As many Tennessee residents know, when a car accident occurs, it can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment, everything is fine but the next moment, an individual's life might be changed, sometimes forever. One such recent accident resulted in a man's death.
The accident occurred early in the morning in Wilson County in late August, according to the authorities. It happened at the intersection of Highway 109 and Burton Road. A sedan driven by 64-year-old man was killed when he was struck head-on by a minivan driven by a 24-year-old man.
According to the authorities, the driver of the minivan had rear-ended another vehicle before it crossed the double yellow line, striking the sedan. Although the driver of the third vehicle was not injured, the driver of the minivan suffered various injuries. He is facing a slew of charges, including reckless driving, failure to exercise due care as well as following too close.
When an individual is fatally wounded in a car accident in Tennessee, sometimes his or her loved ones make the decision to pursue a civil claim against the other driver if that driver is determined to be at fault for the crash. A successfully litigated wrongful death claim of this nature sometimes results in monetary restitution that can help the victim's family with costs often incurred as a result of the accident, such as hospital bills as well as burial costs. To begin this process, victims typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess their claims.
Source: wkrn.com, "Gallatin man killed in head-on collision", Aug. 29, 2015