The accident occurred when a 75-year-old woman crossed Cedar Creek Road and was struck by a passing car. Police have will not release the identity of the woman until they have notified her next of kin.
The North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective
This is a very tragic accident and our thoughts are with the family of the woman killed. After dealing with the initial grief of the accident, the woman’s family should contact a North Carolina (NC) wrongful death lawyer. Under North Carolina (NC) law, pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections and driveways. However, pedestrians must act responsibly, using pedestrian signals where they are available. If there are no signals to direct pedestrian traffic it is the duty of the pedestrian to look for safe passage prior to entering the crosswalk. If there was no crosswalk it is the duty of pedestrians to look before starting across a highway and exercise reasonable care for their own safety. If walking alongside of a highway the pedestrian is responsible for walking while facing traffic and using a sidewalk if one is present. Based on these laws the family may have the opportunity to present a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for their pain and suffering. When choosing a lawyer the family should consider a lawyer with a proven track record and a vast knowledge of crosswalk/pedestrians laws.
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