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 the death.

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 of Tennessee.

Some of the various negligent acts that can lead to fatal auto accidents include the following:

  • Incidents of drunk driving
  • 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!

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