Tennessee residents who have been involved in a car accident can attest to the fact that an accident can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment, everything is okay, but in the very next moment, a life is changed, sometimes irrevocably. A recent car accident sent three individuals to the hospital.
The accident occurred in Jackson on a recent Monday around 7 p.m, according to officials. It involved two vehicles and occurred at the intersection of U.S. 45 South and a local roadway. According to those who witnessed the accident, it occurred when a vehicle collided with another vehicle that was turning in front of it.
The first car flipped over and rolled after it struck the car ahead of it. Two children who were passengers in the vehicle managed to escape, but the driver -- a woman of undisclosed age -- was stuck inside. Emergency responders eventually extricated her, and all three were rushed to a local medical center to be treated for their injuries.
When an individual in Tennessee is involved in a car accident and is seriously injured, he or she is sometimes faced with the prospect of paying for very expensive medical bills and, in some cases, rehabilitation therapy in order to return to prior levels of functioning and wellness. If criminal charges are formally filed and prosecutors secure a conviction on a charge related to the car accident, it might be offered as evidence of liability in a related personal injury claim. The conviction could help establish negligence on the part of the party sued, which is required to be proved before the court will consider any award of damages. Individuals who are involved in a car accident typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the validity of a proposed claim as well as gain advice and guidance throughout the claims process, which sometimes involves litigation in the civil justice system.
Source: jacksonsun.com, "2-vehicle accident at 45 South and Watlington Road", Maranda Faris, Sept. 14, 2015