News Channel 3 in Northeastern North Carolina and Hampton Virginia that a motorcycle rider and his son were injured when a motorcycle struck a bus. North Carolina state police say the motorcycle operator was too drunk to drive.
Negligence per se is a legal doctrine that says a defendant is liable for negligence by virtue of having violated a statute. There are four elements to showing “negligence per se.”
There are practical benefits of a negligence per se. Often, the criminal case is tried before the civil case because criminal defendants have a right to a speedy trial. In the criminal case the prosecution can investigate the case with the help of the police. This means the state does a lot of the initial work. The criminal conviction often means the plaintiff just has to show the four conditions are met to win the civil case.
Anyone who has been in an accident because of the wrongful conduct of another and who has received injuries, needs to have legal help. Contact Virginia and North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Joe Miller online or 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way.