A motor vehicle collision can occur anywhere and at any point in time. Those who have been involved in a car accident, or lost a loved one in a crash, know this all too well. One such collision recently occurred in Tennessee and resulted in the possible wrongful death of one girl. Her family has the right to take action on her behalf to give them a sense of comfort.
The 29-year-old woman had been driving around on her scooter one Sunday night before she was hit from behind by a pickup truck. After this initial impact, the victim was struck by another automobile. Her bike was stuck under the truck and dragged a quarter of a mile from the site of the accident. The driver fled the scene.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead soon after her arrival. Officials have not brought in the driver allegedly responsible. Authorities are asking people in the area to assist in looking for the vehicle and driver. Any factors leading to the collision have not yet been reported by police.
The driver deemed responsible for this crash may face charges once he or she is brought in. The family members of this victim have the right to file civil claims for her wrongful death. If successfully litigated, these claims may provide possible compensation for the end-of-life expenses that they are facing as a result of this accident. Other victims of collisions in Tennessee can seek assistance from legal professionals who can help walk them through the claim process.
Source: al.com, "Funeral set for Alabama woman killed in Tennessee hit-and-run accident", Jonece Starr Dunigan, July 13, 2016