An accident on Interstate 75 in Tennessee involved seven vehicles and left three people with injuries serious enough that they required hospitalization. One of the injured people was in critical condition. There is no information in our source article in terms of the cause of the accident, but what is known is that two tractor-trailers were involved in the crash, as well as five other vehicles. It also appears that one person was struck after he got out of his car.
Crews were working on the scene after the crash and the police are investigating the incident. The police report after an accident is a critical piece to any lawsuits that may result from a crash.
However, it is important to know that a police report takes some time to produce. Also, information can change after the fact if new evidence comes to light. In either case, the information in a police report could support your claims as a car accident victim, potentially aiding you in your effort to win a personal injury lawsuit.
We also want to talk about the “pile-up” nature of this crash. Multi-vehicle accidents like this can have some complex liability rules in place. Usually shared liability is involved, which doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone is equally responsible. It just means that the one who is ultimately the most responsible for the crash could end up paying.
In any case, it behooves an accident victim to have an attorney by their side to ensure their case proceeds accordingly.
Source: The Chattanoogan, “Multi-Vehicle Accident On 1-75 Sends 3 To The Hospital Early Sunday Morning,” May 21, 2017