According to Channel 11, ABC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, 3 men were killed around 10 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2013 when a driver struck a tree splitting the car into two parts. Two passengers and the driver were killed. The grief of a friend who was with the victims was palpable. The friend said he’s visited the site three times since the car crash. Residents of Willow Spring say Dupree Road, where the accident happened, has gotten a lot of traffic because of a detour from Old Stage Road. Dupree Road has a sharp curve that may have been a contributing factor to the crash. This type of unfortunate incident gives rise to a few issues.
The two passengers in the accident will likely have a wrongful death claim against the estate of the driver’s family. The families of the passengers could bring the wrongful death lawsuit. North Carolina has its own Wrongful Death law that determines what type of injuries can be recovered. Normal wrongful death claims in North Carolina can include the funeral bills, pain and suffering of the passenger, and compensation for the loss of services and the loss of society of the passenger. Joe Miller is an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can explain how to prove liability and all the damages that the families of the passengers may be allowed.
Often this type of accident is caused by the negligence of the driver. He may have been going too fast for conditions or speeding. He may have been distracted or fatigued. An experienced personal injury lawyer will examine the police report and talk to relevant witnesses. He may consult with engineers and even use a traffic accident reconstruction expert.
The accident may have also been caused by a failure of the town to warn drivers of the sharp curve. There are laws that determine the liability of towns for the maintenance and safety of roads. If the town is liable, there may be notice requirements that have to be given. Time may be of the essence.
If you’ve been hurt in Raleigh or any town or county in North Carolina, contact attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd.. You can reach him at (888) 694-1671 or contact him online at www.JoeMillerInjuryLaw.com. Joe Miller represents vehicle accident victims by investigating their claims, negotiating with adjustors, and trying cases before juries. He will help you pursue the recovery you need.