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Finding the responsible party in a wrongful death claim

Losing a loved one in a car accident can be devastating. Here at Pryor Priest and Harber, our staff has found that in the process of finding some form of closure, people often need the answer to the question, why? Finding the exact cause for the accident not only provides them with some peace of mind but it can help them determine who should be held accountable.

Criminal charges pending in fatal Tennessee crash

The National Transportation Safety Board considers head-on collisions among the most serious car accident types. These collisions usually occur because a motorist crosses over into the opposing lane or is driving for some time in a lane going the opposite way. When a head-on collision occurs in Knox County, it is usually fatal, leaving family members with many unanswered questions.

In the weeks following a fatal accident

If your loved one has been involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident, you may not know what to do next. It is a life-changing event that could shake the foundation of your life. Here at Pryor Priest & Harbor, we understand that this is a difficult time and wish to help you through it.

How many fatal car crashes happen in Tennessee?

If you have lost a loved one in an unnecessary to the accident due to the negligence of someone else, you know pain and suffering that is unmeasurable. Too many Knoxville residents have had to experience such grief. An automobile accident is a common cause of these tragic situations and whether caused by a drunk driver, a fatigued truck driver or a driver otherwise unaware or reckless, the impact of the wrongful death lingers on.

Cars failing to stop for school buses, says Tennessee mother

As school starts up again this fall in Knoxville, many children will walk to and from school or their bus stops. When drivers fail to pay attention or obey traffic laws in school zones, children may be put in great danger of being injured in a pedestrian accident. Sometimes, children may not fully understand how to safely walk near traffic and might take risks a driver is not prepared for. However, in many other cases, a negligent, speeding or distracted driver may disregard safety laws and harm a child.

How can fatal crashes be prevented?

Not all accidents are preventable. This is the very nature of an accident. They are unpredictable, and therefore it is not always possible to take preventative measures against them. However, there are a few cases in which certain factors exacerbate the chances of an accident happening. These factors are what can be eliminated.

2-vehicle accident kills Tennessee teenagers

Tennessee teenagers can feel invincible, especially if they have recently learned to drive. Unfortunately, the roads can be a dangerous place. In a split second, a fun ride with friends can quickly turn tragic. When such accidents occur, the family members of the deceased are often left dealing with grief and anger. This is especially true when the accident was caused by a drunk driver.

3 children die in Tennessee crash

Car accidents occur on a regular basis in Tennessee. Many of these are minor and result only in a few scratches on a bumper. Some accidents, however, produce life-altering outcomes. In the worst case scenarios, one or more fatalities may result from a single accident.

Safety risks of 15-passenger vans

Residents in Tennessee might benefit from understanding more about the safety risks and implications associated with a van crash that recently occurred in Florida. On March 30, 18 people were inside a 15-passenger 2000 Dodge Ram van when the vehicle ran a stop sign and plunged into a ravine nearby. Ten people were killed, and eight people were injured in the accident. By April 3, four of the ten surviving victims were released from the hospital.

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