Anytime people drive on the roads in Tennessee they take certain risks. This is not always because of their own actions though. The risk is that they cannot control the actions of the other drivers on the roads. If people make bad choices, others who may have been driving perfectly could end up in an accident. This is even more true for motorcyclists as they are harder to see. Also, if they are in an accident the outcome can be much worse as they are not equipped with the same safety devices as cars and trucks. Often times they are left with catastrophic injuries.
Recently a motorcyclist was involved in an accident in which he was struck by multiple vehicles and unfortunately ended up dying as a result. The accident was caused by a driver who at first drifted over the center line of the road he was on, then he struck the motorcycle in the rear. This caused the motorcycle to leave the road and the victim was thrown off of the vehicle. Debris from the accident struck another vehicle and a fifth one ended up running over the victim while he was on the ground. The driver who caused the accident then fled the scene.
This was an absolutely devastating accident claiming a life. The family of the victim will never be able to replace the victim, but they may be able to receive compensation for their loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. This compensation can never bring the victim back, but it still can be extremely valuable for the family coping with their loss.
Unfortunately many people are injured and killed in Tennessee each year due to the negligence of other drivers on the roads. Even when a person is not killed, they can still suffer life-changing and extremely expensive injuries. These people may still be able to recover compensation for the injuries. However, in many instances they will have to initiate a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in order to receive the proper and fair compensation. Experienced attorneys understand how difficult these accidents can be and may be able to help protect one’s rights.
Source: wate.com, “Motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle crash in Sevier County,” July 20, 2017