According to an Eastern Wake News (a North Carolina publication) report from November 15, 2013, an Angier, North Carolina man injured two pedestrians in an auto accident. His car was headed east on the US 645 off-ramp, ran off the roadway, and struck a parked tractor and also a car. The pedestrians were working on a trailer attached to the car. One pedestrian may have been seriously hurt.
The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. His blood alcohol level was .11. The legal limit for North Carolina drivers is .08 meaning the driver’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. The driver was also texting when his car went off the road. Additional charges filed against the driver include not wearing a seatbelt and driving while his registration and inspection had expired.
In this type of case, the criminal charges (DWI) and the motor vehicle charges will be handled before the civil case proceeds. The passengers and their lawyer(s) will be very interested to see what happens in these cases. Any criminal conviction and guilty findings on the motor vehicle charges may directly be useful in any civil case. Even if the convictions can’t be directly used in a civil case for some reason, the evidence obtained in these cases will be useful in a civil case. That is why you need a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer to help you bring a civil claim. A skilled lawyer will know what evidence can be used to benefit your case and how to use that evidence to help you. He or she will also know when to push your case forward and when it might be wise to let the district attorney’s office or the police go first.
North Carolina and Virginia lawyer Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., will investigate your claim, gather the proper evidence, speak with relevant witnesses and work with your doctors and engineers (if needed) to prove you case. You may have a large recovery coming to you. To learn more about what he can do to help, contact Joe Miller at (888) 694-1671 today.