Wrongful death suit may follow fatal accident

A young child was recently killed in a three-car accident that also seriously injured his family members. The accident occurred in Winchester, Franklin County, around 11:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve. When a Tennessee family loses a loved one as a result of another individual's negligence, they are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party.

The child was a passenger in a minivan that was heading south on Dinah Shore Boulevard, police say. The van stopped at a red light, at which point a car plowed into the back of it. The force of the collision was so tremendous that the van was sent into the intersection and, then, oncoming traffic. The van then crashed into a pickup truck.

According to the police, the driver of the car was traveling around 90 miles per hour at the time of impact. The occupants of the minivan were airlifted to a local medical center in Winchester, where one was pronounced dead. The deceased child's twin suffered extensive internal injuries and underwent surgery, but has yet to regain consciousness. Both parents suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash.

It is currently unclear why the car was traveling so fast at the time of impact, but an investigation is currently underway. It is possible that the family of the young boy may decide to file a wrongful death suit against the driver of the car. Successfully presented, a claim of this type could help to provide financial relief from some of the burdens that are typically associated with a tragic fatal accident like this. When a Tennessee family decides to file a wrongful death suit, they typically begin this process by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney, who can not only advocate for their needs but also assist them in submitting a claim.

Source: newschannel5.com, "7-Year-Old Killed In Winchester Crash", Dec. 31, 2015

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