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Harsher charges possible in Tennessee wrongful death accident

In the state of Tennessee, those convicted of driving under the influence are now going to be facing harsher penalties. New laws that have recently gone into effect hope to decrease the number of car accidents and wrongful death resulting from people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For one Tennessee woman, these new laws seem to have come a little too late.

A man drove his motorcycle to work on a morning seemingly like all the rest. When his fiancé did not hear from him when he arrived, she knew something had to be up. Tragically, the young man had been involved in a head-on car accident as he traveled along the roadway.

Tennessee truck accidents leave families grieving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking for information from any witnesses of an early morning crash as they continue their investigation. This one of Tennessee's fatal truck accidents occurred around five in the morning near the ramp of an interstate. The collision has been labeled a hit-and-run as officials search for the party allegedly responsible.

A 44-year-old man was driving his motorcycle along the roadway before the accident occurred. Another vehicle, reported to be a large truck or tractor-trailer, is said to have crossed over a state road into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the collision but lost control as he swerved out of the way.

Woman injured in Tennessee car accident can file claims

Hit-and-run motor vehicle collisions can necessitate ongoing investigations as authorities attempt to find the party responsible and then determine any possible causes leading to a crash. In one recent Tennessee car accident, officials were able to quickly locate the driver allegedly responsible for a hit-and-run crash late one Friday night. The victim involved in this collision may have the right to take action for damages and injury resulting from the impact.

After getting off of the interstate, the SUV crashed into the back of another vehicle, but continued along the roadway without stopping. The driver of the SUV traveled further down the street before losing control at an intersection and colliding with a utility pole. The accident occurred sometime around 11:30 p.m.

Family members can file claims after fatal Tennessee car wrecks

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision is typically traumatic. The effects tend to last for months or years, while the memories may last even longer. Those families affected by fatal car wrecks in Tennessee can attest to this fact. In the midst of their grief, though, it may comfort surviving family members to know that they may have the right to take action in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Recently, an automobile carrying two occupants was traveling along a roadway when a crash occurred. Allegedly under the influence, the 28-year-old driving the car slammed into a utility pole, causing him to lose control and sending the vehicle careening into a nearby house. The driver, as well as the 24-year-old passenger, fled the site of the accident.

Families can take action after fatal Tennessee truck accidents

One short stretch along a Tennessee interstate has been the site of five fatal motor vehicle collisions caused by wrong-way drivers since March of 2013. Many of these accidents involved tractor trailer trucks. The most recent of these truck accidents has left families grieving for the loss of their loved ones. The family members of the victim killed in this crash may have the right to take action on his behalf.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m. A 21-year-old man was driving along the interstate before he crossed into the lanes of opposing traffic. It was at this point that his vehicle slammed into an oncoming tractor-trailer. The intense impact of the crash caused the hazardous materials on the big rig to ignite.

Tennessee car accident results in possible wrongful death

A motor vehicle collision can occur anywhere and at any point in time. Those who have been involved in a car accident, or lost a loved one in a crash, know this all too well. One such collision recently occurred in Tennessee and resulted in the possible wrongful death of one girl. Her family has the right to take action on her behalf to give them a sense of comfort.

The 29-year-old woman had been driving around on her scooter one Sunday night before she was hit from behind by a pickup truck. After this initial impact, the victim was struck by another automobile. Her bike was stuck under the truck and dragged a quarter of a mile from the site of the accident. The driver fled the scene.

Seeking justice on behalf of a loved one in a Tennessee accident

It is devastating to learn that a loved one has been killed in a car crash caused by another motorist's negligence. In such situations, feelings of anger and frustration often accompany grief. In Tennessee, and all other states, an immediate family member may act on behalf of a fatal accident victim to seek monetary judgment against a driver deemed responsible for a victim's death.

Our experienced team of attorneys has secured tens of millions of dollars on the behalves of wrongful death claimants in court. Although no amount of compensation can replace the loss of a human life, it is often helpful to families facing financial debt in the aftermaths of collisions. Many are faced with funeral expenses, medical bills and other costs they are completely unprepared to meet.

Worker considers legal action after suffering job site injury

When a woman arrived at an out-of-state construction site to pick up her boyfriend, her plan had been to pick him up for lunch. The boyfriend, a construction worker, was helping to build a new genetics center. However, she was unaware that he had suffered a job site injury until she noticed an ambulance and had not caught sight of him. Tennessee workers who suffer an injury at work are entitled to workers' compensation.

The accident took place in early June. The man had been working with another worker to connect rigging when a strap that was supporting a beam suddenly snapped, which caused the beam to collapse on the worker's leg. He was rushed to the emergency room to treat the catastrophic injury. Doctors would end up amputating the worker's leg roughly three inches above his knee.

Community mourns death of teen after fatal accident

A fatal car car accident recently occurred in Sullivan County that took the life of a teen, the authorities say. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently conducting its investigation into the accident that took the life of the 16-year-old female high school junior. The one-vehicle crash took place on a recent Monday afternoon around 4:40 p.m.

THP officers say that the vehicle in which the teen was riding as a front-seat passenger was headed south on U.S. Highway 11W. The driver, an 18-year-old male, says he saw road debris and swerved to avoid it. In so doing, the vehicle's two left tires left the road, leading to his overcorrection, the report said.

2 killed in car accident at recent festival in Tennessee

With summer nearly in full swing in Tennessee, temperatures are climbing. However, as the temperature goes up, gas prices continue to stay at historically low levels, which has led many Tennesseans to hit the roads in their vehicles to take road trips. With more and more vehicles on the roads this summer, the chances of being involved in a car accident increase substantially.

A recent car accident that occurred in McNairy County took the lives of a man and a woman. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon in June. The couple were at a festival and car show when, at around 1:48 p.m., a car suddenly crashed through the festival's barricade and struck them.

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