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Fighting Tirelessly For You After The Death Of Your Loved One

When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation and hold the at-fault parties responsible. While no amount of monetary compensation can bring back your loved one or erase the pain you feel, it can give you the financial support you need to begin healing.

At Miller Injury Firm, our Middle Tennessee attorneys have years of experience representing grieving loved ones and personal representatives in wrongful death claims. We have a proven track record of success and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in a variety of personal injury cases. We will stand by your side and fight for your right to compensation.

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death In Tennessee?

Tennessee has specific guidelines on who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. State law allows the deceased person’s spouse, children, next of kin, personal representative or parent. If the personal representative files the claim, surviving family members collect any compensation recovered.

Recoverable Damages In A Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When you file a wrongful death claim in Tennessee, you can recover monetary damages to compensate you and your family for the costs associated with the death and your loss. This may include compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of financial support and income and loss of companionship. You may also recover for your own mental anguish and your deceased loved one’s pain and suffering.

How Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim?

If you meet the eligibility requirements for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you can proceed with your claim. In the midst of mourning a loved one, the idea of filing a legal claim can be overwhelming. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help guide you through the process, from collecting evidence to arguing your case in court. In Tennessee, you only have one year after the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim. As evidence degrades over time, it is vital that you get started on your case as soon as possible.

What Evidence Is Needed To Prove Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim is valid when, if the deceased had survived, they would have had a valid personal injury claim. Similar to a personal injury claim, wrongful death lawsuits require you to prove that the at-fault party’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident and death. Establishing negligence involves demonstrating that the at-fault party owed a duty to the victim and their breach was the direct cause of the accident and subsequent death.

To prove damages in a wrongful death case, you can provide documentation on the monetary losses you suffered such as hospital bills, funeral costs, loss of benefits and loss of income.

Types Of Personal Injury Accidents That Can Result In Wrongful Death

Almost any type of accident can cause a fatality and lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. However, we commonly see wrongful death suits arising from car accidents, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, bicycle crashes and premises liability accidents.

We Will Help You Get The Justice You Deserve

No matter what type of accident caused your loved one’s death, our attorneys can assist you in obtaining compensation and seeking justice. We have vast experience in a wide range of personal injury cases and will fight for a positive outcome in your case. To schedule a free consultation, call us at Call or complete our online contact form to get in touch. Out of our offices in Nashville, Lebanon, Brentwood and Murfreesboro, we can assist clients throughout Middle Tennessee.