A Tennessee car injury attorney notes that an investigation of a recent accident in which a nine-year-old girl was killed is focusing on whether distracted driving played a role in the tragic incident. Victims of negligence, as well as the families of those killed, may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of Tennessee personal injury attorneys.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Tennessee car injury attorney.
Brakes May Have Never Been Applied Before Truck Hit Victim’s Car
Whether cell phone use or other distracted driving behaviors played a role in a deadly car accident will be determined pending further investigation of an accident that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital. WKRN-TV Nashville reports that no charges have yet been filed against the 21-year-old driver who authorities say never saw the car turning in front of him before the fatal collision.
The December 2015 accident that killed the fourth grader and injured two other local students occurred when the 21-year-old, who was driving a Ford F-350 pickup truck just off Interstate 65 in Maury County, rear-ended the Grand Prix carrying the victims as its driver attempted to make a turn. An initial investigation into the incident revealed that the driver of the truck never applied the brakes before making contact with the victims’ car, although investigators are still trying to determine why the driver was unable to do so, the website reported.
How a Tennessee Car Injury Attorney Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a car accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a car accident are advised to seek a qualified Tennessee car injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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