Victims of automobile crashes typically have the right to file claims for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. These claims, if successfully litigated, can result in financial compensation for the victims. Those involved in Tennessee car accidents can reach out to lawyers experienced in handling personal injury or wrongful death claims for guidance and assistance.
One recent motor vehicle accident occurred late on a Wednesday evening. A man was walking along a city street, when a silver Mustang is said to have struck the pedestrian. Witnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle stopped for a moment after the collision, and then proceeded to speed off.
The pedestrian struck in the course of this crash suffered critical injuries and was quickly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the victim was unable to overcome the severe injuries that he suffered and died at the hospital. The driver allegedly responsible has not yet been found by authorities and, therefore, is not yet facing any charges.
The family members of the pedestrian killed in this automobile collision have the right to file civil claims on his behalf once the driver is identified. These wrongful death claims may provide comfort in the midst of this family's grief, as well as possible compensation for the unexpected end-of-life expenses and other monetary damages they are now facing. Other victims of Tennessee car accidents can take action for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, as well. Law professionals in the fields of personal injury and wrongful death can provide guidance and ongoing support.
Source: wmctv.com, "MPD identifies victim of hit-and-run crash near Overton Square", Feb. 23, 2017