Man Charged After Car Wreck

When an accident involves multiple vehicles, it can often be difficult for police officers to determine who was at fault, which is why they conduct lengthy investigations into many accidents. However, when one of the drivers leaves the scene of the accident, police may assume that driver is at fault. This was the case in a three-vehicle crash that occurred earlier this week.

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Public Opinion reports that one of the drivers involved in the crash, Kermit Robertson, explained what happened to police. He said that a semi truck was speeding on the interstate and passed him. The truck then began to drive erratically and swerved into another lane, forcing two vehicles off the road.

The driver of the truck, Ricky Lynn Hatfield, overcorrected and swerved back toward Robertson, who was forced off the road and crashed into two vehicles parked on the shoulder. Hatfield stopped his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

In cases where there is no physical damage to the negligent driver’s vehicle, insurance companies may argue that their driver was not at fault and make it difficult for drivers like Robertson to recover the compensation they need to pay for vehicle repairs and medical bills. If you find yourself in a similar situation, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. At Grimmett Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping Nashville residents obtain compensation from stubborn insurance companies. To discuss your case, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

Police Found Hatfield’s Log Book And Driver’s License And Initiated A Search For Him

Police found Hatfield in a gas station after receiving a tip that someone matching his description was in the area. He failed a series of field sobriety tests before consenting to having his blood drawn. His blood alcohol level was recorded as .171, which is twice the legal limit. While at the hospital, Hatfield confessed that he remembered the accident and that he takes four oxycodone pills a day for back pain.

Coincidently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended that restrictions surrounding the prescription of painkillers be tightened. The New York Times said that the FDA’s recommendation is part of an effort to curb the growing abuse of narcotic painkillers. The Hatfield case raises more questions about how painkillers should, or should not, be used by long-haul truck drivers.

The two other drivers who were involved in

the accident were flown to local hospitals with serious injuries. One of the drivers may lose a leg, and the other sustained life-threatening injuries.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help The Victims Of Negligent Drivers Find Justice

After a serious car wreck, it can be difficult to think about initiating legal action to recover the compensation that you deserve. But if you wait too long, the statute of limitations may come into effect, and you will no longer have the option. That is why you need an experienced attorney from Grimmett Law Firm to help you through each step of the process, so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible. To set up a consultation, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

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