One individual died after being involved in an accident between a truck and a tractor-trailer that occurred recently. The fatal accident occurred in Fayette County on a recent Thursday afternoon in March. When Tennessee residents are killed in truck accidents caused by the negligence of a truck driver, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. It occurred when a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer were in a collision. It is still not entirely clear which vehicle hit the other, but state and local agencies are still investigating this accident.
A witness to the accident saw the two trucks collide near the road's shoulder, after which he saw one person ejected from the vehicle. The pickup's passenger died a short while later while its driver was rushed to a local hospital. The accident, so large in scale, forced law enforcement to shut down the entire interstate and hundreds of drivers were immobilized for over three hours.
It is not entirely clear yet who is to blame in the case of the fatal accident. However, when individuals in Tennessee die in truck accidents due to the truck driver's negligence, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Successfully navigated, this type of claim may result in financial compensation awarded to the decedent's family members as restitution for medical costs, funeral arrangements and other end-of-life expenses incurred as a result of the fatal accident. These individuals often consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess their situations and assist them in litigating this type of claim.
Source: wreg.com, "Traffic stopped for hours as law enforcement worked fatal I-40 crash", Jessica Gertler, March 10, 2016