Who is responsible?
The party who caused your loved one's death due to his/her negligence is the responsible party. In Tennessee we have to prove that the defendant was entirely or in part responsible for the death. There must be a surviving spouse, child, or family member to collect the wrongful death compensation.
Who Is Allowed To File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Typically the immediate family including spouse, parents and children may file a wrongful death claim. A child who is still a minor may be required to have representation regarding court matters.
Are There Restrictions On When A Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Filed?
A statute of limitations sets limits on when a lawsuit can be filed against the negligent parties. In most cases the statute of limitations process may start when it is discovered that a loved one's death may have been caused by the negligence of another. If the statute of limitations has expired, your claim may be denied. That is why it is extremely important to contact a Tennessee wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
If your loved one has died because of some one else's negligence, you may have a wrongful death case. Let our Tennessee wrongful death attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve.
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