Families may have basis for wrongful death in highway fatalities

The majority of Tennessee commuters are familiar with the most dangerous sections of their routes on their way to and from work, school or errands. Unfortunately, no matter how attentive a driver may be to known hazards, sometimes unforeseen dangers wind up causing fatal accidents. Sadly, surviving families are left to pick up the pieces after a wrongful death robs them of a loved one.

Tennessee officials are currently investigating a fatal incident that occurred along Interstate 24 just outside of downtown Nashville. According to preliminary reports, a 54-year-old man was headed to his job at a local plant shortly before 5 a.m. As he traveled through an underpass, a large chunk of concrete came hurtling through his front windshield. The debris smashed the glass and struck the man in the face, resulting in his death.

The man's car continued on the road where it struck another vehicle along the side. The car then hit a guardrail before coming to a stop on a bridge on I-24. Police stated that the concrete debris did not fall from the overpass but was believed to be a chunk of curbing material that was deliberately thrown from the overpass.

Tennessee police are reviewing all footage from nearby video in an effort to locate the individual who may have caused this fatal incident. The family who lost their loved one in this horrifying tragedy are understandably devastated. Those who find themselves in similar tragic circumstances often struggle with the burden of unanticipated financial damages along with their grief. Once a party is identified as being responsible, surviving family members can seek a monetary judgment via a wrongful death lawsuit in the civil justice system.

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