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According to, 85 year-old Marjorie Griffin of Beaufort County, NC died on March 23, 2009. After slowing down to turn into her home’s driveway she was hit from behind by Judith Kiricoples of Bath, NC. Kiricoples who was driving an SUV was taken to the hospital but sustained no major injuries. The report does not state what injuries caused Griffin’s death. Troopers stated that charges are pending in this accident.

In similar accidents, where a death is not the result, a spinal injury is a common result. The jarring motion of being hit from behind can do permanent damage to the body. Bodily injury of this type can affect a victim’s entire life from the ability to earn wages to enjoying everyday life. If you have been injured in a car accident and need the help of a lawyer, please contact our office. Our injury law firm maintains a NE NC office in Elizabeth City, and our main law office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Four of our law firm’s injury lawyers are licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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