When tragedy strikes a family, there are often many questions asked by those left behind. Sometimes, families want to know why and how such a tragedy occurred and who is responsible. Sometimes, the answers to questions offer closure for families, and sometimes, families seek the assistance of a personal injury in Tennessee when closure is not achieved. Typically, victims of car accidents are given answers fairly quickly, but it took months for one family to receive some closure after a fatal crash in January.
The accident occurred after a driver attempted to pass another vehicle. Authorities believe that the passing 26-year-old driver may have been speeding at the time of the crash. In the process of the pass, the female driver struck the other vehicle, and the vehicle lost control and crashed into a tree. One passenger was seriously injured, and another passenger was killed.
The female driver fled the scene, and it was months before she was arrested. The family of the victim had offered a $3,000 reward for any information, and it is not clear if a witness tip led to the woman's arrest. The hit-and-run driver now faces three felony charges.
Sadly, car accidents can result in serious injuries, financial stress and grief when tragedy occurs. Some families find that filing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, or other legal options suggested by a Tennessee personal injury attorney, helpful to answer some questions. Some victims may not desire a lawsuit but may desire assistance with filing and handling insurance claims related to an accident.