Wife Of Mail Carrier Files For Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The wife of a mail carrier, who died in a Fayetteville car accident on October 31, files for wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Robeson County Superior Court on March 13. The defendant is the wife of a Fayetteville city councilman.
The lawsuit also lists the woman’s church that she and her husband founded, Heal the Land Outreach Ministries, as a defendant. This is because if the woman was conducting church business when the crash occurred, then the church would also be liable. The woman claims she was running a personal errand at the time. The widow’s lawsuit is seeking at least $25,000 in damages, not including lawyer fees.
The goal of the lawsuit is not solely to recover compensation. Hitting a mail truck is a public safety concern and there have been many close calls in the past. It is hopeful that the lawsuit will get people to pay attention to the road.
According to the lawsuit, the mail carrier had stopped his truck just after noon on October 31 to deliver mail to homes on Morganton Road. The vehicle was parked in a travel lane by the side of the road. The vehicle’s amber lights were flashing to warn oncoming traffic.
The woman was traveling behind the mail truck at about 40 mph. She rear-ended the mail truck, with the impact causing it to flip onto its side. The mail carrier was crushed underneath and he died from his injuries.
The lawsuit accuses the woman of texting while driving. This is because the crash report shows that the woman was distracted when she caused the crash. However, it was not indicated what caused her to be distracted. Also, police reports are not always accurate. The woman and her lawyer deny that she was on her cell phone at the time of the crash.
The woman also faces a criminal charge of death by motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. The case has been delayed, but her next court date is May 9.
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After a loved one dies unexpectedly, your main goal is to move forward. While money cannot bring your deceased loved one back to life, it can help you pay for expenses so you can move on. If your loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence, the wrongful death attorneys at McAllister, Aldridge & Kreinbrink PLLC can help you obtain compensation from the negligent party. Let us assess your case today. Call us at (336) 882-4300 to schedule a consultation.