If you recently lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages to help you support your loved ones. Our firm can help you pursue these damages so you can focus on family matters during this difficult time.
Reach out to us at Cory Watson Attorneys for help from a Nashville wrongful death lawyer. We provide 100% free case assessments.
What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is any legal case involving a death due to another party’s intentional or negligent actions. When a wrongful death case involves negligence, it falls under civil law, but when it involves an intentional act, it may be considered civil and criminal. However, in either case, the victim’s family can seek civil compensation.
Some examples of wrongful death cases involve:
- Car crashes
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents involving a defective product
One of our firm’s attorneys can help you determine what caused your loved one’s untimely death and the best path for seeking damages.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Nashville, call 877-562-0000
What Is Your Wrongful Death Case Worth?
Even though every wrongful death case is different and the value of each case varies, there are usually some common damages, such as:
- Medical expenses: You may be able to claim the cost of care your loved one received before they lost their life. For example, you could claim the costs of an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, any tests done, and other medical services.
- Funeral and burial/cremation expenses: These costs can be recovered by the family member or members who paid for your loved one’s funeral, as well as their burial or cremation.
- Pain and suffering: It may be possible to pursue compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing.
- Loss of companionship: Spouses can seek compensation for their lost relationship. Children could also recover from the loss of parental guidance.
- Loss of financial support: You may be able to recover compensation for any loss in family income since the date of the incident and in the future.
Calculating the value of non-financial damages—like loss of support—can be difficult, but your lawyer will have ways to do this. The value of your case will be the total sum of your damages.
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How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help With Your Case
You can expect a lawyer from our firm to help you determine what damages you can claim and the value of these damages. In addition, you can also expect your lawyer to:
Help You Understand Tennessee’s Wrongful Death Laws
From state to state, wrongful death laws can vary. However, your lawyer will know about Tennessee’s statutes and explain how they apply to your case. For example, every state outlines its own statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit.
When filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Tennessee, the statute of limitations is generally one year from the date of an incident. If you cannot meet this deadline, your case may be dismissed. One of our firm’s attorneys can help you meet the deadline if you’d like to sue the party responsible for the death of your loved one.
Investigate the Incident
Your lawyer will look into the incident that caused your loved one’s death and look for evidence of the other party’s negligence. In your case, evidence may be:
- Medical bills and records
- Wage statements
- A police report
- Security camera or traffic camera footage
- Eyewitness testimonies
- A toxicology report
- Supporting statements from an expert, like a medical expert or an accident reconstructionist
Handle Communications and Negotiations
Your lawyer will communicate with the other party’s insurance provider on your behalf and attempt to negotiate a settlement with them. In addition, your lawyer may be able to sue the other party.
Represent You in Court
If negotiations with the other party’s insurer fail or if you and your lawyer decide to sue the other party, we can take your case to court. In your case, litigation may be the best way to get the compensation you deserve.
Losing a loved one is very difficult, and you shouldn’t have to deal with the added difficulty of handling a wrongful death case. Instead, let one of the capable attorneys from our firm handle your case for you. Our team will help you fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. You’ll pay only if we obtain compensation for you.
How We’ve Helped Our Other Clients
We’ve helped many clients win their wrongful death cases and receive the justice and compensation they deserve for their suffering. We helped secure a $25 million verdict in a car crash lawsuit that killed three people. We also helped secure a civil verdict of $10 million to a family in a wrongful death hit and run case.
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Contact Cory Watson Attorneys Today
By contacting our firm today, you can start receiving help with your case immediately. Even if you’re not considering a lawsuit, you should still contact us as soon as possible to keep the option available. Another reason to contact us soon is to preserve evidence before it can expire. For instance, an eyewitness can lose their memory of an incident and become incapable of providing reliable testimony.
Call our firm today at (615) 205-0000. We’ll invite you for a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team. If you choose to hire one of our attorneys, you won’t pay them unless they obtain damages for you. Our Nashville office is located at 1033 Demonbreun Street, Suite 300.