Three people were treated for injuries, and a fourth was taken to the hospital after a north Charlotte collision. Police report that a driver ran through a red light just after 1:00 a.m., on the intersection of North Graham and West 28th street. Additionally, a fence was damaged as a result of the accident. All four people who were injured are expected to recover, and no charges have been filed at this time.
Negligence is defined as the failure of one to act as a reasonable person under the circumstances. The elements of negligence include a recognized duty (typically a statutory duty under North Carolina Common Law) to a foreseeable plaintiff, breach of that duty, causation (legal and actual), and the act or omission must result in damages.
One who is injured by the negligence of another is entitled to recover damages for both bodily injury and property damage.
In order to prove negligence, the plaintiff (or person who was harmed by the actions of a defendant) must also prove that the negligence caused the plaintiff’s losses.
In a car accident, if duty, breach, causation, and damages are proven, the injured victim may recover for his or her damages.