North Carolina Motor Vehicle Accident Kills 1, Injures 2

It is not uncommon for car crashes to occur in North Carolina and across the country. As such, it becomes extremely important for drivers -- especially those who are relatively inexperienced ones -- to follow all traffic rules and safety recommendations. Unfortunately, a recent motor vehicle accident seems to underscore the potential consequences of failing to do so.

The incident happened on a day in early July and involved a vehicle containing three people. Police say that the vehicle allegedly exited the roadway before striking a tree. Reports indicate that the vehicle came to a rest on its side.

One of the occupants of the vehicle, a 17-year-old rising senior, died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. The two other occupants, including the driver, suffered serious injuries. Though reports indicate that the accident remains under investigation, police claim that speed was a factor.

For most rising seniors, the summer before their last year of school involves planning for the future, including considering plans for after graduation. Unfortunately, a family in North Carolina is now planning their teenager's funeral as a result of this motor vehicle accident. On top of the grief an accident like this creates, many families are overwhelmed by the financial burdens they face as a result, including funeral expenses. As a result, some decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. An experienced attorney can help surviving family members fully understand their legal options, including helping them identify all parties who may hold responsibility in an accident such as this.