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Family has wrongful death claim re Tennessee accident

Victims of motor vehicle collisions typically have their lives turned upside down, often leaving them with physical injuries and emotional damage. For those involved in head-on car accidents, the results can be even more devastating. Whether personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one is the result, the victims or their surviving family members may have legal recourse. Tennessee accident victims can seek the guidance from an attorney as they move forward in this process.

A recent automobile accident occurred early in the morning and involved two vehicles. A 21-year-old driver crossed over into the opposing lanes of traffic on State Highway 444. She then collided with an oncoming car operated by a 62-year-old woman, in spite of the older woman's effort to move out of the way.

Tennessee 2-car accident causes possible wrongful death

Lawyers in the field of personal injury or wrongful death have experience in handling a variety of cases involving different victims. Those who have been injured or the family members of someone who lost their life in a motor vehicle collision in Tennessee may have the right to take action. One recent car accident cost two people their lives and has left their families grieving.

The automobile crash occurred early one Saturday morning. A 21-year-old was traveling along the eastbound lanes before her vehicle crossed over into opposing traffic. A 62-year-old woman attempted to pull off onto the road's shoulder to avoid colliding with this car, but she was unable to get out of the way. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing a serious impact.

Tennessee accident results in possible wrongful death of 2

Fatal motor vehicle collisions often leave family members grieving the loss of their loved ones. In the midst of this pain, these family members may have the right to take action on behalf of the victim killed during the course of the car accident. For Tennessee families, filing civil claims for the wrongful death of a loved one can provide a sense of comfort as they confront this difficult time.

One recent automobile accident occurred when a driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed through the median and ended up in the lanes of oncoming traffic. The impact of the collision with the median sent the vehicle into the air, before it landed on the roof of another car. The first vehicle then fell into the middle lane and then collided with two other vehicles.

Tennessee motorcycle accident results in possible wrongful death

Victims who lose their lives during the course of a motor vehicle collision are unable to take any action. Their families, however, have the right to file civil claims on their behalf in an effort to hold the other party responsible or receive possible compensation for medical and end-of-life expenses that may have been a result. If one's family member was killed in a Tennessee car accident, seeking the assistance from a lawyer can help them work through the process of taking action.

One recent crash occurred, involving an automobile and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was traveling along a roadway heading south, when a car attempted to turn into a bank and t-boned the motorcycle. The impact of the collision was devastating. Officials pronounced the 38-year-old man who had been driving the motorcycle dead on scene, as he was unable to overcome the injuries that he had suffered.

Tennessee car accident leaves 1 dead, another hurt

A variety of factors can lead to a motor vehicle collision, including weather, impairment from alcohol or drugs, distracted driving and excessive speed. Victims who are injured in a car accident in which negligence played a causal role have the right to file a personal injury case. The family of individuals who lose their lives in a car crash have the right to file a wrongful death case. Lawyers with experience in handling automobile collisions in Tennessee can help these victims and their families as they work through the legal process.

A single vehicle collision occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Monday morning. Two occupants were in the vehicle as it traveled along Browns Church Road in Madison County. One of the occupants was a woman in her 20s; she was unable to survive injuries suffered in the crash. The second occupant, a man who is also in his 20s, suffered serious injuries and is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital. Severe weather at the time of the accident prevented a transfer to another area hospital. 

Injured workers in Tennessee may be eligible for workers' comp

Victims of personal injury in the workplace may desire to file claims. Injured workers in this situation can obtain assistance from a Tennessee lawyer with experience in workers' compensation, who could help them through the process. Regardless of one's occupation, compensation for the medical expenses resulting from a workplace injury may be possible for the victim.

Those employed by the local, state or federal government may find themselves in a position where they have suffered an injury or illness and need to determine their course of action. Many times, public servants, such as police officers and firefighters, can be at a greater risk for sustaining injury while on the job. It is for this reason that it is especially important that they understand the actions available to them.

Injury and death result in possible claims for Tennessee families

A motor vehicle collision that occurred late last year has left several families still grieving the losses of their loved ones. The impact of the crash cost a number of children their lives, while the driver continues to face the consequences. The family members of those who were killed and injured during the course of this Tennessee car accident have the right to file civil claims for wrongful death and personal injury on their behalves.

The accident involved a school bus carrying 37 students. The students were going home after the end of the school day, before the bus traveled off of the roadway and struck a tree. According to reports, the bus was moving at a rate of 50-53 miles per hour in an area with a speed limit of 30 mph.

Tennessee pedestrian accident results in possible wrongful death

Victims of automobile crashes typically have the right to file claims for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. These claims, if successfully litigated, can result in financial compensation for the victims. Those involved in Tennessee car accidents can reach out to lawyers experienced in handling personal injury or wrongful death claims for guidance and assistance.

One recent motor vehicle accident occurred late on a Wednesday evening. A man was walking along a city street, when a silver Mustang is said to have struck the pedestrian. Witnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle stopped for a moment after the collision, and then proceeded to speed off.

Fatal job site injury leads to fines for Nissan plant in Tennesse

When an employee dies on the job unexpectedly, the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts an investigation into the incident. If the agency determines that the employer violated safety rules, citations and fines could be ordered. TOSHA recently cited and fined a Nissan plant here in the state in connection with a fatal job site injury that took place in Nov. 2016.

The 46-year-old employee in question was checking repairs done to a conveyor belt prior to the accident. It was at this time that the machine's 1,275-pound counterweight struck the man, which TOSHA says was not properly secured because the metal mesh used to do so was removed during the repair process and not replaced. The agency reports that if the mesh had been in place, the weight would not have struck the man. Instead, he ultimately died from a crushing blow to the head.

Distracted driving cause of car accidents in Tennessee

Any number of factors may lead to automobile crashes, leaving those involved facing damages, injuries or even death. Officials in Tennessee are working to prevent a greater number of car accidents resulting from distracted driving. Victims of these motor vehicle collisions may have the right to file personal injury claims through the civil justice system.

Texting while driving is one major cause of car accidents throughout Tennessee and the rest of the United States. While it takes merely a few seconds for someone to read and reply to a text message, those seconds can be crucial when a motor vehicle is traveling at high rates of speed along the roadway. This is simply one form of distracted driving that has caused thousands of accidents over the course of the last few years.

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