Fatal Collisions in Morristown, Tennessee
Morristown Car Accident Attorney Seeking Rightful Compensation
Auto accidents are among the highest leading causes of death in the United
States, according to the
Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, motor vehicle accidents cause tens of thousands of people
in this nation to lose their lives. Sadly, many of these accidents are
caused by simple acts of negligence that could have easily been prevented.
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience that can drastically alter
the lives of those who are left behind. Surviving family members are usually
left with emotional trauma as well as financial hardship as a result of
If you have lost a spouse, child or other family member in a fatal collision
that was caused by someone else's negligence, a qualified attorney
may be able to help you take action against the at-fault party. This can
be done through a
wrongful death claim or lawsuits, which seeks monetary damages for the losses that occurred.
At The Bowlin Law Firm, we have
Morristown personal injury lawyers who can fight for the compensation that you and your loved ones truly
deserve! We also serve those in Knoxville, Knox County and Hamblen County.
Wrongful Death Damages
In order to obtain wrongful death damages, you will need to be able to
prove various facts, such as the fact that the other party's negligence
led to your loved one's death, and the fact that you and your family
has suffered losses (including financial losses) as a result.
Here are a few of the damages that you might be able to claim in your wrongful-death
car accident case:
- Medical costs for treating the accident victim before his or her death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the deceased person's earnings and benefits (which would have
supported the surviving family members)
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
In addition to these types of damages, the court could also award punitive
damages, or additional damages meant to punish the negligent party rather
than simply restore the victims. Our legal team works tirelessly to help
clients fight for the highest level of compensation so that they can receive
full restoration for their tragic losses.
Negligence Causing Fatal Collisions
In 2011, 946 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the state
Some of the various negligent acts that can lead to fatal auto accidents
include the following:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure of pedestrians or bicyclists to follow crosswalk signals and the
rules of the road
Mistakes by manufacturers that lead to auto part defects (product liability)
- Improper signage on the road
If you have a loved one who was killed in
car accident or another type of motor vehicle accident, make sure you have a competent
attorney helping you with your wrongful death claim.
Contact our firm to get the help you need!