Hartford, TN – Steven Reardon Killed When DUI Crashes Car into Pigeon RiverTennessee Legal News
Hartford, TN (March 22, 2021) – Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a serious crash in the area of Lindsey Gap Road and Hartford Road on Friday, March 19th in Cocke County.
According to various sources, the accident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. when a single-vehicle went over a large embankment on the righthand side of the roadway and into the Pigeon River.
A body that has since been identified as that of Steven Reardon, 59, was recovered from the river later that day.
The report states that the driver, Tiffany Evans, 23, will likely face criminal charges.
A third vehicle occupant was unharmed during the incident.
Drugs have been cited as a factor in this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Steven Reardon, at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Hartford
Under Tennessee law, the family of passengers who are killed during car, truck, motorcycle, and bus accidents might be entitled to financial compensation. It is imperative that surviving family members retain an attorney who knows the most effective ways to successfully solicit all appropriate and available sources of economic recovery.
The surviving family members of a deceased passenger are allowed to bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle. According to Tennessee driving law, a vehicle’s passenger cannot be legally liable for the negligence that caused the accident. For instance, if the driver is acting recklessly by texting or watching videos while their passenger is asleep, and the driver’s inattention results in an accident, the passenger’s family is most likely entitled to file a claim and seek financial compensation against the driver.
If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the Tennessee wrongful death attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the drive and the ability that you need on your side to receive the full amount of financial compensation allowed by Tennessee’s personal injury laws.
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If you have recently endured the heartbreaking loss of a loved one brought on by the negligence or recklessness of another driver, then we strongly suggest that you consult with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and scheduling an appointment for a free evaluation of your Tennessee wrongful death claim.
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Disclaimers: Fox & Farmer Attorneys at Law has been a family firm since 1987. We have worked very hard throughout the decades to help people who have been injured in serious accidents. We hope that by writing these posts that we will bring awareness to the dangers of driving in and around Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area. We want to remind our fellow community members to slow down and use caution when operating a motor vehicle so they will avoid being involved in a serious accident. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.