For many people, the start of a new year is a time of resolutions, planning and even experiencing new beginnings. Sadly, the family of a victim fatally injured in a car wreck in Tennessee has to deal with his death instead. The accident, which happened on an early morning during the first week of January also left the driver of the second vehicle injured.
It is reported that a four-door sedan and a pickup truck were involved in the accident. The two-vehicle car wreck happened just after 7 a.m., creating havoc for commuters on their way to work. Traffic was jammed in both directions.
Details regarding the cause of the accident were not immediately available. It is known that one person had to be extracted from the pickup truck by the responding emergency personnel. Information regarding how seriously the surviving victim was injured was also not immediately available. The accident is under investigation by Tennessee authorities. Should the investigation prove that one of the two drivers acted negligently, the other party will have the option to file a civil claim against the alleged negligent driver.
Victims seriously injured in a car wreck in Tennessee, or the families of deceased victims, may elect to file civil claims for damages sustained should the evidence demonstrate that negligence was the root cause of the accident. Successfully litigated personal injury and wrongful death claims may lead to the financial damages being awarded by a court. Damages awarded to the victims of a car wreck, or their families, may help ease the financial suffering during a time when they are already struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
Source: greenevillesun.com, "UPDATED: Victim In Fatal Bulls Gap Crash Identified", O.J. Early and Ken Little, Jan. 5, 2015