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Two dead after Tennessee driver veers into oncoming traffic

Vehicular accidents run the gamut when it comes to severity. Some crashes barely cause damage to the vehicles involved, while other accidents leave people severely injured or dead. When a fatal accident occurs, families are devastated. The loss of a loved one can leave individuals emotionally distraught. While one's finances might not be the first thing a family thinks of when losing a loved one due to the negligence of another, the financial repercussions of such a car accident can be overwhelming. One Clarkrange family may be feeling these effects now.

A recent crash in Fentress County claimed two lives. The accident occurred when one man's car veered into the other lane and hit another vehicle head-on. Both drivers were killed and a passenger in one of the vehicles was injured. Though the reason behind this head-on collision is unknown at this time, accidents of this nature tend to involve some type of negligence. The victim's family must live with consequences of this negligence and, because of it, may face financial hardship.

Legal action provides victims' families with an option to help them dig out from their unexpected and unwarranted financial burden. When a fatal accident occurs because of the negligent driving of another, a victim's family can sue that driver. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, families can recover medical expenses associated with the accident, as well as funeral expenses. In cases where the victim lived for some time before passing, the family may be able to receive compensation for the deceased's pain and suffering.

While many car wrecks have long lasting effects, fatal accidents have the worst, most permanent effects. Victims' families may be reminded of their loss by lingering debt that was unjustifiably thrust upon them. The law provides avenues to help these families get out from under this burden and begin the process of healing and remembrance of the one they lost .

Source: Herald Citizen, "Two killed in Fentress crash," Mary Jo Denton, Aug. 8, 2012

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