A crash on Statesville Road in Huntersville, North Carolina (NC), that led to the death of an innocent driver has resulted in several charges for the at-fault driver who was reportedly fleeing the scene of an earlier accident. According to WBTV, the driver is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail and is facing hit-and-run, careless and reckless driving, felony death by motor vehicle, murder, and felony possession of cocaine charges.
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With so many charges facing the at-fault driver, the deceased victim’s family should contact a wrongful death lawyer in North Carolina to discuss their legal options. Just because the driver is facing myriad criminal charges does not preclude the victim’s family from pursuing justice through a civil lawsuit.
Monetary damages obtained through a wrongful death claim will never truly compensate the victim’s loved ones, but those damages can help them bear the financial burdens associated with a sudden loss of life.
To learn more about the damages available through a wrongful death claim, take a moment to read this article written by an experienced wrongful death attorney in North Carolina.