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Head-on collision leaves all involved in serious condition

A negligent driver can cause serious harm, even death, in a matter of moments. Whether by speeding, disobeying traffic laws, or sheer inattentiveness, a driver can cross a center line and cause a head-on collision, rear-end another vehicle, or run a red light or stop sign and hit a car or a pedestrian. A negligent or distracted driver who causes a car wreck should be held accountable, and a civil lawsuit may be the best way to do so.

A lawsuit may arise from a recent accident in Bradley County. There, a head-on collision between a car and a truck sent three people, comprising all involved in the wreck, to the hospital. All three victims are listed in serious condition. While the cause of the accident remains under investigation, there is a high likelihood that one vehicle was being erroneously driven.

Those who are undeservedly hurt in a car accident may suffer a serious personal injury that makes life difficult. In addition to making physical tasks painful and hard, an accident may leave the victim unable to work and in a state of emotional turmoil. To recover from these harms, the victim may choose to seek compensation and a sense of justice.

One way to obtain these goals is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver. Success depends upon the victim's ability to prove negligence and causation, both being elements an attorney can help seek to establish. An experienced attorney can analyze accident reports and witness testimony to develop a legal strategy that supports the injured individual's best interests.

Then, if the claim succeeds, the victim may obtain monetary awards. This compensation can be used to pay medical expenses, ease pain and suffering, and cover lost wages resulting from missed work. With compensation in hand and a sense of justice, the winner of a successful accident lawsuit can focus on moving past the crash and getting life back to normal.

Source: WTVC News Channel 9, "Three Hospitalized From Bradley County Crash," Sep. 22, 2013

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