Man Killed in West Nashville Car Accident
Recently, a man was killed in a two car accident in west Nashville. The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on the River Road Pike. According to the police, Holley Grammer, 47, and his sister Alison Grammer, 43, were riding in a car when another vehicle crossed into their lane and crashed into them.
Sadly, Mr. Grammer was declared dead at the scene, and Ms. Grammer was transported to the local hospital for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the other car that hit the Grammers only suffered minor injuries and did not require medical assistance. The other driver told the Nashville police that she was traveling on River Road when she saw something in her lane and slammed on the brakes. Her car then slid into the lane with the Grammers, causing the accident.
There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol as a contributing cause of the accident, but police say that the investigation is still underway. So far, no charges have been brought against the driver of the other vehicle in the accident.
Tennessee Car Accidents
The Daily Fatality Report fact sheet published by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security shows that this year there have been a total of 351 fatal accidents across the state. In addition, the department has tracked the time of day that traffic accidents take place. According to their data, between 2004 and 2015, a total of 1,516 fatal accidents took place between the hours of midnight and 3:00 a.m. and another 1,482 crashes took place between 3:00 and 6:00 in the morning. During the evening and nighttime hours, 2,935 accidents took place during those years between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and midnight.
Compensation for Car Accidents
Damages resulting from a car accident can be physical, mental, emotional, and cause property loss. Compensation for these losses can be recovered after an accident if you have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. Reparations following a car accident can include:
- Past, present, and future medical bills;
- Lost wages and impaired earning ability;
- Disability payments;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Loss of consortium;
- Property damage;
…and other costs that are reasonably related to the damages caused by the car accident.
In cases where the accident causes a loss of life, wrongful death compensation can also be awarded to the family and loved ones of the deceased. Damages for wrongful death include the loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, lost wages, funeral costs, and more to attempt to financially compensate for the loss of a loved one.
Our Firm Can Help
Call our office or contact us today if someone that you know has been involved in a car accident in the Nashville area. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Calhoun Law, PLC understand the complexities of a car accident case and can ensure that you are fully compensated for your claims.