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Dyer County driver crosses center line, causes fatal accident

A fatal accident has left two dead in a Dyer County crash. Police reports state one driver crossed the center line on State Highway 78 and collided head-on into an oncoming vehicle. Both drivers were killed on impact. Now, family members of the victims must grieve, remember their loss, and focus on moving on with life without their loved one.

Recovering from the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. Surviving family members not only have to deal with not being able to talk to, laugh with, or hug their loved one, but they must also cope with the financial realities of their loved one's passing. The sudden death of a spouse or a parent may leave the family without much needed income, an ever-mounting pile of medical bills, and costly funeral expenses. When dealing with these financial realities becomes overwhelming, an experienced Knoxville attorney may be able to help.

When a Car accident is caused by a negligent driver, a lawsuit may be filed against that driver. In the Dyer County crash, for example, the surviving family member of the second driver may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who crossed the center line. Since that driver also perished in the wreck, the lawsuit would be levied against her estate. If the surviving family can prove that the negligence of another, whether through intoxication, speeding, or inattentiveness, caused their loved one's death, then compensation may be obtained.

Recoveries won through such a lawsuit can go a long ways toward paying off medical expenses and funeral costs, compensating for the loved one's pain and suffering before passing, and any lost wages. Then, the family can focus on moving past the accident and remembering their beloved family member.

Fatal car accidents should never occur. Filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver helps raise awareness about the dangers of negligent driving and helps ensure future motorists will drive more safely. An experienced attorney can help a family obtain the compensation they need and deserve while at the same time moving Tennessee toward the safe roads of tomorrow.

Source: WBBJ ABC 7 News, "Two Killed in Crash in Dyer County," Jul. 29, 2013

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