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If someone dies in an auto accident that's my fault, what can happen to me?

No one likes to think about deadly car crashes. But they happen every day in the state of Tennessee. In 2016, 1,036 people died as a result of a car accident (962 in 2015). In most of those cases, someone was at fault. If you are at fault in an accident and someone was killed, it's good to know your options.

Nine injured in Tennessee drunk driving accident

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense, and police understandably exert a great deal of care to catch drunk drivers before it is too late. There is very good reason that such legal measures are taken to deter and eliminate drunk drivers: they are dangerous. The simple fact is that consuming alcohol impairs your ability to drive a car, from reduced reaction time to impaired vision or decision-making, driving while drunk is a risk to your own safety. Just as important and noteworthy, it is also a risk to the safety of others.

Multi-vehicle crash kills 5 nursing students

Many Tennessee residents have likely seen news reports about a multi-vehicle accident in Georgia that resulted in five deaths. The fatal accident occurred on April 22 when seven vehicles crashed near Savannah on Interstate 16. In addition to the fatalities, two people were injured in the wreck.

Auto collision injures police chief

Tennessee Highway Patrol report that the chief of the Lewisburg Police Department was injured in a two-car collision during the early morning hours of April 18. Officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Toddler, 3 others injured in Nashville head-on collision


Being out on the road in Nashville can be treacherous if one of the fellow motorists is behaving irresponsibly. A negligent driver can be just as, if not more, dangerous than a driver who is reckless or under the influence. The dangers of being in an auto accident are well-known with the possibility of severe injury and death resulting. Those who are hurt in an accident need to realize what they're facing and that they might need legal assistance in the aftermath.

Woman who lost husband in fatal car accident seeks help


While most drivers in Tennessee are cautious on the road and take care not to endanger themselves and other drivers, there is always the risk of a car collision. When there is a car accident, it is imperative that those involved stop and make certain the other drivers are not hurt and the insurance information can be exchanged. Unfortunately, some drivers do not follow the law when it comes to stopping after an accident, compounding the incident. People who have been affected need to know what to do in an accident's aftermath if it is a hit and run.

Wrong-way drunk driving accident kills 1, injures 1


The reckless actions of one person have the ability to affect many. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink, the consequences can be deadly. Sadly, innocent people are often the victims of these negligent, drunk drivers.

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