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What Can I Do If I Was Hurt in a Car Crash Because the Other Driver Was Speeding?

Brandon Evans   |  September 1, 2017   |  

What should car crash victims do if they are injured in a wreck that happened because the other driver was speeding?

Recently, a driver in Wilson, North Carolina was arrested on speeding charges after a collision involving his sports car and a minivan carrying a family from Virginia Beach. Per The Wilson Times, the accident took place on Raleigh Road Parkway. The Virginia Beach family was riding in a Dodge Caravan and the other driver was in a Dodge Challenger.

After the Challenger struck the Caravan, the minivan overturned, trapping the family inside. There were three people in the Caravan, a 51-year-old driver, his wife and their son. The 51-year-old driver and his son sustained minor injuries in the wreck, while the wife suffered serious injuries.

Following an investigation, the Wilson Police Department determined that the driver of the Challenger was speeding to the point that it led to the “careless and reckless” driving that caused the crash. He is facing several charges, including careless and reckless driving, speeding and felony assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury.

Can I Hold the Driver Who Hit Me Accountable for Speeding?

If you or a loved one was the victim of a car accident where the other driver was speeding, you need to talk to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Even if the other driver was arrested and facing charges for the incident, you may be able to file a claim and recover financial help for hospital bills, lost wages (if the injury causes you to miss work) and rehabilitation expenses.

The Raleigh personal injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been successfully fighting for justice for injury victims and their families throughout North Carolina for years.