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February 10, 2018

Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers
Wrongful death and personal injury cases are difficult and complex. Insurance companies want to limit their exposure or liability when a serious injury or death occurs. Insurance companies hire attorneys whose job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of the plaintiff’s claim.

Our injury lawyers are familiar with these tactics and will fight to protect the rights, health, and safety of our clients. Our firm represents individuals and families involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases that were caused by the negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness of others. We handle all types of catastrophic personal injury and tragic wrongful death cases.

Our team has successfully represented individuals and families with injuries and deaths caused by:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability / Slip and Falls
  • Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • DUI-DWI / Alcohol-Related Crashes
  • Products Liability / Dangerous and Defective Products
  • Trucking Litigation / Semi-Truck Crashes
  • Workplace Injuries

Wrongful death lawsuits and claims shall be brought by the spouse or children.In some instances, these claims are filed in order to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expense associated with the death, e.g., medical and funeral
  • Loss of support
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death

Loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection or care suffered by the survivor of the decedent
Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others
If you have lost a loved one, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the law.

If you have questions or concerns about a personal injury or wrongful death claim, please contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully settle your case.

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Wrongful Death: Time Limitations

December 5, 2017

Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawyers.
In Tennessee, the “statute of limitations” in most claims involving personal injury and death is one year from the date the claim accrued. Some exceptions do exist under the law in certain circumstances.

For instance, the abovementioned time period may be extended for the claimant or claimants, including those who are minors or otherwise incompetent. Additionally, in some limited instances, such as when a medical professional conceals the incident of malpractice, victims that did not know, and could not have known of the malpractice until sometime after the incident can sometimes be allotted additional time under the law to file a lawsuit. The foregoing exceptions are fact sensitive and require the analysis of a qualified attorney to determine if they are applicable.

If you believe that your family holds a wrongful death claim, you should always seek the advice of an attorney without delay. In certain cases, there may also be other deadlines within the first year that may also impact the case. For example, claims against government entities may require that the entity or entities be put on “notice” much earlier than the statute of limitations period. Also, since expert and legal analysis must be done prior to filing a lawsuit, you should not wait until the statute of limitations period is nearing its end because the attorney may not have enough time to complete his or her review prior to its expiration.

There is another very important reason to contact an attorney right away. Memories of the event or events in question tend to fade in witnesses, potential witnesses may later be unavailable because they have moved, become incapacitated, etc.

If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, contact us today. We can help you gather evidence, understand the law, complete necessary paperwork, and build a convincing case. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.

Contacting us will also help alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing.

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Wrongful Death: Who is eligible to sue?

December 4, 2017

A “wrongful death” claim is allowed when a person is killed due to the negligence of another individual, company or entity. Who is eligible to file a wrongful death suit? An action for wrongful death in Tennessee belongs to the spouse and children of the deceased

Additionally, other family members – such as stepparents, grandparents, and dependents, may also be permitted to file suit in some situations. If the victim is a minor, the state may require only a parent or an adult guardian to bring a lawsuit. Our attorneys represent families involved in wrongful death cases occasioned by the negligence, carelessness, and recklessness of others.

We are experienced with wrongful death losses and we can explain all of the intricacies of the law. If you or someone you love is eligible to file a wrongful death claim, contact us today, to learn more.

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