One of the first road accidents of the year in Tennessee claimed the life of a man on the evening of New Year’s Day. According to a preliminary accident report, the man died in a motorcycle accident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. The accident is still under investigation, and authorities have asked witnesses of the accident to come forward.
The crash report indicates that a 38-year-old woman was heading south in an SUV when she made a left turn into a private driveway. However, she failed to yield for an oncoming northbound motorcyclist, turning directly into the path of the 52-year-old biker. Reportedly, the impact of the accident caused the motorcyclist to be ejected.
The critically injured biker was airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent surgery. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries later. Law enforcement reported that the woman driver of the SUV was arrested for driving while impaired by alcohol, and she was taken to the county jail. After the bond was set, authorities said additional charges might follow.
Whenever a life is lost in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee, the surviving family members might want to seek financial relief through the civil justice system of the state. However, wrongful death is a complicated field of the law, and an experienced personal injury attorney might best handle such lawsuits. With the support and guidance of legal counsel, navigating the ensuing legal proceedings can be simplified. A lawyer can present a compelling case in court in pursuit of recovery for financial and emotional damages that could include end-of-life costs and pain and suffering.