There are a lot of distractions on the roadways. Billboards, the radio, food, passengers, and cell phones can all take a driver's attention away from the road, potentially putting other motorists at risk. For example, these distractions can cause a motorist to lose control, swerve into oncoming traffic, and cause a head on collision.
This may have been the case in a recent Tennessee car accident that left one person dead. According to officials with the City of Sevierville, a Tennessee man lost control of his Cadillac, drove over a grass median, and slammed into an oncoming SUV. A passenger in that SUV was killed in the wreck, while the driver of the SUV and the driver of the Cadillac were airlifted to the hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
Though the exact cause of this accident is unknown, the Cadillac's driver may have been distracted behind the wheel, or he may have been driving in a manner that is unsafe, such as speeding. Regardless, an accident like this can be devastating for victims as well as their families, particularly when a loved one perishes in the crash. These surviving families may struggle to pay incurred medical expenses and funeral costs, and the loss of their loved one's wage may make it extremely difficult to cover other bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities, and groceries, amongst others.
With so much to deal with, it might be helpful for surviving families to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the aftermath of a fatal car accident. By doing so, they may place themselves in a position to recover the compensation they need to recoup their losses, which will allow them to focus on what really matters: remembering their loved one and focusing on the future.
Source: WBIR, "Alabama man killed in I-40 crash," July 13, 2015