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Catastrophic injuries kill 9-year-old when tree falls on tent

A tragedy that recently occurred at a Tennessee campground might lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. Reportedly, a 9-year-old girl who was heading to the fourth grade was with her parents on their very first camping trip at the Foster Falls Campground over a recent weekend. Authorities report that a tree fell over during the night and landed on the family's tent.

The young girl suffered catastrophic injuries, and her father reportedly escaped with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. Another camper says a good Samaritan tried to help as much as possible while awaiting the arrival of emergency services. The girl was rushed to a hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries later.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation could not confirm whether the tree that fell onto the tent was rotten. However, officials said personnel at the state park monitors all the public areas routinely. Any trees that are identified as potential hazards and posing a danger to campers are addressed immediately.

Whenever anyone suffers any catastrophic injuries that cause death at a public facility, the surviving family members might have grounds for a lawsuit in pursuit of financial relief. However, for a successful wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiffs must establish negligence. This is a challenging process that might be best navigated by an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney. A lawyer can work to pursue recovery of financial losses such as medical and end-of-life expenses along with emotional damages suffered by the surviving family members.

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