It seems that no matter how much more aware we become as a society of the dangers of car accidents, there is just no avoiding them. Sometimes it feels like not a day goes by in Tennessee where you don't hear about another tragic accident, and unfortunately recent weeks are no exception. A massive car accident occurred recently involving three vehicles and multiple people. Two victims did not survive the crash.
State highway patrol claims that the accident began when one northbound car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle headed south. The third vehicle swerved to avoid the accident and ran off the road. Luckily, the two occupants of this third vehicle were unharmed, but the occupants of the two vehicles involved in the head-on collision were not so lucky. In addition to the two victims who died in the accident, a third was airlifted to a hospital.
The official report claims that all three of the injured individuals had their seatbelts on at the time of the crash, which perhaps makes the whole prospect even more frightening. We like to think that wearing a seatbelt and driving defensively will protect us from car accidents, but while it may minimize our risk, we are not truly immune to the dangers. It only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident.
If you are involved in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, you should know that the law is on your side. You could file a lawsuit and prove that the other driver was at fault, which would see you compensated for any injuries or deaths that resulted from the accident. Enlisting the aid of an attorney could help you analyze the accident and prove who was truly at fault.
Source: WJHL, "THP: Two killed in Greene Country crash," June 10, 2015