A young boy died and others in his family suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash recently. Additionally, another woman was killed. The accident occurred in Winchester on a recent Thursday in December. When Tennessee families lose a loved one due to the negligence of another, they retain the right to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed responsible.
Police say the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m., close to 90 miles southeast of Nashville on Highway 41. The two parents as well as their 7-year-old twin sons were occupants of their minivan. When the vehicle came to a stop at a red light, a car driven by an 83-year-old woman that was traveling at a high rate of speed rear-ended the van.
The car collided with the van with such force that it apparently traveled completely through the intersection and then collided with oncoming traffic. One of the twins died at the accident scene while the other twin as well as his father suffered serious injuries that resulted in them being flown to a medical center located in Nashville. Police estimate the car was traveling around 90 mph at the time of impact. The car driver also perished in the collision.
Although a wrongful death claim can do little to ease a family's grief over losing a loved one so young, a successfully presented claim could still provide some relief from the financial burdens typically associated with such a tragic death. Any compensation derived from a properly litigated claim may be used to cover end of life expenses as well as related documented financial losses. When a Tennessee family is grieving the loss of a loved one as the result of a car accident, they typically choose to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. In this particular accident, legal grounds appear to exist for both wrongful death and personal injury claims against the estate of the driver believed to have been at fault.
Source: wkrn.com, "7-year-old twin killed, family seriously hurt in Winchester crash", Dec. 31, 2015