Sometimes, the unimaginable happens. A loved one is killed in an unavoidable accident and it seems like there was nothing anyone could do. Maybe the loved one was struck by a drunk driver, rear ended by someone texting or side swiped by someone being downright reckless -- in any case, the damage was done and the family of the victim now seeks justice. Thankfully, there are ways to pursue justice and receive compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
A recent accident in Tennessee resulted in the death of 44-year-old man, according to reports. A 27-year-old driving a pickup crossed the center line, causing him to swipe another vehicle and then collide with the 44-year-old man in a head on collision. The collision proved fatal for the 44-year-old, while the other two drivers managed to survive the crash -- though the 27-year-old man's condition is considered critical. The accident is under investigation and charges are pending.
Charges in motor vehicle accidents usually involve negligence. In car accident cases, negligence covers a wide spectrum of misconduct, as any behavior considered careless or reckless usually falls under the charge. When negligence of another driver is suspected, the victims involved in these accidents should consider the legal options available to them.
Bringing a negligence charge to court can be a complicated ordeal -- there are various laws and statutes that come into play. However, with the right help people can be successful in obtaining compensation for the damages they have suffered including compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering.
Source: The Tullahoma News, "Man killed in 3-car wreck on AEDC highway," Wayne Thomas, Oct. 28, 2013