Lawyers in the field of personal injury or wrongful death have experience in handling a variety of cases involving different victims. Those who have been injured or the family members of someone who lost their life in a motor vehicle collision in Tennessee may have the right to take action. One recent car accident cost two people their lives and has left their families grieving.
The automobile crash occurred early one Saturday morning. A 21-year-old was traveling along the eastbound lanes before her vehicle crossed over into opposing traffic. A 62-year-old woman attempted to pull off onto the road's shoulder to avoid colliding with this car, but she was unable to get out of the way. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing a serious impact.
Both of the drivers lost their lives during the course of this motor vehicle accident. The 21-year-old was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Additionally, officials have ordered tests to be done to reveal whether or not drugs or alcohol played a role. No other vehicles or people were involved in this collision.
Although the party allegedly responsible also lost her life in this car accident, the family members of the victim still have the right to file civil claims on her behalf. These claims, if successfully litigated, could lead to some financial compensation for the end-of-life expenses that the family is now facing. Victims of other Tennessee automobile collisions may also have the right to file claims for themselves or on behalf of a loved one. Legal professionals in the fields of personal injury and wrongful death can provide assistance through this process.
Source: knoxnews.com, "Two dead in Loudon County crash Saturday", April 15, 2017