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Lawsuit follows truck accident that allegedly killed young mother

Following up on our blog post about a tragic truck accident on Aug. 14 (Truck accident kills 18-year-old, injures infant), a federal lawsuit was recently filed by the mother of the 18-year-old woman who lost her life in the Tennessee accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer, along with the owner of the vehicle were named as defendants in the lawsuit. The plaintiff accuses the defendants of negligence in performing a left-hand turn that was illegal, and thereby causing the truck accident that led to the death of the young mother of an infant.

The accident report prepared by the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that the deceased woman was northbound on 11W when the defending driver of the big rig allegedly made an illegal turn that caused the woman’s car to crash into the truck. While the truck driver did not suffer injuries, the driver of the car suffered severe injuries and subsequently succumbed to those injuries. In addition, her infant daughter and another passenger had to be rushed to hospitals by ambulance and helicopter for treatment of their injuries.

The mother of the deceased alleges that the negligence of the driver resulted in her daughter’s estate being liable for high medical and other final costs. The plaintiff claims recovery of damages relating to both physical and emotional pain and suffering, along with medical and end-of-life expenses. In addition the plaintiff requests compensation for loss of lifetime and parental consortium of the dead mother and her daughter, along with loss of income and other damages.

Tennessee residents who have lost loved ones in a truck accident -- or any other vehicle accident -- that was caused by the negligence of another party may pursue recovery of all damages related to the accident. They retain the right to file a wrongful death claim in a civil court, naming the alleged negligent driver and the owner of the vehicle as defendants. Proper documentation of the negligence, along with the successful presentation of the claim may result in a court awarding monetary judgment to cover medical and end-of-life expenses. If deemed appropriate by state laws, additional damages may be awarded.

Source: therogersvillereview.com, "Mother of 18-year-old killed in 11W crash files federal lawsuit", Tommy Campbell, Aug. 20, 2014

Source: therogersvillereview.com, "Mother of 18-year-old killed in 11W crash files federal lawsuit", Tommy Campbell, Aug. 20, 2014

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