Losing a loved one in any capacity is a devastating experience, but losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly in a fatal car accident can be particularly difficult to come to terms with. For most families, finding out exactly what happened becomes a priority.
Sadly, at least one Tennessee family experienced such tragedy yesterday. The Tennessean has reported that the man who served as headmaster for 26 years at an all girls school in Chattanooga was killed in a car wreck on I-75 south of Knoxville. He is survived by his wife.
Right now, the Tennessean has not reported any details of the car accident. For his wife and any other family members he leaves behind, however, understanding what happened on the road to cause his death will be very important. If police determine that another driver’s negligence contributed to this fatal car accident, the man’s family may want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Before experiencing the death of a loved one, many people do not realize how expensive it can be. Funeral and burial costs coupled with any end-of-life medical expenses can add up to more than many families can afford. A wrongful death lawsuit allows a family to seek compensation from the person who caused or contributed to the accident that took their loved one’s life.
Of course, no amount of financial compensation will ever be enough to make up for the loss of a loved one. For some families, however, getting rid of the financial burden that often comes with a death allows them to focus on helping each other through such an unexpected tragedy.
Source: The Tennessean, “Battle Ground Academy’s Randy Tucker killed in car wreck,” Maria Giordano, April 21, 2014