Fatal motor vehicle collisions often leave family members grieving the loss of their loved ones. In the midst of this pain, these family members may have the right to take action on behalf of the victim killed during the course of the car accident. For Tennessee families, filing civil claims for the wrongful death of a loved one can provide a sense of comfort as they confront this difficult time.
One recent automobile accident occurred when a driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed through the median and ended up in the lanes of oncoming traffic. The impact of the collision with the median sent the vehicle into the air, before it landed on the roof of another car. The first vehicle then fell into the middle lane and then collided with two other vehicles.
One victim, a 54-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by authorities. Another victim and the driver allegedly responsible were airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries. The victim was unable to overcome his injuries and passed away two days later. The driver was in the hospital for 17 days before he succumbed to his injuries, as well.
Charges were pending against the responsible party prior to his passing. Officials report that drugs and alcohol played a role in this car accident that cost three people their lives. The family members of the two innocent victims have the right to file civil claims for the wrongful death of their loved ones. Tennessee lawyers can assist these families through this process. A successfully litigated claim may result in a judgment for monetary damages sustained, including end of life expenses.
Source: wate.com, "3rd person dies Knox County 4-car crash", Apr. 7, 2017