High school is an interesting time for teenagers. With all the ups and downs of being a teenager, most everyone can remember that one friend that they did everything with. Some high school friends remain close throughout life, while others drift apart, left only with fond memories. Unfortunately for one teenager, her memories of the best friend she met at a North Carolina high school will most likely be tinged with the desolation of her tragic death. While the community and her family still reel with the news of the girl's death, her family could consider filing a wrongful death case against the alleged culprit in the accident.
In a twist, a North Carolina court set a new precedent for two counties by charging a passenger in a car for the effects of a tragic accident. The accident resulted in the serious injury of a young girl and her pregnant mother, as well as the death of the driver of a second car. In early May, the passenger was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Some people are committed to being safe, defensive drivers. They follow the speed limit and all other traffic rules and regulations as outlined by the state. Unfortunately, there are times when those drivers who follow every safety regulation are unable avoid the risky behaviors of others. A North Carolina man could face a wrongful death lawsuit after he was charged as a result of an accident that took the life of another driver.
Any kind of an accident involving a commercial vehicle such as an 18-wheeler or a semi-truck has the potential of being disastrous. This is precisely what one truck driver found out when he failed to stop for a school bus in Sampson County, N.C.
First responders such as firefighters are known for their bravery and willingness to risk their lives in order to protect others, even if those others are strangers. Perhaps the bravest are those who serve as volunteer firefighters -- those who risk their lives for no monetary compensation. While these volunteers might expect to be injured while helping others, it is a shock when their death comes as a result of a senseless, preventable accident. A North Carolina community is mourning the loss of one of their local firefighters after he lost his life in such an accident.
For a family, there is no greater tragedy than the unexpected loss of one of its members. Regardless of the age of the victim, it is a blow that takes years, even a lifetime, from which to recover. A family in Cumberland County has experienced the ultimate tragedy: two brothers were killed simultaneously in a deadly accident that could have most likely been prevented. Additionally, the accident could result in a wrongful death case on behalf of a third victim.
Most people would feel relatively safe walking down their road in broad daylight. A North Carolina community has to question their safety now as they deal with the death of a man who was killed by the road in a tragic accident. In a case that may qualify as a wrongful death case in the civil courts, police are beginning to discover more details of the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident.
Those who sign up to protect the freedoms of our country face the reality of death in their daily lives. However, they expect to face death at the hands of an enemy, not as a result of a rash decision that places the lives of others in jeopardy. The families of two soldiers who were stationed in North Carolina are facing the prospect of a future without their family members.
For the most part, trains in North Carolina do not pose a significant threat to the communities they trundle through. As long as cars and pedestrians obey safety signals, railway tracks usually remain a relatively benign part of the landscape. Negligence on the part of train operators and railway companies does happen, however; on numerous occasions in the past, wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against one or both of these parties after fatal accidents.
Motor vehicle crashes in and around Fayetteville are often traumatic experiences for all the individuals affected. But when substance use plays a role in a fatal accident, the incident can feel that much more devastating due to the negligent behavior involved.