Tennessee couple sue ambulance company over their son's death

A couple in Tennessee is asking for $5 million in wrongful death compensation for an ambulance company's negligence. The couple says that both their sons, a 14-year-old and a 22-year-old, perished following a tragic car crash. In their lawsuit, they allege that their 22-year-old son could have survived if the ambulance service had called another service provider on the other side of the county line.

Immediately following the accident, the father of the boys received a call from one of the sons. The son was asking for his dad to come help him, and he said it was bad, and was hurt. The accident happened when the boys drove across a hill too quickly and their car was caught in the wind, causing it to lose control. The vehicle then crashed into a culvert.

Now, more than a year after the incident, the family is pursuing a $5 million personal injury claim against Rural/Metro the ambulance service provider, which they say failed to take the action required to save their son. The family further claims that Rural/Metro declared their sun as dead, even though he continued to have a pulse. They say that the ambulance service made the conscious decision to let their son die.

Following a fatal car accident, even one that doesn't involve another vehicle, there may still be sufficient cause to pursue a wrongful death action. As such, Tennessee family members of those who died in car crashes may want to reach out to a personal injury lawyer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a potential court action.

Source: local8now.com, "East Tennessee parents sue Rural Metro for $5 million dollars," March 02, 2017

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