Taj Kahn, 58, of High Point was killed in an automobile accident on NC Highway 62 near Hopewell Church Road on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Five other people were injured, including Kahn’s son, Amjad Kahn, 31, who was airlifted to Baptist Hospital.
The wreck that resulted in Kahn’s unfortunate death and his son’s critical injuries occurred because another car failed to yield the right-of-way while making a left turn onto Hopewell Church Road, according to an article on digtriad.com. The collision overturned the 4 Runner SUV in which Kahn was riding.
Despite the fact that alcohol consumption is not suspected as a factor in the crash and everyone involved was wearing their seatbelts, more could have been done to prevent Kahn’s death and the other victims’ injuries.
Is it possible that another car was involved or there was an obstacle in the vehicle’s path? Or is it simply the unfortunate case that the driver who struck the Kahns was not paying attention or travelling too fast?
Another factor to consider is the condition of the vehicles involved in the collision. SUV’s are notoriously top-heavy and prone to overturn, but could the automobile have a defect that caused it to crash so violently? It might be that the car that struck the 4 Runner was suffering some malfunction.
The Kahn family is handling many concerns in addition to the grief they are surely feeling over the death of Taj Kahn. Doubtless, they are preoccupied with worries regarding Amjad Kahn’s injuries. Farthest from their minds is the probability that insurance companies are already investigating the accident.
A attorney could help the Kahn family level the playing field by gathering information and preserving important evidence. Photographs should be taken of the wrecked vehicles and the scene of the accident, and witnesses of the collision must be sought and interviewed. By retaining a lawyer to deal with the insurance company, the family can focus on recovering from this tragic event.