A car accident that took the life of a Tennessee man occurred recently. The accident took place in Bradley County on a recent Saturday in January. When an individual is killed in a car accident due to another party or party's negligence, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible.
The deadly accident took place on I-75 around 6:30 p.m. A 24-year-old was headed northbound when an unknown vehicle struck his car, Tennessee State Police reported. The collision caused the car to travel across the median of the Interstate.
The car then collided with a tractor trailer as it traveled in the opposing lane of traffic. Both lanes of traffic were shut down at the accident's site and traffic was diverted. Officials estimated that it would take four hours to clear the wreckage and conduct their on-scene investigation.
This fatal car accident is considered a hit-and-run case. Once the missing driver is located, it is possible that criminal charges will be filed against him or her. If prosecutors secure a conviction on a criminal charge related to this accident, the conviction might be offered as evidence of negligence in a wrongful death suit, should one be filed in a Tennessee civil court by the decedent's loved ones. Successfully navigated, this type of suit can result in the entry of a monetary judgment for damages. Those who lose a loved one in a similar type of accident are best served by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney as soon after the tragedy as possible.
Source: wrcbtv.com, "THP seeking info in deadly I-75 crash", Matt Barbour, Jan. 2, 2016