Drunk driving continues to occur in Tennessee, and, as a result, everyday Tennessean’s lives are put at risk. An intoxicated motorist can drive the wrong way, cross over into oncoming traffic, fail to yield to pedestrians, neglect to slow for stopped traffic or fail to halt at stop signs and red lights. Any of these situations can result in a car accident that has tragic consequences where innocent individuals are injured or killed.

Sadly, one of those accidents occurred recently in East Knox County. There, one individual was killed and four others were injured when two pickup trucks struck each other. Police believe that alcohol was a factor in the wreck that left a 15-year-old dead. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found one of the trucks to be ablaze. Police continue to investigate the crash in order to obtain more information on its cause.

Unfortunately, car crashes like this occur all the time. Those who are injured in these crashes, as well as surviving family members of those who are killed, often have extensive physical, emotional and financial damages that can have long-lasting effects. It can be difficult to get past one of these accidents but pursuing a personal injury lawsuit may allow an individual to find closure and a sense of justice.

Succeeding on a personal injury or wrongful death claim isn’t always easy. In fact, it is often quite hard. It usually requires extensive investigation and a presentation of the facts to fit one’s story. This is where the skills of a legal professional may prove beneficial. For this reason, those who are affected by a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another may want to consult with a legal professional to determine how best to act on their legal rights.