The residents of Cary, North Carolina, should take note that in 2015, for the first time since 1965, the number of fatalities on the roadways across the country rose over the number of fatalities in the previous year. Specifically, the 35,092 deaths in 2015 marked a 7.2 percent increase over the number of deaths in 2014.
A woman from the Raleigh area now faces criminal charges in connection with her role in a fatal accident that happened in the area a couple of weeks ago. The woman was also herself significantly injured as a result of the accident and had to be taken to the hospital.
No resident of the Raleigh metro area ever wants to get a call or a knock at the door in the middle of the night from the police when the news is that a loved one has died in a car accident. For one, no amount of money can ever bring a loved one back from the grave. For two, despite not wanting to even think about it at the time of loss, a person's death will inevitably have financial consequences for the grieving family.
Five people died and several others suffered significant injuries in a recent accident in Fayetteville, a town about an hour away from Cary, North Carolina. Most of the victims were younger, and one was a mom of several children.
A driver has been charged with texting while driving after a serious accident in Wake County, North Carolina, left a woman dead and the woman's teenage daughter seriously injured. Additional allegations may be filed against the driver at a later time. The victims were from Wake County, which most know includes both Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina.
The loss of a loved one because of a car accident caused by a negligent driver is always hard on a North Carolina family. In particular, a victim's surviving spouse may spend a lifetime recovering from the emotional trauma of losing his or her soul mate to an accident that was preventable.
North Carolina residents are probably already well aware that distracted driving can be deadly. For example, a negligent driver could end up steering his or her vehicle either off the road or in to another car causing a fatal accident. Distracted driving accidents involving commercial vehicles can be especially disastrous, as these vehicles may transport lots of passengers at once or haul heavy cargo, meaning that the possible if a serious injury or fatality increases when one of these vehicles gets involved in an accident.
Nothing is more difficult in life than experiencing the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, many individuals have to face this reality. At a time when they might be struggling to cope with the emotional trauma to which they have been subjected, these individuals might also be forced to deal with very real financial difficulties. Medical and funeral expenses can leave a surviving family burdened with debt, and the loss of a family's wage-earner could make it tough to pay other bills and keep food on the table.
Car accidents can affect anyone, including the young and the old. Tragically, far too often a negligent driver causes a wreck that leaves a young child deceased. This can be heartbreaking for a surviving family, and the emotional toll can almost be too much to handle. However, once the family is ready and able to consider their legal options, they may be stumped as to how to show the financial value of their loss. While surviving families of deceased adults can turn to lost wages to calculate a portion of their damages, this cannot be done with children.
On a daily basis, very little thought is given to how close pedestrians move in the midst of swiftly passing traffic. The difference can be mere inches. Though North Carolina is populated with responsible and careful drivers who are well aware of pedestrians and the protection the driving practices needed to keep them safe, there is still a significant part of the population that drives recklessly around these vulnerable citizens. As can be seen by a recent case in North Carolina, when this happens the results can be deadly.