Victims of motor vehicle collisions typically have their lives turned upside down, often leaving them with physical injuries and emotional damage. For those involved in head-on car accidents, the results can be even more devastating. Whether personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one is the result, the victims or their surviving family members may have legal recourse. Tennessee accident victims can seek the guidance from an attorney as they move forward in this process.
A recent automobile accident occurred early in the morning and involved two vehicles. A 21-year-old driver crossed over into the opposing lanes of traffic on State Highway 444. She then collided with an oncoming car operated by a 62-year-old woman, in spite of the older woman's effort to move out of the way.
Officials continue to investigate what factors led the younger driver to lose control of her vehicle. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. The roadway was closed for several hours as officials investigated the crash.
The family members of the victim in this car accident have the right to file civil claims for her wrongful death. These claims, if successfully litigated, may result in possible financial compensation for the end-of-life expenses and other monetary damages recognized by applicable laws. Other victims of Tennessee motor vehicle collisions may have the right to file claims, as well. Lawyers with experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases can help assess a particular accident and offer advice and support with respect to any civil claims for financial losses.
Source: wate.com, "THP: 2 people killed in Loudon County crash", April 15, 2017