few likely consider the possibility that they will die while completing tasks related to it. Nonetheless, this sadly does happen. The loved ones of a North Carolina Forest Service employee know this all too well. The 31-year-old man died earlier this month.
Car accidents occur each and every day and are often due to distracted driving. These crashes can result in serious--even fatal--injuries. Most people would probably agree that anything that could make our nation's roads safer and reduce the number of car accidents is a good idea. It is possible that several new car safety technologies could help in that area. A car internet Sales Manager accumulated a list of what he believes are the top five new technologies.
Sending children off to college is a bittersweet thing for many parents. While most are pleased that their child is moving on to the next phase of his or her life, it can also be nerve-racking to know that one's child will be on his or her own, sometimes facing challenges. While in many situations they are able to confront these challenges and resolve them without an issue, other times issues will arise. Sadly the outcome can be fatal.
The unexpected loss of a loved one is always difficult to deal with. This is particularly true when the individual who dies is a young person who has their entire life ahead of them. These incidents sadly occur in communities throughout the nation including the state of North Carolina. On these occasions the loved ones of the person who died may feel as if they do not have any options. The reality however, is that they may.