No matter how carefully Tennessee residents drive, there remains the risk that a major accident can occur. In the blink of an eye a negligent driver can cause a fatal accident and leave families devastated. The police, by enforcing traffic laws, do their best to prevent these tragic car accidents, but their actions often come after the damage has already been done.
A Maryville family is likely struggling to understand how they will move on after a 16-year-old girl was killed in a recent car accident. The crash occurred after a speeding driver crossed the center line and hit her car head-on. Both drivers were killed. While this family struggles with the emotional difficulties of losing their daughter, they still face the undeserving financial burden placed upon them as a result of the accident.
Legal action can help grieving families get out from under debt originating from an accident. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, a victim's family can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and funeral expenses. This compensation allows mourning families to focus on what really matters: grieving the loss of their loved one.
In addition to providing monetary support, legal action can act as a deterrent to future negligent drivers. When drivers know that errant, negligent or reckless driving will result in financial punishment they hopefully will be less likely to drive in a dangerous fashion.
When a family loses a loved one, the financial obligations associated with the passing can serve as a long-term, unwelcomed reminder of the hole left in the family. It does not have to be that way. The correct action can help alleviate these pressures so that families can move on with life and lovingly remember their lost loved one.
Source: WATE, "Crash kills William Blount High student, Maryville man," Aug. 14, 2012