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Fatal car wreck also leaves Good Samaritan injured

A tragic accident left one person dead and a good Samaritan injured. The Tennessee car wreck happened on a recent Thursday night on March 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m. The circumstances surrounding the accident can only be described as tragic.

The reality of drunk driving's devastation and pain

Drunk driving is a reality on roads across the nation. Although a lot of progress has been made to reduce drunk driving fatalities, it is still estimated that in 2013 nearly 7000 deaths could have been prevented if drivers with illegal blood alcohol levels were kept off the roads. All states, including Tennessee, have passed laws that make driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater illegal in an attempt to eliminate the devastation and pain caused by DUI accidents.

Good Samaritans killed while helping at car wreck

A Tennessee family is still trying to come to terms with the tragic event in which a mother and her son was killed by a semi-truck on a recent Monday evening in early February. Authorities have released the video footage taken by the dash cam of the first response vehicle to arrive at the scene. They are hopeful that the video footage of the car wreck will raise awareness for the need for witnesses to help with the investigation.

Tennessee authorities concerned by increase in car accidents

According to traffic officials in Tennessee, there have been more fatal motor vehicle accidents than in the corresponding 2014 timeframe. Authorities have called on road users to assist them in the matter. In the first four days of February alone, seven people died in car accidents in only four East Tennessean counties. The call for help followed after another fatal crash in which a motorcyclist was killed.   

Car wreck kills child pedestrian, critically injures another

January ended tragically for a Tennessee family when their 11-year-old son was killed in an accident. The deceased victim and a friend were on their way to a shop in the area when the car wreck happened. The boys were walking on the sidewalk among a group of people when a car struck them. The friend was critically injured in the accident and taken to a children's hospital in the area.

Sad start to 2015 after Tennessee car wreck leaves 1 dead

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.     

Tennessee evening out ends tragically after car wreck

The Tennessee family of a young woman, who has been in a coma since the middle of December, is still hoping for a miracle. The 20-year-old girl went to a concert with some of her friends. On their way home that evening, they were involved in a car wreck.

Tennessee car wreck kills 2, leaves only 1 survivor

A Tennessee woman cannot remember anything about a multi-vehicle accident that left two people dead. The car wreck happened on an early December evening. The injured driver said that she picked up her 20-year-old boyfriend at a local fast food restaurant, and they were on their way to his family home. The injured 23-year-old woman only remembers waking up inside an ambulance while being transported to a hospital in the area.  

Parking lot car accidents may worsen in winter

Aside from slick roads due to cold weather, the winter season presents additional risks for Tennessee drivers. Nationwide, about 13 percent of all car accidents happen in parking lots. When consumers crowd into stores and shopping malls during the holiday shopping season, crowded parking lots and winter weather can combine to create particularly dangerous driving weather.

Car accidents, legal claims and an out-of-court settlement

Seriously injured victims of car accidents may choose to file a personal injury claim, while the families of deceased victims of accidents have the option to file a wrongful death claim. In order to establish if a claim can be filed in Tennessee, the victim and/or their family typically benefit by getting the right advice from the right people. Car accident claims are complex, and appropriate legal advice may help victims and their families to decide between litigation and an out-of-court settlement.   

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