Tennessee Wrongful Death Attorney
Helping Grieving Families Get the Compensation They Deserve
Losing a loved one is devastating, especially if the loss is unexpected and due to someone else’s negligence. After their death, you not only grieve the person but also your sense of normalcy and financial stability. Our personal injury attorney can help you hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
At Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, we have been helping clients fight to receive the maximum compensation they deserve. We have won millions of dollars for our clients and have been offering our client high-quality, personalized legal counsel since 2011. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s recklessness, let us help.
To discuss your case with a member of our team, call (877) 909-4088 or contact us online.
How Is Wrongful Death Defined in Tennessee?
Under Tennessee Code § 20-5-106, a wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful, negligent, or reckless actions of another person or injuries they received from another person. Essentially, wrongful death claims are personal injury cases that are brought forward in the interest of the deceased. These claims can result from:
- Boating accidents
- Car accidents
- Criminal acts
- Dog bite incidents
- Medical malpractice accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability accidents (i.e. slip and falls accidents or negligent/inadequate security claims)
- Truck accidents
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?
Wrongful death claims can only be brought forward by certain individuals, and they must be filed within a year of the decedent’s passing (Tennessee § 28-3-104). The following individuals have the “right of action” and can bring a claim forward in Tennessee:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s child or next of kin (if they do not have a surviving spouse)
- The decedent’s parent
- The decedent’s personal representative
Damages Available in Tennessee Wrongful Death Claims
We understand that no amount will excuse the negligent party’s action or ease you and your family’s pain. However, compensation can help ease any financial burden resulting from your loved one’s passing. Claimants can receive damages (compensation) for economic and noneconomic damages, including but not limited to:
- The decedent’s hospital bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
At Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, we have won millions of dollars for our clients. Call (877) 909-4088 or contact us online to schedule a case consultation today. We are here to help you and your families fight for your right to fair compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one.