Her fiancee was killed. We have since done some investigation and discovered some seriously dangerous road conditions there and found out that there have been many accidents there and his is the 3rd fatality. We want to take action to have a guardrail or other safety measure put in place. To help our plea, we wanted to obtain those previous accident records. I believe they are public record but don't know how to obtain them. Can you give me some advice?
I am sorry your family has experienced this terrible accident and admire your advocacy.
An attorney handling any claims for your daughter or her fiance's estate would likely help.
The custodian of the records (including accident reports) may have a form for you to make an open records request and under the circstances they may help you. You could also seek help from a local elected official who represents that area.
Take a look at http://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statute... for information about open records requests.
I agree with the others who have answered this question. If you have not done so already, you should contact counsel in North Carolina immediately as he or she would best be in a position to obtain the records regarding the existence of dangerous road conditions. I wish you the best in obtaining a resolution to this horrible situation.
I am very sorry for your loss and I hope your daughter recovers quickly. As many of the other lawyers have indicated, you need a lawyer in North Carolina. If you do not have a lawyer yet I suggest you contact Allen Broughton at 404-842-7700. Allen is a great lawyer and is licensed both in Georgia and North Carolina.
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