Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision or suffering personal injury from a crash can be devastating. Each and every year there are hundreds of thousands of car accidents, many resulting in death. One cause of these tragic accidents is drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tennessee victims of drinking and driving accidents may have the right to take action.
One Tennessee couple has decided to share their story of how drunk driving changed their lives with others. Eight years ago the couple lost their 3-year-old son in an automobile collision. They were heartbroken. The crash allegedly occurred when three intoxicated people choose to get behind the wheel of a car.
The impact of the crash sent the vehicle carrying this young child into a creek, where the child died because he was face down in the water for an extended period of time with debris on top of him. The driver was unconscious and could not help. The occupants of the other vehicle fled the scene and drove on to make several other stops, in which they became increasingly intoxicated.
Those deemed responsible for this tragic car accident were found and charged by authorities. The family members of this little boy who was killed in the crash had the right to file civil claims for his wrongful death. These claims may result in some financial compensation for the end of life expenses that the family has faced. As they share their story, other victims of drunk driving accidents in Tennessee can seek assistance as they take action on behalf of themselves or a loved one.
Source: clevelandbanner.com, "Singletons mourn son's tragic death", Allen Mincey, Dec. 10, 2016