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Failure to yield leaves 2 North Carolina motorcyclists dead


Another tragic, preventable motorcycle accident occurred recently in North Carolina, leaving two men dead. The two victims were riding their motorcycles when they were struck in an intersection by an SUV that had ran a stop sign. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other, his brother, was taken to the hospital where he later passed away. The 20-year-old driver of the SUV has since been charged with two misdemeanor counts of death by motor vehicle.

Though criminal charges may help take a dangerous driver off the road, it may not do enough to bring comfort to the victims' families. These surviving families might be left with extreme, debilitating emotional turmoil, knowing that they will never again see their loved one. Making matters worse, these families also often face a difficult financial future. Medical expenses and funeral costs can be overwhelming, and the deceased's lost wages can leave a family unable to pay all of its bills.

When such a situation arises, families might need professional help. An attorney may be able to provide assistance by helping a family bring a lawsuit against the negligent or inattentive driver who caused the fatal accident. A winning claim can bring a victim's family compensation for their financial and emotional losses, which might help it find the stability they need and deserve. Additionally, these lawsuits can help decrease motorcycle unawareness, making other motorcyclists safer on the roadways.

Going to trial over the death of a loved one can be difficult for surviving family members. Fortunately, though, an experienced attorney will know how to gather evidence, question witnesses, and assess the law in a way that will support a family's best interests. It is hoped that this help will allow a family to find the financial security it needs and deserves while allowing them to find justice and a sense of closure.

Source: WECT, "Two brothers killed in motorcycle crash, Bladen Co. man charged with deaths," Kaitlin Stansell, July 18, 2014

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