Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a heart-wrenching experience that no one should have to endure. The whirlwind of emotions — sorrow, anger, confusion — can be overwhelming. In the midst of grief, legal action might be the furthest thing from your mind. But it’s imperative to understand that the legal framework is designed in a manner that necessitates timely action.
Recognizing the profound pain and disarray families face during such times, a Tennessee wrongful death lawyer from TopDog Law will step in with sensitivity, professionalism, and dedication. We strive to shoulder the legal burdens, so you can focus on healing and remembering your loved one.
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Our firm is based on a principled and steadfast dedication to helping injured victims and their families everywhere. When a tragic accident robs your loved one of their right to life, our compassionate attorneys will fight to ensure that surviving family members’ rights are protected.
With offices across the country, our personal injury lawyers are well-equipped to handle your wrongful death claim wherever you are, no matter the circumstances of the accident that preceded your loved one’s death.
“Wrongful death” is a legal term describing deaths resulting from another party’s negligence or intentional actions. In Tennessee, approximately 7,000 accidental deaths occur every year or roughly 100 fatalities per 100,000 individuals.
By filing a wrongful death claim, the surviving family or estate seeks justice for their lost one, holding the responsible party accountable and obtaining rightful compensation.
According to Tennessee law, the right to pursue a wrongful death action goes to the deceased’s surviving spouse. If there’s no surviving spouse, it transitions to the deceased’s children or next of kin. In cases where the deceased was a minor or hadn’t been legally surrendered or abandoned by their natural parents, the rights fall to the natural parents. Alternatively, for those who had legally adoptive parents, rights transfer to the adoptive parents.
The law surrounding who is entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and how these actions are carried out is complex, requiring the skill and understanding of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
The causes of wrongful death are myriad. However, what they all have in common is negligence. When someone’s careless or reckless actions contribute to a fatality, you likely have grounds to pursue a claim on that person’s behalf.
Common causes leading to wrongful death claims include:
In Tennessee, wrongful death claims are uniquely structured and generally include something called a “survival action.”
Wrongful death claim: This claim predominantly aids the family, covering aspects such as medical costs, lost earnings, future financial requirements, loss of companionship, and, in certain cases, punitive damages to admonish and deter the culpable party.
Survival action: While not distinct from the wrongful death claim in Tennessee, the damages from a survival action can also cover the pain or suffering the deceased endured before their untimely demise, as well as their potential future earnings.
During this emotionally challenging time, let TopDog Law provide the guidance and support you deserve, advocating for you and your family with experience and heartfelt commitment.
The intricacies of Tennessee’s wrongful death laws can seem overwhelming, and in fact, they are complex.
A knowledgeable Tennessee wrongful death lawyer is an invaluable ally during such trying times. Here’s how TopDog Law can help your family seek justice.
Tennessee’s wrongful death statutes are distinct and layered with specific stipulations. Your experienced lawyer will not only interpret these for you but will also help you understand your rights, the process ahead, and the potential outcomes. Your attorney will also help evaluate your claim’s value, accounting for losses such as lost income, medical expenses, emotional trauma, and more.
A skilled lawyer acts as a formidable buffer between you and the insurance companies that might attempt to minimize your claim’s payout. We will adeptly handle negotiations and ensure that your interests remain paramount. If the insurance company is not willing to reach a fair settlement, your case might head to trial. In such scenarios, the prowess of a seasoned wrongful death lawyer is pivotal. From crafting compelling arguments to presenting evidence, we will stand by your side, advocating for justice.
From start to finish, you can count on us to compassionately be your guides and advocates. We understand and value the tremendous strength it takes to take legal action after an unforeseen tragedy, and we are here to fight by your side. Trusting TopDog Law with your wrongful death claim means placing your trust in a team that’s deeply committed to your cause, ensuring that the responsible parties are held accountable and that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
With TopDog Law on your side, you have a dedicated advocate ready to guide you every step of the way. Remember, there’s no upfront cost, and our commitment is unwavering: We fight for your rights until the very end. Contact us online or call us at (888) 530-4604, and let’s start your journey to justice together.