Fatal head-on collision may result in wrongful death claim

Many car accidents occur every week in Tennessee. Most of these accidents do not result in anything more serious than either a crushed fender or minor injuries. Unfortunately, some accidents can result in serious injury and, as in the case of a recent car accident, even wrongful death

One such accident took the life of a young woman. The accident occurred late at night in early June in Nashville. According to police, a sedan driven by a 20-year-old man was speeding and struck a luxury SUV head-on. The impact killed one of the SUV's passengers, a 29-year-old woman. There was evidence that alcohol may have played a part in the accident.

A 29-year-old man who was driving the SUV was taken to a local medical center with serious injuries. The man's four children were also in the SUV when the accident occurred. Three of his children, aged two to seven, were also taken to the same local medical center in stable condition, but his 10-month-old daughter sustained more serious injuries and is in critical condition. The driver of the other car was also injured and and is in critical condition.

When car accidents result in the death of another person in Tennessee, the victim's family or loved ones are legally entitled to file a wrongful death claim. A successfully filed wrongful death can often help alleviate some of the financial burdens that are placed on the victim's family, including burial costs as well as medical bills. An experienced personal injury attorney is often consulted, as their knowledge and expertise with filing wrongful death claims can help the grieving family members during their times of trouble.

Source: wkrn.com, "Woman killed, 6 injured after 2 cars collide on Clarksville Pike", Paige Hill, June 7, 2015

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