Car accidents are an unfortunate aspect of everyday life. Though many result in nothing more than a trip to the auto body shop, some result in the victims suffering serious injuries. When car accidents result in injuries due to the negligence of another driver, such as a recent one that took place in Tennessee, the victims might be dealing with the effects of the accident for a considerable amount of time.
Car accidents can cause serious, sometimes catastrophic injuries. Many Tennessee drivers expect to be involved in at least one or two in their lifetimes. However, car accidents involving pedestrians are a very different story.
A car accident can be very expensive for everyone involved. Between damages to vehicles, structures and hospital bills, victims' bills can pile up. Car accidents, unfortunately, occur every day in Tennessee. One that occurred last weekend that was believed to have been caused by a convicted felon resulted in one fatality and injuries to two others.
A grand jury in Shelby County recently indicted a 24-year-old man from Cordova in relation to the part he played in a fatal car accident. The two-car accident took place last July. The man will be facing a criminal trial in Tennessee, charged with reckless endangerment as well as vehicular homicide. He might also face a wrongful death lawsuit.