If you have lost a loved one because of someone else's carelessness or deliberate actions, you need answers to a wide range of questions. Here are answers to some common questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact our firm for a free initial consultation where we can give you the answers you need.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Wrongful Death Claim?
In Tennessee, a wrongful death claim usually must be filed within one year of the date of death. Courts summarily dismiss wrongful death claims filed after this statute of limitations. If you file after this period, your opportunity to recover damages for the family may be lost forever.
What Is The Difference Between Wrongful Death And Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the cause and wrongful death is the result. A wrongful death can be caused by any type of negligent or malicious conduct. When the victim survives, he or she can bring a personal injury suit under the common law of his or her state. However when the victim does not survive, the case is governed by the state's wrongful death statute.
Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death statutes in each state define who is allowed to bring suit and how long they have to do so. In Tennessee and most other states, a spouse or child may file such a suit. Under certain circumstances, other dependent relatives may also be permitted to do so.
Decades Of Experience Make A Difference
At Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, we know how difficult it can be to think about a lawsuit after losing a beloved family member. That is why our attorneys shoulder the burden for you — so that you can take the time you need to grieve while still taking action to create accountability for your loss.
Founding attorney Kevin Kennedy has spent more than 30 years building our firm into a resource that can benefit those who are facing truly difficult times. Let us put that skill and experience to work for you.
Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Clarksville And Throughout Tennessee
Let us help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Turn to the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, for experienced help that can take action while taking a burden off your shoulders. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 931-444-5620 or contact us online.
We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. We collect no attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you.