A 20-year-old out walking on Puddin Ridge Road in Moyock North Carolina (NC), at dawn on June 23, 2012, lost his life when struck by a hit-and-run driver. Police continue searching for the person behind the wheel of the vehicle.
According to WAVY-TV 10, the victim was best friends with another young man who also lost his life in a pedestrian accident on Puddin Ridge Road. The earlier deadly crash occurred in January 2012. Authorities have no leads in the most-recent accident. They are asking any witnesses or people with information to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol at 252-441-7341.
The Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective
Identifying and questioning the at-fault driver will allow both police and the victim's family to hold the person accountable. As North Carolina wrongful death attorneys, though, we know that even if the person who caused the fatality is never found, a claim for compensation could potentially be filed under the uninsured motorist provision of the victim's auto insurance policy.
Potentially Helpful Info
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is never easy, and dealing with the aftermath of a fatal car crash can seem overwhelming. The last thing family members may want to face is dealing with lawyers and insurance companies. Reading this article could help them begin to understand the legal issues surrounding a potentially wrongful death.
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