Part of Interstate 40 was shut down on the evening of Feb. 28 due to a three-vehicle accident. This car accident occurred near mile marker 227 close to a construction area. According to officials, an inattentive driver did not notice that traffic was slowing down while approaching the construction area, and this may have caused the accident.

This driver’s vehicle rear-ended another vehicle, which then caused both vehicles to rollover. As a result of the collision, a third vehicle was also hit. Two of the people involved in this car accident were reported to have sustained injuries. While the injuries to one were reported to only have been minor, the other was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

A car accident such as this one may have been caused by a driver’s negligence, and it may result in considerable expenses for the victims. These expenses may be in relation to vehicle repairs, lost wages, medical bills and other costs associated with the accident. Under civil law, the victims in such a car accident may be able to pursue financial restitution in a personal injury case against the responsible party.

As in all busy cities, car accidents are a common occurrence in Knoxville, TN. However, accident victims need not suffer under the expenses and hardships caused by a negligent driver without help. By filing a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court, victims may seek punitive damages for these expenses as well as for their pain and suffering. Financial compensation may ease their financial burden and provide closure after a car accident. Those who have been a victim in a car accident may contact a Knoxville personal injury lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.

Source: News Channel 5 WTVF-TV, “One Injured In Three-Car Crash On I-40 In Wilson County,” Feb. 28, 2013