When North Carolina residents are out on the road they expect to make it safely to their destination. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally an accident occurs. Sometimes these accidents are caused by negligent drivers engaging in dangerous activity. A recent hit-and-run accident in Raleigh led to quite a bit of damage and some injuries.
A hit-and-run accident recently occurred near Atlantic Avenue and Litchford Road in Raleigh. A speeding driver crashed into another car that was stopped at a red light. The accident led to more vehicles being hit, with five cars having damage from the crash. In addition, two people were taken to WakeMed for treatment of their injuries. The driver who caused the accident drove away, but was located a short distance away and is now facing felony criminal charges.
No one expects to be involved in an accident, especially one caused by another person’s negligence. When a person is injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own they may need to get more information about their legal options under personal injury law. This can help victims review the circumstances surrounding the accident, including the police report and witness statements. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
Most drivers will probably be involved in an accident at least once in their lives. Most of these accidents are minor fender benders, but occasionally a serious accident occurs. Those who are injured in an accident may have the legal right to hold the negligent driver responsible for their mistake.