Losing a loved one can be devastating. It can be even harder to accept if their death comes at the hands of a negligent or irresponsible driver. When fatal accidents occur, determining responsibility is sometimes a difficult and emotionally taxing experience. However, it is often a necessary step for families seeking closure about an incident. A recent crash in Tennessee left two dead and another critically injured.
The accident in question occurred in Knoxville one Sunday morning. A young man had noticed a broken down car on the shoulder of the road and pulled over to assist. He was out of his car, along with the young man and woman from the other vehicle, when disaster struck. Another driver lost control of his car as he passed by and ploughed into the trio.
The result was devastating. The two young men were killed in the accident, while the 19-year-old woman was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in a critical condition. It is unknown how the driver lost control, but he now faces multiple charges. These include vehicular assault and two counts of vehicular homicide. Furthermore, the accused driver is alleged to have been uninsured and not in possession of a license.
This tragic accident reminds drivers in Tennessee how easily fatal accidents can occur. If you lose someone you love in an automobile accident, you may feel too caught up in grief to consider legal matters. Nevertheless, seeking compensation either from insurance or the responsible party can be helpful in covering funeral expenses and similar costs. An attorney may be able to help you through this difficult time and seek the financial support you need.
Source: WBIR, “KPD: Driver who hit 3 pedestrians didn’t have license,” April 28, 2014