Anyone in North Carolina can fall victim to the negligent driving of another motorist. Although most motor vehicle accidents are preventable, many drivers travel at excessive speeds with no regard to other road users. This appears to have been the case in a recent crash that sent two people to the hospital.
According to an incident report, the accident occurred at around 5 p.m. on US-1 in Wake County. Reportedly, a deputy saw a speeding vehicle and tried to get the driver to pull over. That was unsuccessful, but the officer decided against engaging in pursuit due to the traffic volumes at the time. However, that driver soon lost control of his car, which was suspected of exceeding 100 mph, and smashed into another car.
The drivers of both vehicles suffered injuries, and they were transported to a hospital. Authorities say a third vehicle was involved, and although it was damaged, none of its occupants was injured. The alleged speeding driver might face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents that result from the negligence of others are typically entitled to seek financial relief through the North Carolina civil justice system. Navigating such a lawsuit could be challenging, and an experienced personal injury attorney might be best equipped to handle it. The lawyer can establish negligence on the part of the defendant, which is the basis for civil lawsuits. Furthermore, he or she can assist with the gathering of medical bills and other documented proof of damages to present to the court for adjudication in a monetary judgment is entered.