Hickory, NC (November 12, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Hickory claimed the life of an 85-year-old woman.
The accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. on November 7.
According to official reports, a 2019 Audi A5 was traveling northbound on North Carolina Highway 127. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a 2013 Ford Fusion near the intersection of 16th Avenue Northwest.
A passenger in the Ford, identified as 85-year-old Lona Madeline Stafford, was severely injured. She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, where she passed away from her injuries.
The Hickory Police Department is investigating.
Our condolences go out to the family of Lona Madeline Stafford.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car crashes are the cause of tens of thousands of deaths across the United States each year. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you may be entitled to certain damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. These damages can help provide financial support and compensation for the loss you have suffered. While each case is unique, there are common types of damages that may be awarded in a wrongful death claim.
One common type of damage is the loss of financial support. This includes the income that your loved one would have earned over their lifetime. It takes into account factors such as their age, occupation, and earning potential. The court will consider these factors when determining the amount of compensation to award.
Another type of damage is the loss of companionship and emotional support. Losing a loved one has both practical and emotional consequences, and this can be taken into account when calculating damages. The court will consider factors such as your relationship with the deceased and any dependents who relied on them for emotional support.
Additionally, medical expenses related to the accident may also be included in your wrongful death claim. If your loved one received medical treatment before passing away, these costs can add up quickly. Including them in your claim can help ease some of the financial burden associated with their care. To provide yourself with the best chance of maximizing the compensation you recover for these and other damages, you need to seek a legal representation from a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
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