Any type of car accident is a tragedy that leads to stress and chaos in the victims’ lives. But when a fatality results, it can change the surviving loved ones’ lives forever. This is especially true if the fatality involves a young child. If you recently lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss and the related financial expenses. At Maurer Law, our Raleigh car accident lawyers are standing by to help you determine your legal rights and the best way to go about asserting them. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Recently, in Garner, North Carolina, a 73-year old man hit and killed a six-year-old boy while driving his pickup truck, according to local reports. The man was driving along a stretch of Benson Road that was poorly lit. He was not aware that an accident had happened until the next day when he observed damage to his vehicle. The man learned that authorities were searching for a vehicle that matched the description of his vehicle the following day. He immediately contacted them and reported that he was likely involved in the accident that led to the toddler’s death.
When questioned, he stated that he was driving home from a bible study group at a church in Angier. There are few details about why the child was in the road or what happened at the time of the crash. He was found badly injured a short distance from his home around 11 p.m. on the night of the accident. The road where the impact took place is a two-lane road without a sidewalk.
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you can bring a wrongful death claim against the person who hit your loved one. In the lawsuit, you will need to prove that the person who caused the fatality failed to use adequate care and skill at the time of the accident and that this failure caused your loved one’s untimely death. In wrongful death actions, defendants often try to argue that some other factor was the primary cause of the accident such as a hazardous road design or even your loved one’s negligent conduct.
Working with a lawyer can help you ensure that you are prepared to counter any defense and that you gather as much evidence as possible to build your case. While you focus on grieving, your legal team will handle the day-to-day administration of your lawsuit. This includes making sure that key documents are filed with the court on time, preparing you for any depositions or court appearances, and more.
Maurer Law knows that no amount of compensation can truly repair the pain and trauma that your family is experiencing during this time. We can, however, help you explore your legal rights and get the compensation that you deserve. This includes things like funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For a free consultation to learn more about working with one of our Raleigh car accident lawyers, call 1-844-817-8058 now.