A husband and wife were killed on Interstate 640 near Washington Pike when their Honda crashed head-on with a Camry. The driver of the Camry also died. According to WLTV Channel 8, the preliminary review showed that the Camry crossed a median, avoided hitting several cars, and ultimately struck the Honda head-on in the westbound lane. Witnesses suspected, but couldn’t confirm, that a medical condition or drug or alcohol use caused the accident to occur.
Possible claims in this type of this type of case
Experienced Knoxville car accident lawyers understand how to handle this type of tragic case. Skilled lawyers would review the final police reports and conduct their own thorough investigation. Investigators would speak to all relevant witnesses, examine the scene of the accident, including any skid marks and the full extent of the damage to each car. Attorneys would also review any toxicology reports to determine if the driver of the Camry was intoxicated, under the influence of narcotics, or using any medications. Part of the review would also examine if the Toyota driver was:
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while distracted
- Violating some other traffic offense
- Careless or negligent in any respect
Since the driver of the Camry crossed the median and struck the Honda head-on, that driver’s liability is a virtual certainty.
The Estates of the husband and wife would each have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the Estate of the driver of the Toyota. Usually, the spouse of a decedent has the right to bring the wrongful death claim. Since both spouses were tragically killed, any children of the couple would have the right to bring the wrongful death claims. Adult and minor children can both bring claims. The only difference is that, for minor children, someone needs to represent the children and any funds received would be placed into a trust for their benefit.
If there were no children, then the parents of each occupant of the Honda could bring a claim. And, if there are no parents, then any siblings or next of kin could sue.
At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Gladiators in Suits demand that responsible parties pay all applicable damages, including funeral bills and costs, lost wages, lost society and companionship, and the personal suffering for the eligible family members. For calm, compassionate help in the most challenging of times, our Nashville car accident attorneys are here to guide you. For help now, please call us 615-246-5549 or schedule an appointment through our contact form. We see clients at our offices in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Knoxville.