If a loved one is seriously injured in a car accident, a range of thoughts may flood a person's mind, including questions about how such a catastrophic situation could have happened. Amid the grief, the family members of the critically injured individual may feel enraged at the person who they believe caused the crash. The injured victim has the right to seek reimbursement for monetary damages associated with the car accident in this situation, and the surviving family may do so in those circumstances where a victim ultimately does not survive.
A single-car wreck happened on U.S. Highway 79 in Tennessee. The incident occurred when a 19-year-old man was driving a vehicle south, and the vehicle crossed the street. It went off the shoulder on the left side of the road and hit a guardrail before landing in the street again, according to authorities.
The driver and his 14-year-old sister were injured in the crash. In addition, another passenger, who was 21 years old, suffered serious injuries. All three were taken to the hospital, but police said that it is highly likely that at least one of the victims may end up dying as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.
The 21-year-old woman can rightfully file a suit against the driver if the evidence suggests that the driver behaved negligently or recklessly in causing the car accident. Even if the driver ends up dying in the wreck, she may still sue his estate any anyone else who owned the vehicle that he was driving. A civil court in Tennessee will decide claims for monetary damages if liability is established based on competent proof, and any amount ordered by the court can help to cover expenses such as medical costs and other financial damages recognized under our laws.
Source: theleafchronicle.com,Three hurt in wreck on U.S. 79 in Dover, Mark Hicks, Dec. 31, 2013