Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what caused a car accident even after you have time to investigate and ask questions. Although many crashes happen in straightforward ways such as a rear-end accident or a T-bone accident, other collisions may require a more thorough investigation and evidence gathering process. If you were hurt in an accident and want to learn more about your right to compensation, contact Maurer Law. There are many ways that our Raleigh car accident lawyers can assist you with your case, including figuring out the cause of the accident and who should be held liable for your damages.

In a recent case, the North Carolina Court of Appeal considered whether the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) had enough notice of a dangerous condition to hold it liable for injuries that the plaintiff sustained in a car accident. In the case, the plaintiff was driving with a passenger on a two-lane highway. The temperature was below freezing. Although there had not been any rain or snowfall that day, a vehicle approaching in the other lane hit a patch of ice causing the driver to lose control. The other vehicle hit the plaintiff’s vehicle and caused serious injuries to the plaintiff and her passenger.

Emergency vehicles responding to the accident investigated the source of the frozen water because there had not been any precipitation. They eventually discovered a set of pipes that had burst uphill from the highway causing water to flow downhill and into a ditch that was full of dirt and debris. The water spilled out of the ditch and pushed out onto the road. In their complaint, the plaintiffs filed claims against the owners of the property where the pipe burst, who in turn sued NCDOT as a third-party defendant. The plaintiffs joined the lawsuit against NCDOT and filed a claim against the government agency directly.

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When a young person loses their life due to a motor vehicle accident, the outcome is devastating for their surviving loved ones. It can feel like nothing will ever make your family whole again after such a tragic loss. When it comes to the financial toll of the situation, however, you can pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. This type of lawsuit aims to address the costs that you have had to pay as a result of the accident and provides compensation for the mental and emotional suffering that you will continue to endure. For most families who are grieving a loss, the idea of pursuing compensation can be incredibly overwhelming. Working with a Raleigh car accident lawyer is one way to ensure that you are asserting your legal rights to the fullest extent and getting the justice that your family deserves.  Contact Maurer Law now to learn more about whether we can assist you.

Two recent accidents highlight the dangers that young persons face on the road. The first involves a 24-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in an accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a local report. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Police are investigating the crash.

The second accident which occurred in another state, involved the death of a 13-year-old girl in a massive multi-car pileup on a bridge, according to a local report. Fifteen vehicles were involved in the accident. The accident was captured on a traffic camera and shows passenger cars being crushed with 18-wheelers as the vehicles collided. The teenager was trapped inside of a vehicle underneath the big-rig. Bystanders responding to the accident tried to remove the girl from the vehicle while she was still alive but she tragically lost her life at the scene of the accident.

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