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DUI contributing factor in causing wrongful death of passenger

As most Tennessee residents know, alcohol and driving don't mix. A motorist who decides to drink and drive puts him or herself and his or her passengers, as well as other motorists, at great risk. A recent single-car accident that is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver claimed the life of the passenger and may serve as grounds for a wrongful death claim by the decedent's remaining family members.

Recent accident in Sevier County leads to 1 dead, 2 injured

Car accidents are one of life's most unfortunate occurrences. Not only do they occur every day in Tennessee, they are often responsible for serious injury and even death. A recent car accident left one individual dead as well as two others injured.

Who can pursue wrongful death damages in Tennessee?

In terms of emotional pain, little compares to the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one in an accident. When the accident was completely preventable and caused by the negligent actions of another party, though, the pain and anguish are even worse. In such instances, many Tennessee residents choose to seek some form of justice and restitution through a wrongful death claim, but not everyone will be legally entitled to such damages. Generally, the people who can pursue wrongful death claims are limited to spouses, parents and children.

Car accident in Tennnesse leaves 1 dead

A car accident can be a deeply unsettling experience in a person's life. An accident that takes the life of a loved one can be traumatizing for those left behind. A car accident killed a 29-year-old Tennessee man last week. According to the authorities, charges are still pending for the driver of the vehicle who caused the head-on collision.

Motorcycle accident in Tennessee kills 2 and injures 1

Motorcycle accidents are often extremely dangerous. Since motorcycles offer no protection, serious injuries or deaths are often the result. In one recent tragic Tennessee accident that occurred in mid-April, a 31-year-old motorcyclist and a 21-year-old man were killed, and a 23-year-old woman was critically injured.

Hit-and-run accident kills Tennessee man

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Tennessee. Even if everyone involved escapes injury, something as minor as a fender bender can leave the parties affected deeply shaken and overwhelmed emotionally. However, when a car accident results in the death of an innocent victim, Tennessee law provides  an opportunity to pursue a claim for financial recourse for the family of the deceased victim.

Tennessee car accident claims life of toddler

A 3-month-old baby boy, who died in a car accident in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Friday morning, has been identified. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the baby died as a result of a two-car collision. The accident happened a little after 11 a.m. along Tennessee 99.

Wrongful death claims may follow semi striking mother and son

A Tennessee family from Franklin has to find a way to move forward after a devastating accident that took the lives of two of their loved ones. Winter is typically a time when the number of fatal road accidents increases. In this incident, the fatal victims had actually stopped to help a victim of another accident. The circumstances of their deaths may give rise to wrongful death claims.

Joan Rivers' daughter seeks justice in wrongful death claim

Tennessee readers of this blog may be interested to know that the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers has initiated a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical clinic and the physicians who were in charge of the medical procedure that claimed her mother's life. What was supposed to be a routine medical procedure caused Joan Rivers to stop breathing, and she later died as a result of complications. Now, the parties who were allegedly responsible will have to face the wrongful death claim in court.

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