What Happened

A vehicle was traveling down Highway 501 North in Marion, South Carolina (SC) when the driver reportedly veered off the road, wound up on the wrong side of a guard rail and ultimately crashed into a canal.

A passenger in the vehicle lost his life as a result. The passenger, a native of High Point, North Carolina (NC), was only 18 years old, according to wbtw.com.

Here is a map indicating where this terrible accident occurred:
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The North Carolina Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

Our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family. Losing a loved one is never easy, but the pain is even worse when that loss is sudden and unexpected. It’s also especially tragic when the victim is so young and had their whole life ahead of them.

The family of the victim should consider speaking to a North Carolina wrongful death attorney to discuss their legal options. They may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver, especially if it is suspected that the driver was negligent in operating the vehicle and that may have caused the driver to veer off the road.

Potentially Helpful Legal Articles and/or In-Depth Legal Guides

Our North Carolina wrongful death law firm published an in-depth legal guide on the wrongful death claims process in NC. It was written specifically for the loved ones of victims who lost their lives in accidents. Take a moment to download the PDF guide here.

We also published an article discussing the types of damages that may be available to the loved ones of victims who were killed in accidents caused by the carelessness of a driver.

Have Questions?

Our firm also has a library of FAQs focused on the wrongful death claims process.

Relevant Case Result:

Our firm has experience handling these types of tragic cases. For example, we represented a client who was a passenger on a moped travelling southbound on Highway 25 in Greenville, South Carolina (SC) when a vehicle driven by the defendant ran into the rear of the moped.  Both moped occupants were knocked off of the moped onto the street. The defendant then ran over our client.  The defendant admitted that just prior to the impact, he had taken his eyes off of the road momentarily, and the State Trooper later determined that the defendant was driving too fast for the conditions.

Our NC wrongful death law firm firm was able to secure a sizable, $400,000.00 settlement for the loved ones of the victim.