Drunk and distracted driver car accidents get a lot of attention in the media, but sometimes a car accident is just that--an accident. Even though it's often difficult to find someone to blame for these kinds of car wrecks, it doesn't necessarily mean victims have no recourse. A crash scene investigator might be able to uncover a series of events or even detect the presence of defective automotive parts that might have led to the motor vehicle accident. If this is the case, victims may be able to pursue damages or compensation.
A recent two-car accident in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina sent four people to the hospital, one with critical injuries. A subsequent crash scene investigation combined with witness accounts seems to indicate that neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in the accident. Officials have not released any additional information, and it's too early to say what may have caused the car wreck.
According to a sergeant with the Kill Devil Hills police department, the preliminary investigation indicates a Ford truck owned by the city of Kill Devil Hills and driven by 43-year-old employee crashed into the right front passenger side of a Honda as the car was trying to make a left turn. A female passenger suffered severe injuries and had to be cut from the car. She was flown by MedLift to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The driver of the Ford and two other occupants of the Honda were taken by ambulance to Outer Banks Hospital for treatment.
If a deeper investigation reveals that one of the drivers or faulty parts caused the accident, one of more of the injured parties could have legal recourse to seek compensation. An attorney can provide valuable advice and guidance on how such a lawsuit would proceed.
Source: WAVY.com, "Crews cut roof from car to rescue crash victim" Catherine Rogers, Jun. 20, 2014