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Tennessee car accident leaves 1 dead, another hurt

A variety of factors can lead to a motor vehicle collision, including weather, impairment from alcohol or drugs, distracted driving and excessive speed. Victims who are injured in a car accident in which negligence played a causal role have the right to file a personal injury case. The family of individuals who lose their lives in a car crash have the right to file a wrongful death case. Lawyers with experience in handling automobile collisions in Tennessee can help these victims and their families as they work through the legal process.

A single vehicle collision occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Monday morning. Two occupants were in the vehicle as it traveled along Browns Church Road in Madison County. One of the occupants was a woman in her 20s; she was unable to survive injuries suffered in the crash. The second occupant, a man who is also in his 20s, suffered serious injuries and is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital. Severe weather at the time of the accident prevented a transfer to another area hospital. 

At this point in the investigation, officials are unsure which person was driving and why the driver lost control of the vehicle. As the investigation continues, officials may utilize crash scene data, toxicology reports and other evidence to determine the series of events that led to the collision. Officials report that severe weather may have played a role in the crash, but have not yet determined whether it was the sole factor.

If the young man who survived the crash was not the one driving the vehicle, he may have the right to file civil claims for personal injury. On the other hand, if the woman who lost her life in this Tennessee car accident was the passenger, her family may have the right to file a wrongful death suit. In either case, a personal injury attorney can help evaluate the case and determine the best course of action.

Source: wbbjtv.com, "1 killed, another injured in early morning Madison Co. wreck", Brittany Hardaway, March 27, 2017

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