A 19 year-old college student in Beulaville, North Carolina died June 3 when another driver ran a stop sign and slammed into his vehicle.
According to the North Carolina State Police, the 20 year old was driving on NC 241 when a driver ran a stop sign on Sarecta Road. The Ford F250 smashed into the man’s Toyota Tacoma, killing him.
The driver of the Ford was been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicles and failure to stop at stop sign.
As personal injury lawyers in North Carolina, we are deeply saddened by this tragic accident, and send our sympathies to the family. In this type of wrongful death case, no dollar amount will ever bring back a loved one. However, despite the grief and the pain of the loss, it is important to remember that the loss of a family member can have serious financial consequences. If that person died due to the wrongful actions of another person or entity, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
A good personal injury attorney can help you to determine an appropriate amount of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Some damages that could be recovered include:
· Funeral expenses and burial costs
· Medical expenses and hospital bills
· Loss of companionship and loss of care
· Pain and suffering and mental anguish
· Loss of future wages
· Loss of pension plans and loss of inheritance
· Loss of childcare and housekeeping
· Loss of medical coverage
· Punitive damages
Suing the responsible party in civil court also serves a societal purpose: Warning other drivers to be aware that reckless driving can lead to severe lead and financial costs.