An accident that involves a pedestrian can be horrific. This is not only horrifying for alleged victims, but also horrifying for family members who learn that their loved one was seriously injured. In one recent case, Tennessee authorities are still investigating a motor vehicle accident that involved a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The accident happened on a recent Friday night on a highway. Authorities arrived at the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation. Apparently, the driver of the vehicle crashed into the pedestrian. The pedestrian’s injuries were so severe that he had to be airlifted to a medical facility for treatment. The exact details of how the crash happened were not reported.
Upon further investigation, police say that accident started out as a dispute between a father and son. Authorities placed the driver under arrest and charged him with aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. He is being held at an undisclosed location with no bond granted. He was scheduled to make a court appearance the following week.
A motor vehicle accident is traumatizing for those who are involved. It is likely that the pedestrian is experiencing an enormous amount of pain and suffering due to his injuries. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the pedestrian may have the right to rile a personal injury claim against the driver to recover damages. The civil court system in Tennessee typically adjudicates these types of claims based upon evidence that the other party acted in a negligent manner that caused the injuries.
Source: whnt.com, “Lawrence County Tennessee authorities make an arrest in auto-pedestrian crash“, Tyler Phillips Zach, Jan. 17, 2015