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Victims have rights in wrong-way car accident

Motor vehicle collisions can cause damage to property and people. Those who have been involved in a car accident in Tennessee may have the right to file civil claims for the personal injury that they suffered, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Lawyers in this field can assist victims as they work through this process. Successful litigation of these claims may result in financial compensation of expenses incurred as a result of the crash.

One recent afternoon collision in Tennessee involved three vehicles and had serious consequences. According to reports, an SUV was traveling west along Interstate 40 before it crossed over the median and slammed into two other vehicles. The impact of the wrong-way crash sent the SUV into the air before it came to rest in a ditch.

During the course of the accident, the 24-year-old passenger in the SUV was killed, while the driver was injured. The two drivers of the other vehicles involved in the crash also suffered injuries. According to officials, criminal charges are pending against the driver allegedly responsible for the motor vehicle collision.

Those injured during the car accident have the right to file claims for personal injury. These claims, if successfully litigated, may result in some financial compensation for the medical expenses that they incurred. Furthermore, the family members of the victim who lost his life have the right to take action, as well. These claims may result in compensation for the end-of-life expenses and other monetary damages occasioned by the tragedy.

Source: fox17.com, "Young man killed, others injured in three vehicle crash on I-40", Kaylin Searles, June 19, 2017

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