Witnesses and victims of a four-car accident in downtown Nashville described a scene of utter chaos. The accident occurred on October 11 around 4 p.m., when a van struck a NashVegas cab from behind. The van then rolled, striking two more cars before coming to a rest on its side. The driver and passenger of one of the other vehicles, not seriously injured, ran toward the van’s driver, but were unable to assist him. He died at the scene. Two others were transported to the hospital with injuries.
What Do I Do If I Lose a Loved One in a Car Accident in Nashville?
Under Tennessee law, if someone dies in a car accident, his or her spouse, parent or child can pursue a wrongful death action. All drivers have a duty of care to act in a manner that is reasonable and prudent in order to protect the safety of others. When a driver violates this duty of care and someone suffers injury or dies, that driver may be held liable for damages including medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost income, loss of consortium and other losses. As a surviving family member, you have one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This means it is important to act quickly.
Our law firm has extensive experience representing the victims of car accidents and their families. We treat all clients with complete compassion and understand that the client comes first. We know that no amount of money can replace your loved one, but we will do everything in our power to pursue the damages your family deserves.
Zephaniah 3:17, “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”