The accident occurred on Peebles Road, between Mitchell Mill and Old Milburnie Roads when a Jaguar and a minivan collided. Both adult drivers were injured as well as three children in the minivan and were all taken to Wake Med. Police have launched an investigation to find out what happened but must wait for the drivers to be released from the hospital.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Head-on collisions can be very deadly accidents, it’s very fortunate that no one was killed in this accident. Our thoughts are with those involved and we wish them a quick recovery. As a parent whenever a child is involved in an accident it always makes me cringe. Even if a child is secured properly a lot can still go wrong in an accident. According to the NHTSA, between 1991 and the year 2000, 9,500 children ages birth through 8 years were killed, and more than 1.4 million ages birth through 8 years were injured in car crashes. If a child is not properly secured in a car seat appropriate for their size or buckled in with the seat belt, things can go from bad to worse in a hurry.
It is unclear at this time which driver will have the right to a personal injury claim. Once the investigation has been finalized and police determine who is at fault, the victim will want to contact a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer. A personal injury claim will allow for the victim to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and possibly even pain and suffering. Choosing the right lawyer is crucial in any personal injury claim, you want a lawyer that is dedicated and has a proven track record of success. In a previous case we represented a client who had been injured when a car failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with our client in the intersection. The impact was so great that our client had to be cut out of his car. Our client suffered a fractured left clavicle, shoulder dislocation and tear, elbow trauma, knee, hand, back and chest injuries. We were able to settle the case during mediation and our client was granted considerable compensation.
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