On April 9, 2020, a seven year old child in New Bern, NC was struck by a car and died from his injuries. Here is a link to the latest article: https://www.newbernsj.com/news/20200414/child-hit-by-car-thursday-dies
The accident report reflects that the young child was crossing the street when struck by the car, which was traveling at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit.
Because the child was only seven years old, there is a presumption under NC law that he was not negligent even though he was allegedly running across the street at the time of the car crash.
This is a case where the family should immediately retain a personal injury attorney who understands the law and knows how to pursue a Wrongful Death personal injury claim. Time is of the essence in wrongful death cases because evidence needs to be preserved so that experts can evaluate the case and arguments can be made to win the case.