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Child Killed in South Memphis Car Accident

Friday, August 5th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 32-year-old man has been arrested for his role in a fatal car accident in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 3, 2011. The crash occurred on Interstate 240 in South Memphis.  Memphis police reported the man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe when he crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 240 near South Parkway.  A 4-year-old boy in that SUV was killed and a 15-month-old baby in the SUV was injured.  After crashing into the SUV, the man fled the scene, running into two other cars on his way out.  Police located the driver later that night and charged him with driving under the influence (“DUI”), reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and vehicular assault.

A drunk driving accident can occur anywhere, including Interstate 40, Interstate 240, and Interstate 55 in Shelby County.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.  At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), we are aware of the many ways a family member can suffer after losing a loved one.  While aggressively pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of clients, we are sympathetic towards their situation and the difficulties they face during this complicated period.  To learn more about the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.

In a car accident lawsuit, a client may be able to recover compensation from a negligent driver’s insurance company.  However, if a defendant driver does not have insurance, NST Law can file an Uninsured Motorist claim for maximum compensation.  To help clients recover maximum damages, NST lawyers utilize experts from various fields.  If a deceased incurs medical bills between the accident and his death, NST Law can consult with doctors to document those bills.  These expenses may include surgeries, X-rays, and medication.  A second type of expert NST Law may retain is a vocational economist.  This expert can project the lost income the deceased would have earned over the course of his lifetime.  In addition, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts to determine the pain, suffering, and emotional distress that surviving family members experience following the tragic accident.  Finally, since driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Tennessee, your NST lawyer may pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver has been convicted of DUI.

Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Memphis.  NST Law is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, representing clients in Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis, and surrounding counties.  NST Law has handled fatal car accident cases for two decades and has the knowledge, skill, and experience to properly handle your case. Do not hesitate to contact NST Law today for a free initial consultation on your case.