Earlier this week in Camden, Tennessee, one man died in a head-on collision with a large truck after the car he was driving drifted across the center median and into oncoming traffic. According to a report by WBBJ, the man and a female passenger were heading westbound on Highway 70 near Camden at around 1:30 in the afternoon when the accident occurred.
Evidently, the man’s 2012 Ford Fusion began to inexplicably cross the center median line and enter the opposing lane of traffic. After doing so, the man’s Ford collided head on with a wrecker, traveling eastbound on Highway 70. The driver of the accident succumbed to his wounds and died shortly after the accident. His female passenger was taken to the hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition. The driver and passenger of the wrecker were also injured, although not seriously. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the fatal accident.
Head-On Collisions on Tennessee Roads
Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous accidents that can occur on Tennessee roads. Due to the force with which the two vehicles collided, there is often at least one fatality in a head-on collision, and sometimes many more.
Head-on collisions are preventable accidents, most of the time. When a head-on collision occurs, it is likely due to the fault of at least one of the drivers. Some of the common causes of head-on collisions are:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Traveling down a one-way road the wrong way
- Aggressive driving
In each of the above situations, the driver exhibiting this kind of driving behavior is likely legally at fault for causing the head-on collision.
Recovery for Head-On Collisions in Tennessee
Victims of head-on collisions are entitled to recover monetary damages for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If your loved one was killed in a head-on collision, then you may be entitled to a wrongful death recovery based on the loss that you suffered.
Most often, the law requires that the accident victim (or the person bringing the lawsuit on their behalf) prove that the other driver was acting negligently and caused the accident that resulted in the victim being injured. This can be a difficult task for the ordinary person. However, with the assistance of an experienced Tennessee accident attorney, you will be in good hands.
Contact a Dedicated Tennessee Accident Attorney
If you or your loved one has recently been involved in a serious or fatal accident in Tennessee, contact an skilled Tennessee personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out more about what rights you have as an accident victim. The Matt Hardin Law Firm is dedicated to its clients and has years of experience seeking recovery for them in many kinds of personal injury matters, including head-on collisions. To speak to a dedicated accident attorney today, click here, or call 615-200-1111 to schedule you free initial consultation.
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