The accident took place on February 25, 2013 in the 14600 block of Statesville Road near Gilead Road. The two pedestrians were trying to cross the road when they were struck by a Ford Mustang. Paramedics arrived on scene to find two pedestrians with serious life threatening injuries and transported them to Carolinas Medical Center.
Police have not released any other details but the accident is under investigation.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Perspective
Our thoughts are with the two victims and we hope they are able to make a full recovery. The families of the two victims should contact a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer familiar with pedestrian law as soon as possible to get a legal analysis of their rights. If it can be proven that the driver of the vehicle acted negligently it becomes possible to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation for the pedestrian’s injuries. When choosing an attorney the family members should consider a lawyer that has an excellent track record of defending pedestrians and a great knowledge of pedestrian and crosswalk laws. The faster the family contacts a lawyer the quicker a lawyer can investigate the scene of the accident and gather evidence. Waiting to contact a lawyer will only reduce the strength of a possible claim and could possibly not allow a claim to be filed at all if the statute of limitations is exceeded.
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