Under North Carolina civil law, when a person dies due to another's negligence, the survivors of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim against them seeking damages.
In 2009, there were 8 million motorcycles on roads in the U.S., and in 2012, that number rose to 8.5 million. Although motorcyclists get to enjoy many benefits that come with the form of transportation, there are multiple risks associated with driving a motorcycle that residents of North Carolina should keep in mind while on the roadways.
According to law enforcement authorities, a 26-year-old North Carolina man is facing charges following a motor vehicle collision in which his friend died. The accident reportedly occurred on Feb. 6 just after 3 p.m. between Ayden and Grifton.
North Carolina drivers should be aware of a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which points to distracted driving as the second-highest cause of preventable car accidents in the nation, overshadowed only by impaired or drunk driving. According to the report, about nine people are killed and 1,153 injured on a daily basis in accidents caused by distracted drivers. The report includes texting and cellphone use, eating while driving and even reading behind the wheel.