Unfortunately, car accidents are a common event in Tennessee and throughout the United States. When the results of a car accident are fatal, emotions can become overwhelming. Most residents of Tennessee are aware that when the negligent acts of one motorist lead to the death of another, the law provides avenues of recourse for the surviving families of the deceased victims.
A motorcyclist was struck and killed in a fatal car accident on Highway 18 recently. It is unknown what caused the collision. However, the two motorists collided head on with each other. Allegedly, the car driver ran right into the motorcycle, and the tragic consequences were severe.
The car burst into flames after it went down a hill. The driver's injuries were unspecified. After being struck, the motorcycle veered off the highway and flipped over. Whether the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene or at a hospital was not indicated.
As the police continue to investigate the fatal car accident, the family is still left with the devastating effects of losing a loved one. If the evidence suggests negligence on the part of the car driver, a wrongful death claim may be an appropriate remedy in a Tennessee civil court. For many, a successful claim is viewed as accomplishing some sense of justice on behalf of a lost loved one and may also help recover the financial damages that inevitably result from these types of tragedies. Once negligence is established to the satisfaction of the court, it will adjudicate demands for reimbursement of financial damages sustained.
Source: wbbjtv.com, "Hardeman County Crash Kills One," June 16, 2013