Victims of motor vehicle collisions have the right to file civil claims for their injury or the death of a family member. In the wake of a car accident, these victims may want to seek out the assistance of a lawyer with experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. This legal professional can provide guidance throughout the process for those involved in Tennessee accidents.
One recent such car crash occurred late morning on a Monday. This fatal collision involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. The car was traveling along the roadway before it drifted away out of its lane and onto the side of the road. It was at this point that this vehicle allegedly collided with a pedestrian who had been walking along the roadway.
The 58-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to the injuries that he suffered. Authorities closed the road for several hours as they investigated the crash and the possible factors leading up to it. Following this investigation, officials have charged the 53-year-old man deemed responsible with vehicular homicide and DUI.
The family members of the deceased Tennessee pedestrian have the right to file claims for his wrongful death. These civil claims, if successfully litigated, can provide the family with compensation for his end-of-life expenses. Victims of other pedestrian collisions or car accidents may also have the right to take action. Lawyers in the fields of personal injury and wrongful death can assist victims of accidents. With their guidance, one can gain a better understanding of the possible steps to take after being involved in a motor vehicle collision.
Source: wjhl.com, "Bristol, TN man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after pedestrian killed in crash", Jan. 10, 2017