The drunk driving accident took place on Interstate 40 near N.C. Highway 54. It was reported that the intoxicated driver swerved into the back of another vehicle with such force that both cars left the road and overturned.
The driver of the second was identified as Brian Edward Kiley, 38, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Kiley was a stand up comedian that had been performing in the area. At the time of the accident, he was on his way to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport to head home to Tennessee.
The North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective
It always grieves us to hear about a life being taken away from the carelessness of a drunk driver, and we extend our condolences to the Kiley family. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking. Unfortunately, it happens all too often and causes deadly consequences to innocent families. As experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorneys we have been there for many families in their time of need. Whenever clients choose us to represent them for a death caused by a drunk driver we identify all sources of insurance to help our client receive maximum compensation. Although we know there is no monetary amount that can replace their loved one, it is possible to get compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of support and loss of future income to help support those who were left behind, and on some occasions, punitive damages—punishment damages, are available as well. We have successfully represented many victims of drunk drivers and in turn delivered appropriate compensation for their injuries or loss.
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