Unfortunately, fatal accidents take place on our roadways every day. A stretch of highway in the Knoxville area is considered particularly dangerous. Since 2005, a total of 65 fatal accidents took place on a 22-mile stretch of local highway from Knoxville to Sevierville. Government officials in Tennessee report that those car accidents resulted in 76 fatalities. The data reveal that this stretch of highway has seen a greater number of fatal car accidents when compared to similar roadways.
Another 12-mile stretch along another Tennessee highway has claimed 32 victims in fatal car accidents since 2005. The data reveal approximately 2.7 motor vehicle deaths per mile along that highway and 3.5 motor vehicle deaths on the other highway during the same period of time from 2005. A variety of safety solutions and disagreements about how to fix the problem are being discussed.
Surviving family members of victims have many things on their minds following the unexpected loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims can help surviving family members recover compensation for the financial and emotional injuries. The loss of a loved one because of the negligence of another party can leave family members struggling with medical and funeral expenses and other damages.
A wrongful death claim can be brought when a loved one has been wrongfully killed, so that surviving family members can receive as much help as possible after losing their loved one. A wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf, so that they are not left facing all of their difficulties alone.