A Charlotte, North Carolina man, who was driving while impaired on an icy portion of Tyvola Road, caused a collision that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman. Police report that the 23-year-old man was driving while intoxicated in his Nissan Frontier truck when he lost control near the confluence of Interstate 77 and Tyvola Road, ultimately striking a tree. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other occupants of the truck were transported to Carolina’s Medical Center.
The man was found to have been drinking, and therefore is facing criminal charges. However, he will likely face civil charges as a result of the accident as well. If a person is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or mistake, they may be entitled to monetary compensation. North Carolina Courts may award injured plaintiffs medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Also, Courts may also order the liable party to pay for the victim’s loss of companionship, or loss of enjoyment of life (loss of consortium). In some cases, Courts may even award Punitive Damages, or punishment damages for willful, wanton, or reckless conduct. Costs concerning medical bills, or property damages may be easily ascertained; however, other damages can be difficult to quantify.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP to speak with a trained and experienced attorney equipped to handle personal injury claims on behalf of injured parties. Contact us for a confidential consultation so we can begin to assist you with your claim and make sure the responsible party is accountable for all of the damages.
You can reach our Charlotte, NC office at 704-499-9000 if you have been injured in North Carolina, and our Fort Mill, South Carolina office at 803-548-4444 if you have been injured in South Carolina.