Areas of road construction can be high-risk for motor vehicle accidents. A fatal accident in Tennessee proved that last week. In Jefferson County, a 22-year-old man died after a collision with a semi-truck. The accident occurred on I-40 and involved an area of road construction and slowed vehicles. Authorities are still evaluating the details of the fatal crash.

Tennessee State Highway Patrol reports the crash involved two vehicles, which were driving through a TDOT construction zone. When the semi-truck slowed in the construction zone, the man driving behind the truck was reportedly unable to stop in time and collided with the back of the trailer. Is a negligent party liable for the death of the young man?

The facts about this truck-related accident are still somewhat unclear, at least to the public. One area of investigation into the Tennessee wreck would be to ensure that the semi-truck’s brake lights were working. Also, could the construction area have been marked to better warn drivers to slow down? These are just some of the matters that officials will address to determine who might have been at-fault in this incident.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents produce a lot of questions. But the death of an individual in a car accident also brings about pain and suffering for friends and family of the victim, as well as expenses related to medical bills and funeral arrangements. A wrongful death attorney is a guide who can ask the appropriate, necessary questions about circumstances surrounding a fatal crash and can fight to help families get the compensation that they deserve following their loss.

Source: WBIR, “Man identified in fatal Jefferson County accident,” March 7, 2014