Hit-and-run car accidents often result in serious injuries

Many of the car accidents that occur every day on Tennessee roads cause little or no personal injury or property damage. However, there are the unfortunate cases where the injuries suffered or damages incurred in car accidents that can be quite serious. In either case, when the apparent negligence of a vehicle operator contributes to a car accident that results in serious injury to another individual, a personal injury claim seeking monetary damages often results.

A hit-and-run car accident that involved a motorcycle occurred recently. The accident occurred in early July near Humbolt in Gibson County. The police are still searching for the driver whose car struck the motorcycle.

According to the authorities, a woman of undisclosed age was driving a pickup truck. As she entered an intersection, she struck a motorcycle operated by a man with a 9-year-old girl as his passenger. The driver allegedly exited her vehicle, inspected the accident, then re-entered her vehicle and departed at a high rate of speed. Both of the victims were taken by Life Flight to a medical center in Memphis.

When the driver of the pickup truck is located, she will not only be facing serious criminal charges related to leaving the scene of an accident, but she might also be facing a personal injury lawsuit from the motorcyclist and passenger. In Tennessee, when victims of car accidents are seriously injured due to the negligence of another party, they are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. A successfully navigated lawsuit can help with costs incurred in the accident, such as lost pay and hospital bills, as well as provide reimbursement for other documented financial losses. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is often the first step in this process.

Source: wreg.com, "Sheriff searching for woman involved in motorcycle hit and run", Eryn Taylor, July 6, 2015

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