Wilmington Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Attorneys

blog home Car Accidents Woman Ejected from Towed Boat in North Carolina Car Accident

Woman Ejected from Towed Boat in North Carolina Car Accident

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted July 15, 2015

A double-tragedy took place recently in North Carolina. A car accident resulted in the loss of one life. In the aftermath of that accident, another death occurred.

The first incident happened on a recent Tuesday when a pickup truck towing a ski boat was traveling through a local golf community. The pickup was being driven by a 29-year-old male. Apparently, the ski boat he was towing was also carrying several occupants at the time.

According to reports, as the vehicle was moving along, the boat trailer bounced. A 20-year-old woman who was sitting in the boat at the time was suddenly ejected from the craft and run over after hitting the road. Sadly, she did not survive. Troopers stated that the man driving the pickup truck came to a stop but then fled the scene of the accident. Police went to the man’s place of residence two days later in order to place him under arrest for DWI and hit and run, but he shot and killed himself upon their arrival.

In the state of North Carolina, when the operator of a motor vehicle acts with negligence or commits wrongful actions that result in injury to others, he or she may be held liable for damages. In cases where fatal injuries have occurred, immediate family members of a decedent are able to file a legal claim on behalf of their loved one. Further, if the person deemed at-fault in a car accident also becomes deceased, a lawsuit can be filed against his or her estate. Funeral expenses and other costs related to an accident can bring sudden and undue financial stress upon a grieving family; this can be alleviated through a compensatory award that would be issued by the court in a successfully litigated case.

Source: wral.com, “NC motorist found dead after towed boat accident kills woman“, July 9, 2015

Related Articles:

Posted in: Car Accidents

“They worked hard for me after I was involved in an auto accident. I appreciate their efforts and making me feel like family.”

ReviewerFive Stars

-Becky, posted at Google Review

When it Really Matters When it Really Matters

Contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C.

Working with our firm means your needs will be met and your questions answered by someone who knows your name and the details of your case — every time you call.

Contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C., at (910) 772-9960 or (866) 772-9960 toll free for a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments upon request. Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available. We also offer Spanish interpretation and translation services.

Rhine Law Firm, P.C.

1612 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28403
Toll Free: (866) 772-9960
Phone: (910) 772-9960
Fax: (910) 772-9062

Rhine Law Firm

Connect With Us

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rhine Law Firm, P.C. represents clients statewide. We Regularly Meet With Clients After 5 P.M. And On Weekends

*Disclaimer: This is an advertisement by Rhine Law Firm, P.C., 1612 Military Cutoff Rd., Suite 300, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403. The Rhine Law Firm, P.C., is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina and does not seek to practice in any other state or jurisdiction. To the extent that you reside in a state other than North Carolina, the Rhine Law Firm, P.C., may associate counsel licensed to practice law in that jurisdiction if necessary to comply with any and all rules of professional conduct.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. This advertisement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, either express or implied. Prior outcomes do not guarantee any future results. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Do not rely on this advertisement in making any medical decision. Please call your physician before making any medical decision, including altering your use of any drug or treatment.

© 2020 Rhine Law Firm, P.C. - All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Blog Sitemap | Website Design and Legal Internet Marketing by SLS Consulting

Contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C.

During a free consultation, we will look at the important aspects of your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options clearly. Our attorneys also remain available to our clients via phone, email and other means, ultimately focused on doing what is truly in their best interests.

Free Consultation Form