Victims who lose their lives during the course of a motor vehicle collision are unable to take any action. Their families, however, have the right to file civil claims on their behalf in an effort to hold the other party responsible or receive possible compensation for medical and end-of-life expenses that may have been a result. If one's family member was killed in a Tennessee car accident, seeking the assistance from a lawyer can help them work through the process of taking action.
One recent crash occurred, involving an automobile and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was traveling along a roadway heading south, when a car attempted to turn into a bank and t-boned the motorcycle. The impact of the collision was devastating. Officials pronounced the 38-year-old man who had been driving the motorcycle dead on scene, as he was unable to overcome the injuries that he had suffered.
The 89-year-old passenger in the motor vehicle suffered major injuries and was quickly transported to a nearby emergency center for treatment. She is reported to be in critical, but stable, condition. Family members took the man driving the car to the hospital to be checked for injuries, as well. Authorities continue to investigate what factors played a role in this car accident to determine whether or not any charges will be filed.
The family members of the motorcyclist killed in this car accident have the right to take action on his behalf. With the guidance of a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer, the family can file civil claims. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in financial compensation for the end-of-life expenses for which they have been responsible as a result of the incident. Other victims in Tennessee collisions can seek legal assistance with questions or concerns following a motor vehicle crash.
Source: wrcbtv.com, "UPDATE: Fatal accident shuts down part of Highway 58 - WRCBtv.com", April 1, 2017