Over the weekend, Babe Thompson was hit by a driver and killed. The driver committed 'hit and run', but later turned himself in. Charges are being pressed.
In this situation, it appears that Mr. Thompson's estate has a wrongful death claim against the driver and his vehicle insurance policy.
When there is a wrongful death claim in North Carolina, there is a 2 year statute of limitations in which the claim can be brought in the courts.
See here for the article in the Winston-Salem Journal: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jul/25/wsmain01-winston-salem-police-arrest-man-in-wheelc-ar-1235998/
If you know someone involved in a wrongful death case or motor vehicle accident, including bicycles and boating accidents, contact Kirk Sanders, Attorney, at (336)724-4707. www.kirksanderslaw.com