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Oakridge Wrongful Death LawyerA fatal car accident can strike at any time, and it is one of the most tragic and shocking experiences that a family may be forced to go through. Coping with the unexpected loss of a loved one can be a lifelong challenge, but it may be possible to obtain financial relief to ease some of the burden through a wrongful death claim. Understanding some of the common factors involved in fatal car wrecks may help you know where to look for evidence of another driver’s negligence, especially if you have an experienced attorney on your side.

Fatal Car Crash Risk Factors

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 1,135 fatalities in Tennessee motor vehicle accidents in 2019. Data from the State of Tennessee shows that this number increased in 2020, and it is on pace to increase yet again in 2021. Throughout the last few years, some of the most common factors in fatal car accidents have included:

  • Speeding - Traveling at high speeds, especially speeds that are unsafe for the road conditions, increases the risk of a collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a stationary object. A vehicle’s speed at the time of impact can also influence the severity of the injuries suffered in the collision.

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Campbell County Wrongful Death Lawyer

In 2017, more than 34,000 Americans lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions across the country. For family members of those victims, coping with the loss of a loved one is a traumatic and emotional process unlike any other. 

In a large number of these cases, collisions are caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another driver. If your family member was fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision, your family deserves skilled legal representation that can hold negligent parties accountable.

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