Most Charlotte area residents will be in at least one car accident during their driving career. Luckily most of these accidents are just minor fender benders but occasionally a more serious accident occurs that lands a victim in a hospital with serious injuries. Bad drivers are everywhere, causing pain and heartache for Charlotte families. It is important that victims of these drivers know that they have legal rights.
Deadly accident in east Charlotte
A tragic car accident recently occurred in east Charlotte. A GMC Yukon was traveling north on North Sharon Amity Rd. when it hit a Mitsubishi Galant that was making a left turn onto North Sharon Amity Rd. from Wilora Lake Rd. The Mitsubishi was pushed into the southbound lanes of North Sharon Amity Rd. as the result of the crash and was hit by a Ford Focus. The driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were taken to the hospital with injuries. Investigators believe the driver of the GMC Yukon was traveling at a high rate of speed and recklessly which led to the fatal crash. He has been arrested and charged with reckless driving, driving while license revoked, involuntary manslaughter, and fictitious registration.
Personal injury attorney helps injured victims
No one expects they will be the victim of a bad driver. Unfortunately, too many families face this reality every year. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client through this traumatic time. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review the police report to help determine what happened. They can hold the negligent driver responsible for their mistake and compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost wages and other damages.
Victims of negligent drivers have the legal right to hold them accountable. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to start the process.