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When You Have Suffered a Devastating Loss Seek the Legal Experience of Compassionate Murfreesboro Wrongful Death Attorneys

Trust us to protect the memory of your loved one by securing the compensation you deserve  

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.

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The Firm of Pate and Knott charges no fee for the initial consultation regarding personal injury cases, including automobile/truck/motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents or any other type of accident caused by a third party. Call us at (615) 848-1221 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Murfreesboro office. Evening and Saturday appointments available.

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