Wrongful Death Attorney
The unexpected passing of a loved one is hard and you may need a wrongful death attorney if your loss was due to another person's wrongful act.
What constitutes a lawsuit being filed for a Wrongful Death in Tennessee? Our attorneys can answer these questions and more, giving you valuable information so that you can make the decision that is right for you and your family.
A negligent lawsuit is filed by or on behalf of the person who was injured and suffers from the result of the damages; however, a wrongful death suit is filed by surviving family members who have been damaged or to provide compensation for others who have incurred damages due to the victim's death.
The theory behind a wrongful death suit is, in addition to injuring the person who died, the defendant may have injured others who depended upon the deceased for financial or emotional support.
Almost every state has enacted a statute permitting a lawsuit to be brought by the relatives of a person who died as a result of a wrongful act and some states allow a party other than a relative to file the lawsuit.