Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct? It’s time to stand up for your rights and pursue justice for your family. Don’t let the responsible party escape accountability and leave you burdened with emotional and financial devastation.
Our experienced wrongful death lawyers are here to guide you through this difficult time and fight tirelessly on your behalf. With a deep understanding of the legal system and a track record of successful cases, we are committed to securing the compensation you deserve.
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In Tennessee, damages may include what would have been awarded to the deceased if he had survived as well as losses experienced by surviving family members. Compensation for a wrongful death claim may include the following:
Many of these damages are what are known as non-economic damages, meaning that the monetary value of the loss—such as loss of companionship—is open for interpretation. Our wrongful death attorneys are experienced in arguing for maximum value for non-economic losses.
It is never easy to lose a loved one in a sudden accident, but when that accident was caused by a drunk driver, incompetent doctor, or irresponsible store manager, it is especially hard to cope. You are left with questions about why it happened, grief over the loss of your loved one, and mounting bills to cover end-of-life medical expenses, funeral costs, and, possibly, the loss of a provider’s income. When the accident that killed your loved one was caused by another party’s negligence, carelessness, or willful harmful action, you may be able to hold him or her accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers are compassionate attorneys who will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve when a loved one is killed.
Tennessee, like most states, views wrongful death as a personal injury claim where the injured person is unable to bring his own claim to court, so the right passes to a family member or personal representative of the estate. A wrongful death claim may be filed even if a criminal charge such as homicide or manslaughter is pending. Wrongful death claims are brought in civil court, and the findings are expressed in monetary damages, not prison time or probation. Wrongful death might result from negligence such as in the following:
In general, any incident that would have led to a personal injury claim if the victim had lived can become a wrongful death claim upon his death.
Wrongful death damages are not available to just anyone following a person’s death. In Tennessee, you must be a dependent family member or the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The following relatives may file a wrongful death suit:
If you lost a loved one in a tragic accident, discuss your situation with our wrongful death attorneys. In a free consultation, they will tell you if you have a claim and who has a right to file the claim.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else you need to speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 615.220.4180 to schedule your free consultation. If you’re not ready to talk, but still want to learn more about your rights, allow us to email you a complimentary copy of 5 Tricks Insurance Companies Play on Unrepresented Injury