Virtually all Tennessee residents understand that there are inherent dangers involved in automotive travel. When we take to the roads, it is with the knowledge that accidents can and do take place, and that vigilance is required at all times while driving. However, when we are in our homes, we give little to no thought to the dangers associated with driving. That makes a fatal crash even harder to accept, such as the case of a recent truck accident that took place within a Nashville home.
The accident occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday, when the residents of a Nashville home were likely asleep in their beds. The driver of a tractor-trailer apparently lost control of that vehicle, leaving the roadway and crashing through a yard. Part of the vehicle crashed into the home, killing one of the occupants. There were several other people in the home at the time of the incident, but no other injuries were reported.
Police are still investigating the incident, and no charges have been made against the driver of the tractor-trailer. Should it be determined that negligence was a factor in the crash, charges could follow. In addition, the family of the individual whose life was lost in this terrible crash could elect to pursue a wrongful death suit against the matter.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help a Tennessee family gain a monetary award for damages sustained in a car or truck accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. These funds can be used to replace lost income of a family member, pay for property damage associated with the incident and even cover the cost of the deceased’s final arrangements. While no amount of money can replace a lost loved one, achieving a favorable outcome in a wrongful death suit can ease some of the financial burdens faced by those who are left behind.
Source: Times Free Press, “One dead after semi crashes into Tennessee home“, , Oct. 8, 2014