No North Carolinian ever expects their loved one will be seriously injured due to no fault of their own. These accidents affect many families each year with unexpected expenses and emotional trauma. Families who are facing this situation may want to consider a personal injury lawsuit.
A recent accident in Durham has left a man seriously injured. The man was recently hit by a car while walking on Alton Avenue adjacent to Holloway Street. The driver drove away but returned later in a different car. He told police that he thought he had hit a deer.
The victim was taken to Duke University Medical Center where he is in critical condition and fighting for his life. The victim’s family is hoping police will file criminal charges against the driver for his negligence.
An unexpected accident, especially around the holidays, is a sad event for a family. Instead of planning fun dinners and shopping for presents, families are now in the hospital wondering if their loved one will ever recover. This is the time of year for joy and love, not uncertainty.
If a family finds themselves in a situation where a loved one was injured in an accident, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can help a family get answers as to what happened. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review police reports. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
If a person has been injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may be eligible for damages. A victim has the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.