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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.

Tennessee accident results in possible wrongful death

Motor vehicle collisions typically result in property damage, injuries and sometimes even the death of a loved one. In the wake of a car accident, victims -- including the surviving families of deceased victims --  may have the right to file civil claims for financial relief. In Tennessee, lawyers can assist those seeking to take action for their personal injuries and/or the wrongful death of a family member.

A recent collision involved a 44-year-old pedestrian and a motor vehicle. The man had been crossing the street as a car was traveling along the roadway. The 30-year-old driver swerved in an attempt to avoid the pedestrian, but her car still struck the man. The crash caused him serious injuries. Though transported to a nearby hospital, he succumbed to the injuries that he suffered.

Family members can take action for wrongful death in Tennessee

For victims of motor vehicle collisions who may wonder what action they can take following an accident, legal counsel can provide information and assistance through the process. Personal injury lawyers can guide those who may have suffered injury during the course of a car accident or help family members of a victim who lost his or her life with wrongful death claims. If one has been involved in a crash in Tennessee, there are professionals and resources available that can assist him or her in the litigation process.

One recent accident occurred when an automobile traveled off the side of a roadway as the driver failed to negotiate the curve. The motor vehicle passed through a ditch before striking several trees and coming to a stop. The impact of the collision had serious consequences for the three occupants of the vehicle. 

In the case of wrongful death, Tennessee families can take action

Car accidents can leave those involved facing pain and suffering unexpectedly. Victims of motor vehicle collisions in Tennessee have the right to take action for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. Those interested in litigation can seek the assistance of a legal professional in this field. Personal injury lawyers can provide guidance for victims working through the civil claims process.

A recent car crash involving two vehicles occurred on a Saturday afternoon. One automobile was traveling along southbound lanes of traffic when a northbound vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the car head-on. The impact of the crash caused a great deal of damage to both vehicles, leaving several injured and killing three.

Injured workers in Tennessee have the right to compensation

Various safety precautions are put in place in order to prevent injuries at businesses. In the event that precautions are not monitored or adequate safety guards are not in place, injury may result. Employees in Tennessee and elsewhere who suffer personal injury at the workplace may have the right to file workers' compensation claims. Lawyers in the workers' compensation field can assist injured workers throughout this process.

Reportedly, one company recently had two incidents, which resulted in injury to a couple of workers. In the first case, a worker was operating the machinery for which he was responsible when his hand was smashed by one of its moving parts. Officials report that the safety interlock failed to function properly due to damage and therefore disabled the safety precaution.

Tennessee accident may have resulted in wrongful death

Victims of motor vehicle collisions have the right to file civil claims for their injury or the death of a family member. In the wake of a car accident, these victims may want to seek out the assistance of a lawyer with experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. This legal professional can provide guidance throughout the process for those involved in Tennessee accidents.

One recent such car crash occurred late morning on a Monday. This fatal collision involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. The car was traveling along the roadway before it drifted away out of its lane and onto the side of the road. It was at this point that this vehicle allegedly collided with a pedestrian who had been walking along the roadway.

3 killed, child suffers personal injury in Tennessee car accident

Many think of motor vehicle collisions involving solely those old enough to drive. However, children are often innocent passengers in Tennessee car accidents, resulting in injury or even death. One recent crash involved two vehicles, leaving several dead and one child suffering personal injury. The family members of the deceased victims and the parents or guardians of the injured child may be entitled to file claims for financial relief through the civil justice system.

A 59-year-old man was traveling along the roadway on a Wednesday night headed westward. As his vehicle was moving, the driver crossed over the centerline separating opposing traffic. This SUV soon collided with another vehicle head-on, sending the two cars spinning until they came to a stop facing the opposite direction. 

Drunk driving cause of Tennessee accident leaving 3 injured

The holiday seasons typically bring family and friends together to celebrate. Unfortunately, they are also a time when there is an increase in accidents involving drinking and driving. Tennessee victims of collisions caused by driver impairment can file civil claims for their personal injury. One recent car accident resulted in the injury of three people and was reportedly caused by drunk driving. 

Late on a Thursday night, one man was heading home when he saw a truck swerving through the lanes of the roadway. The truck soon traveled into the lanes of opposing traffic. After the driver of one vehicle successfully avoided it, the truck slammed into a second car.

Tennessee hit-and-run results in possible wrongful death

With restaurants, shopping centers and other attractions nearby, the number of pedestrians tends to be much greater in urban areas and large cities. Choosing to get around town without using a motor vehicle can ease some of the traffic on the roadways. However, this mode of transportation also necessitates that both drivers and pedestrians remain cognizant of their surroundings. A recent Tennessee hit-and-run car accident resulting in possible wrongful death reminds motorists of this fact. 

The collision occurred early one Sunday morning when a woman crossing the street was struck by a motor vehicle. The impact of the crash proved to be fatal, as she was unable to overcome the injury that it caused. The driver allegedly responsible fled the scene of the accident before authorities arrived. Fortunately, officials were able to develop a description of the vehicle through pieces that remained at the scene and a witness statement. 

Tennessee tractor-trailer accident results in fatality

A family is heartbroken following a motor vehicle collision that cost one man his life and critically injured another. The fatal car accident occurred early one Sunday afternoon and involved two vehicles. Victims of other accidents in Tennessee can obtain guidance from legal professionals as they consider taking action against the party or parties deemed responsible.

An automobile occupied by a 69-year-old man and his wife was traveling west along the interstate prior to the crash. A tractor-trailer driven by a 57-year-old man was moving in the opposite direction and crossed over the median dividing traffic, slamming into the couple's vehicle. The impact killed the husband at the scene of the crash, while his wife was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries. She has since undergone several surgeries in her recovery.

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