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Trucking company faces federal lawsuit in fatal truck crash

On Aug. 10, a woman filed a claim in a Tennessee court against Yes Express, Inc./"The Blanket Company" and one of the truck company's drivers whom she says caused an auto accident that killed her 18-year-old daughter and injured two others. The truck driver, who was unhurt, may face criminal charges in the incident.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred on 11W in Rogersville August around 1:23 p.m. when a Texas man operating a 2005 Volvo semitrailer collided with the woman's northbound 2000 Daewoo after he made an illegal left-hand turn from the roadway's median. Emergency crews who arrived at the scene transported the two passengers from the Daewoo to local hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries. The Daewoo driver died from major injuries she suffered in the wreck.

In the woman's lawsuit, she claims that the fatal crash was due to the negligent actions of the truck driver, suggesting that he recklessly and carelessly operated his truck in a way that showed a blatant and willful disregard for the safety of other drivers and their property. Because the plaintiff believes the defendant failed to exercise due care and caused the collision that resulted in the fatal injuries of her daughter, she is requesting the court for an undisclosed amount of economic and non-economic losses stemming from the accident.

When people experience the sudden loss of a loved one in a crash, they might face a number of financial costs associated with the accident. In cases where the decedent had dependents, those who relied on the victim's income might be negatively affected by the loss of household funds. Through a wrongful death claim, family members of the deceased may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for their accident-related losses, including loss of future contributions of income. In some cases, compensation could include loss of consortium.

Source:, "Mother of 18-year-old killed in 11W crash files federal lawsuit", Tommy Campbell, August 20, 2014

Source:, "Mother of 18-year-old killed in 11W crash files federal lawsuit", Tommy Campbell, August 20, 2014

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