Hit and Run Claims Two Lives in North Carolina

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Two people were killed and one person was injured after an accident involving two vehicles, according to ABC 12. Three people were in a vehicle that veered off the road into a ditch, and flipped over in the ditch. All three people were ejected from the vehicle because they were not wearing seat belts. Police could not immediately determine who was driving.


car-accident-Charlotte-Monroe-Lake-Norman-Wrongful-Death-Attorney--300x200In their preliminary investigation, police believed that there might have been another vehicle directly involved in the crash. This second vehicle was not at the scene of the accident, but there was possible video footage, as well as eye-witness testimony, that showed another vehicle at the scene or involved in the accident in some way. The police were able to track down this second driver, seized the Dodge Challenger, and questioned its owner. This vehicle had a distinguishing feature that the police were looking into — a sticker decal. The investigation is ongoing and charges may be brought against the driver depending on the results.


Even though the law requires you to stop at the scene of an accident, not every driver does, as evidenced by the case above. In these instances, what are you supposed to do? If this other driver caused the crash, who is responsible for the damages that result? After being injured in a hit and run accident, it can be easy to get frustrated and angry that the other driver is not being held accountable and responsible for the damages that he or she may have caused.


If you have been in a hit and run accident in North Carolina, here are some steps you should take:


  • Call 911: Even if the other vehicle did not stop, you should call the police to make a report of the accident. Additionally, access the injuries to you or other passengers and call for medical assistance if necessary.
  • Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, make notes of anything you remember causing the accident, and look for potential witnesses and take down their information. This information can be vital in finding the other driver involved in the accident.
  • Call your insurance broker: Report the accident to your insurance provider to see what coverage is provided in hit and run incidents.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney: A personal injury attorney can be instrumental in recovering damages after an accident, even a hit and run accident. Even if the other driver is not found, a personal injury attorney can help you deal with insurance providers who might not be as excited to provide compensation for damages.


The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are here to help you following a hit and run accident. We know that accidents can result in steep medical bills and can leave you feeling hopeless. Our attorneys are dedicated to exploring every legal option available to you to recover compensation for damages caused by another driver’s negligence. Contact us today for a consultation, now taking cases throughout the Charlotte region with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville and our new location in Monroe, call us at 704-370-2828.






The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.







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