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Family members can take action for wrongful death in Tennessee

For victims of motor vehicle collisions who may wonder what action they can take following an accident, legal counsel can provide information and assistance through the process. Personal injury lawyers can guide those who may have suffered injury during the course of a car accident or help family members of a victim who lost his or her life with wrongful death claims. If one has been involved in a crash in Tennessee, there are professionals and resources available that can assist him or her in the litigation process.

One recent accident occurred when an automobile traveled off the side of a roadway as the driver failed to negotiate the curve. The motor vehicle passed through a ditch before striking several trees and coming to a stop. The impact of the collision had serious consequences for the three occupants of the vehicle. 

Both passengers in this motor vehicle, a 24- and 26-year-old, died from the severity of this early morning crash. The driver suffered injury during the accident; he is facing charges for two counts of vehicular homicide. Authorities have not yet reported whether impairment or speed played a role in this car accident.

The family members of the two victims who lost their lives during the course of this motor vehicle crash have the right to file civil claims for their wrongful death. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in possible financial compensation for the medical and end-of-life expenses for which the family is now responsible. Professionals in the field of personal injury and car accidents can assist victims in Tennessee as they work to take action for damage, personal injury or the death of a loved one from an automobile crash.

Source: tennessean.com, "Driver charged in Williamson crash that killed two people", Juan Buitrago and Shelley Mays, Feb. 5, 2017

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