All accidents are tragic, but those that are fatal and preventable are especially sad. An inattentive, drunk, or otherwise negligent driver can make a costly mistake, like failing to yield, that causes a collision with another unsuspecting motorist. When death results, the effects can be magnified, drastically affecting the victim's loved ones.
One of these tragic accidents occurred recently in Tennessee and may have left a family devastated. There, a woman was killed when a vehicle pulling out of a private lot attempted to cross the roadway. The second vehicle pulled into the path of the woman's vehicle, causing it to slam into the front side of the second vehicle. The woman was airlifted to the hospital, but she was later pronounced dead. The operator of the second vehicle was driving on a revoked license for a third DUI offense. Charges are now pending against him.
When an individual is killed in a Car accident not only is she tragically and needlessly lost, but the family must cope with the after effects of the fatal accident. Surviving family members are likely to face extreme emotional pain and may be forced to deal with financial consequences related to their loss. If the lost loved one was a wage-earner, for example, the family may be left without money to pay its bills. Also, medical bills associated with the accident can pile up and make matters worse.
If a family chooses to seek to recover from the negligent driver, it may do so. A lawyer with years of wrongful death experience can help try to prove negligence of another caused the death of the beloved family member. If the case is settled before trial or a judgment is rendered in favor of the surviving family, then compensation may be obtained for their damages which may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and lost wages.
The loss of a loved one can bring about a difficult time. By seeking help from a compassionate attorney, the surviving family can feel comfortable their case is in competent hands and their interests will be represented to the fullest extent possible.
Source: WRCB TV, "Update: Fatal accident in Rhea County," Oct. 4, 2013