A well-known musician recently lost his life in a car accident in Tennessee. Many fatal accidents ultimately lead to wrongful death lawsuits. A preliminary accident report indicated that the incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on a recent Sunday evening.
Reportedly, the 37-year-old musician was heading north on Interstate 25 in Nashville. Although the crash investigation was not yet complete, initial findings show that the deceased man’s SUV smashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. Investigators say the northbound big rig was stationary in the middle lane of the interstate. It appears as if the tractor-trailer stalled and came to a halt.
Police reported that a section of I-65 remained closed until about midnight. The SUV burst into flames after the impact of the crash. Initial investigations show no signs to suggest that the musician braked or tried to avoid the collision. Officers also said the man died at the crash scene. Further police reports show that no evidence of drugs or alcohol seems to have played a role in the fiery crash.
Whenever there are indications that other parties’ negligence caused fatal car accidents in Tennessee, the surviving family members might have grounds to file wrongful death lawsuits in a civil court. Although no amount of money can bring a loved one back to life, a monetary judgment might ease the financial burden associated with an unexpected death. A successful lawsuit might provide compensation to cover the costs related to end-of-life arrangements along with lost potential income. Documented claims could also include emotional damages like pain and suffering of the surviving family members.