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Wrongful death cases are the most painful claims individuals file. In the wake of the traumatic loss of a loved one, navigating the court system to recover damages is complex and frustrating. Wrongful death laws provide that survivors of the deceased have a right to seek compensation for monetary damages. At Pate & Knott Attorneys at Law, our Murfreesboro wrongful death attorneys provide quality legal guidance to survivors who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. Our attorneys are experienced in handling various types of wrongful death claims, thoroughly investigating every case to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law.
Wrongful death claims vary, but each one must contain certain elements
In Tennessee, there are specific elements that must be present in a wrongful death claim. These are:
- An individual has died,
- Due to injuries received from another, or
- Due to the wrongful act, killing, or omission by another
If you're loved one died due to injuries that were caused by another, you may be able to recover monetary damages.
Compensation may include a number of expenses and costs
Damages that may be available to surviving loved ones include one or more of the following:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of earning ability from the time of the injury or illness until death
- Loss of enjoyment of life from the time of the injury or illness until death
- Mental anguish the deceased suffered due to the injury or illness
- Lost wages, including those that the deceased would have earned if he or she had not died
- The expenses, loss of time, and physical and emotional suffering family members endured due to the death
- Loss of the deceased's companionship and love
Our Murfreesboro wrongful death attorneys ensure sufficient proof of these losses is submitted to the court so survivors receive the compensation they deserve.
Deadlines are in place to file wrongful death claims
In civil lawsuits, there are specific deadlines in place by which a claim must be filed, called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of case. For wrongful death cases, survivors of the deceased have one year from the date of death to file a lawsuit. If survivors miss the deadline, they may never be able to recover for the loss they have sustained.
Schedule a free consultation with our Murfreesboro wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible to protect your rights
The Murfreesboro wrongful death attorneys at Pate & Knott Attorneys at Law have decades of experience handling wrongful death claims. We protect your legal interests so you can focus on healing. We offer a free consultation and are conveniently located on the square, close to the judicial building. Call us at 615-848-1221 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation today.