An accident occurred recently in Tennessee that further proves that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Many people think that accidents could never happen to them and that they drive extremely safely, so there is no risk of injury or harm coming to them. In a perfect world, perhaps that would be the case, but you truly never can tell when another driver is going to make a mistake that could prove fatal.
Recently in Tennessee, a Pontiac Grand Prix, carrying three children ranging from 6 to 12, was making a left turn early Monday morning. A large F-350 truck that was behind the Grand Prix suddenly rear-ended the smaller vehicle, and although all of the children were wearing seat belts, the youngest and eldest had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center in serious condition. The middle-aged child, a 9-year-old girl, was killed. According to reports, the truck driver failed to apply the brakes because he did not notice the turning vehicle; an ongoing investigation is considering the possibility of distracted driving.
We have no desire to scare people away from driving, but we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that accidents truly can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye. Even if you are following all of the rules of the road, another driver can lose control or get distracted and suddenly slam into your vehicle. Even if you are wearing a seatbelt and the airbags deploy, it might not be enough to save you or your passengers.
Car accidents are a necessary risk that we all must take in order to live our daily lives, but if we fall victim to such risks, we do not need to bear the burden alone. Pursuing legal action could lead to recovering compensation at the expense of the driver who was at fault in the accident. Enlisting the aid of an attorney could help you prove that you were not at fault in the accident, and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Source: The Daily Herald, “Culleoka fourth-grader dies in accident on Lewisburg Highway,” James Bennett, Dec. 9, 2015