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Tennessee teenager dies in tragic car accident

A 17-year-old Tennessee girl recently lost her life in a car accident. She was riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old woman. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at the car accident scene. Another passenger in the vehicle, an 18-year-old man who was riding in the backseat, was extremely fortunate to survive the incident without injury.

The accident took place when the 18-year-old driver lost control of her car and drove into a telephone pole. After police arrived on scene, they arrested the young driver for various traffic offenses. She was charged with reckless driving and failing to yield with serious death/injury.

The driver was hurt in the crash as well, though reports indicate that her injuries were non-critical. She was transported to a hospital for treatment. All three of the teenagers riding in the car were students at the same high school.

The decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit is not only a personal one, but in many cases, it is also a financial one for surviving family members. Indeed, the expenses associated with the death of a loved one -- including funeral and burial costs and other end of life expenses -- can be significant, and families may not always have sufficient savings to afford them. If a Tennessee family who loses a loved one due to the negligence of another party in a car accident, a wrongful death lawsuit could be one way for them to seek recovery of monetary damages sustained.

Source: wmctv.com, Student killed in crash identified, driver charged, No author, Feb. 28, 2014

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