The mother of an 18-year old Tennessee man who was killed following a car accident last year is suing Metro Nashville due to the alleged slow response time of emergency workers. Many people who have lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident seek out legal funding from a lawsuit funding provider to help finance the cost of similar litigation.
According to the Tennessean, J.R. Ballentine died due to injuries sustained during the May 2010 accident.
The news source reports that the crash happened in northern Davidson County near the Robertson County line. The first call to emergency crews reportedly was taken at 5:10 p.m.and a firetruck from Goodlettsville arrived at the scene within a minute. However, ambulances from another part of Davidson County reportedly did not arrive until 10 to 15 minutes later.
Throughout the rescue, closer ambulances from nearby Greenbrier in Robertson County and Ridgetop, which sits in both counties, reportedly were never dispatched to the scene.
Ballentine, who reportedly arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center just before 6 p.m., died later that evening.
The lawsuit is reportedly seeking unspecified damages and a change in emergency response policy.
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