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Wrongful death claim could result from North Carolina accident

Jul 17, 2014 - Wrongful Death by

A fatal accident can suddenly occur in various situations. Car accidents are among the most common situations in which a person could potentially be killed, even if a person is not in a vehicle at the time of the event. When a fatal accident takes place, the loved ones of the victim may wish to consider whether filing a wrongful death claim could be a path they wish to follow.

The family of an individual who was killed in an accident in North Carolina may be contemplating this option. The situation reportedly took place when two people were standing beside a truck that was attempting to load an abandoned van. Another vehicle traveling the roadway hit the van as it was being loaded, which resulted in the van hitting the truck.

One of the individuals who had been standing beside the truck was pinned between the van and the truck after the initial collision. Unfortunately, the van caught fire while the person was trapped, and as a result, that person suffered fatal injuries. The other party was also hit by the van and was taken to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle that hit the van was transported from the scene as well.

At this time, it is uncertain what charges — if any — will be filed in relation to the fatal accident. However, the decedent’s family may wish to assess the accident as well to determine whether they would like to file a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault. Dealing with the aftermath of such an accident can be exceedingly difficult both emotionally and financially, and the victim’s family may wish to pursue a case for compensation in North Carolina.

Source: wect.com, “One killed, two injured in accident on I-40“, , July 10, 2014