Tragic Motorcycle Accident Leaves Driver Dead and a Juvenile in Custody
We tend to drive motorcycles because we love freedom, the feel, and the enjoyment of the ride. When we ride a motorcycle, we expect everyone to follow the same rules of the road we agree to when we put on the helmet and start up the bike. Tragedy follows close behind when the drivers are not adhering to those rules. Even worse when they have not received the proper license or training to be behind the wheel. At Brown Moore & Associates, our Charlotte motorcycle accident attorneys want to discuss a tragedy that occurred when someone who did not belong behind the wheel caused a terrible accident.
What Happened in This Charlotte Motorcycle Accident?
In September 2020, according to news reports, Reginald Page was riding his motorcycle when a Honda Civic pulled out of a parking lot and collided with Page. The motorcycle continued to travel but soon stopped and was quickly engulfed in flames. Page was taken to Atrium Health’s Carolina Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Honda Civic turned out to be a 15-year-old girl. She was not impaired, but unsurprisingly, she did not have a license to drive the vehicle. A Juvenile Arrest was made for the offense, and she was released to a guardian soon after.
Motorcycle Accidents are Tragic and Can Destroy Families with Untold Burdens
Motorcycle accidents cause significant injury because most motorcycles are struck by other vehicles: cars, trucks, etc. The vehicles’ speed and weight cause a greater impact and, unfortunately, more significant injury, if not a fatality. At Brown Moore & Associates, we want to help you with your recovery and get you back on your feet as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident and help you get past your injuries.
Victims who have experienced a motorcycle accident due to someone’s negligence typically deal with:
- Loss of cognitive skills
- Psychological issues caused by the injury
- Loss of time with family and loved ones
- Loss of mobility
- Emotional and physical trauma
The tragedy of a motorcycle accident can cause massive amounts of suffering and pain. Also, what compounds that problem is that the statute of limitations is three years for a motorcycle accident case in North Carolina (and two years if it resulted in a death). This time limit does not leave you much time for you to get the compensation you deserve. We want to start your investigation immediately to relieve you of the unexpected bills and burdens you face right now. We do not wish for a significant time to have elapsed.
Please Call Us For a Free Consultation on Your Case
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by someone’s negligent and careless actions in the Charlotte area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. We want you to receive compensation for:
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Loss of income from taking sick time
- Rehabilitation costs
- Punitive damages
- Pain and suffering